Western Digital Corp. today announced it has expanded its SanDisk Professional line of premium storage solutions with the new PRO-G40 SSD that supports dual-mode compatibility with both Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.2 Gen 2 interfaces. Inspired by the way people create and share data today, this new drive is the company’s most rugged offering to date with a high-level IP68 rating, allowing professionals to immerse themselves in the action wherever their work or vision takes them.

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“The nature of my work is unpredictable and as a result I must be incredibly flexible and versatile. I share the same expectations for every piece of equipment that I use from capture to archive which is why the SanDisk Professional PRO-G40 drive will immediately be a crucial part of my workflow,” said Andy Handcock, action, portrait and reportage photographer, and PRO-TEAM ambassador. “I need storage solutions that are lightweight, compact, rugged, and insanely fast. This checks all the boxes for me. The PRO-G40 SSD can easily withstand the rigors of travel and location work while doing so with a minimal footprint. Thanks to SanDisk Professional products like these, workflow is one less thing I need to stress about which frees me to focus more on the creative. That is paramount.”

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World-leading memory brand TEAMGROUP introduces the new C222 USB 3.2 Flash Drive, a fusion of delicate metal crafting and streamlined ergonomic design, showcasing classy style with zinc alloy. The matte gray metallic surface combined with the soft, streamlined ergonomic curve allows the flash drive to fit perfectly in the fingers, so that it feels good in the hand and elegantly displays the exquisite craftsmanship.

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The C222 USB 3.2 Flash Drive is made of zinc alloy to create a fine matte metal surface. The device is both stylish and useful, with the streamlined ergonomic design enabling the thumb to fit flawlessly on the smooth surface of the flash drive, making it easy to insert and remove, providing a comfortable and convenient user experience. The C222 USB 3.2 Flash Drive comes with a lanyard loop that allow users to attach it to key rings, backpacks, and portable accessories as they wish. The C222 USB 3.2 Flash Drive is also designed without cap, solving the problem of cap loss and can be quickly plugged in for use. Packaged with COB (Chip On Board) technology, the flash drive is water, dust, and shock proof to protect data. It comes with USB3.2 Gen1 interface to fulfill daily storage applications.

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Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a leading manufacturer of embedded memory products, recently announced the new MTE720T PCIe Gen 4x4 M.2 solid-state drive (SSD), boasting an increased sequential R/W up to 7,200MB/s and 6,500MB/s and a trusted endurance up to 3K P/E cycles. This launch is expected to empower data-intensive applications like 5G communication, edge computing, and AIoT with low latency and high reliability.

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Compliant with NVMe 1.4 specifications, Transcend’s MTE720T features an 8-channel controller. Its built-in DRAM improves random speeds by shortening data access time while extending SSD life by reducing the times NAND flash is written. In response to the demanding environments of industrial applications, Transcend has made use of anti-sulfur resistors, Corner Bond, and 30µ” gold finger PCBs to protect drive components from external shock, vibration, and pollution. The MTE720T can operate in an extended temperature range(-20°C~75°C) in order to adapt to rapid thermal changes and extreme temperatures.

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kioxia 2tb microsdxcKioxia Corporation, a world leader in memory solutions, today announced the industry's first 2 terabyte (TB) microSDXC memory card working prototypes. Using its innovative BiCS FLASH 3D flash memory and an in-house designed controller, basic functions of the KIOXIA 2TB microSDXC UHS-I memory card working prototypes were confirmed in the microSDXC standard’s maximum density.

As the data recording capacity of smartphones, action cameras, and portable game consoles continues to increase, the need for ultra-high capacity SD memory cards to store all of this data has never been higher. The SD Association’s SDXC specification has supported memory cards up to 2TB for more than a decade – but 2TB cards have not been successfully manufactured until now.

Designed using the company’s proprietary manufacturing technology, the KIOXIA 2TB card working prototypes are built by stacking sixteen 1 terabit dies of 3D flash memory and achieve a maximum thickness of 0.8 mm at the die mounting area – making them well-suited to high-capacity data recording applications.

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MSI, the world's leading gaming PC hardware brand, is proud to announce the new SPATIUM M570 PCIe 5.0 NVMe M.2 HS, with blazing fast read speeds up to 10GB/s that unites the latest in top-notch PCIe Gen 5 controller technology with high-quality 3D NAND flash, and advanced cooling. Sporting a bronze-colored aluminum heatsink, the SPATIUM M570 PCIe 5.0 NVMe M.2 HS SSD takes a sensational leap in storage performance, bringing more than 1.5 times faster read/write speeds compared to current PCIe 4.0 SSDs. With compliance of NVMe 2.0 and M.2 2280 form factor, the SPATIUM M570 HS offers optimal performance and long-lasting durability in 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB capacity variants for professionals, content creators, and gamers in an easy installation and extreme transfer speeds for multitasking workloads.

