Transcend Information, Inc., a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, today announced the latest addition to its complete line-up of solid state drives (SSDs), the PSD320 2.5'' parallel ATA (PATA/IDE) SSD. Designed to replace traditional 2.5'' 44-pin PATA hard disk drives, the PSD320 is a value-priced solution that gives older systems the ability to upgrade to the enhanced performance and reliability benefits of solid-state technology.


Featuring ultra-fast sequential read and write transfer speeds of 104 MB/s and 93 MB/s respectively, the PSD320 dramatically improves performance of older equipment without the high cost of replacing the entire machine. The PSD320 SSD fully supports PATA, Ultra DMA modes 0-6, PIO modes 0-4, and multi-word DMA modes 0-2, to offer installation flexibility for all types of legacy equipment built around the 2.5" PATA storage device standard. Although the 2.5" form factor is commonly associated with notebook storage, the PSD320 is suitable for use in POS machines, factory automation computers, medical equipment, and engineering machines.

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Lite-On, renowned as an Optical Storage innovator, has today announced its first solid state drive (SSD) for the UK. The E200 SSD is aimed at small/medium business users, with a design which is easily integrated into existing systems for minimal disruption and with a fast, consistent and reliable performance over time - at an affordable cost.


"With the E200 we aim to challenge the concept that SSDs are an unaffordable luxury for SMB; our aim is that smaller companies will be able to experience the increased speed and performance that a fast SSD provides," says Maarten Souren, Marketing Manager at Lite-On.

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OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced that the company's enterprise class Deneva 2 solid state drives will be deployed within the newest NuVola Private Cloud Platform Solution Appliance - SAN Velocity powered by Fujitsu, which also utilizes Assurance Storage's ApplicationSmart™ software.


The SAN Velocity powered by Fujitsu appliance combines Assurance Storage's ApplicationSmart software with Fujitsu's server hardware, and delivers significant benefits of intelligent, autonomic data cache and tier management used to optimize the performance of I/O intensive applications. Customers using the SAN Velocity appliance gain the benefits of aligning the value of data with the value of OCZ Deneva 2 SSD storage and Assurance Storage's software, to improve performance for a variety of business critical applications such as OLTP, database applications and storage cache management.

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Centon Electronics, Inc. has announced the release of their SATA III 2.5 line. While SSD has become a standard specification for enthusiast PC gamers owing to its features including high-speed read/write performance and high shock resistance that can break through the performance bottleneck of PC systems, the introduction of SATA III SSDs further highlights the advantage of SSD's read/write performance. Twice as fast as the SATA II, Centon’s new line of SATA III will take full advantage of the bandwidth and provide extremely fast data transfer rates that reach as high as 400 MB/s read speed and 300 MB/s write speed. Centon‘s SSD models now address the growing market demand for fast, high density and reliable drives.


The 2.5 inch form factor allows the SSD to be used in pretty much any facet. Customers can service the drive and scale the performance without having to power down the entire unit. Centon’s new SSD line utilizes a Sand Force controller that accommodates any end user’s requirements.

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Post introduction of a credit-card shaped flash drive, Moser Baer has launched another innovative offering in the flash memory segment- a race car shaped USB flash drive. Named as Moser Baer Racer, the tiny, sleek and trendy mini USB flash drive has an ergonomic design. Its slightly raised platform, ribbed contours and connector-less shape provide comfortable insertion and pull-out, ease of hold and portability. It comes in 4 and 8 GB variants.


According to Deepak Shetty, Senior Vice President-Domestic Sales and Marketing, Moser Baer, “The mini-USB flash drive rides high not only on the form factor but also on its high data transfer rate adding value to the overall usage experience. Its notable shape and colors will surely strike a chord with the youth who make a major pie of the end-consumers in the flash drive segment.”

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Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND flash storage solutions, today announces the new RAIDDrive upStream, a new type of SSD designed for the PCI backplane.


SSD solutions were first introduced as 2.5” SATA replacements for existing Hard Drives. These transitive solutions have clearly demonstrated the benefits of SSD technology we know today. SSDs are faster, use less power, are more rugged and are more reliable than HDDs but the 2.5” form-factor limited their capacity and the SATA interface has again limited the available throughput.

