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Lexar Announces 128GB High-Performance microSDXC UHS-I Card

lexar_128gb_microsdxc_633x.pngLexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today announced the new 128GB Lexar High-Performance microSDXC UHS-I card with read transfer speeds up to 633x (95MB per second). Designed for sports camcorders, tablets and smartphones, the Class 10 microSDXC card can capture up to 15 hours of HD video.

“Whether it’s on a sports camera, aerial camera, tablet or smartphone, more video is being captured than ever before,” said Adam Kaufman, director of card product marketing, Lexar.  “With the new Lexar 128GB  microSDXC UHS-I card, users can continue to capture and store high-quality content, without having to worry about changing cards or running out of space.”

The 128GB Lexar High-Performance microSDXC UHS-I card (633x) comes with a USB 3.0 reader and allows for high-speed file transfer of photos and videos from the card to a PC or Mac. The reader is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports and comes with a one-year limited warranty.

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Lexar Announces New 2-in-1 Micro-USB 3.0 Flash Drive For Android Tablets And Smartphones

lexar_jumpdrive_m20.pngLexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today announced the Lexar JumpDrive M20 Mobile USB 3.0 flash drive. Featuring two connectors – micro-USB and USB 3.0 – the new drive allows users to easily transfer playlists, photos, videos, and files with On-The-Go (OTG)-enabled Android tablets or smartphones without the use of cables or Wi-Fi.

The Lexar JumpDrive M20 Mobile offers read speeds of up to 120MB/s and can transfer a 3GB HD video clip in less than one minute – a faster and more convenient solution than using Wi-Fi or data connectivity. The drive sports a thumb slide design to retract both connectors and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 devices.

“Smartphones and tablets have made it easier for consumers to access their music, videos, and other files anytime, anywhere. But in the past, access required either a Wi-Fi connection or data usage,” said Aaron Lee, director of USB product marketing, Lexar. “The new JumpDrive M20 Mobile USB 3.0 flash drive lets consumers not only quickly retrieve, but share and transfer digital files on the go and between devices – all without searching for a hotspot, using data, or plugging in.”

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SanDisk Extreme PRO 480GB Solid State Drive

sandisk_extreme_pro_ssd.pngToday, CDRLabs brings you a review of SanDisk's new Extreme PRO solid state drive. Designed with gamers, enthusiasts and media professionals in mind, this high-performance SSD is powered by Marvell's 88SS9187 "Monet" controller and is equipped with SanDisk's new 1Ynm eX2 ABL MLC Toggle NAND flash to deliver up to 550 MB/s sequential read and 520 MB/s sequential write speeds. The Extreme PRO also features a tiered caching system which combines a sizeable DRAM cache with the latest developments in SanDisk's nCache Pro technology. To deliver consistent high performance, nCache Pro uses a large non-volatile SLC cache to accumulate small writes at high speed and then flushes them to the larger MLC sections of the NAND flash memory array.

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Synology Unveils DiskStation DS115j NAS server

Synology today launched DiskStation DS115j, a compact, energy-saving, and quiet 1-bay NAS server dedicated to serving as your private cloud and smart network video recorder.

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“With DS115j, home users can now enjoy the rich data sharing and multimedia streaming features offered by Synology at an entry-level price point,” said Nicole Lin, product manager of Synology Inc. It delivers read speeds at 103 MB/sec in a Windows® environment, a 28% increase compared to its predecessor. With the built-in Floating-Point Unit (FPU) CPU, DS115j enhances the performance of multimedia applications, such as speeding up thumbnail generation of photos, and thus ensures optimal multimedia experiences. DS115j comes at a budget-friendly price tag, but makes no compromise in its performance.

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Western Digital Unveils Wi-Fi Enabled My Passport Wireless Portable Hard Drive

WD, a Western Digital company and a world leader in connected storage solutions, today unveiled My Passport Wireless, an easy to use Wi-Fi enabled storage drive that allows consumers to save, access and share stored content wirelessly with any smartphone, tablet, computer or other device. For the frequent business traveler to the family on a road trip or creative professional working in the field, the My Passport Wireless drive is a simple way to connect all computing and mobile devices to content without any wires or Internet connection. Additionally, when users need to transfer large amounts of data, the My Passport Wireless drive provides the option of using a high speed USB 3.0 connection.

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“As we celebrate its 10th anniversary, the success of WD’s My Passport line of portable hard drives is unprecedented,” explains Jim Welsh, executive vice president, WD Content Solutions Business and worldwide sales. “Our new My Passport Wireless drive continues the evolution, resolving a common problem for today’s mobile consumer; too many devices with limited storage and no way to offload their content and free up space on-the-go. Now, consumers will have one drive to easily store content from all their devices and enjoy that content anywhere they go.”

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Apacer Launches mPDM+ And M.2 PCIe SSDs

apacer_m2_ssd.pngSince the PCIe SSD was adopted by Apple as a standard accessory in MacBook Air in 2013, its excellent flash storage performance featuring high-speed transmission has led the competition to follow, including the fully PCIe SSD-supported Microsoft Windows 8.1 operating system and the new generation Intel CPU chip. According to a survey conducted by the global market research firm TrendForce, the transmission speed of PCIe G2 (PCIe Generation 2.0) surpassed that of SATA III SSD in 2014. Moreover, several high-end notebooks are expected to replace SATA III SSD with PCIe SSD since Apple and Microsoft are boosting the market demand. With the price gap between them shrinking, PCIe G2 will potentially become the mainstream specification in the PC SSD market in 2015.

As a quick response to market demand, Apacer launches two PCIe-interface products, including an mPDM+ and an M.2 PCIe SSD. The mPDM+ is a mini PCIe SSD with the dimensions in line with that of mSATA products. The 50.8x29.8mm size can be a perfect substitute for the storage device of mSATA attached to the motherboard. M.2 PCIe SSD, on the other hand, is about 40% smaller than the mSATA SSD module in dimensions of only 22x42mm. As M.2 SSD module has been included in standard interface, and supports both the transmission signals from SATA and PCIe. PCIe boasts transmission bandwidth and speed far beyond that of SATA, achieving higher transmission efficiency than that of SATA 6Gbps. With high compatibility, both these two PCIe SSDs match AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface), which ensures their competitive edge.

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Apacer Launches AH333 “Perfect Partner” USB Flash Drive

apacer_ah333_usb_flash_drive.pngThe latest launched Apacer AH333 “Perfect Partner” flash drive employs a pebble-like rounded contour which creates perfectly firm and comfortable hold. A unique sense of design is shown in the two colors available: chic ivory white and mysterious black, with an arc stripe in ruby red. In addition to its compact size for portability, its maximum capacity can reach up to 64GB, realizing portable bulk storage. Round and firm, stylish and gracious and embodying a sense of generosity, AH333 certainly is the most perfect digital partner!

Perfect Hand-feel Obtained from Roundness and Firmness
AH333 “Perfect Partner” flash drive features comfortable touch for its unique rounded appearance and pebble-like contour, drawing people to play around. In addition, its compact size makes itself as portable as a truthful digital partner. The stylish simple body, either in ivory white or mysterious black, is capped with a unique arc stripe in ruby red, radiating elegance in its low profile!

Perfect Design Seen in Thoughtful Details
AH333 “Perfect Partner” flash drive not only features perfect hand-feel with its rounded appearance, but demonstrates Apacer’s consistent focus on thoughtful and intricate design. Its compact body gives the user a firm grip with perfect hand-feel and makes it easier for plugging/unplugging. The hidden built-in strap hole at the rear allows users to freely attach individual straps showing their personal style!

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