Mimoco, creator of the MIMOBOT line of designer USB flash drives and MIMOMICRO card readers, under license from Hasbro, Inc., is introducing new G.I. JOE and TRANSFORMERS character-based MIMOBOT flash drives at Comic-Con International. These releases are Mimoco’s second collection featuring Hasbro franchises in MIMOBOT flash drive form and function. The collection includes retro designs of popular G.I. JOE characters in MIMOBOT’s stylized appearance including SNAKE EYES, COBRA COMMANDER, and STORM SHADOW. The TRANSFORMERS line features retro BUMBLEBEE and STARSCREAM character designs.
Each G.I. JOE X MIMOBOT and TRANSFORMERS x MIMOBOT designer USB flash drive comes in a range of up to 64GB of memory capacity and comes preloaded with exciting bonus media. G.I. JOE includes amazing old school content like digital issues of the 1980’s comic books, episodes of the original animated series, classic G.I. JOE PSA’s, alongside bonus Mimory & mimoDesk suites of G.I. JOE screensavers, avatars, and wallpapers. TRANSFORMERS x MIMOBOT Series 2 also features Mimory & mimoDesk content and both series include mimoByte™ sound software that plays whenever a G.I. JOE or TRANSFORMERS X MIMOBOT is plugged into your computer!
As cloud computing becomes a mainstream, it is essential for enterprise servers to improve capacities and data transmission speeds. Apacer is taking cloud computing as one of its core areas of development, and has created the SAFD 25A - a SATA 3.0 SSD that boasts both capacity and performance gains to address the needs of this industry. This is a high-end SSD targeted for cloud-based computing, featuring outstanding efficiency, based on high IOPs, and a large storage capacity of 512GB. It aims to optimize data storage variables in cloud computing centers by providing speed within a stable and power-saving operating environment.
By using the exceptional features of SSDs such as anti-shock, anti-vibration, low-power consumption, and high-speed data transmission, Apacer expects to help enterprise servers to improve their data access constraints and, in doing so, take the place of traditional hard drives. This can all be accomplished in tandem with cutting a large amount of the cooling cost, providing ground-breaking efficiency to create an increasingly reliable operating environment.
In terms of performance and capacity, the SAFD 25A SSD adopts the SATA 3.0 interface, achieving twice the processing capacity of preceding SATA II interfaces. It boasts a maximum sequential speed of 475/360 MB/sec and IOPs of up to 50,000, making it as efficient as a RAID array consisting of 50 ~ 60 mechanical hard drives. By utilizing this SSD to access data, enterprise clients will have superior overall data processing capability and save the floor space cost of Data Center.
Strontium is proud to announce the launch of AUTO USB flash drives designed especially for car audio-video systems. Auto USB drive is small in size and light weight. It is made of engineering plastic body with high thermodynamic properties and high impact strength.
“With the growing popularity of in-car entertainment systems with usb ports, users can now easily enjoy songs from their music library while driving. The ultra-fast write speeds will quickly copy songs and videos from computer and blazing read speeds will deliver stunning sound quality and impressive visual displays” said Mr. Ajay Kogta, Country Manager, Strontium Technology India.
Measuring 35x17.4x6.9mm and 3 grams, an 8GB Strontium AUTO usb drive can carry 2000 songs or 8 hours of video and can be put inside car audio system’s usb port and left there permanently. The drives come in blue and black colors and capacities of 4GB, 8GB and 16GB. They can be bought from major retailers, online shops, petrol pump stations and card dealers.
Mimoco, Inc., maker of the MIMOBOT and MIMOMICRO lines of designer USB flash drives and card readers has San Diego Comic-Con fever! They are debuting 18 new MIMOBOT characters and begin shipping their newest product line, MIMOMICRO at their dual Comic-Con booths (#4936 and #2913M in the Star Wars Pavilion). From DC Comics to Star Wars, Hasbro to Adventure Time, the MIMOBOT collection has just been refreshed. Topping it off, Mimoco is proud to begin shipping its brand-new line of fashionable personal data storage devices called MIMOMICRO. A smaller, more versatile evolution of the MIMOBOT collection, MIMOMICRO can be used as a USB flash drive with removable microSD memory cards, and also functions as a card reader to transport data between mobile phones, tablets, e-readers, digital cameras, mp3 players, and computers.
“We launched our company and initial product line at San Diego Comic-Con in 2005, and year after year we strive to bring pop-culture fans a higher level of excitement than the last,” says Evan Blaustein, CEO of Mimoco. “With three SDCC exclusive MIMOBOTs, 15 additional MIMOBOTs, and the formal introduction of our first MIMOMICRO assortment of card readers in eight different characters, 2012 is sure to be our biggest and best year yet!”
Sony's newest memory cards supporting the XQD™ specification are the fastest ever developed, with read and write speeds of 168 MB/s. The new "S Series" is perfect for professional photography applications where high performance and blazing fast image capture are critical, such as sports and live events.
Sony's S Series cards are based on the XQD memory card specification, which the CompactFlash Association approved and licensed as an open format. A unique controller and optimized flash memory enables high-speed data processing, resulting in faster write speed and performance that surpass the maximum interface speed of CF cards (167 MB/s). Transfer speeds may vary and are dependent on the host device.
