apacer_cfast_memory_card.pngWhen it comes to the ever-evolving core technologies of embedded systems, data transmission efficiency and speed are the main targets for improvement. Apacer, one of the world’s top ten PC SSD manufacturers, has introduced a new CFast memory card to support the SATA II 3Gb/s high-speed transmission mode. After winning customers’ favor, Apacer has now upgraded the capacity and speed of their industrial CFast memory cards. Additionally, these cards come in MLC solutions and support extended operating temperatures.Apacer’s latest industrial CFast card, features a peak reading speed of 160MB/s, breaking the speed limits of the CF cards currently used by industrial enterprises. This speed is three times faster than typical industrial CF cards, dramatically promotingfile transmission efficiency, making itone of the best storage solutions for high performance computing systems.
                        
The CFast cards newly launched by Apacer are based on the V1.0 CFA standard. It combines the Form Factor of existing CompactFlash cards with the adoption of the 7pin SATA signal, 17pin power supply, and reserves additional space for special functions. Thus, the read/write speed is boosted up to 160/140 Mbytes per second, realizing the transmission efficiency of a SATA interface. Whether using industry-level, highly-reliable SLC chips or cost-effective MLC solutions, Apacer’s CFast cards always boast a resistance to extended operating temperatures (-40°C to 85°C), and are available in capacities of 64GB(SLC) and 128GB(MLC), satisfying the requirements of large capacity and high-efficiency embedded high-performance computing systems.

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transcend_128gb_sdxc_card.pngTranscend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, today announced the company's first 128 GB SDXC memory card. Perfect for consumers who need vast storage space and high-speed performance, Transcend's new 128 GB Ultimate Series Class 10 SDXC cards boast an incredible amount of storage capacity for extended Full HD video recording, and help improve camera response with ultra fast transfer rates up to 22 MB/s.

To meet the increasing capacity demands of professional-quality photos and videos, Transcend's SDXC cards provide an enormous 128 GB of storage space. Each 128 GB SDXC card can store a full 32 hours of 1080p High-Definition footage (based on 1920 x 1080 9Mbps H.264 AVC compression) or over eight thousand high-megapixel RAW images (based on 14 MB total size), eliminating the need to pause and switch memory cards during recording sessions or photo shoots. Additionally, with the use of the exFAT file system that supports files larger than 4 GB, today's professional photographers and videographers can enjoy prolonged periods of burst-mode shooting and nonstop 1080p HD or even 3D video recording.

Optimized for use with today's high-performance equipment, Transcend's Ultimate 128 GB SDXC cards fully comply with the SD 3.0 Class 10 speed rating, which guarantees write speeds of at least 10 MB/s. However, thanks to their use of premium quality NAND flash chips, these cards can achieve extraordinarily fast read/write speeds of up to 22/16 MB per second. This not only allows users of digital single lens reflex cameras (DSLR) and HD camcorders to easily capture fast-moving subjects in stunning detail, but also greatly reduces wait time when copying, saving or uploading stored content.

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apacer_ah135_usb_flash_drive.jpgPeople always crave for a peace of mind to balance their busy life. Apacer converts such passion for the nature into the design by launching AH135 flash drive. It captures the image of a tree— reminiscent of swaying trees and lush leaves — and shows respect for the nature. Tiny as a key, AH135 features the advanced COB technology as well as a metallic touch. Certified with Grade 7 standard of IEC 60529 (IPX7), AH135 boasts the waterproof function, striking a perfect balance between technology and nature.

AH135 captures the image of a tree embracing the breeze. The metallic branches display the strength of a solid tree trunk and the beauty of its fine lines. The shape of hollowed-out leaf conveys richness of leaves and reminds people of sunshine gleaming through the treetops and casting a shadow onto the ground. “We try to use a simple image to show how beautiful a tree is,” Grace Lo, Associated Vice President of Apacer Commodity Business Unit said, “despite the compactness, users can imagine vividly the beauty of breeze blowing through the trees and the vitality of flourishing leaves.”

Delicacy comes from details. AH135 is made of zinc alloy, presenting boutique-like quality and touch. More than an aesthetic design, the hollowed-out look of AH135 can not only be used as grommets for users to attach a bracelet or strap but fit ergonomic concept with increased surface friction for easier plugging/ unplugging.

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adata_dashdrive_choice_uc500.pngADATA Technology Co., Ltd. today announces the launch of the DashDrive Choice UC500 USB flash drive. This latest USB 2.0 interface entry offers a distinctive design as well as striking colors, once again, demonstrating ADATA’s determination and ability in bringing style and flair to the realm of digital storage.

The 50 x 19 x 11 mm (LxWxH) DashDrive Choice UC500 sports an attractive curved bottle shape, with color choices of golden champagne and sparkling red. The glossy metal exterior adds durability to the eye-catching design allowing users to carry their ‘memories in a bottle’ with confidence and pride. The UC500 is small and is easy to carry with an integrated strap hole for use with a keychain or lanyard. The sliding type USB connector eliminates the need for a cap. Capacities of 8, 16, and 32 Gigabytes ensure ample storage space for treasured personal data.

After announcing the company’s new product family in June, ADATA has moved quickly to release products that embody speed and portability signified by the DashDrive name. Products in the DashDrive Choice group showcases the industry’s most elegant designs, and are targeted towards fashion-conscious users who see the purchasing of digital accessories as an opportunity to make a personal style statement.

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owc_mercury_accelsior_pcie_controller_card.pngOther World Computing today introduced the OWC Mercury AccelsiorM, a Mac and PC-bootable, fully supported PCIe controller card that accepts any standard 50mm mSATA Solid State Drive. By utilizing the fastest data interface available in a Mac Pro or PC—the PCIe slot—the Mercury AccelsiorM can offer data transfer speeds that exceed 3Gb/s SSDs….up to 380MB/s.

As easy to install as a memory module, yet robust enough to handle the rigors of professional multimedia production environments, the half-height AccelsiorM card is the clear choice for Mac Pro and PC owners who desire the maximum performance from their 3G data bus-based machines. Waiting for I/O-intensive apps like Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, or Avid Pro Tools to render, capture or process will become a distant memory; business critical applications are given an instant boost; and game level loading, object streaming, and save times can be reduced for more play time and less waiting.

The OWC Mercury AccelsiorM PCIe controller card is AHCI compliant, so no drivers are required for a truly Plug and Play performance-boosting solution. Besides having the ability to turn a computer into a speed demon, this high-performance PCIe controller card is the only Mac-bootable, Mac supported card available.

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