micron_pcie_enterprise_ssd.pngMicron Technology, Inc., one of the world's leading providers of NAND Flash and advanced solid-state storage solutions, today announced that it has developed a 2.5-inch enterprise solid-state drive (SSD) based on a PCIe interface. The solution combines a high-performance PCIe interface with a hot-swappable 2.5-inch form factor that creates new options for enterprise server performance scalability and serviceability.

Because the 2.5-inch form factor allows PCIe SSDs to be integrated into the front end of the server (like traditional data storage drives), customers can easily service the drive or scale performance — without ever powering down the server.

The new solution has been selected as a key storage device in Dell's PowerEdge 12th generation servers. These servers use innovative, front-accessible backplane designs that accommodate 2.5-inch SATA, SAS, and PCIe devices, allowing the customer to choose the appropriate combination of data storage and caching devices to optimize performance and storage to suit their needs. Customers can easily configure their solutions by hot-swapping PCIe devices without powering down the server — a requirement with existing PCIe card solutions.

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Mach Xtreme Technology Inc., a worldwide leader in top performance, high reliability and user-friendly designed PC components, today unveiled Kapsling Series External Enclosure offering MacBook Air 2010/2011 users unmatched convenience.


Mach Xtreme Technology MX-KAPSLING external enclosure is compatible with stock MacBook Air 2010/2011 low-profile SATA SSDs offering users flexibility, reliability and fast data transfer speed thanks to USB 3.0 connectivity. MX-KAPSLING is perfect for adding more storage space to your notebook and freeing-up space on your internal SSD. The USB 3.0 interface supports quick and reliable data transfer to and from any desktop or notebook. The solid aluminum body design is effective against any external shock and offers excellent heat dissipation.

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As Ultrabooks continue to drive consumer demand for notebook computers that are light-weight, compact, and thin, Power Quotient International Co., Ltd. (PQI) is answering the call by introducing the world’s smallest USB 3.0 traveling disk – the all-new U819V Intelligent Drive.


The U819V Intelligent Drive is an industry-leading product built on the exclusive COB packaging technology with USB 3.0 connectivity and features a compact design that is only 3 cm long. Unlike previous traveling disks with thick profiles due to the USB 3.0 interface, the U819V is highly portable and runs cool even under heavy loads. In addition, the issue of data instability due to high frequency noise has been eliminated completely. Coupled with high transfer performance, stable output current, low power consumption, backward USB 2.0 compatibility, and USB 3.0 standard simultaneous read/write access, the PQI Intelligent Drive U819V is especially suitable for thin and compact ultrabooks, tablets, and notebook computers. The compact high performance U819V traveling disk is perfect for everyday computing needs.

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apacer_ah152_usb3_flash_drive.pngApacer has broken the technological limits and leads the world by rolling out the Super-Mini USB 3.0 Flash Drive, AH152. By using COB integrated technology, it establishes two invincible legends: the fastest mini flash drive, and the smallest USB 3.0 flash drive. Smaller than a coin, AH152 has a transmission speed of up to 80 MB/s and enhanced water-proof, dust-proof, and shock-proof functions. It's quite simply unsurpassable.

AH152 is the world's first USB 3.0 Flash Drive featuring COB integrated technology. The super-mini 2.9 x 1.65 x 0.8 cm dimensions demonstrate Apacer's consummate R&D power. AH152 not only minimizes on size, but also offers water-proof, dust-proof and shock-proof functions. As the smallest USB 3.0 Flash Drive, AH152 features an explosive transmission speed reaching 80 MB/s, taking the crown among other mini USB products. The 16 GB and 32 GB bulk storage capacity allows full HD videos to be played easily and smoothly, and high capacity files can be transferred in seconds. In addition, AH152 is equipped with a plug-and-play function and is backward compatible with the USB 2.0 interface, making it the prime choice today when the USB standard is evolving into a new one!

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Silicon Power announced today its latest USB flash drive Ultima U01. The device has an outer casing which designed with a spun metal finish. It also has an embedded LED indicator which shines through the panel during data transfers. The combination of brushed metal surface and the simplicity of the snap-on cap design takes users to an extraordinary level of data storage experience like never before.


With numerous competition in the market, the goal to provide customers a truly unique storage experience is always pursued by SP/ Silicon Power. The latest Ultima U01 USB flash drive features a metallic spun finish that gives a unique layered ripple texture and also keeps finger-prints off the surface of the drive. U01 is definitely the best storage companion for trendy laptops or Ultrabook currently in the market.

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Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND flash solutions, today announces two new Flash Disk Module (FDM) solutions for Industrial and Embedded applications.

