Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, will be displaying its comprehensive industrial solutions at the 15th Embedded Systems Expo (ESEC) 2012. The trade show will take place at Tokyo International Exhibition Center (Tokyo Big Sight), Japan, May 9-11, 2012. Transcend’s booth will be located at West 8-74.

Participating at ESEC again this year, Transcend is proud to display a more advanced industrial grade product portfolio, including the latest SATA III 6Gb/s SSD and SLC SSD, mSATA and half-slim SSDs, eMMCs, flash modules, flash cards, and memory modules. Engineered for long life and maximum durability, Transcend's industrial products undergo extensive testing and offer extended temperature solutions to ensure peak operation under harsh environmental conditions and are perfect for truly demanding applications.

In addition to displaying a comprehensive industrial-grade product lineup, Transcend will also set up a professional on-site sudden power-off test to highlight the ultimate stability and guaranteed reliable data transfer of Transcend SSDs.

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Team Group Inc., which is working very hard in the industrial and embedded storage devices, is making its entrance for the second time in ESEC, the largest embedded system exhibition in Japan, with boiling popularity from last year. In addition to the full series of industrial NAND flash and industrial control memory modules, Team Group will present industrial embedded NAND flash SSDs. Team Group SSD series consists of 2.5” SATA and 1.8”PATA interfaces, and offers multiple choices of volume and customization service. The products feature high performance in vibration and impact resistance, ensuring smooth operations even in a harsh environment at a temperature of -40 ºC to 85 ºC. Team Group is hoping to grab the global storage market with these supreme products with good quality and high performance.

The industrial embedded NAND flash SSD features chips provided by original manufacturers, SATA/PATA/mSATA/ZIF storage interfaces, vibration and impact resistance, high performance and stability. Multiple choices of volumes and customization service are available. Also more featuring as wear-leveling and ECC 16bits/528bytes error detection, support for S.M.A.R.T to restore product service life and ensure data safety, and the leading bad block management technology provide straight line R/W speed with no drop below 20% even long time usage. The proprietary data safety core technologies allow support for power failure date protection, secure erase and self destrory, data backup and restoration. The industrial level wide temperature performance at -40 ºC to 85 ºC enables high-speed transmission even at an extremely harsh environment. With all these excellent features, the products provide a good selection of embedded computer platform and storage integration solution for clients in military service, telecommunications, transportation, automation and medical practice!

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Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced a hardware update enabling browser support for Wi-Drive. The update allows multiplatform wireless streaming of data from any Wi-Fi enabled mobile device via a Web browser. The feature will be included in future shipments and all current owners of Wi-Drive can update their own device. This expansion of device support allows a mixture of users’ preferred mobile devices to simultaneously access and share content on the Wi-Drive. With integrated Wi-Fi and four hours of battery life, Kingston® Wi-Drive offers great pocket-sized portable storage (up to 64GB) and easy file sharing for any Wi-Fi device including Apple iPad®, iPhone®, iPod touch®, Android devices, Kindle Fire and more.


In addition to access via browser, Kingston also offers optimized apps for the Wi-Drive providing additional features for users. Wi-Drive App for Android OS devices is now available. Due to the variety of Android-based devices, Wi-Drive offers the most versatile experience for users so they can choose between the Web browser and App to access and share their media. In some cases, a third-party player is recommended for video playback within the Wi-Drive app for Android.

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tdk_smg3b_msata_ssd.pngTDK Corporation has developed the mSATA type SSD (Solid- State Drive) SMG3B series with support for 3 Gbps serial ATA. The products will be available from July 2012.

The SMG3B series drives with mSATA interface measure only about 30 mm x 50 mm and offer storage capacities up to 64 GB. High-speed mSATA implementation achieves actual read access speed of 170 MB per second. The mSATA standard, established by the Serial ATA International Organization (SATA IO), was initially adopted mainly for digital consumer products such as tablet computers and netbooks. Because of its space-saving advantages, the standard is now gaining increased acceptance also for social infrastructure equipment and smart grid applications. Products designed for such uses must fulfill high requirements not only with regard to data reliability but also in terms of endurance, data security, reliability monitoring, and similar aspects.

The SMG3B series uses the TDK original SSD controller GBDriver RS3 , featuring powerful error correction expandable to 44-bit ECC. Data reliability has been significantly enhanced thanks to a sophisticated power interruption data preservation algorithm and the auto refresh function. Another special feature is the data randomizer that varies data patterns during writing to reduce the risk of bit errors.

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OCZ Technology Group, Inc, a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, and IceWEB Storage Corporation today announced that OCZ's SAS-based Talos 2 SSDs and SATA III-based Deneva 2 SSDs have been selected by IceWEB for inclusion in IceWEB's complete line of unified data storage systems. IceWEB leverages OCZ's enterprise-class SAS and SATA SSDs to enable its storage systems with ultra high performance of I/O intensive applications while lowering power consumption and associated cooling costs.

Today's enterprise, mission-critical applications demand very high levels of I/O performance from storage systems that hard disk drives (HDDs) simply cannot provide since they only deliver about 100 to 200 input/output operations per second (IOPS) performance. Therefore, in developing unified data storage systems that yield ultra high-performance, high reliability and availability, low power and cost-effectiveness, IceWEB required solid-state storage as these drives store and access data through NAND flash memory versus from spinning disks. In a typical industry comparison, it takes about 50 HDDs to provide the IOPS performance of one SSD, and an SSD only consumes a fraction of the power of an HDD.

After testing and evaluating competitive SSDs in the industry, IceWEB selected enterprise-class SAS and SATA-based SSDs from OCZ to enable all storage arrays in its unified storage platform with a choice of storage interfaces. Through this process, IceWEB was able to determine that both the Talos 2 and Deneva 2 SSDs from OCZ provided the best read/write IOPS performance, included high reliability and endurance tools to extend usable drive life, and leverages a product roadmap to enable growth within the IceWEB unified platform. The SSDs are also used for IceWEB's IceCAP™ Cache Acceleration Protocol, automated tiering and pure SSD disk tiers, enabling customers to provision an IceWEB unified system for maximum application performance and capacity as various business requirements dictate.

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