SK Hynix Inc. announced that it has started full-scale mass production of 16nm 64Gb (Gigabit) MLC (Multi Level Cell) NAND Flash, which uses the industry’s thinnest process technology.
SK Hynix has been mass producing its 1st version of the world’s first 16nm NAND Flash since June and recently has started to mass produce the 2nd version which is more cost competitive due to its smaller chip size. In consequence, the Company geared up for strengthening its competitiveness in NAND Flash.
Also, the Company has developed 128Gb (16GB, 16Gigabytes), the highest density in a single MLC chip, based on the specification and endurance of 16nm 64Gb MLC. The product is planned to be mass produced from the beginning of next year.
Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, announces the revolutionary Thunderbolt solid state drive - Thunder T11. As the pioneer of storage technology advance, Silicon Power endeavors to optimize professionals’ user experience and is honored to present the brand new SSD - Thunder T11. The revolutionary palm drive utilizes Intel’s Thunderbolt technology and is now officially certified by Intel and Apple. With the adoption of advanced Thunderbolt™ technology, Thunder T11 symbolizes the new age of storage solutions and assures users of absolute reliability, capability and compatibility for both MAC and PC users.
“Thunderbolt technology can come in small palm size packages for true mobility”, said Jason Ziller, Intel’s Director of Thunderbolt Marketing, “We are pleased with Silicon Power‘s support for Thunderbolt technology and bringing Thunderbolt™ mobile storage to the next level for professional consumers. ”
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a global leader in digital media and its convergence technologies, announced today a new slot-in, slim portable DVD writer, the SE-B18AB optical disc drive (ODD), that adds to its former version’s sleek design and convenient functions.
The new SE-B18AB provides a metallic-finished surface which nicely matches today’s slim laptop designs. With its stylish footprint and smart features, consumers will appreciate the SE-B18AB as an excellent laptop companion.
The SE-B18AB’s slot-in system allows easier loading and unloading of discs. Without the need to open or close the tray, the drive will swallow the disc automatically. A simple push of a button will eject the inserted disc.
LSI Corporation today unveiled the third generation of its market-leading SandForce flash controller line, the industry’s most widely deployed flash management technology for driving PCIe and SATA solid state drive (SSD) and flash card solutions. Designed to support power-sensitive client computing applications as well as I/O-intensive enterprise and hyperscale environments, the new LSI SandForce SF3700 flash controller family provides the increased levels of flash performance, reliability and endurance needed to meet the exacting needs of SSD manufacturers.
The SF3700 family is the industry’s first flash controller that provides the flexibility to support both native PCIe Gen2 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s host interfaces in a single ASIC design. This unique capability greatly simplifies SSD designs and helps to significantly reduce development and manufacturing costs for SSD makers. With the addition of the SF3700 family’s PCIe interface support, users can achieve breakthrough client performance of over 1.8GB/s sequential reads, a 3x improvement compared to SATA-based solutions.
“From our everyday lives to the hyperscale datacenter, flash storage solutions are transforming the speed and efficiency of data storage,” said Huibert Verhoeven, vice president and general manager, Flash Components Division, LSI. “The SF3700 family brings a new architecture, designed from the ground up to deliver unmatched flash performance and the longevity required to drive current and future portable client computing, enterprise and big data applications.”
Here comes the jolly Christmas! While the whole world is overwhelmed in delightful spirit, are you ready to light up your holidays with more Christmas flavors? This year, Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, is glad to present you the “White Christmas Series”, which features snow-white and extremely elegant designs to dress up your storage devices with splendid Christmas-fashion. Inspired by the pureness of white snow, SP “White Christmas Series” perfectly turns the devices into the most eye-catching and stylish fashion accessories.
SP “White Christmas Series” products are tastefully designed with modern and aesthetic elements which at the same time completely deliver the charming seasonal touch. These products embrace the holiday spirits and thoroughly express the sense of warmth and joy for Christmas. Not only showing various Christmasy gestures by exceptional designs, SP “White Christmas Series” also incorporates wide range of product lines including Diamond D20 portable hard drive, Stream S03 portable hard drive, Armor A30 portable hard drive and Ultima U03 flash drive. The diverse trendy designs can totally match your different style needs and help to perfectly convey your great taste. In addition, SP “White Christmas Series” stands out by the incredible performances which just make it as flawless as the pure snow.
QNAP, Inc. today announced the release of TS-212P Turbo NAS for home and small/home office use. The new 2-bay model is equipped with a 1.6GHz CPU and 512MB DDR3 RAM, delivering reliable performance for daily tasks including file storage, sharing, data backup, and serving as an ideal media center for enjoying multimedia files across a range of platforms.
"The new TS-212P features an upgraded hardware specification from the TS-212. With a faster CPU and doubled RAM, the TS-212P provides an even greater capability to satisfy growing demands for file management & sharing for home and small/home office users," said Laurent Cheng, product manager of QNAP.
Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the release of the DataTraveler Vault Privacy 3.0 (DTVP) secure USB Flash drive, as well as the DataTraveler Vault Privacy 3.0 Anti-Virus, which helps enterprises safeguard business data and set security policies for end-users at an affordable price point. DTVP 3.0 provides 100-percent hardware-based encryption of confidential information and is also available separately with ClevX DriveSecurity™ powered by ESET anti-virus protection. The anti-virus engine utilizes ESET’s NOD 32® proactive award-winning technology, which protects corporate end-users wherever they work or plug in.
As the workforce becomes more mobile, businesses must take the appropriate steps to educate their employees and establish security policies so sensitive data cannot be accessed by unauthorized users or cybercriminals. Kingston’s DataTraveler® Vault Privacy 3.0 USB Flash drive provides affordable business-grade security with 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption using XTS block cipher mode, which offers stronger protection than CBC and ECB modes. It is the first-to-market hardware-encrypted secure USB Flash drive with USB 3.0 performance.
DTVP 3.0 is available with optional, easy to deploy and easy to use (no installation required) anti-virus protection from ESET/ClevX that protects the drive’s contents from viruses, spyware, Trojans, worms, rootkits, adware and other Internet-borne threats. The ESET NOD32 anti-virus engine provides instant alerts and comes with a five-year pre-activated license.