Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced that it has begun mass producing its fifth-generation V-NAND memory chips with the fastest data transfers now available. In the industry’s first use of the ‘Toggle DDR 4.0’ interface, the speed for transmitting data between storage and memory over Samsung’s new 256-gigabit (Gb) V-NAND has reached 1.4-gigabits per second (Gbps), a 40-percent increase from its 64-layer predecessor.

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The energy efficiency of Samsung’s new V-NAND remains comparable to that of the 64-layer chip, primarily because the operating voltage has been reduced from 1.8 volts to 1.2 volts. The new V-NAND also has the fastest data write speed to date at 500-microseconds (μs), which represents about a 30-percent improvement over the write speed of the previous generation, while the response time to read-signals has been significantly reduced to 50μs.

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team group dash cardThe world’s leading memory brand TEAMGROUP today announced the release of Dash Card, a memory card specially made for dashboard cameras. It is designed to offer long term and stable storage performance and high compatibility with dashboard cameras on the market. Having passed rigorous quality tests and compatibility verifications, it is proven to be dashcam’s best partner for memory storage.

TEAMGROUP’s Dash Card is a memory card which carefully designed for dashboard cameras and video surveillance. With UHS-I U1(Class10) specification, it allows dashboard camera to record Full HD 1080p (30fps) high quality video without any lag or unsmooth motions. It can record driving images or crucial moments clearly and provided as evidence to clarify the cause and responsibility of the accident. Dash Card has passed compatibility verifications with many major dashboard cameras on the market, and it was also tested respectively for functions such as video record, photo, etc. It has high compatibility, long term and stable storage performance that can completely record the trip and crucial images. Driving safety of consumers can be guaranteed; moreover, the rights and interest can also be protected in crucial moments. It is the most powerful backing when it comes to record driving.

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ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launched its new enterprise-class SR2000 series solid state drives (SSD), which include the SR2000SP U.2 PCIe and SR2000CP PCIe HHHL AIC SSDs. These SSDs are built on 3D eTLC NAND Flash technology to offer superb transfer rates, higher capacities, and added endurance. In addition, they come with value-added scalable over-provisioning (OP) software to give IT managers the flexibility to set OP capacity.

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ADATA SR2000SP U.2 PCIe SSD
ADATA SR2000SP U.2 (2.5”) solid state drives implement 3D enterprise TLC NAND Flash technology for superb transfer rates, including random read and write speeds of up to 830,000 and 140,000 IOPS respectively, and sequential read and write speeds of up to 3,500MB per second. The SSDs offer excellent power efficiency and compatibility across diverse storage applications that require security, convenience, and performance. To meet the ever-growing data volumes being handled in the context of enterprise servers, hyperscale computing, data centers, big data analytics, and others applications, the SR2000SP come with up to 11TB of capacity. For added versatility, the SR2000SP is accompanied with a scalable over-provisioning (OP) software that gives IT managers the flexibility to set OP capacity for enhancing SSD performance and endurance. The SSDs also support hot swapping to cause minimal impact to system operations, and feature TRIM command support in Windows. Purpose-made for enterprise applications, the SSDs undergo rigorous quality controls to ensure excellent reliability and durability – providing customers consistent performance and great value for money.

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Samsung Electronics, the world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced that it is being recognized for its environmental reliability by receiving the industry’s first Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) certificate in Korea with its 512Gb 64-layer 3bit V-NAND and 860 EVO 4TB SSD.

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The Environmental Product Declaration is a national certification system in Korea which recognizes a product’s performance according to seven key environmental metrics including carbon footprint, resource footprint, ozone depletion, acidification, eutrophication, photochemical smog, and water footprint.

In terms of per capacity (gigabit), the carbon emission of the 512Gb 3-bit V-NAND has been reduced to less than half of that of the 10-nanometer (nm)-class 64Gb V-NAND that was certified last year.

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sd express cardsThe SD Association announced today SD Express which adds the popular PCI Express and NVMe interfaces to the legacy SD interface. The PCIe interface delivering a 985 megabytes per second (MB/s) maximum data transfer rate and the NVMe upper layer protocol enables advanced memory access mechanism, enabling a new world of opportunities for the popular SD memory card. In addition, the maximum storage capacity in SD memory cards grows from 2TB with SDXC to 128 TB with the new SD Ultra Capacity (SDUC) card. These innovations maintain the SDA’s commitment to backward compatibility and are part of the new SD 7.0 specification.

“SD Express’ use of popular PCIe and NVMe interfaces to deliver faster transfer speeds is a savvy choice since both protocols are widely used in the industry today and creates a compelling choice for devices of all types,” said Mats Larsson, Senior Market Analyst at Futuresource. “The SD Association has a robust ecosystem with a strong history of integrating SD innovations and has earned the trust of consumers around the world.”

SD Express keeps pace with growing performance levels of mobile and client computing, imaging and automotive as they adopt faster communication and embedded storage protocols designed to make processing data faster.

