ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launched the XPG SX8000 SSD, which uses an M.2 form factor loaded with 3D MLC NAND Flash and an SMI 2260 controller. The SX8000 meets NVMe 1.2 specifications and connects directly to motherboards via PCI Express 3.0 x4 (PCIe 3x4) to deliver 2.4GB/s read and 1GB/s write, with 100K/140K IOPS. The SX8000 arrives in diverse capacities (128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB), ensuring a new generation of SSD performance is available to more users. A slightly faster version fitted with an attractive XPG heatsink will release by the end of October, promising an aesthetic bonus for case modding enthusiasts.

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Compact M.2 PCI 3x4 shatters speed barriers
The XPG SX8000 connects to desktop and notebook PCs via low profile M.2 2280 and channels data through PCI Express 3.0 x4 (four lane). The low latency and big bandwidth of PCIe enable up to 2.4GB/s read and 1GB/s write – four times the read and twice the write performance of average SATA 6Gb/s SSDs. Random 4K IOPS figures are 100K read and 140K write, also significantly more than SATA-based drives. The SX8000 features full NVMe 1.2 compatibility, powering a large performance boost that means users notice gains in real world scenarios, especially loading times within games that require heavy asset streaming and in professional applications such as graphics and audio rendering.

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Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), a committed technology leader, today announces the launch of the OCZ TL100 SATA solid state drive (SSD) series. Designed for entry-level users with traditional hard disk drive (HDD) storage seeking an affordable upgrade solution, the Toshiba OCZ TL100 series provides the performance of SSD technology at an attractive price point.

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Offering an easy and affordable way for value-oriented users to enhance their mobile or desktop systems, Toshiba OCZ TL100 SSDs improve home/office computing experiences, enabling increased system responsiveness and productivity over hard drives. With Toshiba TLC NAND flash memory under the hood, the TL100 series prioritizes both quality and affordability delivering the reliable system storage end users can rely on.

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Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a leading manufacturer of storage and multimedia products, is proud to introduce its complete Lightning product line-up specifically designed for Apple’s iPhone, iPad, and iPod. The newly-released RDA2W Smart Reader and JetDrive Go flash drives are all equipped with a Lightning connector. With Transcend’s powerful apps, users can easily transfer files between Apple iOS devices and computers, efficiently manage their data, and instantly expand their storage capacity.

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RDA2W Smart Reader & Exclusive Smart Reader App
Transcend's RDA2W Smart Reader is equipped with a Lightning connector specifically designed for iOS devices, including iPhone, iPad, and iPod. Featuring card slots for both SD and microSD cards, the RDA2W offers a brand-new alternative for expanding iOS device's storage capacity. With Transcend’s convenient Smart Reader app, the RDA2W is more than a standard card reader. Useful features include data backups, card formatting, file encryption, file compression and decompression, direct saving of audio recordings to memory cards, and easy access to cloud storage.

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lexar high endurance microsdxcLexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today announced the company's first High-Endurance microSDHC™ and microSDXC™ UHS-I memory cards. On display at Photokina 2016, the new Lexar® High-Endurance microSD™ cards are built to withstand the extensive write/erase cycles security cameras and dash cams can demand. The cards can record and safely store up to 12,000* hours of 1080p full-HD video footage.

"This is a unique product for Lexar, as it's been specifically engineered to meet the ever-growing demand for capturing hours of home security and dash cam video," said Steffi Ho, product marketing manager, Lexar. "The footage recorded by surveillance cameras can prove incredibly valuable, especially in times of crisis, and reliable memory solutions are crucial in keeping that information securely stored. With Lexar High-Endurance microSD cards, consumers can rest assured, knowing the cards have the capacity, long life cycle, and durability required to keep precious data well-protected."

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lexar jumpdrive c20m flash driveLexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today announced two high-performance storage solutions to easily transfer and share content between devices with USB Type-C or micro-USB port. The Lexar JumpDrive C20c USB Type-C flash drive (USB-C) and JumpDrive C20m micro-USB flash drive are the newest products to join the premium suite of C-series mobile products, including the Lexar JumpDrive C20i flash drive. The new JumpDrive products are being launched at Photokina 2016.

"Today's users are capturing and storing immense amounts of high-quality content on their devices every day," said Yeon Kim, product marketing manager, Lexar. "Both the Lexar JumpDrive C20m and Lexar JumpDrive C20c provide users with an easy way to transfer, share, and offload content on the go."

The Lexar JumpDrive C20c USB Type-C flash drive allows users to seamlessly move files between next generation Type-C devices and computers. This premium 3-in-1 drive features both USB Type-C and standard USB-Type A connectors in a convenient charging cable design to provide high-speed performance for fast file transfer with speeds up to 150MB/s read and 60MB/s write. The Lexar JumpDrive C20m micro-USB flash drive is a 3-in-1 solution that features both micro-USB and standard USB Type-A connectors that allows users to easily transfer files between On-The-Go (OTG)-enabled Android™ tablets and smartphones. Both drives utilize USB 3.1 (Gen 1) performance for fast file transfer, with speeds up to 150MB/s read and 60MB/s write. Both JumpDrives are compatible with PC and Mac® systems and backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and 2.0 devices, and will be available in capacities of 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB. Both drives have a three-year limited warranty.

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Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) has expanded its family of 24nm single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash memory solutions. The new 16 gigabit (Gb) BENAND™ is housed in an industry-standard 48-pin TSOP package, and offers a combination of high read/write performance, effective write endurance (using 8-bit BCH error correction code), and extended temperature operation. This makes it suitable for a wide variety of commercial and industrial applications.

