OWC; a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company and one of the world’s most respected creators of SSDs, Thunderbolt external drives, PC & Mac docking solutions and performance upgrade kits, today proudly announced its new line of Aura Pro X2 SSDs for select MacBook Pro Retina, MacBook Air, Mac Mini and Mac Pro models. OWC believes the need for more storage capacity shouldn’t force users into spending $1,300-$4,000+ for a new MacBook when a DIY upgrade for a fraction of the cost of a new model keeps Macs running at peak performance for years to come.
Up to 16X the Capacity
It is easy to underestimate how much storage you need and how fast that original stock drive inside your Mac can fill up, especially with photo and video files, games, or even just email. Aura Pro X2 SSDs are available in capacities up to 2TB, giving users a massive (up to 16X) boost in space to work and play. Benefiting from nearly a decade of SSD design experience to use less power and run cooler, Aura Pro X2 is the best way to upgrade most 2013 to 2017 model year Apple Macs.Add a comment
CyberLink Corp., today announced the release of PowerDVD 19, the latest version of its leading movie and media playback software. PowerDVD 19 builds on CyberLink’s legacy of cutting-edge playback technology, with video playback support for Ultra HD 8K and 4K HDR content. PowerDVD’s playback engine now also boasts native 64-bit support, allowing for Ultra HD 4K video to be enjoyed in better-than-original quality with unique TrueTheater audio-visual enhancement technology.
8K video is the next wave in superior definition home entertainment. Although still new to the market, 8K displays are already starting to find their way into an increasing number of living rooms, and 8K video content isn’t far behind. With 8K video already on YouTube and mainstream TV broadcasts, it won’t be long until it is the norm for video media consumption. By supporting 8K video playback, on top of Ultra HD 4K and 360˚, CyberLink is ensuring PowerDVD users are best placed to enjoy the future of multimedia.Add a comment
Synology Inc. today launched RackStation RS819, a compact and scalable 4-bay rackmount NAS with snapshot technology support, designed for business workgroups to effectively manage, share, synchronize, and back up data.
"For growing business workgroups on limited budgets, setting up an effective data protection and backup plan is sometimes not their first priority, leading to catastrophic losses in case of server failure," said Michael Wang, Product Manager at Synology Inc. "By adopting a new 64-bit quad-core CPU, RS819 is our first RackStation in the Value Series to support snapshot technology, bringing easy data protection solutions."Add a comment
ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules, NAND Flash products, and mobile accessories is pleased to announce the launch of the ADATA UV350 USB flash drive. The UV350 flash drive features an understated, elegant look with a capless design that does away annoying caps. A hanging hole at the end makes for easy attaching to keychains and lanyards for excellent portability. The drive comes with up to 64GB of storage space and USB 3.1 for hassle-free storage of photos, music, video, and everything else.
Elegantly Styled, Easy to Carry
The glossy surface finish of the UV350 is stylish and elegant, and along with a tail-shaped hanging hole, it presents a refined and understated design that's ideal for the busy business professional. The hanging hole lets users easily fasten it to just about anything ultimate portability. What’s more, with a capless design, fumbling around with and misplacing annoying caps is a thing of the past.
Optiarc, Inc., best known for its professional line of optical disc drives, has entered the world of digital flash storage with a new line of high-grade Solid State Drives (SSD). The Optiarc VP Series SSD focuses on protecting data integrity to safeguard the user’s vulnerable content by protecting against cell corruption and permanent fatal errors, ensuring the user will be able to maintain their content indefinitely.
Data retention has become an integral concern in the flash storage industry. As the capacity continues to increase with advanced 3D NAND flash memory technology, currently utilizing 96-layer memory cells, SSD manufacturers are able to increase flash memory storage while decreasing the device's physical footprint. The problem is that 3D NAND cells are built vertically in strings, meaning a defect in a single cell will most likely negatively affect the performance of the entire cell string. This minor contamination could lead to massive failure potentially causing total data loss.
