The DiskGO Secure GUARDIAN is available now in 1GB, 2GB, 4GB and 8GB capacities with prices ranging from $69.95 to $249.95. More information can be found here. Add a comment
EDGE Tech Corp (www.edgetechcorp.com), a leading U.S.-based supplier of DRAM and flash memory upgrades, portable computing products, storage devices, and other experience-enhancing technology solutions, introduced its rough-and-tough, hardware encryption-secured flash drive, the DiskGO Secure GUARDIAN.
Utilizing mandatory 256-bit AES hardware encryption, the DiskGO Secure GUARDIAN exceeds the government standard for encrypting data. The GUARDIAN features absolute security and mega-fast transfers, including dual-channel SLC flash that boasts read speeds of 25MB/s and write speeds of 16MB/s. The GUARDIAN is encased in an incredibly rugged, anodized-aluminum housing that withstands rough treatment and extreme elements such as water, dirt, and sand.
The Nano is available now through resellers located in the United States. Prices range from $14.99 to $89.99, depending on the capactity. If you'd like to read more, Imation's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
Imation Corp. (NYSE: IMN), a worldwide leader in removable data storage, today introduced in the United States its smallest, never-lose swivel cap USB flash drive, the Imation Nano Flash Drive. Combining a professional design with the performance and storage capacity needed to easily manage and transfer digital files, the drive offers security features, Windows(R) Vista ReadyBoost compatibility, recyclable packaging, and up to 8GB of storage capacity in a durable yet lightweight design.
Featuring the smallest form factor among Imation's swivel flash drives, the Nano flash Drive measures less than 1.75 inches long and half an inch wide, and weighs less than an ounce. The compact design provides a convenient and simple way for mobile consumers and business professionals to access and transport digital files such as presentations, email, audio and video even in tight spaces like airplanes. The 360-degree rotating, never-lose swivel cap protects the USB connector and data stored on the drive from loss. Further, Imation's environmentally-friendly Nano Flash Drive package is made from 100 percent recyclable paperboard.
Samsung Electronics, the world leader in advanced memory technology, announced today that it has developed the world's fastest, 2.5-inch, 256 Gigabyte (GB) multi-level cell (MLC) based solid state drive (SSD) using a SATA II interface, at the fifth annual Samsung Mobile Solution Forum held here today. Samsung's new 256GB SSD is also the thinnest drive with the largest capacity to be offered with a SATA II interface.Samsung is expected to begin producing its new 256GB SSD by year end, with customer samples available in September. A 1.8-inch version of the drive is expected to be available in the fourth quarter of 2008. Full details can be found here. Add a comment
With a sequential read speed of 200 megabytes per second (MB/s) and sequential write speed of 160MB/s, Samsung's MLC-based 2.5-inch 256GB SSD is about 2.4 times faster than a typical HDD. Furthermore, the new 256 GB SSD is only 9.5 millimeters (mm) thick, and measures 100.3x69.85 mm.
Once introduced, the Samsung's 256GB SSD will mark the largest capacity SSD from the global market leader in SSD sales, effectively eliminating density as a barrier to SSD adoption in the consumer space.
TDK plans to produce 10,000 units a month, with sample prices ranging from $900 for the 16GB drive to $2000 for the 64GB version. Full details can be found here. Add a comment
TDK Corporation announced today that it has completed development of the GBDriver HS1 solid state drive (SSD) controller for SSDs used in laptop PCs and industrial system hardware that employs PC platforms and completed commercialization and began shipments of the HS1 series of SSDs equipped with this controller.
Currently, SSDs that use NAND flash memory are employed in industrial system hardware and laptop PCs, but in addition to high prices, there are limits to NAND flash memory reliability and technology, and many users including PC manufacturers are hesitant to use NAND flash memory for applications that require the highest levels of reliability. Against this background, TDK focused on providing security and reliability adequate for memory systems and developed the original NAND flash memory control system. The result was development of a controller that can provide high-speed, high-reliability storage functions and the commercialization and start of shipments of the HS1 series of SSD equipped with that controller.
SanDisk Mobile Ultra memory cards will be available at various retail outlets in early June. More information, including pricing, can be found here. Add a comment
A must-have product for consumers who embody the digital lifestyle, the SanDisk Mobile Ultra high-performance cards are “best of breed” premium cards that provide fast side-loading speeds. This means that users will experience accelerated transfer rates of digital files to and from their mobile memory card and their computer. In addition to speed, SanDisk Mobile Ultra cards allow consumers to “wake up” the multimedia features of mobile phones by increasing the phone's storage capacity for maps, music, videos, photos, games and other essential applications. For avid mobile phone videographers, events and experiences captured by the phone's video camera can be quickly and efficiently transferred to social media or video-sharing websites. For added value and convenience, the card is bundled with a MobileMate Micro Reader that plugs directly into a USB 2.0 port to assist in this quick transport and easy management of digital content.