Crucial, a leading global brand of memory and storage upgrades, today introduced the Crucial v4 Solid State Drive (SSD), designed to deliver substantial yet affordable performance gains for mainstream SATA 2 (3Gb/s) systems, the primary performance capability of computers purchased before 2011. Available in 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB capacities with MSRPs of $49.99, $69.99, $99.99, and $189.99 respectively, the Crucial v4 SSD can be purchased now through select global channel partners, or direct through


The Crucial v4 SSD offers read speeds up to 230MB/s and write speeds up to 190MB/s, enabling faster startup times, faster application downloads, faster transfer data speeds, and increased reliability compared to traditional hard drives. The v4 SSD joins the m4 SSD and Adrenaline Solid State Cache Solution to round out the award-winning Crucial SSD portfolio.

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LSI Corporation today announced enhanced features for its SandForce® SF-2200/2100 Client Flash Storage Processors (FSPs) specifically designed to satisfy the stringent power consumption requirements of Ultrabooks™ while also providing the superior performance benefits of flash-based technology.

LSI Flash Storage Processors are the intelligence that manages flash memory in solid state drives (SSDs) and delivers the performance and power efficiency benefits needed for the fast-growing Ultrabook market segment. The new LSI SandForce power management optimizations enable SSD manufacturers to develop drives that extend battery life and reduce system resume times, critical requirements in today’s growing class of thin-and-light Ultrabook platforms. Fueling increased adoption of SSDs, the Ultrabook market is forecasted to grow at a compounded rate of 92 percent through 2017.

“Client computing customers are increasingly turning to the benefits of flash-based products to accelerate application performance and deliver an enhanced user experience,” said Jim Handy, SSD analyst for Objective Analysis. “With their high performance and sleek, lightweight designs, Ultrabooks are experiencing strong growth, and the power and performance benefits enabled by flash storage processors such as LSI’s SandForce FSPs are a key part of the appeal.”

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PNY Technologies, Inc. today announced a plethora of new USB Flash Drive storage options for the Back-to-School season. Featuring the latest technologies and design options in plastic, rubber, or metal styles, PNY's new line of USB Flash Drives has something for every student and teacher. From elementary through college and business use, PNY's newest flash drives offer a variety of fresh new colors, shapes, and styles to suit your personal taste.


The PNY 32GB USB 3.0 offers faster transfer rates than ever before. This durable metallic drive is ideal for quickly and easily transferring and storing files like movies, videos and pictures -- at speeds of up to 80MB/s.

The 128GB Attaché is PNY's largest capacity USB Flash Drive ever offered -- a great storage option for large files like movies and videos. Featuring a sliding collar, the capless design is metal coated in a two-tone silver and black color, for a premium look and feel.

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Team Group Inc. is now rolling out the brand new Team C117 USB 2.0 exquisite flash drive that features a unique design which gives every urban man and woman the confidence he/she longs for.  The solid aluminum extrusion plus anodizing and delicate hairline finish present a simplistic, modest and exquisite appearance.  The user friendly single piece design completely eliminates the need for cap and complicated instructions, allowing users to freely express with identity.


The design consisting of only a single piece completely avoids the need for a cover and complicated application, giving every user their own handsome and free style.

The development team of Team Group not only is dedicated to the development high performance products, but also comes up with much easier ways of using our products satisfying every customers demand. The brand new Team C117 is a portable storage product designed specifically for urban businessmen and students.  In addition to the multiple volumes ranging from 4 to 32GB to choose from, the single-piece, capless design can work like a keychain, a perfect combination of life and technology.  The compact design is not only highly portable, downward compatible to USB 1.1 interface, plus the support for power saving mode and plug-and-play brings out the best of simple but pure ingenuity.

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Kanguru today announced that it has filed a lawsuit against Imation in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts seeking restitution as well as to prevent Imation’s continued use of the “Defender” trademark.

Kanguru, a division of Interactive Media Corporation, has been shipping secure USB devices with the trademarked Defender name as part of the Kanguru Defender product portfolio since January 2008. The allegedly infringing Imation Defender line has been shipping since mid-2010. In addition, Imation acquired two of Kanguru’s competitors (MXI Security and Ironkey) in 2011 and integrated the sales and product portfolios of these two companies into the Imation Defender suite.

“Kanguru formally noticed Imation of the Defender trademark violation in 2010. That notice has been ignored for nearly two years,” said Don Brown, president and CEO of Kanguru. “Considering the fact that the Imation and Kanguru product sets with the Defender names are directly competitive in a global market with many overlapping distribution channels, this is an extremely damaging situation for Kanguru which must be addressed to clarify confusion in the marketplace.”

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