HighPoint launches the SSD7204 – the industry’s best cost/performance 4-slot NVMe RAID storage. The SSD7204 is ideal for media applications that require high-speed NVMe silent working environments and up to 16TB high-performance storage that can be easily installed into any industry standard PCIe 3.0/4.0 x8 or x16 slot.

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The dedicated PCIe 3.0 bandwidth can assign up to 4 lanes per NVMe SSD, and delivers over 7000 MB/s of transfer performance, and can support RAID 0, 1, 1/0 and single disk configurations. Comprehensive device driver support and installation guides are available for all major operating system platforms including Windows 10 and Server 2019, macOS 10.15 Catalina, and leading Linux distributions.

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Seagate Technology plc, a world leader in data solutions, today announced the new FireCuda 120 SATA SSD designed for gamers who require speed, durability, and generous capacity to reach their peak performance and safeguard their vast digital libraries.

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Underpinning the company’s line of PC game storage, the FireCuda 120 takes gaming rigs to the next level with a SATA 6GB/s interface and roars to life with sequential read/write speeds of up to 560/540MB/s offering more responsive downloads, installs, and multitasking. The drive has capacities up to 4TB, Seagate’s highest capacity gaming SSD yet. Meeting the demands of sustained abuse, the FireCuda 120 was built for durability, delivering a 1.8M hour MTBF and up to 5600 TBW. For total peace of mind, Seagate backs the drive with a five-year limited warranty.

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Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, today began shipping the 7.68TB model of the Data Center 500R (DC500R) and 450R (DC450R) SATA SSDs. The DC1000M 7.68TB U.2 NVMe ships in June. The SSDs provide additional storage and implement strict QoS ensuring predictable IO and low latency for data centers using both NVMe and/or SATA.

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Kingston’s 7.68TB data center SSDs include:

DC500R:

  • VMware Ready™ SSD engineered for read-intensive applications such as webservers, virtual desktop infrastructure, operational databases and real-time analytics.
  • I/O speeds and response times (latency) data centers can deploy with confidence, ensuring high levels of performance in the working application and downstream at the user interface.
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Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory solutions, today announced the new Lexar Professional NM700 M.2 2280 PCIe Gen3x4 NVMe SSD to its family line of SSD products.

Lexar NM700 SSD

As the need for faster performance and uninterrupted application experiences increases, Lexar has developed a solution to keep videographers, photographers, and designers in the driver’s seat with speeds of up 3500MB/s read, and 2000MB/s write. The NM700 is supported by PCIe Gen3x4 NVMe and built with 3D NAND flash for higher capacity and more efficiency without unnecessary slowdowns.

“The Lexar Professional NM700 allows our high-intensive users to experience improved performance with speeds that will keep them in front of any task. This new SSD solidifies our commitment to improving our SSD portfolio and meets the demands of our customers’ needs, ” said Joel Boquiren, Director of Global Marketing.

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Following the release of Samsung’s T7 Touch portable SSD in January, the T7 is now available. Samsung T7 combines sleek, compact design with the fastest transfer speeds currently available based on the USB 3.2 Gen 2 standard. The business card-sized portable SSD can be slipped into nearly any pocket and holds up to 2TB of data.

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Samsung T7 is the perfect everyday storage companion for those looking to save video and photo content from a variety of USB-compatible devices. The T7 saves time with incredibly fast transfer speeds, and gives users peace of mind with data security features.

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QNAP Systems, Inc., a leading computing, networking and storage solution innovator, today launched the new lightweight, quiet, and feature-rich TS-230 NAS that can easily fit into any living environment. Adorned with a refreshing baby blue hue, the TS-230 is ideal for home and daily central storage, back up, photo and video sharing. All digital assets on the TS-230 are securely protected by the powerful snapshot function. Coupled with multimedia apps and transcoding feature support, the TS-230 is an ideal entry-level NAS for creating a smart and fun lifestyle.

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The TS-230 uses a Realtek RTD1296 quad-core 1.4 GHz processor and built-in 2GB DDR4 RAM for meeting personal and home NAS applications. It provides one Gigabit port and supports SATA 6Gbps disk drives, AES-256 encryption, and SSD caching. The cooling fan uses an HDB type Sintetico bearing fan for maintaining high airflow and low noise, providing better cooling for the TS-230 to ensure constant system operation. The tool-less hard drive installation makes TS-230 setup easy even for a NAS newbie.