“Given that SSD offers higher performance with less power consumption than a standard magnetic hard drive (HDD), plus capacities are increasing while costs are decreasing, SSD are becoming the de facto hard drives, for personal computers,” declares Ryan Swerdloff, VP of Sales and Marketing. With more people using SSD as their primary hard drive, these SSD will contain both the user’s operating system as well as their personal data. If that SSD were to irretrievably fail, the user could lose content that is extremely valuable and irreplaceable.Add a comment
Western Digital Corp. today unveiled the new Western Digital WD Purple SC QD312 Extreme Endurance microSD card for designers and manufacturers of AI-enabled security cameras, smart video surveillance and advanced edge devices that capture and store video at higher bit rates than mainstream cameras.
According to IHS Markit, global shipments of professional video surveillance cameras are expected to grow from 127 million to over 200 million between 2017 and 2022, and those with on-board storage are expected to grow by an average of approximately 19 percent per year1.
With the migration to 4K and higher video resolutions, and the introduction of more smart cameras with built-in AI and improved local processing capabilities, surveillance cameras need to be able to store both video and raw data to facilitate these AI capabilities. As a result, storage with higher capacity, more intelligence and greater durability is increasingly required.Add a comment
QNAP Systems, Inc. (QNAP) today launched the TR-002, a 2-bay hardware RAID expansion enclosure that can be utilized as a NAS storage expansion solution, and also as hardware RAID storage for Windows/macOS/Linux computers and NAS. The TR-002 connects to a PC/NAS via USB 3.1 Gen.2 Type-C and provides a dependable storage solution for various user requirements.
The TR-002 supports individual, JBOD and RAID 0/1 storage configurations. QNAP NAS users can use the TR-002 with their NAS to set RAID parameters and create a storage pool by using the “Storage and Snapshots” app within QTS. Alternatively, the TR-002 can be used as an external storage device for the NAS. Windows, macOS and Linux users with limited storage upgrade options can also use the TR-002 as an expansion unit, and a dedicated QNAP External RAID Manager utility (for Windows and macOS) can help them view disk health, change RAID configurations, check logs, and update the firmware of the TR-002.Add a comment
Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today announced the Razer Ripsaw HD, an external multi-platform video capture card with full HD capture and 4K throughput for a high definition streaming and gameplay experience.
High-quality recording and broadcasting with the Razer Ripsaw HD
The Razer Ripsaw HD is a compact external capture card with pro-grade features to meet the demands of broadcasters requiring high frame rate, detailed footage and crisp audio. Capturing video in Full 1080p HD at 60 frames per second, the Ripsaw HD is designed for super smooth gameplay recording and live streaming.Add a comment
If you aim for the top, don’t skimp on your SSD drives! Check out Apacer’s brand-new AS2880P4 M.2 PCIe Gen3 x4 SSD, which boasts stronger-than-ever performance at reasonable price. This SSD now brings reading/writing speeds of 3,200/2,000MB/sec and 360,000 operations per second (IOPS) within easy reach of eSports players! NVMe 1.3-compliant, the AS2880P4 uses the latest 3D NAND TLC technology to make it an ultra-compact, high-capacity that frees up space for you to further modify and expand your gaming devices. Its max capacity of 480GB makes it perfect for hardcore eSports players, post-production CAD 3D modeling designers, and users demanding high speed and high capacity!
The AS2280P4: astonishing power with a friendly price tag
The M.2 PCIe Gen3 x4 is definitely the top choice for high performance demands in ultra-thin notebooks, high-power computers, e-sports consoles, mini-PCs, and embedded devices. As a trend-defining SSD brand, Apacer has led the global market with its groundbreaking PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe 1.3 SSD and is now writing history again with its successor, the brand-new AS2280P4!
Today at the 2019 NAB Show, LaCie, the premium brand from Seagate Technology, announced two new storage solutions for creative professionals and prosumers. The new LaCie Rugged RAID Shuttle and LaCie 2big RAID build on the brand’s record of efficient preservation of high-value, high-resolution digital imagery through the capture, edit, distribution, and archiving workflow.
Digital transformation in the media and entertainment industry has led to rapid data growth. In fact, according to a recent IDC whitepaper sponsored by Seagate, the media and entertainment (M&E) datasphere – the amount of data created, captured or replicated across the globe – is expected to grow at a 25% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2018 to 2025.
For 30 years, LaCie has helped creative professionals from production houses to hard-core hobbyists manage their data and the new LaCie Rugged RAID Shuttle and LaCie 2big RAID offer two new solutions to easily share, manage, and keep data secure.Add a comment