Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a leading manufacturer of storage and multimedia products, today announced the launch of its SATA III 6GB/s MTS series of M.2 SSDs. Featuring high capacities of up to 512GB, ultra compact dimensions, and a next generation SATA III 6GB/s interface, Transcend's MTS400/600/800 M.2 SSDs are best suited to address the strict size limitations and high performance needs of today's advanced portable devices.
The MTS series of M.2 SSDs includes three space-saving M.2 form factors (Type 2242, 2260 and 2280) for MTS400, MTS600 and MTS800 (42/60/80mmx22mmx3.5mm). The series is designed to meet future market demands of ultra-thin and light mobile devices that require an SSD, including Ultrabooks, notebooks, tablets, portable gaming systems, and smartphones. As the needs for memory space have increased, the MTS series features outstanding storage capacity: MTS400 offering up to 256GB and MTS600/800 offering up to 512GB. The series boasts the latest SATA III 6GB/s specification, a powerful Transcend TS6500 controller, a DDR3 DRAM cache, and is comprised of high-quality MLC NAND Flash chips. With exceptional transfer speeds of up to 560MB/s read and 310MB/s write, the MTS series of M.2 SSDs can easily handle everyday computing tasks as well as demanding multimedia applications.
Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, presents the new collection of designed USB flash drives - USB 2.0 Touch T06 and USB 3.0 Jewel J06. Along with super-tiny drive body and eye-catching color choices, Touch T06 and Jewel J06 unleash unlimited fashion charms. Furthermore, Touch T06 and Jewel J06 are equipped with delicate curved shape and enlarged groove design, which can fully realize the needs for simple operation and easy carrying.
Different from ordinary devices, SP Touch T06 and Jewel J06 greatly minimize the dimensions and weights of the body to make themselves an extremely tiny drive for easy daily carrying. Moreover, the ergonomic shape is especially designed for better and simpler using and holding. Meticulously crafted with elegant curving finish and smooth touch, Touch T06 and Jewel J06 are the perfect storage items for extraordinary taste and style. And the use of high-density plastic housing offers complete waterproof, vibration-proof and dustproof protections. In addition, the enlarged groove at the end of the body makes it a true fashion accessory that can be easily attached to your purses, bags and key rings.
EDGE Memory, a leading U.S.-based supplier of memory and storage upgrades, announced today the release of their EDGE Revolution 7mm Solid State Drive (SSD). This is the first of several Made in the USA Brand certified SSDs that EDGE plans to release in 2014 as part of an initiative to support U.S. made products. The EDGE Revolution SSD is made in the U.S.A. and TAA compliant, making it one of the first of its kind in the market today. This high-performing SSD i s the ideal upgrade solution for country of origin regulated business segments, as well as any corporation or user that is committed to supporting U.S. manufacturing.
"We are proud to support U.S. jobs by designing and manufacturing in our factory near Austin, Texas. While a vast majority of the competition has moved their manufacturing offshore, we have been manufacturing in the US for 27 years and counting", says Ray Agrella, VP of Sales.
Today, CDRLabs brings you a review of Thecus's latest entry-level home and small office NAS, the N2310. Along with an energy efficient Advanced Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC) processor, this budget friendly 2-bay NAS is equipped with 512MB of DDR3 RAM, a gigabit Ethernet port and a pair of USB ports. Like its pricier siblings, the N2310 offers multiple RAID modes and features web-based file access, a built-in FTP server, native BitTorrent support and the streaming of multimedia content using Plex Media Server. The N2310 is also easy to set up and can be accessed over the internet using Thecus's free DDNS service as well as their T-OnTheGo mobile app.
LaCie, the premium brand of Seagate Technology, announced the availability of the fastest dual-disk RAID solution on the market — the LaCie 2big. Now with Thunderbolt 2 technology, the LaCie 2big delivers speeds of up to 420MB/s, which means zero lag for photographers and action–camera gurus who use Lightroom or Final Cut Pro. Combined with up to 12TB of capacity, hardware RAID and a cutting–edge industrial design, this makes the LaCie 2big a powerhouse for productivity.
A common annoyance for creative professionals is lag caused by full or slow storage. The LaCie 2big delivers enough bandwidth and capacity to ensure professionals can store large photo and video libraries while editing or instantly applying filters to photos. They can then export entire photo libraries in half the time of single hard–disk solutions. Furthermore, GoPro® users working with HD video files will experience a drastic reduction in render times, allowing them to optimize workflow and publish videos faster.
Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced a new M.2 2280 SATA SSD. Shipping next week, the new 22mm x 80mm dimension provides a thin, caseless and compact form factor ideal for new notebook platforms such as Ultrabooks™, smaller design embedded systems, ultra-thin computing devices and motherboards that support the recently released Intel® Z97 chipset.
M.2 2280 SATA SSD features advanced garbage collection, wear leveling and TRIM support to keep drive performance consistent over the life of the drive. SATA DevSleep™ allows efficient power management and minimal power consumption while also allowing devices to stay on and connected without necessarily reducing battery life. M.2 2280 SSD also features firmware-based power-loss protection to maintain data integrity in case of unexpected power loss or unsafe shutdown.
Today LaCie, the premium brand from Seagate Technology, announced its latest Rugged hard drive that features faster speeds, a tougher design, and an integrated interface cable. Thunderbolt™ speeds of up to 387 MB/s make the new LaCie Rugged one of the fastest bus–powered products on the market. It is tougher than ever before with improved shock, dust and water resistance. Plus, the integrated Thunderbolt cable stows neatly when not in use, to ensure that it will never get lost or left behind.
"My assignments take me to the top surf spots all over the world," said Surfer Magazine staff photographer Zak Noyle. "So it's imperative that my equipment is ready for any challenge. The LaCie Rugged's speed allows me to deliver projects quickly, and its resilience to water, sand and drops make me confident that my photos are protected. From the beaches of Oahu to Tahiti, the LaCie Rugged has never let me down."