Western Digital Corporation, a global data storage technology and solutions leader, today announced its 400GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, the world’s highest-capacity microSD card for use in mobile devices. Two years after introducing its record-breaking 200GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card, Western Digital has doubled the capacity within the same tiny form factor. Keeping up with the demands of today’s mobile-centric lifestyle, the new SanDisk microSD card provides consumers with the freedom to capture, save and share photos, videos and apps, and enjoy offline content - all without worrying about storage limitations.
“Mobile devices have become the epicenter of our lives, and consumers are now accustomed to using their smartphones for anything from entertainment to business. We are collecting and sharing massive amounts of data on smartphones, drones, tablets, PCs, laptops and more. We anticipate that storage needs will only continue to grow as people continue to expect more sophisticated features on their devices and desire higher quality content,” Jeff Janukowicz, research vice president, IDC. “We estimate mobile device users worldwide will install over 150 billion applications alone this year, which require a ton of memory on all of our favorite devices.”Add a comment
ATP, the leading manufacturer of rugged SSDs and DRAM modules for the industrial markets, debuts its first NVMe based M.2 2280 SSD offering twice the performance of SATA-based SSDs. This newest generation SSD is designed to meet the storage demand of I/O intensive data processing and low latency requirement for industrial and mission critical applications, including surveillance, medical imaging, and many network- storage systems with fast caching requirement.
By adopting NVMe Rev.1.2 specifications and integrating the latest 3D NAND MLC technology, ATP’s M.2 2280 NVMe SSD is constructed via a PCIe Gen 3x4 bus interface offering from 128GB up to 1TB of memory capacity to boost its performance to exceed the previous bottleneck of AHCI standards, delivering Sequential Read up to 1,260 MB/s and Sequential Write up to 980 MB/s.
While other memory suppliers emphasize on configuring the performance attributes of an NVMe SSD, ATP takes a step further instead in carefully considering all aspects of enhancing memory longevity and reliability for mission critical environments.This includes careful selection of BOM planning with key suppliers, and adding wide temperature and extreme power cycling testing. Heat dissipation is another major issue commonly encountered for NVMe drives. Through temperature feedback and optimized thermal throttling mechanism, ATP’s NVMe SSD avoids drastic performance drop or possible damage to controller caused by overheating.Add a comment
Crucial, a leading global brand of memory and storage upgrades, today announced the availability of a new offering in its solid state drive product portfolio: BX300. It combines Micron 3D NAND with a value-conscious design to deliver the features DIY upgraders and builders are looking for. The new SSD includes 3D MLC NAND in a 2.5-inch form factor drive, is available in 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB capacities.
Upgrading from a traditional hard drive to a solid state drive has never been easier. The Crucial Advisor tool helps users determine a compatible upgrade based on their system’s manufacturer, make, and model. Supporting the BX300 is Crucial’s mobile-friendly install guide so users of all technical ability levels are armed with the straightforward, step-by-step information they need to successfully install an SSD. Data migration is also simplified with free access to Acronis True Image™ HD software.Add a comment
Transcend Information Inc., a leading manufacturer of storage and multimedia products, is proud to announce the release of the JetDrive 820 PCI Express (PCIe) Gen 3.0 solid-state drive (SSD) for Mac computers. The JetDrive 820 is an upgrade in both storage and speed, offered in capacities up to 960GB and featuring read and write speeds of up to 950MB/s. Made with the latest 3D NAND flash, Transcend’s JetDrive 820 is the perfect upgrade for a MacBook Pro®, MacBook Air®, Mac mini®, or Mac Pro®.
PCIe Gen 3.0 interface takes off the brakes
Transcend’s JetDrive 820 features the PCIe Gen 3.0 interface, bringing a whole new level of performance to Mac computers. Crafted with 3D NAND flash memory, the JetDrive 820 boasts great compatibility, reliability, and stunning read/write speeds. An SSD for the long-term, the JetDrive 820 is a must-have for Apple fans looking for speed and reliability.
Synology Inc. today announced the official release of Surveillance Station 8.1, which boasts faster performance and provides a more complete surveillance solution than previous versions with the introduction of the remote recording archiving feature, the integration with transaction devices and intercom cameras, and the ability to intelligently switch between different security levels.
"In this new release, we focused on enhancing performance and providing a complete surveillance solution for homes and retail businesses." said Ruby Lin, Product Manager at Synology Inc., "The integration of POS systems with surveillance videos, and the capability to archive recordings remotely from branch offices to headquarters, provide users a more complete retail solution. With new features that enable automatic switching between different security levels according to the location of the mobile device, and the integration with intercom systems, Surveillance Station 8.1 strives to deliver the most convenient and safe monitoring experience to home users. Additionally, the GPU decoder lets users use built-in graphic cards from the CPU to achieve blazing fast performance on Surveillance Station Client."Add a comment
LG Electronics USA has launched the 2017 LG Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Player with high-dynamic range (HDR) compatibility.
