Pioneer Japan sent out a press release earlier this week, announcing its new 16x Blu-ray Disc writer, the BDR-S09J. This Windows 8.1 compatible drive is is capable of 16x BD-R, 14x BD-R DL, 8x BD-R LTH, 2x BD-RE and 2x BD-RE DL writing speeds and a maximum BD-ROM read speed of 12x. The BDR-S09J also writes to triple-layer (100GB) BD-R media at 8x, quad-layer (128GB) BD-R media at 6x and triple-layer (100GB) BD-RE media at 2x.
Compared to the BDR-S08J, the BDR-S09J is 20% faster during disc setup and, thanks to an improved algorithm, is 10 minutes faster when verifying the contents of a recorded disc. Along with the usual assortment of features like Pioneer's PowerRead and PureRead3+ technologies, the BDR-S09J introduces a new "surface-oriented mode" that improves the appearance of BD-R discs by reducing the unevenness of the recording surface. The drive also ships with authoring and playback software from CyberLink and is expected to cost about 20,000 Yen ($195US) when it hits stores in late February.
The Storage Products Business Unit of Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., a committed technology leader, announces the next generation of Toshiba’s award-winning HG series of high performance solid state drives (SSDs) – the HG6 SSD series. This newest addition to the HG family offers high performance, power efficiency, and is suitable for a wide range of applications from Ultrabooks to data center servers.
The HG6 series is available in a variety of standard form factors including 2.5-inch (7mm/9.5mm heights) and thin, space-saving mSATA and M.2, and is available in capacities of up to 512GB. With 6Gbit/s SATA interface speeds, these drives are optimized for fast boot ups and application starts and offer lower power consumption to help improve battery life in mobile devices. The HG6 SSD is optimized for notebook PCs, workstations, thin clients, server boot drives, and read-intensive enterprise applications.
Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND Flash storage solutions, announces its RAIDDrive II Plus PCIe SSD!
Super Talent’s RAIDDrive II Plus is the next generation of PCIe SSDs developed by Super Talent. It delivers top of the line read/write speeds of up to 2600/3200 MB/s with the PCIe Gen.2 x8 lane host interface and utilizes a 1GB onboard DDR2 SDRAM cache with ECC protection. The RAIDDrive II Plus houses eight discrete SATA SSDs and comes in a custom form factor measuring 231.5 x 94.0 x 20.6 mm.
CDRLabs has taken yet another look at Samsung's award winning 840 Pro Series SSD. This time around, we take a look at the 128GB version of the drive and see how it performs with Samsung's RAPID (Real-time Accelerated Processing of I/O Data) technology. When enabled, RAPID mode is able to analyze system traffic and, using spare system resources (DRAM and CPU), improve random write performance, access to frequently-used data and overall system responsiveness.
The Team Group, who has always strived to satisfy consumer needs, has proudly released the C134 micro flash drive. The pursuit of having an item that is lightweight and miniature is the current trend of modern technology. The currently popular Ultrabook and tablet PCs all have these features. Team C134 is a micro flash drive boutique unit that can match these products. The delicate and mini drive body is only the size of a NTD $1 coin, and the “light” weight is only 3.4 grams. This allows it to stick closely on any thin mobile device without interfering with any USB equipment in use or become an obstruction when moving around. Enjoy style and convenience at any place and time with one of these drives in your hand.
By using COB packaging and one-piece technology, the volume and weight of flash drives was pushed a big step forward towards extreme lightness. The C134 has a super mini size of an NTD $1 coin and weighs a mere 3.4 grams. It will not cause any additional loads to notebook PCs or carrying bags whether in terms of usage or portability. At the same time, it still has a large capacity 4GB-32GB accessing space for unlimited storage. The compact size allows it to stick closely to other lightweight mobile devices while in use, so that it will not interfere or become an obstruction when using two USB devices or when carrying or moving the device.It prevents unnecessary space wastage and avoids possible collisions due to the excessive body size. It also echoes perfectly with the design concept of Ultrabook and tablet PCs, working impeccably together!
The Storage Products Business Unit of Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., a committed technology leader, announces the next generation of high-capacity 3.5-inch form factor enterprise hard disk drive (HDD) – the MG04 series. Engineered for midline and nearline business critical workloads, the MG04 series is the industry’s first enterprise capacity category models supporting industry standard 4K Advanced Format sector technologies as well as persistent write cache technology, which improves both performance and reliability. The series is engineered for the high-capacity demands of mid-tier servers and cloud application workloads and for capacity-optimized data center storage systems that benefit from high capacity per spindle.
With a 6Gb/s interface model, the SAS MG04SCA and SATA MG04ACA series are available in the industry standard 3.5-inch form factor and are available in capacities of up to 5TB. Spinning at 7,200 rotations per minute (RPM), the MG04 series delivers high application performance, while the high capacity per spindle saves rack space and reduces the footprint and operational burden of business critical servers and storage systems. The series also provides, as an option, persistent write cache technologies that help protect against data-loss in the event of sudden power loss, while also helping to improve performance and data reliability. Models supporting sanitize instant erase (SIE) option are available.
SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced the SanDisk Extreme PRO SDHC/SDXC UHS-II card. It is the world’s fastest SD memory card, and is based on the latest high performance SD specification. The new SanDisk Extreme PRO SD UHS-II card offers up to 250MB/s write speeds for continuous burst mode shooting and transfer speeds of up to 280MB/s for maximum workflow efficiency. The SanDisk Extreme PRO SD UHS-II card is UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) enabled, a new specification allowing for high-quality 4K video recording.
“Camera manufacturers are rapidly introducing camera models for both consumers and professionals that are capable of higher burst rates and 4K video capture. Accordingly, memory card technology must move at a similar pace to provide users with the substantial performance required to take full advantage of these features,” said Christopher Chute, research director, Worldwide Digital Imaging, IDC. “The higher levels of performance delivered by the new SanDisk Extreme PRO SD UHS-II card will help ensure that photographers, videographers and filmmakers are able to take advantage of the full capabilities of new professional-grade cameras.”
Optimized for the next generation of high-end DSLRs and pro video cameras that support the UHS-II standard, the SanDisk Extreme PRO SD UHS-II card delivers the uncompromising results that professional photographers demand. Fast write speeds of up to 250MB/s allows users to take high-resolution images, such as RAW and JPEG, in succession. In addition to industry-leading read and write speeds, the card offers the highest video performance available for sustained video capture of 30MB/s (U3), allowing capture of cinema-quality 4K, 3D and Full HD videos.