Already known for their IDE, SATA and USB flash disk modules; Super Talent now introduces two new FDM solutions focused on increase performance, PCIe and USB 3.0 FDM modules. Designed for Industrial and Embedded applications, Super Talent’s FDM solutions provide high speed data throughput and reliability.

The new USB 3.0 FDM features a 20-pin DIP configuration, now appearing on many new motherboards, and is available in capacities of 8GB to 32GB. These USB 3.0 FDMs mount vertically and measure 32.2mm(h) x 26.2mm(w) and 4mm(t) and can hit speeds of 85MB/s Reads and 40 MB/s Writes.\

The new PCIe FDM features a PCIe x1 interface, perfect for mini-ITX embedded projects and Industrial designs. Unlike USB 3.0, the PCIe currently supports booting. It is a perfect way to add a bootable embedded storage system without breaking form factor. This small PCIe FDM can hit Read speeds of 160MB/s and Write speeds exceeding 80MB/s.

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Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced the availability of the Accelerator Series SSD cache drives.


The Accelerator Series is designed for desktop PC users who want to give their Microsoft® Windows® based PC a dramatic performance boost with minimal cost and hassle. Corsair’s new line of SSD cache drives includes premium Dataplex™ caching software from NVELO, for improved boot times and lightning-quick file access. After connecting an Accelerator Series SSD cache drive to their computer’s SATA port and installing the caching software provided with the drive, users will see an immediate speed boost. No drive mapping, no reinstallation of the operating system or applications, and no complex file management is needed — the Accelerator Series SSD cache drive works in tandem with the customer’s existing hard drive to provide optimized performance. Customers may see an improvement in read/write speeds of up to 5x their current hard drive performance after installing a Corsair Accelerator Series SSD cache drive.

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Patriot Memory, a global pioneer in high-performance memory, NAND flash, storage, and enthusiast computer products today launches its new Supersonic Boost XT USB 3.0 drive. Designed and built for even the most rugged applications, the Supersonic Boost XT will feature an ultra-durable rubberized housing for extreme protection. Offering transfer speeds of up to 90MB/s, the Patriot Memory Supersonic Boost XT will deliver excellent transfer speeds, perfect for those who rely on having fast access to their data and media while trying to manage a busy lifestyle.


Measuring in at just over 6 centimeters long and 2 centimeters wide, the Supersonic Boost XT also features a small and light form factor for superior portability. Continuing on with Patriot Memory’s award winning customer service, the Supersonic Boost XT will come with a 5-year warranty.

“The Supersonic Boost XT builds on two very established Patriot Memory brands”, says Meng Jay Choo, Patriot Memory’s Product Manager. ” Merging the ruggedness of our Xporter line with the speed of our Supersonic line, then shrinking the form factor, positions the Supersonic Boost XT to be the best choice for ultra-demanding users looking for excellent portability.”

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Plextor, a leading developer of high-performance digital storage technology, has announced the launch of the M3 Pro Series Solid State Drive with True Speed technology and an unrivalled 5 year warranty.


Expanding on the existing M3 model (launched in December last year), the Pro version is able to attribute superior performance to the highly optimised firmware, high grade 24nm Toggle Flash and support for the latest SATA 6Gb/s (SATA III). The latest generation Marvell controller chip delivers consistently high read/write performances – even with data which is not easily compressed.

A 7mm ultra-slim form coupled with accessories and software to make upgrading both ultra-slim notebooks and PC storage a breeze, without having to reinstall software.

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STEC, Inc., The SSD Company, a leading global provider of solid-state drive (SSD) technologies and products, today announced that its enterprise-class MACH16 SSD technology now extends to the embedded market in one of the industry's smallest solid-state form factors. The new MACH16 Slim SATA SSD provides embedded system designers with the same advanced flash management technology as STEC's enterprise SSDs. The device leverages industry-standard 22-pin SATA cabling (supporting JEDEC MO-297 and SFF-8156 specifications) and provides the highest data integrity, endurance and reliability available in this market segment. With these features, the MACH16 Slim SATA SSD is well-suited for high-performance and rugged embedded systems.


Where size and power consumption are concerned, the MACH16 Slim SATA is an ideal drop-in replacement for a 2.5-inch rotating hard disk drive (HDD), or even a traditional 2.5-inch SSD. This SATA-based solution, which enables system designers to shrink the total storage footprint by 60 percent, consumes up to 70 percent less power than an HDD or conventional SSD. This combination of compact design and low power consumption supports the industry trend toward commercial, off-the-shelf, small-format system boards (e.g., Mini-ITX, Pico-ITX and CompactPCI) targeted for next-generation original equipment manufacturer (OEM) embedded designs.

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