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BIOSTAR unveils its newest solid-state drive featuring 3D TLC NAND flash - the M500 M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD. The BIOSTAR M500 uses the compact M.2 2280 form factor that is compatible with latest-generation motherboards, laptops, and mini PCs. It supports the ultra-speed PCI-express Gen3x2 interface which offers builders greater compatibility. The BIOSTAR M500 SSD is NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) 1.2 compliant delivering high-performance speeds of up to 1700MB/s sequential read and 1100MB/s sequential write and random read/write IOPS of up to 200K/180K.

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Smart Temperature Display
The BIOSTAR M500 Series SSD features visible smart LED indicators on its heatsink cover for temperature and data activity. The LED Smart Temperature display delivers real-time temperature status of the solid-state drive in three different levels: green for temperature below 50°C, yellow for temperature between 50°C to 65°C, and red for temperature above 65°C. The LED Data Transmission display data transmission status: blue light for access status and a green light for PCIe transmission mode (Gen 2 / Gen 3).

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Samsung Electronics, the world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced that it has launched the industry’s highest capacity NVMe solid state drive (SSD) based on the incredibly small Next-generation Small Form Factor (NGSFF) – an eight-terabyte (TB) NF1 SSD. The new 8TB NVMe NF1 SSD has been optimized for data-intensive analytics and virtualization applications in next-generation data centers and enterprise server systems.

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“By introducing the first NF1 NVMe SSD, Samsung is taking the investment efficiency in data centers to new heights,” said Sewon Chun, senior vice president of Memory Marketing at Samsung Electronics. “We will continue to lead the trend toward enabling ultra-high density data centers and enterprise systems by delivering storage solutions with unparalleled performance and density levels.”

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toshiba RM5 SAS SSDToday Toshiba Memory America, Inc. (TMA), the U.S.-based subsidiary of Toshiba Memory Corporation, unveiled a new, game-changing category of SAS SSDs expected to replace SATA SSDs in server applications. The RM5 12Gbit/s value SAS (vSAS) series features capacity, performance, reliability, manageability and data security advantages – at a price that obsoletes SATA SSDs.

A homogeneous SAS environment has long been the gold standard for enterprise server and storage systems. With vertical integration expertise in flash technology, firmware and controller design, Toshiba leveraged its leading position as the world’s leading SAS SSD line optimizing RM5 to close the cost gap with SATA – and usher in a new class of SSD. SATA simply cannot compete with SAS, falling well short in terms of performance, robustness and encryption options.

Designed with affordability and server applications in mind, Toshiba’s RM5 vSAS series seeks to provide a cost-effective and much higher performing solution to overcome the bottlenecks that are inherent with SATA today. Where SATA drives often use SAS expanders to scale out, RM5 enables the use of native SAS from end-to-end, eliminating the need for protocol translation to SATA. Customers can now take full advantage of SAS’s richer feature set and realize up to 4x performance throughput superiority over SATA.

“Servers that use SATA currently represent the majority of the market, and our RM5 series is designed to replace SATA SSDs,” noted Jeremy Werner, VP Marketing and Product Planning for TMA. “This is important, as the roadmap for SATA ends with the current 6Gb/s generation. With the introduction of this new class of drives, we are not only filling the void that the end of SATA has created but also offering our customers better TCO, increased performance and superior reliability.”

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Transcend Information Inc. (Transcend), a leading manufacturer of storage and multimedia products, is proud to announce the release of the JetDrive 855/850 PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe solid-state drive (SSD) upgrade kit for Mac computers. The JetDrive 850 features read and write speeds of up to 1,600MB/s and 1,300MB/s, and is made of the latest 3D NAND flash. The JetDrive 855 includes a sleek aluminum Thunderbolt enclosure for a simple upgrade experience. Both models are the perfect upgrade for a MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac mini, or Mac Pro.

Transcend JetDrive 855 SSD

PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe interface allows transfer speeds of up to 1,600MB/s
Transcend’s JetDrive 850 features the PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe interface, meaning four lanes are used to transmit and receive data simultaneously. The result is compelling performance of up to 1,600MB/s read and 1,300MB/s write. Crafted of 3D NAND flash memory, the JetDrive 850 is reliable, highly compatible, and brings a whole new level of performance to Mac computers.

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Toshiba Memory America, Inc. (TMA), the U.S.-based subsidiary of Toshiba Memory Corporation, today announced that its RC100 Series of NVMe™ (NVM Express™) M.2 solid state drives (SSDs) is now available. First introduced earlier this year at CES 2018, the new RC100 Series is geared toward the retail DIY market and features a powerful yet cost-effective design to make the benefits of NVMe storage accessible to more users than ever before.

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The Toshiba RC100 Series is well-suited to the entire spectrum of mainstream computing – from gaming desktops and notebooks to mini-PCs (NUCs) and everything in between. The new drives are available in capacities of 120, 240 and 480 gigabytes.

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