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ADATA Launches Premier Pro SP920 Series SSD

adata_premier_pro_sp920_ssd.pngADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, today announced the launch of the Premier Pro series SP920 solid state drive (SSD). Designed to meet the high-performance requirements of multimedia file transfers, the SP920 comes in a 2.5” form factor, and is equipped with the latest generation Marvell controller implementing the SATA III 6Gb/sec specification.

SSDs continue to become mainstream storage selections for a cross-section of user types, largely due to the higher demands placed on primary system disks by operating systems, games, and high definition media. The SP920 is designed for high performance across a wide range of demanding applications, but it is especially fast in the transmission of multimedia files (uncompressed data). 4KB random read / write speeds are as high as 98,000/88,000 IOPS, with sequential read and write speeds of up to 560/500 MB/sec. In addition to these impressive numbers, the SP920 maintains consistently high read and write speeds even when the disk is 90% full. This is in contrast to some solid state drives that suffer performance degradation as the drive nears capacity.

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LaCie Doubles Capacity Of Fuel Wireless Hard Drive

LaCie, the premium brand from Seagate Technology, announced that its Fuel wireless hard drive will be available this April with an expanded capacity of 2TB. With double the capacity than before, LaCie Fuel offers more storage than any 2.5" wireless hard drive on the market. It is the ideal cable–free, portable solution for movie buffs, photographers and others to gain 2TBs of on–the–go access and storage for iPad® or iPhone® and Mac®.

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HD movies can monopolize storage space on mobile devices, requiring users to make compromises on what content to synchronize to their device. With the 2TB LaCie Fuel, users can go from 20 movies on a 32GB iPad to over 1,000 movies on the Fuel. This allows users to store entire movie collections without sacrificing any of the content they need.

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SanDisk Releases Four New CloudSpeed Enterprise SATA SSDs

SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced four new additions to its CloudSpeed Serial ATA (SATA) product family: the CloudSpeed Extreme, CloudSpeed Ultra, CloudSpeed Ascend and CloudSpeed Eco Solid State Drives (SSDs). The new CloudSpeed SSDs are designed to deliver business-critical performance for the mixed-use, read and write-intensive application workloads that have become increasingly prominent in today’s enterprise data centers and cloud computing environments. By combining its flash management Guardian Technology Platform with industry-leading memory technology, SanDisk becomes the first vendor to ship 10 full drive writes per day (DWPD), 19nm-based enterprise SATA SSDs. The CloudSpeed products thus provide customers with longer-lasting drive operation at a better value. The announcement was made at the Interop and Cloud Connect IT Conference and Expo taking place March 31-April 3 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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“Organizations in every industry are turning to SSDs to meet the challenges faced by growing volumes of data,” said John Scaramuzzo, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Storage Solutions at SanDisk. “However, finding a solution that meets the performance and cost needs of your individual environment can be difficult. The CloudSpeed SATA SSD product family was designed to meet the needs of applications across the read-write spectrum, meaning organizations and server designers no longer need to make tradeoffs between system performance and cost.”

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Toshiba Introduces 5TB External Hard Drive And Internal Solid State Hybrid Drive

Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today introduced the Toshiba Canvio Desk Desktop External Hard Drive, a high capacity storage device that saves significant work space with its small compact design. In addition, the company unveiled a 2.5-inch internal Solid State Hybrid Drive, offering an easy upgrade for notebook owners looking to speed up their PC.

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“The Canvio Desk Desktop External Hard Drive offers enhanced features, great performance and generous storage capacity in a versatile and compact design set to match any office space,” said Maciek Brzeski, vice president of product marketing and development, Branded Storage Products, Toshiba Digital Products Division. “In addition, our new 2.5-inch Solid State Hybrid Drive for notebooks is a perfect upgrade for people looking to extend the life of their laptop with more storage and speed.”

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Apacer Launches AH174 Football Mobile Flash Drive

apacer_ah174_mobile_flash_drive.pngWith the fiery opening of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, a worldwide football fever can be expected! Apacer launches the new AH174 Football Mobile Flash Drive that is specially designed for football fans. The re-constructed geometric lines of a football perfectly showcase both strength and aesthetics. In addition, the bold contrast colors evokes a new visual experience.

All Android mobile devices supporting USB OTG (On-The-Go) can be connected to the AH174 Football Mobile Flash Drive. It allows you to share files and fun. The AH174 comes in huge capacities: 8GB, 16GB and 32GB, which add ultra-big storage capacity to your smartphones and tablets in the blink of an eye!

AH174 football style of futurism, eye-catching contrast color in sports style
Held every four years, the World Cup invites people around the globe to enjoy the games and to cheer and yell, whether you are a big fan or not. The design of the Apacer AH174 Football Mobile Flash Drive is derived from a football. Re-constructed from a neo-futuristic perspective, the hexagonal geometrical element of the football is transformed into rugged and strong vectorial blocks. Original ingenuity enables innovative design for small mobile flash drives.

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Western Digital Introduces First Thunderbolt-Powered Portable Dual-Drive

WD, a Western Digital company, and world leader in storage solutions for the connected life, today introduced My Passport Pro, the first portable, Thunderbolt-powered dual-drive solution, providing creative professionals and enthusiasts high performance and capacity in a truly mobile solution. For Mac systems, My Passport Pro has user-selectable RAID functionality to deliver needed performance for the most demanding applications in the field, without the need for power adapters or extra cables. My Passport Pro is available in 2 TB and 4 TB capacities.

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“The only Thunderbolt dual-drive solution that’s bus-powered, WD’s My Passport Pro enhances the workflow of mobile creative professionals by providing fast transfers and data protection for the large amounts of digital content they generate outside the studio,” said Jim Welsh, executive vice president of branded products and worldwide sales, WD. “From photographers, videographers and musicians to graphic designers and architects, people who depend on portable storage for their livelihood will find My Passport Pro defines a new level of performance, reliability and especially portability.”

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Plextor Introduces Fast And Extremely Efficient M6S SSD

Plextor, a leading developer of digital storage technology, announces the launch of the M6S, a highly efficient, high-performance SSD. The Plextor M6S is capable of delivering an impressive maximum random read/write speed of 94 000/80 000 and a 520/440 MB/s sequential read/write speed. This performance comes with power savings of 30% to 50% compared to the M5S. The DEVSLP power mode reduces power consumption to an incredible 2 mW.

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“The new M6S gives desktop and notebook users the ultimate system upgrade. Its combination of speed and efficiency makes it an ideal replacement for a hard drive. By installing an M6S rather than a traditional hard drive, Windows 7 boots in a quarter of the time, applications start quickly, and saving and loading become almost instant. Our tests even show that notebook users can gain an extra 30 minutes of battery time by using an M6S”, said Product Manager, Yaping Zheng

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