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Apacer Launches AH175 "Top Hat" OTG USB Flash Drive

apacer_ah175_mobile_flash_drive.pngRunning out of Phone capacity again? Slow wireless file transfer? Minor issues make the mobile device not so handy! Apacer has launched the newest Apacer AH175 OTG (On-The-Go) Dual-Interface flash drive for mobile people. The OTG flash drive features USB 2.0/Micro USB dual interface and ultra-large capacity. You can carry video, audio and large presentation files more easily! Stylish metallic casing of AH175 exudes the sharp professional image, while the unique top hat design unveils a sense of British humor. With built-in USB/MicroUSB interfaces, files can be transferred between mobile devices, optimized for your colorful mobile life.

Dual USB Interface, Much Faster File-Sharing

After the well-received first dual-interface Apacer AH173, Apacer continues to launch the AH175 “Top Hat” OTG flash drive, which adopts bidirectional connection, built-in MicroUSB and USB 2.0 interface. It is scalable up to 32GB when connected to Android smartphone or tablet PCs with OTG functionality. Video, audio and large presentation files can be carried more easily without taking up the valuable storage space of mobile device. The USB 2.0 port can be connected to computer or laptop for fast transfer and share of files. Compared to Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth, or other wireless file transfer modes, Apacer AH175 Dual-Interface delivers a faster and more stable transmission with no limitation on connection specifications and no adverse effect on signal quality, so as to greatly save time while showing off an impression of professional efficiency.

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Toshiba Q Series Pro 256GB Solid State Drive

toshiba_q_series_pro_256gb_ssd.pngCDRLabs has taken an in depth look at Toshiba's Q Series Pro solid state drive. Available in capacities ranging from 128GB up to 512GB, this ultra-slim drive is ideal for avid gamers, graphics professionals or anyone else looking to boost their computer's storage performance to the next level. With no moving or mechanical parts, the Q Series Pro is more rugged, quieter and consumes less power than standard hard drives. Also, with Toshiba's TC358790XBG controller and 19nm Toggle mode MLC NAND flash, the drive is able to deliver faster boot up speeds, shorter application load times and improved system responsiveness.

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ADATA Launches the Premier SP610 Solid State Drive

adata_premier_sp610_ssd.pngADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, today launches the Premier SP610 2.5” SATA III (6Gb/s) SSD. With a SMI controller, the Premier SP610 maintains high read/write speeds consistently for stable performance, and also features the advanced BCH ECC (Error Correction Code) technology. The Premier SP610 is ideal for PC builders who are looking to make the jump from mechanical drives to the exponentially faster speeds of solid state drives.

The Premier SP610 offers sequential read/write speeds up to 560/450 MB, and 4KB random read/write speeds up to 73,000/72,000 IOPS, which greatly improves the performance of data transfer. It also provides excellent performance for multi-tasks, including games and often used applications/programs.

The built-in BCH ECC (up to 66bit/1KB) of the Premier SP610 can improve the reliability of transfer and protect data effectively. In addition, compared to the traditional drives, the Premier SP610 consumes very little power with 80mW, which prolongs the life expectancy and reduces power consumption significantly. The ADATA Premier SP610 series includes 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and a massive 1TB in capacity.

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Pioneer And Memory-Tech Develop Next-Generation 512GB Optical Disc

Pioneer Corporation and Memory-Tech Corporation have jointly developed a high-capacity optical disc for data archiving with a capacity of 256 GB on a single side. With the use of double-sided disc technologies, capacity can be expanded up to 512 GB.


Recently there has been growing interest in digital archiving where information such as source materials and official documents held at libraries and art galleries are digitized and stored long-term, and the total volume of stored digital data is expected to rapidly increase in the coming years. As well as offering lower maintenance costs compared with other technologies, the use of optical discs to record and save information is recognized for its high reliability, such as its excellent recording recall factor when exposed to disasters such as flooding, and further advances in capacity are required.

The high-capacity optical disc for data archiving developed by Pioneer and Memory-Tech employs a guide layer-separated multi-layer disc structure which separates the recording layers and guide layers, and by stacking eight recording layers on a single side of an optical disc, achieves the high capacity of 256 GB. With the use of double-sided disc technologies, recording capacity of up to 512 GB on a single disc can be ensured. Moreover, the discs feature excellent compatibility with existing formats. For instance, the developed optical discs recorded using a compliant recording device can be played back on Blu-ray Disc™ compliant drives (Some pickup and firmware modifications required).

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Creative Launches Sound Blaster E Series USB Audio Solutions

Creative Technology Ltd today launched an all-new series of small but powerful USB audio solutions for PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets – The Sound Blaster E Series. Consisting of the Sound Blaster E3 and the Sound Blaster E1, the Sound Blaster E Series builds upon the popularity of the Sound Blaster X-Fi Go! Pro. They utilise USB plug-and-play connectivity to provide PC, and now even Mac users, with access to a powerful USB audio experience through real-time advanced audio processing.


Top audio quality is ensured even on smartphones and tablets through the Sound Blaster E Series’ high SNR levels and 600Ω headphone amplifiers that supply more power than a standard headphone jack. The Sound Blaster E3 can also function as a high performance USB DAC for selected smartphones and tablets, and users can alternatively enjoy high quality wireless audio by pairing with smartphones and tablets via Bluetooth.

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SanDisk Announces X300s Self-Encrypting Solid State Drive

sandisk_x300s_ssd.pngSanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced the availability of the company’s first, self-encrypting solid state drive—the SanDisk X300s SSD. Leveraging TCG Opal 2.0 and Microsoft Encrypted Hard Drive hardware-based encryption, coupled with a new SSD administration dashboard for easier audit and compliance management, the new X300s SSD delivers maximum data protection and performance to help address IT decision makers’ top data management and security challenges. In making today’s announcement, SanDisk also unveiled a broad ecosystem of independent software vendors (ISV) that enables enhanced security scalability of the X300s SSD.

With today’s expanding mobile workforce and increasingly aggressive threat landscape, corporate data is at greater risk than ever before. According to a 2013 survey by Forrester research, 32 percent of all breaches are due to the loss or theft of corporate laptops. Additionally, between June 2012 and June 2013, business travelers lost over 10,000 laptops, smartphones, tablets and other personal electronic devices in seven of the largest airports in the world. Given these challenges, it is imperative that companies look for certified storage solutions to help protect corporate IP and employee data.

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Samsung HDD Business Unit Unveils High Capacity Media Streaming Device

samsung_wireless.pngSeagate Technology plc today announced that its Samsung HDD business unit is shipping its new Samsung Wireless media device for mobile users. Consumers can now carry up to 750 movies, and unprecedented libraries of music and photos everywhere they go. Samsung Wireless allows up to five users to connect making this the ultimate entertainment hotspot. The Samsung Wireless is available globally for MSRP of $179.00.

The Samsung Wireless media device is designed as a portable accessory to consumers’ mobile devices (smart phones & tablets); its sleek design, small form-factor and light weight make it an ideal companion. The Samsung Wireless fulfills a variety of today’s multimedia demands and is a perfect accessory for every generation of mobile lifestyle. No internet connection is needed with the Samsung Wireless; it streams content wirelessly (via WiFi) to up to five devices. The Samsung Wireless is a simple and easy to use device.

“Samsung HDD continues to drive innovation of storage solution for enterprise level to consumer applications,” said Doug DeHaan, General Manager, Samsung HDD division. “Smartphones and tablets are more and more becoming the preferred method for consumers to watch video content but these devices have limited storage capacity. Samsung HDD is meeting this burgeoning demand by providing a device with the storage capacity consumers need to supplement their mobile device.”

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