Plextor, a leading developer of high-performance digital storage equipment, today announced the M5 Pro Series Solid State Drive, a high-performance professional-grade SSD engineered using the latest Marvell® 88SS9187 Monet controller. The M5 Pro provides a unique enterprise-grade double-data protection featuring random read/write speeds of up to 94,000/86,000 IOPS and sequential read/write speeds of up to 540/450 MB/s.


The M5 Pro has the ability to consistently deliver high read and write speeds for all forms of data and use the multi-core controller to handle extreme high loads. This makes the M5 Pro suitable for use in a heavy workstation, server role, or Raid 0 configuration setting. The M5 Pro also makes use of True Speed Technology to prevent the drastic performance drop seen in some SSDs after intense or long-term usage.

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Mimoco , creator of the MIMOBOT line of designer USB flash drives and MIMOMICRO card readers, is thrilled to release the second in the Legends of MIMOBOT series, Bruce Lee MIMOBOT. Featuring the icons, geniuses, and stars of the human race that have changed our world for the better, the Legends of MIMOBOT series debuted with the release of Einstein MIMOBOT in early 2012. Now, Bruce Lee MIMOBOT continues the series by transforming the most influential martial artist of all time into designer flash drives that hold up to 64GBs of data, and come preloaded with bonus Mimory such as MimoDesk personalization suite of Bruce Lee-themed wallpapers, icons, video, and avatars, and MimoByte sound software that plays sound clips each time Bruce Lee MIMOBOT is inserted or ejected from one’s computer.


Bruce Lee pioneered the martial arts movie genre, developed his own style of martial arts called Jeet Kune Do, and introduced the discipline, power, and speed of martial arts to the western world. Now, Bruce Lee is, quite literally, the most kick-ass MIMOBOT flash drive ever made. This battle tested Bruce Lee MIMOBOT has the tiger claw cuts, yellow tracksuit, and matching nunchucks, and the suave determination that made the Legend himself so iconic. The bad guys won’t get near your data, not if Bruce Lee MIMOBOT has something to say about it.

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strontium_hawk_ssd.pngStrontium Technology has announced a new series of high-performance solid state drives called HAWK solid state drives. These are Hynix-made solid state drives with Strontium branding and after sales support. They are based on SandForce’s SF-2281 controller and SK Hynix flash.

The drives are meant to be an upgrade option for consumers who are looking to buy new laptop or desktop. With over 500MB/s of read and white performance, the HAWK SSD will make Mac Books and PCs run faster. In addition, SSDs feature enhanced durability, shock-proof, silent operation and are more reliable as compared to traditional hard drives.

Strontium HAWK SSD simply makes the computer more responsive than ever. With quicker boot up and shorter lead time in applications loading, it will definitely enhance your daily productivity and ensure your system takes flight to the next level. HAWK SSD is backed by a three-year warranty and the reliability of Strontium.

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Today LaCie announced availability of the RuggedKey, the perfect solution to protect data from life's stumbles. The RuggedKey is the latest addition to LaCie's award-winning line of Rugged drives designed by Neil Poulton. From inclement weather to unauthorized access, the RuggedKey protects data from any threat.


The iconic orange bumper is back, this time to protect a USB key from heat, cold, and 100-meter drops. The RuggedKey is a great accessory for an adventure photographer who needs a way to keep his photos protected and accessible while on the road. If the key is dropped off of a cliff or stepped on during a hike – no problem! His files are still intact. Furthermore, it's IP-54 certified to resist damage from dust and water making it the best device for on-the-go data protection.

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced that it has now begun volume production of an ultra-fast embedded memory for smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices in 16-, 32- and 64-gigabyte (GB) densities.

The new Samsung eMMC (embedded multimedia card) Pro Class 1500 delivers the industry’s fastest speeds for an embedded memory device, reading data sequentially at up to 140 megabytes per second (MB/s) and writing it at up to 50 MB/s. For random reading and writing, it can process up to 3500/1500 IOPS (inputs and outputs per second), four times the speed of previous eMMC solutions.

“With the production of 64GB Samsung eMMC Pro Class 1500, we are delighted to provide the highest performing mobile storage solutions available that support the latest eMMC standard, for worldwide mobile device makers,” said JaeHyeong Lee, vice president, Memory Product Planning & Application Engineering, Samsung Electronics. “We will confidently strengthen our research and development efforts to continually bring to market the most advanced mobile storage devices based on next-generation standards.”