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ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules, NAND Flash products, and mobile accessories, today announces the launch of two new PCIe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 solid state drives (SSD), the ADATA FALCON and SWORDFISH. Both SSDs were designed with creators in mind and are built with 3D NAND Flash memory and support the PCIe Gen3x4 interface for excellent performance and reliability.

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ADATA FALCON - Creative Pro-formance
The ADATA FALCON SSD is made to help creators up their creative power. Using the PCIe Gen3x4 interface and equipped with 3D NAND Flash memory, the FALCON delivers read/write speed of up to 31000/1500MB per second for uninterrupted productivity and creativity. With 3D NAND Flash, the FALCON features higher efficiency and increased reliability compared to 2D NAND SSDs. It comes in diverse capacities, ranging from 256GB to 2TB and features data protection and correction technologies to expand the lifespan of SSD. What’s more, the FALCON sports intelligent SLC caching, host memory buffer, and random read/write of 180/180K IOPS to give creators seamless performance for creating. The FALCON also comes with a stylish aluminum alloy heatsink for heat dissipation.

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The SD Association announced today the SD 8.0 Specification for SD Express memory cards receives even faster transfer speeds by using the popular PCI Express (PCIe) 4.0 specification delivering a maximum of nearly 4 gigabytes per second (GB/s) data transfer rate. These full sized cards continue to use the NVMe Express (NVMe) upper layer protocol enabling advanced memory access mechanism. As always SD Express memory cards using SD 8.0 specification maintain backward compatibility.

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“SD Express’ use of even faster PCIe and NVMe architectures to deliver faster transfer speeds creates more opportunities for devices to use SD memory cards,” said Mats Larsson, Senior Market Analyst at Futuresource. “This combination of trusted and well-known technologies makes it easier for future product designs to leverage the benefits of removable storage in new ways.”

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Due to the global impact of the COVID-19 epidemic, many companies are in work-from-home mode. Since a large number of employees may need to log in to the company network remotely and use cloud applications, enterprises may be facing new security threats for the first time. Considering the large volume of data transmission in the 5G era and the high requirements of enterprises for security protection, Apacer, a leading industrial storage and memory brand, created the CoreSecurity2 technology, integrating exclusive four innovative security protection technologies for SSDs. These include: destroying hardware and software if necessary, erasing data thoroughly, encrypting data when reading and writing it, and protecting drives from unauthorized access. This comprehensive approach delivers unparalleled security. It’s ideal for enterprises who need quick and powerful access to close security holes that may have been opened by transitioning to work-from-home mode.

Four Approaches To Strengthening Security for Software, Hardware and Firmware
To better meet the strict security requirements of enterprise customers, Apacer’s industrial-grade SSDs can be shipped with CoreSecurity2 already built in. Take Server and Networking applications as an example. They will benefit particularly from the Encryption upgrades that CoreSecurity2 includes. By adhering to the TCG Opal 2.0 specification, Apacer uses the rock-solid AES 128 and 256 protocols to encrypt all data as its written to the SSD. In addition to providing extremely high security, this approach also allows users to send an Instant Keychange™ trigger command. This is done only when a drive falls into the hands of a bad actor, and will destroy the original security key and replace it with a new one in less than a second. The result is that the data can no longer be decrypted, and the bad actor will be completely unable to access confidential information.

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From introducing game-changing new technologies to being the first to deliver PCIe 4.0 U.3 SSDs, KIOXIA America, Inc. (formerly Toshiba Memory America, Inc.), continues to demonstrate its commitment to delivering cutting-edge flash solutions. This dedication will be on full display at this week’s Open Compute Project (OCP) Virtual Summit and Future Technologies Symposium, where KIOXIA will showcase its data center and enterprise solid state drive (SSD) portfolio. At the Summit, KIOXIA will highlight its CM6 and CD6 Series PCIe 4.0 NVMe enterprise and data center SSDs, KumoScale storage software based on NVM Express over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) and a new Software-Enabled Flash (SEF) technology that redefines digital storage.

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KIOXIA has the broadest portfolio of SSDs in the market, including SSDs for client PCs, data center, hyperscale, high-end servers and storage systems.

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