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“K.S.Pua, CEO of Phison Electronics, said that the cooperation between Phison and MSI started from the SSD product line. Since both companies have their own expertise in NAND controller and computer system integration respectively, and in addition to SSD, MSI has also actively expanded its strategy in the fields of gaming, content creators, commercial, industrial, robotics, and even automotive in recent years, where the application markets are in line with Phison's long-term strategy, so the two companies hit it off. The SPATIUM PCIe 5.0 SSD launched by MSI this time adopted Phison's E26 SSD controller. Since the performance of PCIe 5.0 is much faster than the previous generation of PCIe 4.0, the two companies have conducted a lot of tests and discussions on power consumption and heat dissipation, which is a valuable cooperation experience. In the future, Phison will continue to support MSI through controller technology.”

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sandisk fortnite microsdxc switchWestern Digital Corp., an industry-leading provider of storage technologies and solutions, today announced a new partnership with Epic Games and Nintendo to deliver the first officially licensed Fortnite SanDisk microSDXC card for Nintendo Switch.

The exclusive Fortnite branded memory card for Nintendo Switch is designed to provide players with consistent and reliable storage as they drop into Fortnite, no matter how they play. The card has also been tested and approved for use with all Nintendo Switch Systems and is backed by a limited lifetime warranty1 to give gamers the peace of mind needed to land in command.

Inspired by the epic Skull Trooper (128GB) and legendary Cuddle Team Leader (256GB) Outfits, the exterior design of the cards pay homage to some of the most rare and popular Outfits in the game. As a bonus, fans who purchase the card will receive a code to redeem the rare Angular Flow Wrap2, sure to mesmerize any squadmate.

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kioxia industrial bics flashKIOXIA America, Inc. has introduced new Industrial Grade flash memory devices. This new lineup utilizes the latest generation KIOXIA BiCS FLASH™ 3D flash memory with 3-bit-per-cell (triple-level cell, TLC) technology, and is available in a 132-BGA package. Densities range from 512 gigabits (64 gigabytes) to 4 terabits (512 gigabytes) to support the unique requirements of industrial applications – including telecommunication, networking, embedded computing and much more.

The storage requirements for many industrial applications stand in stark contrast to those of SSDs designed to be housed in climate-controlled data centers – including the need for extended temperature ranges and the ability to maintain high reliability and performance in rugged operating conditions. Designed with these needs in mind, the new KIOXIA devices support a wide temperature range (-40°C to +85°C) and offer suitable products for the industrial market.

Due to the fact that flash memory cell performance and reliability improve with a smaller number of bits per cell, the new KIOXIA devices feature 1-bit-per-cell (single-level cell, SLC) mode for applications that require faster read/write times and high cell endurance.

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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 announced the release of the Kingston IronKey™ Keypad 200 (KP200), the industry’s first drive to deliver the latest FIPS 140-3 Level 3 security for your data.

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The IronKey™ Keypad 200 is built with robust protection and flexibility of use in mind — offering XTS-AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption in a feature-rich and OS-independent alphanumeric keypad. KP200 incorporates a built-in rechargeable battery, so users can unlock the drive using the keypad for easy-to-use PIN access, without using software. Once unlocked, users can access their data by plugging the drive into any device that supports USB Type-A Flash storage, making it a plug-and-play device across IT ecosystems.

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Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory solutions, is proud to announce the Lexar® Professional NM800PRO M.2 2280 PCIe Gen4x4 NVMe SSD, with a heatsink model also available. It is engineered for hardcore gamers, professionals and creators who demand high-performance computing.

lexar Professional NM800PRO ssd

The Lexar Professional NM800 M.2 2280 NVMe SSD provides maximum SSD performance that puts you in the computing fast lane with speeds up to 7500MB/s read and 6500MB/s write1. With blazing-fast performance, the Lexar NM800 PRO SSD leverages the 12nm controller to produce lower power consumption and longer battery life for all your high-performance computing needs.

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Samsung Electronics America today announced the 990 PRO, the company’s high-performance NVMe SSD based on PCIe 4.0. Delivering lightning-fast speeds and superior power efficiency, the new SSD is optimized for graphically demanding games and other intensive tasks including 3D rendering, 4K video editing, and data analysis.

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“Consumers demand high-performance and high-capacity storage for PC and console games, 4K and 8K content, and other heavy data workloads” said Jose Hernandez, Senior Director of Memory Product Marketing at Samsung. “Using Samsung’s proprietary V-NAND and controller, the 990 PRO provides speed, power efficiency, and reliability for gaming sessions and creative outlets alike.”

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