Seagate Technology plc today announced that its Samsung HDD division is shipping the new 2.5-inch Spinpoint M9T, which at 9.5 mm thin is the world’s thinnest 2TB hard drive. Offered in capacities of 1.5TB and 2TB, the Spinpoint M9T mobile drive gives OEMs, channel system integrators and consumers a thin, high-capacity storage solution ideal for external storage, notebook integration and upgrades, desktop, and gaming system applications.
“The M9T combines the highest areal density shipping in a single storage device with an innovative design that fits into mainstream notebook applications. While other 2TB are solutions on the market are 15 mm thick, the vast majority of mobile devices are designed to use a 9.5 mm drive; with the M9T, those devices can now have 2TB of storage, enabling a richer computing experience,” said Dave Frankovich, senior product line manager, Samsung HDD.
Kingston Digital Europe Co LLP, an affiliate of Kingston Technology Company Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the DataTraveler Mini 3.0 USB Flash drive. DataTraveler Mini 3.0 is the newest member of Kingston’s USB 3.0 family with a slim and stylish new case and features fast transfer speeds for storing music, photos, videos and documents.
DataTraveler Mini 3.0 is ideal for consumers who are seeking a great looking, small form factor drive. It comes in an array of multiple colours to match one’s lifestyle and the attractive metal case protects the USB from damage while carrying it on a key chain, purse or briefcase. DataTraveler Mini 3.0 takes advantage of the performance improvements offered by USB 3.0 technology and is also backwards compatible with existing USB 2.0 ports.
Synology Inc. today launched DiskStation DS214+ and DS214se, two-bay NAS servers running Synology’s award-winning DiskStation Manager (DSM). The DS214+ provides high performance and complete business features to help small and medium businesses centralize backup and share files efficiently. The DS214se is a budget-friendly NAS server that allows beginners to explore the infinite possibilities of Synology NAS.
“Synology presents the DS214+ and the DS214se to bring tremendous opportunities respectively for business and home users,” said Darren Lin, Synology’s Product Manager. Powered by a 1.33GHz dual-core CPU, the DS214+ outperforms its predecessor by 89% faster at 208 MB/sec read and 153 MB/sec write speeds with Link Aggregation enabled, boosting business productivity.
HGST, a Western Digital company, today announced that it is shipping the 6TB Ultrastar He6 hard disk drive (HDD). Key OEM, cloud and research leaders working closely with HGST to qualify the drive include HP, Netflix, Huawei Unified Storage, CERN, Green Revolution Cooling and Code42, as well as some of the world’s largest social media and search companies. Revealed in September 2012, HGST’s cutting-edge HelioSeal™ platform provides a path for higher capacity storage for decades to come while significantly lowering customer total cost of ownership (TCO). Leveraging the inherent benefits of helium, which is one-seventh the density of air, the new Ultrastar He6 drive features HGST’s innovative 7Stac™ disk design with 6TB, making it the world’s highest capacity HDD with the best TCO for cloud storage, massive scale-out environments, disk-to-disk backup, and replicated or RAID environments.
“With ever-increasing pressures on corporate and cloud data centers to improve storage efficiencies and reduce costs, HGST is at the forefront delivering a revolutionary new solution that significantly improves data center TCO on virtually every level – capacity, power, cooling and storage density – all in the same 3.5-inch form factor,” said Brendan Collins, vice president of product marketing, HGST. “Not only is our new Ultrastar helium hard drive helping customers solve data center challenges today, our mainstream helium platform will serve as the future building block for new products and technologies moving forward. This is a huge feat, and we are gratified by the support of our customers in the development of this platform.”
EDGE Memory, a leading U.S.-based supplier of memory and storage upgrades, is proud to announce the release of the Boost Server 7mm Solid State Drive (SSD) –SATA 6Gb/s. The Boost Server 7mm SSD offers exceptional performance and reliability. The incredible speed, Power Fail capability, and stability enhancing features make this drive an ideal solution for servers and datacenters.
The Boost Server 7mm SSD is the newest addition to the EDGE Boost Server line, joining the high-capacity Boost Server 15mm SSD product line. With capacities ranging from 50GB up to 480GB, the Boost Server 7mm SSD line has solutions for any budget and server environment.
An enterprise level SandForce controller provides the Boost Server 7mm SSD with data enhancements as well as ultra-fast read/write and IOPS speeds. Performance gains in data access, backup, and recovery are immediately realized upon installation. Boost Server 7mm SSDs consume less power per transaction than hard drives, lowering energy costs and increasing overall efficiency. Power Fail support protects against data loss in the event of system power failure - an essential function for servers and mission critical applications.
CDRLabs has taken a long overdue look at OCZ's Vertex 450 solid state drive. Bridging the gap between high performance and mainstream solid-state storage, the ultra-slim Vertex 450 is based on OCZ's Indilinx Barefoot 3 M10 controller. Developed entirely in-house, this cutting-edge controller is powered by both an ARM Cortex processor and OCZ's own Aragon co-processor and features an advanced, multi-level ECC engine, low write amplification, efficient garbage collection, and adaptive NAND ﬂash management. The Vertex 450 is also equipped with 20nm synchronous MLC NAND and an extra large DRAM cache to deliver up to 540MB/s read and 525MB/s write speeds along with a maximum of 90,000 4KB random write IOPS.
Team Group Incorporated, the global leader in memory storage products released the PD200 Ultra-speed portable drive. Equipped with SSD and USB 3.0 high-speed transmission interface, it is only the size of a name card, 8.6mm in thickness. The lightweight product brings ultra-speed convenience beyond imagination.
The 1.8” Team PD200 small portable drive with SSD features high quality built-in flash memory and uses a new generation of USB 3.0 high-speed transmission interface. Compared to the traditional hard drives, it is without a mechanical structure, thus greatly reducing the probability of product failure, while featuring temperature resistance, anti-shock, mute and low power consumption. The PD200’s read and write speed reaches up to 250MB/120MB per second. Take the time needed to transmit a 2GB file for instance, the speed is 2.3 times faster than the traditional USB 3.0 external disc and 11 times faster than a USB 3.0 flash drive, thus indicating its stunning performance. Notebook and Desktop users can now enjoy the ultimate performance of SSD when accessing files through the portable PD200.