The new addition rounds out Toshiba's broad SLC product lineup, allowing designers to take advantage of the price/performance of advanced 24nm NAND flash SLC technology at densities from 1Gb to 128Gb. Based on a 4x4Gb die, 16Gb BENAND operates from a power supply of 2.7V to 3.3V with a temperature range of -40°C to 85°C. Many industrial applications have a long life expectancy. Toshiba designed BENAND with this in mind. With the ability to replace older generations of discrete SLC NAND, BENAND extends the product life of everything from telecom applications and LCD TVs to robots and printers – while also potentially reducing BOM costs.

According to Brian Kumagai, director of business development for TAEC, "SLC NAND is still very much an integral part of the overall NAND market, and leading-edge 24nm devices play a key role in enabling replacement of the older NAND devices that are still being used today."

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lexar m1 microsd readerLexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today announced two new microSD readers: the Lexar C1 microSD Reader and the Lexar M1 microSD Reader. On display at Photokina 2016, the new C1 and M1 microSD Readers allow users to easily offload content from their sports camcorder or aerial camera to their devices.

The Lexar C1 microSD Reader is a small, compact reader designed for devices with a USB Type-C (USB-C) connector port, enabling users to freely transfer, view, and play back photos and videos on their smartphone or tablet. The Lexar M1 microSD Reader is equal in size and portability, but is designed for devices with a micro-USB port, such as Android™ smartphones and tablets.

"Users who are on the go and looking to capture more content will find the Lexar C1 and M1 microSD readers convenient for capturing life in action," said Steffi Ho, Lexar product marketing manager. "Photography enthusiasts and smartphone shooters no longer have to wait until they are back home or in the office to edit and share content. Whether they're offloading stunning action photos or epic adventure video, it's now easy to wirelessly upload content, regardless of location."

The new microSD readers also expand the memory of USB Type-C or Android and other micro-USB devices. By offloading files, users can store more on their microSD card, giving them the extra space to capture more content on the go. With the Lexar C1 microSD Reader, content can be transferred at premium speeds, leveraging USB 3.1 (Gen 1) technology for fast file transfer.* These small, portable readers are great multitaskers, providing a convenient way to expand the memory of your device, swap content between devices, or archive your favorite content.

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lexar 256gb 633x microsdxcLexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today announced the new 256GB capacity Lexar® High-Performance 633x microSDXC™ UHS-I (U3) memory card. Designed for sports camcorders, tablets, and smartphones, the 633x microSDXC UHS-I card has read transfer speeds up to 95MB per second and can capture more than 36 hours of HD video; 67,600 photos; or 58,100 songs. The 256GB capacity card is currently on display at Photokina 2016.

"We've seen the storage demands of our customers grow by leaps and bounds, especially with the massive popularity of 4K video—so we designed this 633x high-capacity microSD card to meet that need," said Steffi Ho, product marketing manager, Lexar. "In today's world, whether you're shooting 4K action footage with a sports camcorder or downloading your entire music library onto your smartphone, the storage space and speed provided by the 256GB Lexar microSDXC card will prove invaluable."

The new 256GB capacity card is capable of recording up to 36 hours of HD video adventures, perfect for aerial camera enthusiasts who too often have to carry multiple memory cards for extended use. It also offers UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) video recording speeds, ideal for capturing extended lengths of 4K video. The microSDXC card comes with a USB 3.0 reader, which allows for quick and easy file transfer from the card to a PC or Mac® computer. The card includes a limited lifetime warranty and a one-year limited warranty for the USB 3.0 reader.

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Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a worldwide leader in advanced memory solutions for more than two decades, today unveiled the Samsung 960 PRO and 960 EVO, its newest solid state drives (SSDs). The V-NAND based, M.2 form factor SSDs were built on the company’s category-defining Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) SSD leadership. With powerful performance, endurance and capacity topped with all new and more robust Samsung Magician software package, Samsung continues to accelerate the NVMe era.

Samsung 960 PRO EVO SSD

Packed with more technology and innovation than ever, the 960 PRO and 960 EVO are designed for users who seek smaller and faster storage solutions that deliver higher bandwidth and lower latency for processing massive amounts of data for everything from gaming and large file transfers to 4K video rendering, data analytics and more on their ultra-thin notebooks and PCs.

Both the 960 PRO and 960 EVO use the Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) Gen.3 x4 lane interface and are compliant with NVMe specifications to realize effective use of the high-speed PCIe bus and optimize both hardware and software configurations to take advantage of the NVMe SSD technology. The SSDs feature Samsung Dynamic Thermal Guard technology to manage performance during extreme workloads.

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sandisk extreme pro 1tb sdxcWestern Digital Corporation, a global storage technology and solutions leader, today unveiled its SanDisk 1TB terabyte (TB) SDXC card prototype at the world's leading trade fair for photo and video professionals. With increasing demand for high resolution content, such as 4K and 8K, the company continues to push the boundaries of technology with solutions that support the exponential growth of data-intensive production demands.

“Showcasing the most advanced imaging technologies is truly exciting for us,” said Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product management, Content Solutions Business Unit, Western Digital. “Sixteen years ago we introduced the first SanDisk 64MB SD™ card and today we are enabling capacities of 1TB. Over the years our goal has remained the same; continue to innovate and set the pace for the imaging industry. The SanDisk 1TB SD card prototype represents another significant achievement as growth of high-resolution content and capacity-intensive applications such as virtual reality, video surveillance and 360 video, are progressing at astounding rates.”

Since the introduction of the record-breaking 512GB SanDisk Extreme PRO® SDXC UHS-I Memory Card at Photokina 2014, Western Digital has proven it can nearly double the capacity in the same SD card form factor using proprietary technology. Higher capacity cards expand the possibilities for professional videographers and photographers, giving them even greater ability to create more of the highest quality content, without the interruption of changing cards.

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