lexar PLAY microSDXCLexar, 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.

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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.

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"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."

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BIOSTAR, a leading brand of motherboards, graphics cards, and storage devices, today announces the all new P500 Portable series SSD.

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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.

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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.

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“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.”

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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!

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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.

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micron logoMicron 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.

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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.

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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.

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Phison Electronics, the industry leader in flash controller technology, is delivering the storage industry’s fastest PCIe Gen 4x4 NVMe SSD solution, its second generation PS5018-E18 (E18) PCIe 4.0 controller. The E18 succeeds the PS5016-E16 released in late 2019.

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Phison designed the new E18 from the ground up on the efficient TSMC 12nm process node. This provides SSD manufacturers with a state-of-the-art controller solution in an increasingly competitive field. The controller utilizes Phison’s proprietary CoXProcessor™ 2.0 technology, an innovative SSD architecture that enables E18 to deliver exceptional performance and power efficiency. Phison architecture is also primed for AI-assisted storage, where its distributed architecture uses many small cores to perform the workload in parallel. The E18 is ideal for gamers, content creators, and computing enthusiasts, which demand the best experience. This ultra-low latency is possible only with NVMe SSDs.

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TEAMGROUP today announces the release of T-FORCE TREASURE Touch External RGB SSD, which has specially designed touch surface to switch the magical RGB lighting effects that is bright and soft, but not too dazzling for your eyes. It supports multiple platforms and provides up to 1TB of capacity. The EVA cushioning packaging inside the box is designed into a simple stand. It is not only the perfect partner for gaming console, but also an expansion partner for gamer’s external RGB SSD.

team group t force treasure touch rgb ssd

The T-FORCE TREASURE Touch External RGB SSD has a simple and stylish design with a metallic brushed finish and an upgraded texture that effectively reduces fingerprint residue. With soft RGB lighting effects and the black body design, you can freely turn on, off and adjust the color of the light to what you prefer by touching the surface. You can enjoy the different atmosphere of the game by creating your own ones.

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ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today announces the launch of the ADATA SE770G RGB external solid state drive (SSD). Performance-driven and bold, SE770G features USB3.2 Gen 2 and Type-C connectivity, read/write speeds of up 1000/800 MB/s, and a spacious panel of RGB lighting.

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Bold and Brilliant
The SE770G isn't the typical run-of-the-mill external SSD. With a spacious panel of RGB, it will light up workspaces at home and on the go with a glorious cube-patterned effect. In the past, external SSDs were relegated to the shadows while other RGB-adorned peripherals and devices took the spotlight on peoples' desktops. With the SE700G, it is now the time for external SSDs to shine.

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