optiarc ssdOptiarc, Inc., best known for its professional line of optical disc drives, has entered the world of digital flash storage with a new line of high-grade Solid State Drives (SSD). The Optiarc VP Series SSD focuses on protecting data integrity to safeguard the user’s vulnerable content by protecting against cell corruption and permanent fatal errors, ensuring the user will be able to maintain their content indefinitely.

Data retention has become an integral concern in the flash storage industry. As the capacity continues to increase with advanced 3D NAND flash memory technology, currently utilizing 96-layer memory cells, SSD manufacturers are able to increase flash memory storage while decreasing the device's physical footprint. The problem is that 3D NAND cells are built vertically in strings, meaning a defect in a single cell will most likely negatively affect the performance of the entire cell string. This minor contamination could lead to massive failure potentially causing total data loss.

“Given that SSD offers higher performance with less power consumption than a standard magnetic hard drive (HDD), plus capacities are increasing while costs are decreasing, SSD are becoming the de facto hard drives, for personal computers,” declares Ryan Swerdloff, VP of Sales and Marketing. With more people using SSD as their primary hard drive, these SSD will contain both the user’s operating system as well as their personal data. If that SSD were to irretrievably fail, the user could lose content that is extremely valuable and irreplaceable.

Add a comment

wd purple qd312 microsdWestern Digital Corp. today unveiled the new Western Digital WD Purple SC QD312 Extreme Endurance microSD card for designers and manufacturers of AI-enabled security cameras, smart video surveillance and advanced edge devices that capture and store video at higher bit rates than mainstream cameras.

According to IHS Markit, global shipments of professional video surveillance cameras are expected to grow from 127 million to over 200 million between 2017 and 2022, and those with on-board storage are expected to grow by an average of approximately 19 percent per year1.

With the migration to 4K and higher video resolutions, and the introduction of more smart cameras with built-in AI and improved local processing capabilities, surveillance cameras need to be able to store both video and raw data to facilitate these AI capabilities. As a result, storage with higher capacity, more intelligence and greater durability is increasingly required.

Add a comment

If you aim for the top, don’t skimp on your SSD drives! Check out Apacer’s brand-new AS2880P4 M.2 PCIe Gen3 x4 SSD, which boasts stronger-than-ever performance at reasonable price. This SSD now brings reading/writing speeds of 3,200/2,000MB/sec and 360,000 operations per second (IOPS) within easy reach of eSports players! NVMe 1.3-compliant, the AS2880P4 uses the latest 3D NAND TLC technology to make it an ultra-compact, high-capacity that frees up space for you to further modify and expand your gaming devices. Its max capacity of 480GB makes it perfect for hardcore eSports players, post-production CAD 3D modeling designers, and users demanding high speed and high capacity!

apacer AS2280P4 pcie ssd

The AS2280P4: astonishing power with a friendly price tag
The M.2 PCIe Gen3 x4 is definitely the top choice for high performance demands in ultra-thin notebooks, high-power computers, e-sports consoles, mini-PCs, and embedded devices. As a trend-defining SSD brand, Apacer has led the global market with its groundbreaking PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe 1.3 SSD and is now writing history again with its successor, the brand-new AS2280P4!

Add a comment

Today, Sony announced two new external SSD drives, the high-performance SL-M series and the standard compact SL-C series. These external SSD drives boast ultra-toughness, high-speed, hardware encryption and new utility software features aimed at photographers and videographers providing them the peace of mind to know that their data is safe even in challenging environments. The SL-M and SL-C’s high speeds enable quicker workflow when processing, editing, duplicating and storing data.

sony sl c sl m ssd

Toughness when you need it

The SL-M series and SL-C series both feature an innovative one-piece aluminium body with an omni-directional shockproof construction that provides the user with a sense of security when it comes to storing data. With an IP67 rating, both series are dustproof and waterproof and feature a USB Type-C port that is waterproof even without a sealing cap. Data is also protected even if dropped in up to 3 feet of water. These external SSD drives are highly durable and can withstand pressure of up to 6000kgf and bending of up to 2000kgf meaning that the user need not worry about carrying alongside other, heavier equipment. Additionally, the SL-M series and SL-C series are impact proof, withstanding drops from up to 9 feet.

Add a comment

Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory solutions, today announced the new Lexar® Professional SL100 Pro Portable SSD.

Lexar SL100 Pro ssd

The Lexar Professional SL100 Pro Portable SSD features a stylish brushed aluminum finish and comes in a conveniently small, slim size that makes it easy to slip in your pocket and go. It’s the perfect companion to accompany you across any terrain as it’s drop-, shock-, vibration-resistant and comes with DataVault™ Lite software, an advanced security solution with 256-bit AES encryption to help protect your essential files against corruption, loss, and deletion. Primed for power, the SL100 Pro has superior performance on the go, with speeds up 950 MB/s read and 900 MB/s write making it up to 2x faster than the SL100. It also features a USB Type-C port that enables the users to store and share quickly with USB 3.1 speeds.

