InnoDisk, a global leader in Industrial Flash and DRAM Storage Solutions, announces two whitepapers that present our solutions for Wear Leveling & Read Disturbance, Garbage Collection & TRIM for solid state drives (SSD's).  InnoDisk is a service-driven organization, and is proud to provide useful, technical documentation to our customers and colleagues.

InnoDisk's wear leveling architecture and technology delivers an innovative method of spreading write/erase operations on an SSD evenly across blocks. By using system buffer blocks along with sophisticated block swapping and a configurable wear leveling performance frequency setting, SSDs using this technology can prolong their lifespan and prevent read disturbance.

While SSD storage solutions offer substantial value added benefits over traditional HDD data storage, data integrity remains a constant challenge for engineers and industry experts.  InnoDisk's handling of garbage collection with the TRIM command improves the write performance of SSDs.  Garbage collection with TRIM eliminates the need for whole block data erasing prior to every write operation, and helps prevent performance degradations and increase SSD lifespans.

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toshiba_exceria_pro_cf.pngToshiba Corporation today announced that it will launch a new line of high performance CompactFlash (CF) memory cards, the EXCERIA PRO series, expressly targeting the digital single lens reflex camera market. The initial line-up of 16GB, 32GB, 64GB cards will come to market in spring of 2013 and offer the world's highest level read and write speeds. EXCERIA PRO will position Toshiba to meet the demands of the high-end DSLR market, including high resolution image capture, sustained continuous shooting, HD video recording and high speed data transfers to other devices.

The EXCERIA PRO CF cards integrate Toshiba's high performance NAND flash memory and specially developed dedicated firmware. They achieve a read speed of 160MB/s and write speed of 150MB/s4, the highest level yet reported.

The new cards are compliant with the CompactFlash Association (CFA) standard CompactFlash Specification Revision 6.0 and compatible with the UDMA7 high speed interface, ensuring they can support high performance DSLRs to the full. The cards are also compatible with the latest Video Performance Guarantee standard, VPG-20. VPG-20 secures Full HD video capture streams at a minimum write speed of 20MB/s for compatible host devices and recording media. VPG-20 enables high quality Full HD video capture at high frame rates with no dropped frames.

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OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced that it has initiated a beta test program for its Linux® Acceleration (LXL) Software development and invites its enterprise SSD customers to participate. The new OCZ LXL Software is a fast caching storage solution for OCZ's portfolio of enterprise SSDs and designed specifically for Linux-based physical and virtual environments.

OCZ's unique LXL Software provides a new integrated approach for making application-optimized data cache selections while minimizing I/O access times to SSD flash. It achieves this type of dynamic cache selection optimization by splitting the caching policy engine between the core mechanism running in the Linux kernel and an advanced statistical out-of-band analysis module that optimally determines which data needs to be placed in the cache and stores the data locally in OCZ enterprise-SSDs. The LXL software supports a wide range of OCZ enterprise solid state solutions across multiple interfaces (i.e. Z-Drive R4 PCIe Series, the Talos 2 SAS Series and the Deneva 2 SATA Series).

"By enabling intelligent direct pass caching, all data requests to and from the SAN are streamlined, reducing external traffic by up to 90 percent, as out-of-band communication with the data path provides very high selection efficiencies and ultra-low latency," said Dr. Allon Cohen, Vice President of Software and Solutions for OCZ Technology. "This innovative LXL architecture avoids the data-path processing penalties typically associated with selectively caching data and enables tighter integration of the data path from application to SSD flash. This beta program will allow OCZ to work closely with our partners to demonstrate and explore the benefits that this software delivers when paired with our SSD hardware to form a total solution for Linux-based environments."

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Patriot Memory, a global pioneer in high-performance memory, NAND flash storage and enthusiast computer products today announces the availability of the new ultraportable Autobahn USB 2.0 drive. Designed for those looking for excellent USB 2.0 performance and high capacity in a micro sized form factor, the Patriot Autobahn is less than 18mm in length and becomes barely noticeable when plugged in.

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Car audio enthusiasts can now rock their tunes with ease. The Autobahn is plug-and-play compatible with stereos that support USB connections for hours of music playback, without the hassle of plugging in an external player. The Patriot Autobahn is available in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB capacities to take all your data with you in and ever increasing mobile world.

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kingmax_ui-06.jpgContinuing its pursuit of data storage innovation, KINGMAX is excited to announce the December 17th launch its remarkably compact, ultra fast COB USB 3.0 Flash drive. The UI-06 features high read and write rates and is built to last thanks to the waterproofing and dustproofing capabilities of PIP technology. The hardware is protected by smudge-resistant sandblasted metallic casing and is available in blue or gray.

Market trends and user demands call for portable storage with faster transfer rates, ever more secure data storage, higher capacities and heady design. As a leading manufacturer of COB technology, KINGMAX has combined faster components and dynamic compatibilities to create the powerful, pocket-sized UI-06. Highly efficient COB packaging techniques use only 8.8% of the space of a traditional SMT-type USB and with a peak read speed of 85MB/s and a maximum write speed of 22MB/s.

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