LSI Corporation today announced several demonstrations of its award-winning SandForce® SF-2000 Flash Storage Processors (FSPs) using Toshiba 19nm and Intel 20nm NAND flash memory, the most advanced flash memory technology currently available for solid state drive (SSD) applications. Interactive demonstrations can be seen at the Computex Taipei 2012 exposition taking place this week in Taipei, Taiwan.

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LSI SandForce FSPs are designed to provide best-in-class performance, reliability, endurance and power efficiency for NAND flash-based SSDs. With proven products available today, LSI offers SSD manufacturers a time-to-market advantage in building more affordable SSDs, helping to accelerate broad adoption of flash storage for cloud computing, enterprise and client applications. Shipments of SSDs in client and enterprise markets are expected to exceed 100 million units in 2015, representing a 56 percent growth rate over 2011 shipments.

"SSD users want to benefit from the significant cost advantages of the leading flash processes, but most SSD controllers can't support the complexities of the most advanced chips," said Jim Handy, SSD analyst for Objective Analysis. "By supporting today's smallest NAND processes, LSI provides OEMs and end users access to the most cost-effective deployment of flash memory in primary and I/O-intensive data storage workloads across cloud-computing, enterprise and client applications."

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SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, today introduced Lightning® PCI Express (PCIe) Solid State Accelerator (SSA) cards designed to boost the performance of workstations and servers used in data centers, server farms and cloud computing environments.

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The new SanDisk® Lightning PCIe SSA products can be added to workstations and servers to provide balanced, predictable performance for enterprise applications, delivering the ideal combination of speed, reliability and cost-savings. The cards provide rapid access to the most frequently used data and applications in order to more effectively manage heavy workloads. They are part of SanDisk's growing portfolio of solid state drive (SSD) solutions for the enterprise.

The new PCIe products from SanDisk address a wide variety of uses - from financial institutions analyzing and processing massive amounts of information around the clock; to social media and website providers whose customers demand a nearly instant response with every click of a mouse; to media content creators editing high-definition videos.

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sandisk_inand_extreme.pngSanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, today announced it is using the world's most advanced semiconductor manufacturing process to produce SanDisk's highest performing embedded memory products.

iNAND Extreme™ is now being built on SanDisk's 19 nanometer (nm) process technology to enable the large-capacity, high-performance embedded NAND flash memory products that are ideally suited for high-end tablets and smartphones. Products running the Android operating system as well as the upcoming Microsoft Windows® RT version of the Windows® 8 operating system can benefit from iNAND Extreme capacity, performance and small size.

iNAND Extreme embedded flash memory can significantly improve performance for multitasking, web browsing, file transfer and image capture performance to produce a more enjoyable experience for smartphone and tablet users. iNAND Extreme comes in capacities ranging from 16GB to 128GB. 128GB of memory is enough to store several HD movies and thousands of songs and photos.

At 19nm, the manufacturing technology used to build circuitry in the iNAND Extreme is incredibly small. For comparative purposes, the width of a sheet of paper is about 0.1mm or about 100,000nm, meaning that more than 5000 objects 19nm in size could fit across the edge of a sheet of paper.

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Toshiba Storage Products today announced a new lineup of solid state drives (SSDs) that provides both high performance and energy efficiency for the most data-intensive and energy-sensitive applications. The THNSNF drives are the world’s first to take advantage of 19nm process NAND flash memory, which delivers major advances in power consumption and performance. Continuing Toshiba’s long history of innovation in NAND flash memory — 2012 marks the 25th anniversary of Toshiba’s invention of NAND flash — the THNSNF series provides an ideal storage solution for high-end and thin and light notebooks, all-in-one desktop computers, embedded systems and external storage devices for consumer and industrial PCs.

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The THNSNF series employs Toggle MLC (multi-level cell) NAND flash, which delivers significantly faster performance than competing SSDs using synchronous or asynchronous NAND flash. Clocking in at around twice the speed of Toshiba’s HG3 series SSDs, the THNSNF series will be available in four capacities (64, 128, 256, and 512 GB) and in three form factors:

  • THNSNFxxxGBSS - 9.5 mm height, SATA 6Gb/s
  • THNSNFxxxGCSS -7.0 mm height, SATA 6Gb/s
  • THNSNFxxxGMCS - mSATATM, SATA 6Gb/s

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patriot_ep_pro_sdxc_128gb.pngPatriot Memory, a global pioneer in high-performance memory, NAND flash, storage and enthusiast computer products today launches their new EP Pro Series SDHC/SDXC flash storage, shipping July 16th.

The EP Pro is the new high performance flagship in Patriot Memory’s secure digital card line up. Designed with high definition video and photography enthusiasts in mind, the Patriot Memory’s EP Pro SDHC/SDXC delivers unrivaled transfer speeds of 90MB/s (read) and 50MB/s (write) and capacities up to 128GB. With nearly 5x the transfer speeds of standard SDHC cards, when used with UHS-I compatible devices, the EP Pro SDHC/SDXC provides the high performance necessary for professional high definition multimedia content creation.

