TDK Corporation has developed the GBDriver RS4 series of NAND type flash memory controllers with support for 3 Gbps serial ATA. Sales will begin in January 2013.
With an effective access speed of 180 MB/sec, the GBDriver RS4 is an advanced high-speed SATA controller chip. It is fully compatible not only with the latest 1xnm generation and 2xnm generation 16 kB/page SLC (single level cell) and MLC (multi level cell) NAND type flash memory, but also with 8 kB/page and 4 kB/page structures. This allows the customer to select the optimal flash memory for the respective application, providing the flexibility to configure high-speed SATA storage with a capacity ranging from 512 MB to 1 TB.
Along with high-speed control, a read retry function has been added which is essential for ensuring data reliability when using the latest MLC type NAND flash memory. Together with the auto-recovery, data randomizer, and auto-refresh functions of the existing GBDriver series, this design accommodates also future developments in the flash memory format. Data reliability is significantly enhanced by the highly acclaimed GBDriver power interruption tolerance algorithm. For customers requiring an even higher level of data reliability, the Enhanced ECC function makes it possible to expand ECC to 71 bits per 512 byte block.
Regarding the importance of data storage for embedded application, Apacer has launched two compact and portable industrial-grade USB Drives — AH321 & AH322 that boost “stability” and “durability.” The two models meet the industrial customers’ demanding requirements for system operation. With the superb reliability of SLC chips and the advantage of Fixed B.O.M., Apacer highlights that the firmware and major components of all the products can be fixed upon customers’ recognition and verification. This reduces the risk of out-of-stock and compatibility issues, ensuring high durability and reliability for customers.
With up to 32 GB capacity, the two Apacer USB Drives adopt USB 2.0 high-speed transmission and support operating systems such as Windows ME/XP/ 2000/Vista, Mac OS 8.6,Linux 2.4.0, etc. Featuring compactness, they support hot swapping and plug-in-and-play functions. Particularly, the Pen Cap design of AH321 allows the cap to be tucked in the back of the casing to prevent accidental loss. The greatest difference between these two industrial-grade USB drives and other consumer flash drives on the market lies in its firmware version and major components that can be fixed. Apacer’s clients can benefit from the stable, long-term supply, with compatibility issues caused by frequent product component changes significantly reduced. Time and money spent on product verification can also be saved.
Mushkin, Inc., an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance computer products, today introduced its latest line of high-performance USB 3.0 flash drives, the new Ventura Plus, available in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB storage capacities.
Ventura Plus delivers significant performance increases of up to ten times the speed of typical USB 3.0 flash drives, allowing users to share a 4GB HD movie in 15 seconds - compared to as long as 5 minutes with non-optimized USB 3.0 drives.
"Almost instant file-sharing capabilities along with the shock-resistant nature of flash drives allow me and my team to exchange and edit entire sequences of shots during filming quickly and efficiently," said Kelly Lee Myers, Digital Animation Supervisor, - Stasys - The Series "The Ventura Plus are so fast, it would have been really nice to have had them while working on the movie Iron Sky. When I need fast, safe and reliable storage, I trust Mushkin."
As big data, high-performance computing (HPC) and cloud-computing applications push the demand for real-time access of data into the zettabytes, Intel Corporation announced today its next-generation data center solid-state drive (SSD), the Intel Solid-State Drive DC S3700 Series, designed to remove storage bottlenecks and maximize multi-core CPU performance. The Intel SSD DC S3700 Series delivers fast, consistent performance and low latencies along with strong data protection and high endurance to help IT personnel support today's most demanding data center applications.
"Today's data explosion creates unique storage challenges for data center professionals," said Rob Crooke, Intel vice president and general manager for the Intel Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) Solutions Group. "High latencies and slow storage I/O can cripple data centers' ability to deliver exciting big data or cloud-computing applications with fast, low latency data access. Intel's next-generation Intel SSD DC S3700 Series breaks through SSD limitations for the data center on all fronts – fast, consistent performance, strong data protection and high endurance -- so IT professionals can deliver on their most demanding technology initiatives."
The white holiday season is right around the corner. Team Group Inc., one of the leading memory manufacturers in the world, is rolling out an elaborately finished Christmas products, including Team T123 USB 2.0 flash drive and SDHC Class 10 memory card. With sincere holiday greetings, Team Group presents the holiday joy just for you.
Team Group’s 2012 Christmas edition of T123 comes with hairline treated design and glossy diamond cuts. The laser-etched Christmas tree and glistering snowflakes bring out the best of Christmas rouge and shining blue that symbolize the happiest holiday and blossom with joyful and glamorous style. In addition, the sophisticated assembly process of COB (Chip on Board) allows a compact design that features easy portability and several advantages like waterproofing, dust-proofing and shock-proofing. T123 comes in 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB, giving consumers plenty of choices and making it the perfect gift for a merry Christmas.
Team Group’s another Christmas limited edition SDHC Class 10 is launched with a warm, golden finishing that in incorporated with reindeers, snowman and snow scene, thus creating a peaceful joy of happy holiday in a dazzling background. SDHC Class 10 is provided with SD 3.01 high-speed transmission interface, and comes in 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB. It allows storage of more music, films, pictures and documents. It satisfies the all kinds of entertainment needs of users and is the perfect storage device for your most memorable moments.