Imation Corp., a global scalable storage and data security company, today announced beta availability of its IronKey Workspace, certified for deployment of Windows To Go. The IronKey Workspace lets organizations outfit mobile professionals with a secure, fast USB platform to run Windows To Go from a USB stick on multiple compatible PCs, an ideal solution for teleworkers, contractors, and those implementing BYOD (“bring your own device”) strategies.

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The IronKey Workspace is certified for deployment of Windows To Go, a feature of Windows 8 that lets enterprise users boot a full version of Windows 8 from an external USB drive on compatible host PCs.

“The traditional and static arrangement of the software instance of the user’s workspace bound to a single hardware device no longer fits the personal computing requirements of a growing population of workers and, for that matter, their employers; breaking this software-to-hardware linkage is essential,” said Michael Suby, Stratecast’s vice president of Research at Frost & Sullivan. “PC on a Stick addresses this need by infusing complete and secure workspace portability into the realm of personal computing.”

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced a next-generation 64GB embedded multimedia card (eMMC) using 10 nanometer (nm)-class process technology. The new 64Gb NAND memory went into production late last month.

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Myungho Kim, vice president of Memory marketing, Device Solutions, Samsung Electronics noted, "The new high-speed, small form factor eMMC reinforces Samsung's technology leadership in storage memory solutions. We look forward to expanding our line-up of embedded memory solutions in conjunction with the new chip's design, in pursuing a system-level adoption of application processors and other key components that form the foundation for the most advanced mobile platforms. This will allow us to better attend to time-to-market demands enabling the design of more convenient features for next-generation mobile applications."

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toshiba_flashair_sdhc.pngToshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced the wireless LAN embedded SD memory card "FlashAir." The FlashAir is a standard SDHC (High Capacity) card that incorporates a wireless LAN chip set plus antenna for wireless communications. For a limited time, Olympus will offer the FlashAir for free through a mail-in rebate when purchasing select Olympus Cameras. Rebate forms can be downloaded at www.getolympus.com/olympusimageshare.

"Sharing and transferring photos from a camera to all the various gadgets a consumer owns these days can be a tedious process," said Maciek Brzeski, vice president of product marketing and development of branded storage products, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. "To simplify this process, Toshiba has created the FlashAir, which allows photos to be transferred wirelessly from a digital camera to a Wi-Fi-enabled PC, tablet or smartphone, removing the need for cables or card removal."

"Olympus is aligning with Toshiba on this sales promotion because the FlashAir offers a solution that enables users to send images wirelessly to their favorite social site easily and efficiently," said Katie Roseman, senior product manager, Olympus Imaging America Inc.

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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 it is shipping the next generation of its most cost-effective SSDNow V Series solid-state drive. The Kingston SSDNow V300 is a powerful upgrade solution for cost-conscious consumers looking to upgrade their existing desktop or notebook PC.

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The new SSDNow V300 is 10x faster than a 7200RPM hard-disk drive. It is powered by an LSI® SandForce® Flash Storage Processor (FSP) solution customized for Kingston, and optimized for industry-leading 19nm NAND Flash memory to deliver sequential read and write speeds of up to 450MB/s. Using best-in-class components, SSDNow V300 combines quality, performance and affordability first-time SSD users or anyone looking to upgrade an existing system.

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In October 2012, Renice released the world’s first native USB 3.0 SSD controller, as well as portable USB 3.0 SSDs ranging from 32GB to 512GB, at prices no higher than any SSD products in the market.

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These SSDs, using Renice’s self-developed U3127-IT controller, have some unique features like AES-256 bit, power failure protection and write protection, etc, with a read/write speed up to 430MB/320MB/S.

This efficient storage tool comes with a size even smaller than a business card. It is also a gospel for Mac users, for Apple has included USB 3.0 port into their newly released Macbooks, Mac users can easily run Win 8 on Renice USB 3.0 SSD through the Windows To Go function, eliminating the trouble to install OS through the complex Boot Camp. Renice’s native USB 3.0 SSD is the best solution for Macbook and Windows To Go.

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