“The EP Pro delivers the enhanced performance needed for multimedia enthusiasts who use advanced capture techniques such as burst photography and full 3D videography,” said Meng J. Choo, Patriot Memory’s Product Manager. “With read and write speeds of 90MBs/50MBs, the EP Pro series is also capable of recording at next generation 4K resolution for truly stunning HD content creation.”

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team_group_c123_usb3_flash_drive.pngTeam C123 is a USB 3.0 Flash drive designed to let everyone enjoy the sensation of USB 3.0 at the minimal cost! Cost/Performance value cannot get any higher than this! On the outside, the design is centered on a simple and slick style with a carefully engineered curved cap to minimize the possibility of losing such a fine piece of work. With the lowest price, you will get easily the extreme speed that USB 3.0 has to offer! Users are allowed to transmit photos, music and video clips in a blink of eye, and that make life so much easier and so much fun. Having C123, life couldn’t have been easier!

C123 comes in 8, 16 and 32GB in volume and “charming white” and “stylish gray” in color.  The charming white brings out the extra colors on the tail cap on which the protective cap is secured, thus minimizing the possibility of losing the cap and adding extra convenience for users! The stylish gray is all about a glossy texture and the cool, calm noble fashion, perfect for urban businessmen on the go. Team C123 not only has stylish appearance and extreme speed, but also is the top choice in a time like when the price of everything is skyrocketing. Team Group is here with you for a difficult time like this.

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OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, will showcase the Company's latest client and enterprise storage solutions at Computex 2012 in Taipei, Taiwan June 6 through June 9 at the Taipei International Convention Center.

Continuing to demonstrate leadership in both the enterprise and consumer markets, OCZ will display a comprehensive lineup of its innovative SSD products. For high-end business, server, and OEM clients, OCZ will showcase PCI Express (PCIe) SAN acceleration and replacement solutions, and unveil the impending Intrepid 3 SATA III SSD Series based on the Everest 2 architecture. Live demos at the booth will include both the current industry-leading Z-Drive R4 CloudServ™ PCIe SSD that delivers over one million IOPS, and the highly anticipated Z-Drive R5 Series based on the co-developed OCZ-Marvell Kilimanjaro platform that raises the bar in performance, reliability, and endurance. OCZ will also showcase the VXL Storage Accelerator software that enables large scale deployment of a virtualized environment for businesses to eliminate the need for costly tier-1 SANs in a wide range of enterprise IT infrastructures.

For client storage, OCZ will showcase the flagship Vertex 4 SATA III SSD, along with the upcoming ‘Lightfoot’ portable SSD designed with the Intel® Thunderbolt™ platform that excels in data transfer speeds and offers high capacity for multimedia professionals.

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silicon_power_touch_t02.pngSilicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions today presents an ultra mini USB drive – Touch T02. Painted with vibrant and dynamic color and embedded with a powerful magnet, Touch T02 can be placed on multiple office objects, decorating your daily life with multiple colors of joy.

Touch T02 features an opaque one piece case with ergonomics arc-shaped design on the end, which makes it easy to grasp and use by users. Embedded with a power magnet, T02 can be easily attached to your office partition, metal drawer, or computer case without worrying about misplacing it. What’s more, with this convenient design, T02 can be stacked up one by one for your easy storage.

With its dashing and user-friendly design, Touch T02’s has received the COMPUTEX TAIPEI d&i award as well as the Golden Pin Design Award. All these recognitions have become our inspiration and thriving forces to making better products.

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RunCore, leading manufacturer of high-performance and rugged solid state drives (SSDs), will showcase its latest SSD line-up at Computex 2012 in Taipei, booth J1001A in the Nangang Exhibition Hall. This year’s major new product introductions will, among others, prominently focus on the RunCore Rocket Air, Mini DOM and Xapear SSDs. Well-known for its military-grade quality and durability, RunCore is increasingly expanding into the general consumer market with these products, thereby setting new standards segment.

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RunCore Rocket Air - Faster

As moderns laptops are designed ever thinner and lighter to be more energy-saving and easier to carry, demand for improved storage performance is also increasing at the same time. In order to deliver both these advantages, the RunCore Rocket Air SSD is ultra-thin in size, yet provides superb performance with the SATA III interface running with over 500MB/s transfer rate. With its internal MLC flash and consumer-grade operating temperature, the RunCore Rocket Air SSD is particularly targeting thin laptops like ultrabooks as well as mid-2011 MacBook Air.

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Biwin, an industry leader in flash storage products, today announced the world’s first 10-channel 2.5-inch SATA III (6 Gbits/sec) SSD, the enterprise class NuvoDrive NX, offered in 80GB, 160GB and 300GB capacities.

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Virtually all current SATA III SSDs have 4- or 8-channel controllers. The NuvoDrive NX’s is based on an advanced new 10-channel controller that alleviates the issue of flash bandwidth on the SATA III bus for high speed sequential transfers. The 10-channel controller also, for the first time, makes popular 80GB, 160GB and 300GB capacities available in a SATA III SSD.

NuvoDrive NX features a large 256MB DRAM cache to dramatically accelerate random write performance. NuvoDrive NX will deliver up to 80,000 4K random write IOPS for both compressible and incompressible data types. It supports sequential read and write speeds upwards of 500 MB/sec.

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