The new RAIDDrive upStream breaks the mold and brings SSD technology directly to the PCIe bus. No longer limited to a 500GB maximum capacity by the predetermined 2.5” form-factor, upStream can support a full 1TB of storage. And no longer limited to 550MB/s by the SATA III bus, upStream delivers up to 1GB/s of performance. The upStream is a perfect addition to any workstation running a variety of disk intensive applications. It’s perfect for Animation, Simulation, CAD and Sorting & Searching large databases. When time is money, upStream quickly pays for itself and in the hands of creative professionals, upStream facilitates the creative process by enabling creative professionals to work fluidly, unencumbered by the long delays that sometimes result from simple commands.

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TDK Corporation has developed the eSSD series, a single chip 3Gbps SSD with serial ATA interface that uses multi-chip technology to integrate the TDK SSD controller GBDriver RS3 with NAND type flash memory in a single package. Sales are scheduled to begin in April.


The new product provides a storage capacity of 1 to 4 GB in a 17 mm x 17mm 208-ball BGA package. Compared to a existing configuration with separate flash memory and SSD controller, both mounting footprint and cost are significantly reduced, making it ideal for SSD device integration in industrial equipment.

The internal flash memory is of the high-endurance SLC type. Combined with the powerful error correction capability of the GBDriver RS3, the power interruption tolerance algorithm, data randomizer, and auto refresh function result in an SSD with excellent reliability and long life span.

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biwin_elite_240gb_ssd.pngThe vast majority of laptop and desktop computers sold today are equipped with rotating hard disk drives (HDDs), making the storage system the biggest bottleneck in most client computing applications. Biwin, an industry leader in flash storage products, today announced Elite Series SATA III SSDs, based on the LSI SandForce SF-2281 Flash Storage Processor, that are designed to substantially improve storage performance in laptops and desktops.

With a standard 2.5” form factor (dimensions: 100 x 69.8 x 9.5 mm), Elite Series SSDs are compatible with virtually any desktop computer and millions of laptops. They support 6Gbps SATA III, and are downward compatible with 3Gbps SATA II systems.

Elite Series SSDs are equipped with performance enhancing features including Native Command Queuing (NCQ), TRIM, and Garbage Collection, as well as reliability features such as support for SMART commands, BCH ECC, and wear leveling. These SSDs address security concerns with AES-256 and 128 data encryption. Elite Series SSDs achieve sequential read and write speeds up to 550 and 520 MB/sec respectively, and support max 4KB random write speeds up to 65,000 IOPS.* The performance advantages over HDDs in both sequential and random workloads are very significant.

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transcend_ssd720_512gb_ssd.pngTranscend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, is proud to showcase the extraordinary performance capabilities and new higher capacity of the next generation SATA III 6Gb/s SSD720 solid state drive (SSD). Built with industry-leading 24nm toggle-mode MLC NAND flash chips and now available in extra-large capacities up to 512GB, an SSD720-equipped computer boots-up faster, games run more smoothly, and overall system responsiveness is improved.

Taking full advantage of the latest SATA III 6Gb/s specification and driven by a powerful SandForce controller, the SSD720 boasts impressive sequential read/write transfer speeds of up to 560MB/540MB per second and lightning-fast 4k random file writes up to 86,000 IOPS. This exceptional performance translates into ultra low response times, launching heavy graphics applications, such as Adobe Photoshop and Premiere CS5, and AutoCAD 2011, in under three seconds. Completing file operations at least three times faster and providing ultra-low access latencies by avoiding platter seek time, the SSD720 is the ideal drop-in replacement for standard rotating hard drives (HDDs).

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renice_240gb_msata_ssd.pngRenice Technology Co., Ltd has just released a large capacity 240 GB mSATA solid state hard drive (SSD). Now Renice is one of only a handful of manufacturers able to make such large capacity thin, fast storage devices, and will be at the vanguard of their rapidly expanding use.

Renice is a prominent manufacturer of SSD (solid state drives). The brand new series is named Renice X3 50mm mSATA (MO-300B) SSD, and it can be used in tablet PCs, mobile computers, road surveillance systems and other embedded storage applications. Renice X3 50mm mSATA (MO-300B) SSD has been well-received since its release in America and Europe.

The brand new mSATA SSD uses a Sandforce controller. This gives Renice X3 50mm mSATA (MO-300B) SSD very superior performance. Before OEM-only drives could only be supplied in densities of 25G, 60G, 120G, but now Renice makes higher density drives a reality. The industrial temperature of their mSATA SSD is -40 to 85°C, meaning the drive can be used in a wider range of operating environments.

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