Previewed at CES 2017, LG's first 4K Blu-ray player (model UP970) will support Dolby Vision Blu-ray disc playback. Leveraging the HDR technology that powers Dolby's most advanced cinemas around the world, Dolby Vision transforms the TV experience in the home by delivering greater brightness and contrast, as well as a fuller palette of rich colors. Dolby's deep expertise in bringing advanced technologies from the cinema to the home has led to distinct features that enable Dolby Vision to deliver extraordinary viewing experiences to home consumers. In addition to Dolby Vision, the LG UP970 also offers support for generic HDR (HDR10), giving consumers the peace of mind that they will have access to the widest library of HDR content available.Add a comment
Western Digital Corporation, a global data storage technology and solutions leader, today unveiled My Book Duo storage system designed to give both consumers and professionals the capacity they need to keep up with their expanding digital content libraries and the performance to maintain pace with the speed of today’s small business landscape. With this extreme capacity and fast content transfer speeds, the new desktop RAID storage system has the capability to back up colossal amounts of photos, videos, music and important documents in one place while also providing users with complete control of their content.
“Both at home and in the office, people are creating and amassing huge volumes of data, and need high capacity, high speed solutions to easily and confidently move and store that data in a single location,” Sven Rathjen, vice president of product marketing, Client Solutions, Western Digital. “We see it within new content creation segments such as the drone market and with enthusiasts, as well as professionals, producing and editing massive, high-quality photo and video files. There has never been more of a need for a simple-to-use, massive capacity desktop storage solution such as My Book Duo for these content creators to keep pace with their growing storage demands.”Add a comment
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), a committed technology leader, today announces the X300 3.5-inch internal hard drive in 8TB capacity. Compared to the P300 series with capacities up to 3TB, the X300 Series delivers extreme performance and robust capacity for creative and professional applications including graphic design, animation, photo and video editing, and PC gaming.
The new 8TB model features Toshiba’s cache technology, a self-contained cache algorithm with on-board buffer management, which optimizes cache allocation during read/write to provide high-level performance in real time. The X300 Series is offered in 4TB, 5TB, 6TB and 8TB capacities, all with a higher 128MB cache than P300 series, ensuring fast data access. Available in a 3.5-inch form factor, the X300 performs at 7200RPM and a SATA connection up to 6Gbit/s. Compatible with most major brands of Serial ATA enabled desktop computers, the Toshiba X300 high-precision head positioning supported by advanced format technology (physical 4KB sector) and dual stage actuator technology delivers high storage density and capacity.
“Availability of the 8TB X300 Series is a testament to Toshiba’s commitment to growing the consumer HDD category and providing the tools needed to achieve varying professional workloads,” said Michael Cassidy, Vice President of Consumer HDDs at TAEC. “Toshiba offers a full internal HDD lineup that targets specific storage applications and grows with your gaming library and digital content.”Add a comment
Apacer launches the brand-new AC532, a classic portable hard drive combining a slim shape with great protection design, making it a high price-performance choice in portable hard drives. AC532 is equipped with an anti vibration internal suspension structure, which endures drops from 1-meter height. The anti-slip design on two sides makes AC532 easy to hold and carry, efficiently reducing damage from dropping, falling, bumping, and other shocks to ensure the safety of data. Also, AC532 adopts a USB 3.1 Gen 1 super speed transmission interface which greatly decreases the transmission time, and its capacity is up to 2TB, making your mobile life full of freedom and efficiency!
Anti Vibration, 1-Meter Shockproof, and Anti-Slip Protections
AC532 is equipped with triple safety protections: anti vibration internal suspension structure, 1-meter shockproof and anti-slip design on two sides. With comprehensive protections, AC532 considerately guards the precious data for users. The advanced anti vibration internal suspension structure forms a buffer for external forces of the hard drive, and reduces the impact from accidental drop or movement when accessing data. Besides, AC532 has passed the 1-meter drop test, showing that it is resistant to falls of 1-meter height without losing data. These solid protections make AC532 an excellent choice for portable storage!
ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launched the industrial-grade ICFS314 CFast storage card. Designed for demanding applications and harsh or high traffic environments, the ICFS314 uses 3D MLC NAND to increase durability and longevity. As a CFast 2.0 product, it delivers data in the SATA III (6Gbps) protocol, capable of 550MB/s read and 520MB/s write (more than twice CFast 1.0 speeds). The ICFS314 consumes just over 2W, making it exceedingly power efficient, and is available in a wide range of capacities from 32GB to 512GB.
Industrial users move to 3D NAND on CFast
The shift to more efficient, higher density, and longer lasting 3D NAND is well under way in SSDs. Enterprise and industrial users now also have the option of benefitting from 3D NAND advantages on CompactFlash/CFast products, such as the ICFS314. Stacked or layered NAND improves on its planar predecessor in every way, from speed to lifespan. The ICFS314 arrives in up to 512GB of meticulously-sorted 3D MLC NAND.