Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced the Flash Voyager GT Turbo flash drives, the world's fastest native USB 3.0 flash drives. Available in 128GB, 64GB, and 32GB capacities, the new flash drives deliver affordable, leading-edge file transfer speeds previously only available in far more expensive "USB 3.0 to SATA bridge" based drives.

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The Flash Voyager GT Turbo USB 3.0 flash drives are housed in a sleek, sturdy, brushed metal housing with a convenient capless design. The new flash drives deliver transfer speeds never-before-seen in a native USB 3.0 flash drive, with read speeds of up to 260 MB/s and write speeds of up to 235 MB/s, 1.7 times faster than other native USB 3.0 flash drives.† The drives connect with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, and work with Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux with no additional software required.

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STEC, Inc. (STEC), a leading global provider of solid-state drive (SSD) technologies and products, today announced the small-form-factor s230 Series of Slim SATA solid-state drives providing an efficient storage design tailored for embedded systems.

Anchoring STEC's line of industrial-grade embedded solid-state-storage solutions that feature SATA and SATA-II SSDs and capacities of up to 50GB, the s230 is a low-power, small-footprint Slim SATA drive in an industry standard JEDEC MO-297 format occupying less than half the space of a standard 2.5-inch drive. It features advanced PowerSafe(TM) Technology, making it one of the most reliable and cost-effective devices for space-constrained systems, in which protection against drive corruption (due to unexpected power loss) is essential. The s230 is available in a range of cost-effective capacities -- from 8GB to 32GB.

As the industrial SSD market continues to grow -- market researcher IDC projects annual shipments of intelligent embedded systems of nearly 4 billion units by 2015 -- the need for smaller embedded-computing solutions is increasing. These compact embedded designs require long-endurance and highly reliable storage solutions that are smaller than today's traditional 2.5- and 1.8-inch rotating-disk or solid-state drives. The s230 Series is ideally suited for space-constrained, fan-less system designs where traditional storage solutions are too large. The new compact design of s230 drives fills the growing need for small-format SATA SSD solutions in both the integrator and OEM markets.

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lexar_professional_1100x_64gb_qrd.pngLexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today introduced the Lexar Professional 1100x XQD card and XQD USB 3.0 Reader for professional photographers and videographers and advanced photo and video enthusiasts. Available in capacities of 32GB and 64GB, the Lexar Professional 1100x XQD card adheres to the XQD specification for next-generation DSLR camera models backed by Nikon and Sony.  The Lexar Professional XQD card delivers a minimum guaranteed read transfer speed of 1100x (168MB per second), allowing users to quickly capture and store high-quality images, 1080p full-HD and 3D video, and up to 100 frames in RAW format in continuous shooting mode. Smaller and more rugged than other card formats, the Lexar Professional 1100x XQD card provides exceptional resilience to water, temperature, shock, and vibration, making it an excellent choice for shooting in extreme conditions.

The Lexar Professional XQD USB 3.0 Reader is a compact and portable card reader that leverages SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology to provide high-speed file transfers from an XQD card to computer. Its sleek design with smooth contours allows the reader to easily slip in and out of briefcases and photo bags, and an LED activity light lets users know when data is being transferred.

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Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today announced three new USB 3.0 flash drives: the Lexar JumpDrive P10, the Lexar JumpDrive S33, and the Lexar JumpDrive S23.  The drives individually offer features that include improved transfer rates, colorful capacity options, as well as swivel and retractable designs. The new Lexar JumpDrive models are backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and enable consumers to quickly transfer and store photos, videos, and files on the go.

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“We recognize that there are a lot of choices in the market when it comes to USB flash drives, so we’re focused on providing our customers with high-quality, well-designed options that suit a range of storage needs,” said Aaron Lee, director of product marketing, Lexar. “Our new value USB 3.0 JumpDrives, S23 and S33, offer impressive performance and reliability at price points that will be attractive to everyone.  The new JumpDrive P10 continues to strive to be the fastest USB flash drive with a native USB 3.0 controller.”

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SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, today announced that the ASUS Transformer Book, the world's first notebook with a detachable tablet, uses the SanDisk U100 Solid State Drive (SSD) in the mSATA mini form factor for its blazing fast storage.

The innovative ASUS Transformer Book offers the features of an ultra-thin notebook and the convenience of one of the thinnest, most powerful tablets currently available on the market running the Windows® 8 operating system. The incredibly responsive and powerful 128GB capacity SanDisk U100 SSD included in the ASUS Transformer Book significantly enhances the computing experience with quick boot-up, rapid application launching and improved data transfer. In its mSATA mini form factor, the SanDisk U100 SSD enables the ASUS Transformer Book's amazingly thin, detachable form factor.

Featuring sensitive touch-capability, the display of ASUS Transformer Book can easily be detached from the machine's base, allowing users to move from a notebook experience to a tablet experience in seconds. This revolutionary design is aided by the compact size of the SanDisk U100 SSD. The small SanDisk U100 SSD is installed in the narrow space behind the display of the ASUS Transformer Book - enabling it to provide high-performance storage to the ASUS Transformer Book whether it is being used as a tablet or a notebook. The SanDisk U100 also works seamlessly with the ASUS Transformer Book's hard-disk drive (HDD), which rests below the keyboard and offers additional storage when the machine is used as a notebook.

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