QNAP Systems, Inc. (QNAP), a leading computing, networking and storage solution innovator, today launched the TVS-h1288X/TVS-h1688X enterprise QuTS hero NAS, powered by an Intel Xeon W-1250 six-core 3.3 GHz processor (burst up to 4.7 GHz) and up to 128 GB DDR4 ECC memory. These new models allow for installing two QNAP QXP-T32P Thunderbolt™ 3 PCIe expansion cards (sold separately) to attain four Thunderbolt 3 ports for high-speed media editing and collaboration. Alongside 10GBASE-T and 2.5GbE connectivity, ZFS data reduction and data integrity, the TVS-h1288X/TVS-h1688X satisfies bandwidth-demanding storage and applications for dynamic creative workflows and enterprise operations.
“QNAP continuously develops Thunderbolt NAS systems to keep up with evolving technologies and hardware abilities,” said Jason Hsu, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “the TVS-h1288X and TVS-h1688X NAS are QNAP’s first QuTS hero NAS that can be transformed into Thunderbolt 3 NAS by installing Thunderbolt 3 expansion cards. With astounding hardware capabilities coupled with ZFS benefits, QuTS hero Thunderbolt 3 NAS make perfect solutions for video editing and 4K workflows.”Add a comment
Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory solutions, is proud to announce the Lexar PLAY microSD card.
The Lexar PLAY microSDXC UHS-I Card is designed to keep up with all your content, no matter if they are games, movies, music or books. Avoid slow load times with read speeds of up to 150MB/s and fast A1 or A2-rated performance, so you can play more of what you love without missing a beat. With large capacities up to 1TB you can save all your favorite content and is ideal for portable gaming devices, smartphones, and tablets.
Cut down delays with fast transfer speeds of up to 150 MB/s and get A1 or A2-rated performance, so you can load apps faster on your mobile devices and play more of what you love without missing a beat.
“The Lexar PLAY microSDXC Card is the perfect solution for gamers looking to take their game to the next level. It is compatible with the Nintendo Switch™ and other portable gaming devices including phones and tablets. With capacity options up to 1TB, you can continue to game without running out of storage space,” said Joel Boquiren, General Manager of Lexar.Add a comment
QNAP Systems, Inc., a leading computing, networking and storage solution innovator, today launched three high-capacity rackmount QuTS hero NAS: the 18-bay TS-h1886XU-RP with a quad-core Intel Xeon D-1622 processor, and the 16-bay TS-h1683XU-RP and 24-bay TS-h2483XU-RP with six-core Intel Xeon E-2236 processors. Featuring server-grade DDR4 ECC memory, multiple 10GbE ports, and abundant PCIe slots for greater I/O potential and performance, these ZFS-based NAS support inline data deduplication and compression, near-limitless snapshots, and real-time SnapSync - delivering the performance and features to excel in the Big Data era.
QuTS hero focuses on data integrity and features self-healing capabilities. It supports read/write cache technology to boost performance and provides multiple RAID configurations with RAID Triple Parity and Triple Mirror to enhance data protection. Individual shared folders allow for up to 1 PB capacity, enabling enterprises to tackle storage-demanding applications including Big Data analysis, edge computing, and AI.Add a comment
Silicon Motion Technology Corporation ("Silicon Motion"), a global leader in designing and marketing NAND flash controllers for solid-state storage devices, today announced the SM8266, a complete enterprise-grade 16-channel PCIe 4.0 NVMe hardware plus firmware turnkey SSD controller solution. Customers can rapidly develop and bring to market enterprise SSDs for data centers by using our complete development platform that includes a turnkey NVMe firmware stack and hardware reference design kit.
"Our solution is the only complete PCIe Gen4 turnkey solution available today from an established merchant controller supplier," said Nelson Duann, Silicon Motion's Senior Vice President of Marketing and R&D. "Since the introduction of our PCIe Gen3 turnkey solution, we have established a longer track record of supplying turnkey solutions in terms of customer adoption and sale volume than any other company. Our Shannon Systems team is already custom designing enterprise-grade NVMe, Open-Channel and Key-Value SSDs using SM8266 for hyperscale customers' data centers with production expected in 2021."Add a comment
BIOSTAR, a leading brand of motherboards, graphics cards, and storage devices, today announces the all new P500 Portable series SSD.
Designed with the latest cutting-edge technology, the all new P500 Portable series SSD from BIOSTAR is fast, efficient and durable, with an aluminum casing engineered to dissipate heat fast, protect from electrostatic discharge, provide structural rigidity and look stylish while doing it.
The sleek refined design language of the P500 Portable series SSD is further defined by its inbuilt RGB indicator light system with a unique smart switch that works by tilting the device in an angle of 45 degrees or above which in turn will automatically turn off the RGB lights of the SSD unit and turn the lights back on again when the device is laid flat on a surface. This smart switchless design further enhances the device's protection against electrostatic discharge and DATA loss.Add a comment
Western Digital is working with Call of Duty to reimagine three high-performance products from the WD_BLACK portfolio, bringing gamers three special edition storage drives that encapsulate the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War look and feel with the added bonus of in-game Call of Duty points. These three products include the WD_BLACK P10 Game Drive, WD_BLACK P50 Game Drive SSD and the recently announced WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe™ SSD featuring PCIe® Gen4 technology.
