Other 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.
SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, today announced an affordable, easy-to-install SSD caching solution that lets consumers significantly improve their desktop computer’s performance. The SanDisk ReadyCache solution can boost a desktop computer’s boot, shutdown and application launch times, allowing consumers to enjoy a more responsive computing experience, while utilizing their existing hard drive’s storage.
The SanDisk ReadyCache product is a performance enhancing caching solution that combines a 32 gigabyte (GB) 2.5-inch SSD that resides alongside a desktop computer’s hard drive with ExpressCache™ software by Condusiv™ Technologies. The software, sold exclusively by SanDisk, is easily downloaded from the SanDisk website and can be installed on any desktop PC running Windows® 7 operating system. After installing the SSD and software, the SanDisk ReadyCache solution’s advanced caching algorithms automatically manage data by caching frequently used files to improve overall performance.
Back in July, OCZ announced that it was working on its next generation SSD controller, the Indlinx Barefoot 3, and that it would begin sampling SSDs on this new controller in the August to September timeframe. Apparently, things are on schedule as Jess Luken, OCZ's Global Marketing Director, posted a picture of the Barefoot 3 on Twitter.
The Indilinx Barefoot 3 (IDX500M00-BC) is manufactured using TSMC's 65nm process technology. It also utilizes OCZ's internally designed Aragon 400 megahertz 32-bit processor which supports an SSD specific RISC instruction set. This allows most instructions and branches to be executed in a single cycle.
OCZ has not announced any Barefoot 3-based products yet. However, the company has said that we can "expect SSD sales related to Barefoot 3 in the third fiscal quarter", which should be sometime before the end of the year.Add a comment
Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend®), a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, is pleased to introduce the newest member of its JetFlash Capless family - the compact JetFlash 360 USB flash drive. Adapted to suit the worker rather than the workplace, the eye-catching ergonomic shape of the JetFlash 360 best fits the natural grip of the user to offer effortless, one-handed operation and complete control when sharing files on-the-go.
An indispensable tool in the office, classroom or at home, the JetFlash 360 measures just 45mm x 18.3mm x 7.5mm and weighs a mere 4.3g. The easy-to-grip, contoured design requires minimal effort when unplugging from a USB port, allowing users to transfer, store, and share their files quickly and easily. A bright addition to any set of keys, wallet or purse, the colorful JetFlash 360 is designed with a convenient attachment hook to help prevent accidental loss.
World renowned memory and flash drive manufacturer KINGMAX recently launched super mini flash drive – PI-01. Its tiny size fits car audio, tablet and notebook well; and it is so short that users might even forget its existence. PI-01 comes with two colors: sapphire blue and mist silver, and capacity of 4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB.
The tiny size of PI-01 protrudes only 0.7 cm long from USB port. For drivers, even under the circumstance of limited car interior space, which surrounding by many connecting devices or wires, PI-01 is so mini and short that it could fit USB port without being hit or getting stuck with other objects. PI-01 is tiny but capacious; the largest capacity 32GB model is able to save around 8,000 MP3 songs. With PI-01, drivers and passengers can enjoy a steady stream of music and don’t need to change disks anymore.