The new cards are available in 32 and 64 GB capacities and expand Sony's XQD line, joining the acclaimed H Series, recognized by the Technical Image Press Association with a 2012 award for "Best Imaging Storage Media." The S Series demonstrates Sony's commitment to enhancing its XQD memory card line-up as users' needs evolve for high-end digital imaging.
"Professional photographers need to shorten their workflow - the time between shooting, processing and editing," said Viviano Cantu, Director of Consumer Media for Sony Electronics. "With transfer times up to 30% faster than even the fastest CF cards, the S Series gives new meaning to high-performance digital image capture, more than conventional CF can offer, for pro shooters and advanced photo enthusiasts."
Plextor, a leading developer of high-performance digital storage equipment, announces the launch of its newest Solid State Drive (SSD), the M5S Series, featuring an enhanced and sustained read/write speed up to 73,000/70,000 IOPS. The M5S Series performs faster than its award-winning predecessors with overall enhanced performance. With its exclusive firmware technology, Plextor is proud to offer a consistent high quality and high-performance SSDs that will ensure the sustained optimal read/write speed after long periods of time and continued to excel in performances.
Plextor’s M5S SSD features a sustained computing performance with its exclusive firmware technology, including Instant Restore, Global Wear Leveling, and Bad Block Management. Besides the sustained long-term high speed performance that greatly strengthens the efficiency of data transfer, Plextor exclusive technology also helps stabilize and improve the sustainability of its SSDs. The new-generation M5S also inherits True Speed, a Plextor’s exclusive high-speed sustaining and non-declining performance technology that featured random read/write speed up to 73,000/70,000 IOPS as well as the continuous read/write speed up to 520/390 MB/s. The M5S SSD can truly responds to the complex access environment of the computer and bring a superb computing performance under stable speeds.
Unigen Corporation, a leading OEM designer and manufacturer of enterprise-grade flash storage, DRAM, and wireless communication modules, today announced the launch of its 6Gb/s mSATA and mini mSATA solid state drive modules for embedded applications.
The modules are available in three models. The Unigen Model 2202 and 2204 feature high random access performance, while Model 2512 is optimized for incompressible data or multimedia files such as video, image, and audio files. These new SSD modules will be available for shipment in August 2012.
With sequential read/write speeds up to 500 MB/s and 4K random read/write speeds up to 60,000 IOPS, the new mSATA devices will enable embedded systems to break through the bandwidth limitations imposed by 3Gb/s SATA and other often used solutions like USB or CompactFlash™ cards.
Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the second-generation of its popular DataTraveler® Locker+ secure USB Flash drive for consumers. The new, lower priced DataTraveler Locker+ G2 works interchangeably between Mac OS X and Windows systems and all data is secured with hardware-based encryption.
Users simply setup a password upon first use for access and the drive is as simple as plug and play with no extra software or partitions needed. The DataTraveler Locker+ G2 also features a password manager that allows users to store names and passwords for up to 20 accounts. The stylish, durable metal casing also features a key loop for easy attachment to a backpack, briefcase or purse.
Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced the Force Series GS solid-state drives (SSDs). The new SSDs, which offer the fastest overall performance in Corsair's SandForce®-based lineup, will initially ship in capacities of 180GB and higher. As with other Force Series drives, the Force Series GS SSDs are based on the SandForce SF-2200 SSD Processor, but add toggle NAND flash memory to boost random write speeds up to an amazing 90,000 IOPs.
The Force Series GS SSDs feature SATA 6Gb/s connectivity for compatibility and performance, TRIM support to maintain performance over time, and lower power operation for longer battery life. Their 2.5" form factor, combined with an included 3.5" adapter, allow easy installation into notebooks or into desktop PCs.
Despite the increase in adoption of SSDs in the industrial computer sector, price remains a major concern. Apacer seeks to address this issue with a quality SSD product. Apacer, one of the world's top ten PC SSD suppliers, has introduced a large-capacity MLC wide-temp SSD with CF and SD interfaces designed for industrial computer systems and automatic applications. Favorably priced, the product employs the vendor guaranteed flash chip, which means it can run stably under industry-level extended-temperature (-40°C ~ 85°C) environments. It stays reliable even at very high or very low temperatures, which makes the SSD a great storage solution suitable for the military, aviation, automobile, oil-well drilling and other industries.
Apacer’s next-gen MLC wide-temp SSD includes an CF card compliant form-factor with CFA 4.1 specifications and an SD card supporting the SDHC Class 10 standard. The CF card adopts the standard 50-pin connector; the data transfer mode is up to PIO-6, Multi-Word DMA-4 and Ultra DMA-5, available in capacities from 8GB to 32GB. It features sequential read/write speed of up to 55/20 MB/Sec, which is about 3 times faster than that of its predecessor. The industrial SD card version supports the ver. 2.0 standard as defined by the SD Association, available in capacities from 4GB to 32GB. It also effectively enhances file transmission speeds thanks to sequential read/write speeds of up to 19/14 MB/sec.