“We are excited that this collaboration with Call of Duty gives us the opportunity to bring these limited edition specially designed drives to their passionate fans,” said Jim Welsh, Senior Vice President of Consumer Solutions at Western Digital. “We know gamers are exceptionally serious when it comes to their gameplay, so we created optimized storage solutions that enable them to keep up with the immersive Call of Duty experience.”Add a comment
HighPoint Launches the Industry’s first 8-Port PCIe 4.0 x16 M.2 NVMe RAID Controller – the SSD7540. Powered by a cutting-edge Gen4 switch chipset and the latest iteration of HighPoint’s blazing fast NVMe RAID engine, the SSD7540 is capable of delivering unbeatable Gen4 transfer performance while supporting up to 64TB of storage!
Experience the Best of Both Worlds: 8x M.2 Ports @ x16 PCIe 4.0 Transfer Speed!
The SSD7540 boasts the highest port-count and performance capability of any single-controller M.2 NVMe RAID solution in today’s marketplace. Each of the eight independent M.2 ports can support any off-the-shelf Gen4 or Gen3 NVMe SSD, up to 8TB in size.
The SSD7540’s NVMe RAID engine and has been fine-tuned for native PCIe Gen4 hardware platforms, and can take full advantage of the dedicated PCIe Gen 4 x16 host connectivity to deliver 28,000MB/s of transfer performance.Add a comment
TerraMaster, a professional brand that specializes in providing innovative storage products including network-attached storage (NAS) devices, launches the D2 Clone 2-slot drive cloning and enclosure. The TerraMaster D2 Clone is ideal for professional content creators, businesses, and users that handle large amounts of storage, offering an easy and fast way to clone data for backup and safekeeping. The D2 Clone can clone hours of video editing file, backups of media files, entire music libraries, surveillance video footage, business data, and more.
The D2 Clone features multi-drive compatibility, supporting a wide range of brands and models of 2.5” HDDs and SSDs and 3.5” HDDs, supports drives of up to 18TB capacity per disk slot. The D2 Clone has status LED indicators for easy progress monitoring and misoperation protection to prevent accidental cloning. The sturdy and classy aluminum chassis with smart fan keeps installed drives cool at all times. It works as a Direct Attached Storage (DAS) when connected to a computer. It uses a widely compatible USB-C connectivity and supports Windows, Mac, and Linux devices.Add a comment
Micron Technology, Inc., today announced that it has begun volume shipments of the world’s first 176-layer 3D NAND flash memory, achieving unprecedented, industry-pioneering density and performance. Together, Micron’s new 176-layer technology and advanced architecture represent a radical breakthrough, enabling immense gains in application performance across a range of storage use cases spanning data center, intelligent edge and mobile devices.
“Micron’s 176-layer NAND sets a new bar for the industry, with a layer count that is almost 40% higher than our nearest competitor’s,” said Scott DeBoer, executive vice president of technology and products at Micron. “Combined with Micron’s CMOS-under-array architecture, this technology sustains Micron’s industry cost leadership.”
Representing Micron’s fifth generation of 3D NAND and second-generation replacement-gate architecture, Micron’s 176-layer NAND is the most technologically advanced NAND node in the market. Compared with the company’s previous generation of high-volume 3D NAND, Micron’s 176-layer NAND improves both read latency and write latency by more than 35% — dramatically accelerating application performance. Featuring approximately 30% smaller die size than best-in-class competitive offerings, Micron’s 176-layer NAND’s compact design is ideal for solutions using small form factors.Add a comment
KIOXIA America, Inc. (formerly Toshiba Memory America, Inc.) today unveiled the PC OEM focused KIOXIA XG7/XG7-P Series, the company’s first PCIe 4.0 client solid-state drive (SSD) series for notebooks, desktops, and workstations with qualification samples currently shipping to customers. Now spanning enterprise, data center, and client segments, KIOXIA’s comprehensive PCIe 4.0 SSD portfolio addresses a wide array of applications, optimizing tomorrow’s data, service and content-driven world.
Built for demanding PC environments, the XG7/XG7-P Series offers 2x the sequential read speed and approximately 1.6x the sequential write speed of the PCIe Gen3 based XG6 Series, delivering a high performance, feature-rich storage experience for content creators, gamers and professionals. With leading capacity support up to 4096 gigabytes (GBs), the XG7-P Series SSDs enable power users to take advantage of PCIe Gen4 x4 lane bandwidth and ample storage space. Furthermore, this series deploys an all-new in-house controller vertically integrated with KIOXIA’s BiCS FLASH™ 3D flash memory, ensuring next generation feature support such as the NVMe® 1.4 specification and System Management Bus (SMBus) for improved system thermal management through a sideband channel.Add a comment