Add a comment

ADATA Technology has announced the SD600Q external solid state drive (SSD). The SD600Q offer excellent read/write speeds of up to 440MB per second, four times the speed of external hard drives. It does this with 3D NAND Flash, offering excellent performance, reliability, and shorter loading times. What’s more, the SD600Q features a shock-resistance construction, heat dissipation capabilities, silent operation, and is power efficient.

adata SD600Q external ssd

Fast, Reliable, Large Capacity

Users will fall in love with the SD600Q at first use! Delivering read/write of up to 440MB per second, the SD600Q will allow users to transfer a 5GB Full HD movie in a mere 26 seconds. Packing 3D NAND Flash, or stacked memory, the SD600Q offers greater reliability, durability, and ample storage capacities of up to 960GB.

Add a comment

Targeting to expand the capacity of our consumers’ storage devices, Team Group today releases three new FLASH products. They are the MP34 M.2 solid state drive with PCIe Gen3X4 high speed interface and the latest NVME1.3 protocol, the ELITE A1 high-speed memory card which is specially made for ANDROID devices and 4K video recording, the C188 high-speed flash drive with elegant design and up to 130MB/s of read/write speed. These products allow consumers to upgrade their PC or mobile devices at ease.

team group mp34 ssd

Today, Team Group releases the M.2 solid state drive MP34 that uses PCIe Gen3X4 high-speed interface and the latest NVMe1.3 protocol. Connecting to the built-in controller of the chipset and processor through PCI-e bus provides transfer signal without any lag. The transfer performance is remarkable. The transfer speed of MP34 is up to 3000MB/s, which is 5 times higher than the SATA III interface. It supports S.M.A.R.T and has built-in smart algorithm, Wear-Leveling technology and Error Correction Code. In addition to bring the SSD to its maximum performance and prolong the service life, it also supports both Intel and AMD platforms. Whether it is installed on a desktop or a laptop, it will offer consumer the finest and smoothest gaming experience.

Add a comment

kingston high endurance microsdKingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, today introduced its new High Endurance microSD card. The card is especially designed for write-intensive application use such as home security and surveillance cameras, dash cams and body cams.

As write-intensive applications critically depend on a high level of reliability and performance, Kingston’s High Endurance microSD card provides durability, high-storage capacity and prolonged endurance to meet the unique recording demands of security cameras and dash cams. The High Endurance microSD card stores up to 20,000 hours of seamless video recording in full 1080p HD to capture a reliable record of what happens whether at home or on the road.

Kingston’s High Endurance microSD cards are engineered and tested for use in harsh conditions and are durable enough to protect from extreme temperatures, shock, water and x-rays. When needed the most, the High Endurance microSD card is the reliable solution to capture critical moments over a long period of time without the risk of compromised or lost data.

Add a comment

silicon power mobile c10Silicon Power (SP), a leading provider of memory storage solutions, adds the new Mobile C10 flash drive to its OTG flash drive family.

With the Type-C interface becoming the most popular interface for smart devices of any kind and increasing connectivity, data, and storage problems for smartphone uses, the Mobile C10 aims to be the premier solution for customers. SP designed the new flash drive to be an on-the-go companion and excellent solution for quick back-ups of important device storage, whether that’s on a laptop or another OTG smart device.

The Mobile C10 tackles the average users’ most common problems: losing connection to cloud-based music and movies during travel, much needed extra storage for smartphone backups, and a connection between phones and computers more trustworthy than cloud storage.

The Mobile C10 comes with impressive 5Gbps data transfer rates with its cutting edge USB 3.1 speeds and huge capacities. The C10 offers up to 128GB of instant storage expansion, making this device the perfect companion when customers run out of storage space from too many picture, video, and app downloads. This huge problem solver is conveniently wrapped up in a tiny package. The C10’s unique and easy-to-use Type-C connector retractable cover and COB technology keep the drive safe from rough use. With a high-quality hairline texture finish, the flash drive’s compact size and keyhole design allow easy travel and portability.

Add a comment

Micron Technology, Inc., today announced a new solid-state drive (SSD) portfolio featuring support for the NVM Express (NVMe) protocol, bringing increased bandwidth and reduced latency to client computing markets. The Micron 2200 PCIe NVMe SSD is a vertically integrated solution — including 3D TLC NAND, internally designed ASIC drive controller and firmware in an M.2 form factor. This solution allows Micron to address growing needs across original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and broader client markets for NVMe storage class drives.

micron 2200 pcie nvme ssd

Users want to enhance their computing experience through improved responsiveness for instant access to files and media, higher capacity to store rich content, longer battery life and sleek form factors in their favorite compute devices. NVMe SSDs address these needs better than rotating media technology does, while offering increased reliability and performance.

Add a comment