QNAP Systems Inc. today announced the release of its Silent NAS series addition, the HS-251, designed for the living room with powerful hardware, a wide range of multimedia applications, real-time and offline Full HD video transcoding, and HDMI connectivity for local playback. Housed within a stylish & compact set-top box design without a fan inside, the silent HS-251 is the perfect choice for those looking for the perfect living room NAS, as well as a Home Theater PC/NAS combo.
Network-Attached Storage (NAS) has become increasingly popular in home environments, but normal NAS are mostly available in heavy and sometimes unwieldy boxes that are too big & noisy for being an integral part of a digital lifestyle and living room. With the HS-251, QNAP delivers a silent & stylish NAS that fits alongside HDTVs, cable boxes and game consoles. With HDMI output and powered by an Intel Dual-Core Processor, the HS-251 brings the NAS fully into the living room by providing the power, connectivity and apps for users to enjoy a brilliant entertainment & centralized storage solution.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, today launched the 850 PRO, a new solid state drive (SSD) line-up featuring Samsung’s cutting-edge three-dimensional (3D) vertical NAND (V-NAND) flash memory technology. The new Samsung 850 PRO, unveiled at the 2014 Samsung SSD Global Summit in Seoul, offers a new breed of performance for solid state drives and will be available globally across 53 markets from this month.
Based on Samsung’s proprietary V-NAND technology, the new 850 PRO is ideal for use in high-end PCs and workstations. Samsung’s V-NAND features a proprietary vertical cell structure and represents a breakthrough in overcoming the density limit currently facing planar NAND architecture used in conventional flash memory, yielding significant speed, endurance and energy efficiency improvements.
QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the release of enterprise-class TS-ECx80 Pro series Turbo NAS and a flexible, high-density SAS/SATA/SSD RAID expansion enclosure REXP-1000 Pro. Available in 8 and 10-bay tower models, the TS-ECx80 Pro series is powered by a Quad-Core Intel Xeon 3.4GHz processor and 2GB DDR3 ECC RAM and delivers high-performance and extreme scalability to fulfill the mission-critical storage needs of entry-level enterprises.
The powerful TS-ECx80 Pro series is 10GbE ready, supports SSD caching options (including up to two internal mSATA slots), and is capable of providing up to 2,200 MB/s throughput and 226,000 IOPS to boost the workflow of IOPS-demanding applications such as virtualization and data center deployment. The new series features stability with persistent throughput to balance resource-demanding applications. “With the support of high-capacity, low-cost SATA hard drives for large data archiving and high-speed, high-stability SSDs for I/O-intensive operations, the TS-ECx80 Pro series provides a wide range of options to assist businesses to deploy a tiered storage plan to meet their storage requirements,” said David Tsao, product manager of QNAP.
CDRLabs kicks off the week with a review of SanDisk's latest USB 3.0 flash drive, the Extreme PRO. This professional-grade drive offers 128GB of storage as well some of the fastest speeds in the industry. The Extreme PRO takes advantage of the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 specification by providing write speeds up to 240MB/s and read speeds up to 260MB/s. These speeds allow users to transfer a full-length movie in seconds, or 1,000 hi-res photos in less than 35 seconds. A stylish aluminum metal casing also guards against daily wear, while SanDisk's SecureAccess software helps keep your data safe using 128-bit AES file encryption and password protection.
Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today releases its fastest USB 3.0 USB flash drive—Marvel M70. Incorporating the surprisingly high transferring rates up to Read/ Write 240MB/80MB/sec and incredibly large capacities up to 128GB, Marvel M70 appears to be the most powerful addition to its current USB 3.0 portfolio, also marking the milestone of memory storage industry. Steering away from conventional designs, Marvel M70 exercises the design concept of sports car and features the sumptuous, sleek and dynamic character with artistically delicate craftsmanship and luxurious zinc alloy casing. Featuring extraordinary performance and contemporary appearance, Marvel M70 embodies the spirit of high-fashion technology which thoroughly shows the new vision of storage device design.
SP Marvel M70 USB flash drive introduces the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 data transferring interface which gears to the growing demands for speed and efficiency. Optimizing the advanced USB 3.0 specifications, Marvel M70 performs the extremely fast speeds up to 240MB/sec read and 80MB/sec write, enabling professional users such as photographers, videographers, gamers and businessmen to easily edit or store large files including graphics and HD videos. In addition, Marvel M70 employs the intelligent retractable USB connector by which users can operate the drive with a simple push of a thumb. Also, the retractable USB connector design takes convenience and data safety into consideration that it is not only totally cap-less but also truly protective to keep the drive away from dust and debris. Furthermore, Marvel M70 features the ergonomic curving finish which allows the perfect touch for daily using and holding.
Transcend Information, Inc.,a leading manufacturer of storage and multimedia products, today introduced the SSD370, the SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" solid state drive (SSD). The SSD370 features 1TB vast storage capacity and boasts the incredibly fast read and write speeds of up to 570MB and 470MB per second. Best suited to address the huge capacity and high performance needs of the top-tier advanced devices, the SSD370 combines the high speeds and endurance of solid state drives, and additionally supports various useful features such as SATA DevSleep to optimize power management.
Exceptional 1TB Capacity and 570MB/s Transfer Speeds
Transcend's SSD370 boasts the outstanding storage capacities ranging from 32GB to 1TB, meeting the consumers' demands for massive memory space. Taking advantage of the next-generation SATA III 6Gb/s interface, DDR3 DRAM cache, and a powerful Transcend TS6500 controller, the SSD370 is also comprised of high-quality MLC NAND Flash chips to achieve the exceptional transfer speeds of up to 570MB/s read and 470MB/s write, fast enough to easily handle everyday computing tasks as well as demanding multimedia applications.
Corsair, a worldwide designer of high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced the addition of a 512 GB model to the recently announced Force Series LX line of solid-state drives (SSD). The new Force Series LX 512 GB SSD brings the amazing performance benefits of high-capacity SSDs to a lower price point.
The faster performance and silent operation of solid-state drives have long attracted PC enthusiasts, but high prices may have put off some users from making the switch to this faster storage technology. In response to this, Corsair is bringing these SSD advantages to more budget-friendly price points. The Force Series LX are available in three capacities and price points-128 GB for $79.99, 256 GB for $129.99, and the 512 GB at $259.99.