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Memory and storage specialist Integral has launched Crypto SSD, its first range of solid-state drives (SSDs) to feature military-level, AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) 256-bit hardware encryption. As well as the secure, convenient and low-cost protection of sensitive data, the new drives offer all the benefits of solid-state storage. This includes low-power operation, silent running, rapid boot time and, as there are no moving parts, higher reliability and enhanced resistance to shock and vibration.


Protecting sensitive data through encryption is becoming a mandatory requirement for a wide range of organisations as bodies such as the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) impose increasingly severe penalties for data protection breaches resulting from lost and stolen computers. Crypto SSD is a ‘fit and forget’ solution with a low total cost of ownership (TCO) that will allow banks, law firms, educational establishments, healthcare professionals, local government and a variety of other business and public sector organisations to meet their data protection obligations.

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AUVSI (Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International) show in Las Vegas at Booth #2054, Apacer will be showcasing and demonstrating our latest industrial Solid State Drive solutions specifically targeting industrial and aerospace application fields where utmost reliability and performance under extreme conditions are of the essence. Apacer will debut our newest embedded SAFD 25A SSD solution with SATA 3.0 interface that will deliver high IOPs at a capacity of 512GB.

Visitors are also invited to discover our newly introduced mSATA module with SATA 3.0 interface specifically designed for applications that demand rugged performance in a very small form factor. The mSATA S1-M series possesses a maximum capacity of 128GB.

Apacer will also display devices which can sustain extended temperature ranges (-40°C ~ 85°C) including standard 2.5-inch and 1.8-inch form factors, as well as the JEDEC MO-300, MO-297 and other specifications such as SATA, PATA, Flash Card and USB interface solutions – providing customers with diversified options.

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MOSAID Technologies Inc. today introduced HLSSD™ (HyperLink Solid State Drive), a SSD that achieves Terabyte-class storage capacity using a single controller device. MOSAID engaged PaxDisk of Korea to develop the Terabyte-class HLSSD.


MOSAID’s Terabyte-class HLSSDs are optimized for data centers and the enterprise. Based on HLNAND™ (HyperLink NAND) technology, MOSAID’s HLSSDs deliver scalability, performance, reliability and cost advantages over SSDs that use conventionally designed NAND Flash devices.

MOSAID’s prototype HLSSD utilizes a single FPGA-based SATA3 controller to deliver 2TB capacity over four HLNAND channels. In comparison, a conventional 2TB SSD requires four SATA3 controllers, plus a SATA3 hub controller, operating over 32 channels.

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OCZ Technology Group, Inc., today announced that its enterprise Z-Drive R4 PCI Express (PCIe) SSD series has achieved VMware Ready™ status. This designation indicates that after a detailed validation process Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSDs has achieved VMware’s highest level of endorsement, and can be found on the VMware Solution Exchange (VSX) at

“By using Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSD drives with VMware vSphere 5.0, enterprises can accelerate virtualized applications while delivering fast and reliable access to data without burdening host CPU and memory resources. When combined with OCZ’s VXL flash virtualization software, Z-Drive R4 delivers a comprehensive and compelling virtual performance system that efficiently distributes flash resources across VMs to provide an even greater performance of key applications in virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), e-mail and database servers,” said Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ Technology Group.”

“We are pleased that OCZ Technology with Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSDs qualifies for the VMware Ready™ logo, signifying to customers that it has met specific VMware integration and interoperability standards and it works effectively with VMware cloud infrastructure, which will speed time to value within customer environments.” said Sheryl Sage, director, Alliance Programs, VMware.

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Crucial, a leading global brand of memory and storage upgrades, today introduced the Crucial v4 Solid State Drive (SSD), designed to deliver substantial yet affordable performance gains for mainstream SATA 2 (3Gb/s) systems, the primary performance capability of computers purchased before 2011. Available in 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB capacities with MSRPs of $49.99, $69.99, $99.99, and $189.99 respectively, the Crucial v4 SSD can be purchased now through select global channel partners, or direct through


The Crucial v4 SSD offers read speeds up to 230MB/s and write speeds up to 190MB/s, enabling faster startup times, faster application downloads, faster transfer data speeds, and increased reliability compared to traditional hard drives. The v4 SSD joins the m4 SSD and Adrenaline Solid State Cache Solution to round out the award-winning Crucial SSD portfolio.

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