PLEXTOR, a leading developer of award-winning solid-state drives (SSDs) and other high-performance digital storage devices, announced today it will showcase the new M9Pe Extreme at COMPUTEX 2018, Taipei, Taiwan.
Breaking consumer SSD speed barriers, the new M9Pe Extreme delivers astonishing sequential read/write speeds of up to 6,500 / 5,000 Mbps. The next-generation M9Pe Extreme combines technologically advanced components and the Marvell® 88NR2241 intelligent NVMe™ switch along with PLEXTOR exclusive technologies to deliver high level performance required by prosumers, professional PC gamers and other application-intensive users such as animation editors, audio-visual drafting personnel, and film-making companies. Not only does M9Pe Extreme provide greatly enhanced data transmission performance, it also offers RAID functionalities for data redundancy and performance improvements making it a great choice for office or workspace environments.Add a comment
QNAP Systems, Inc. today launched the new 10GbE-ready TS-x63XU rack-mountable NAS (available in 4, 8, and 12-bay models with single and redundant power supply options) that features an AMD G-Series GX-420MC quad-core 2.0 GHz processor, 4GB DDR3L memory (upgradable to 16GB), and easy scalability, providing ideal storage solutions for bandwidth-demanding data center and virtualization applications.
Pre-installed with a single-port 10GbE 10GBASE-T network card (which also supports 10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M data transfer) the TS-x63XU series delivers up to 1,038 MB/s read speed and 985 MB/s read with AES-NI encryption acceleration. Supporting SSD caching, tiered storage allocation, and excellent expandability with a QNAP 12-bay expansion enclosure, the TS-x63XU series is ideal for business organizations looking for a secure private cloud and efficient IT infrastructure for 10GbE networks.Add a comment
NGD Systems, Inc., the leader in computational storage, today announced the general availability (GA) of the 16 terabyte (TB) Catalina-2 U.2 NVMe solid state drive (SSD). The Catalina-2 is the first NVMe SSD with 16TB capacity that also makes available NGD’s powerful “In-Situ Processing” capabilities. The Catalina-2 does this without impact to the reliability, quality of service (QoS) or power consumption, already available in the current shipping NGD Products.
The use of Arm® multi-core processors in Catalina-2 provides users with a well-understood development environment and the combination of exceptional performance with low power consumption. The Arm-based In-Situ Processing platform allows NGD Systems to pack both high capacity and computational ability into the first 16TB 2.5-inch form factor package on the market. The NGD Catalina-2 U.2 NVMe SSD only consumes 12W (0.75W/TB) of power, compared to the 25W or more used by other NVMe solutions. This provides the highest energy efficiency in the industry.Add a comment
Toshiba Memory America, Inc. (TMA), the U.S.-based subsidiary of Toshiba Memory Corporation, today announced that its XS700 Series of portable solid state drives (SSDs) is now available. A small, sleek, stylish, ruggedized, external SSD, the XS700 brings the portable performance that today’s digital lifestyles demand – backed by the technical expertise of the company that invented NAND FLASH memory.
Working with large media files such as 4K video and high-resolution images typically requires more speed than a portable hard drive can provide. The XS700 is a faster, more durable alternative – reaching speeds of up to 4.5 times faster than traditional spinning disk storage. Built with Toshiba Memory Corporation’s in-house 3D flash memory, 64-layer BiCS FLASH™, the XS700 is state-of-the-art portable storage for content creators, photographers and other consumers seeking maximum performance, excellent reliability and quick access to their data on the go.Add a comment
Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, today announced its DCP1000 and forthcoming DCU1000 PCIe NVMe solid-state solutions are helping drive needed efficiencies, increased productivity and reducing time-to-market for 4K+ episodic television, feature films, boutique commercial companies, virtual production applications and more. Recently deployed in a studio production environment, Kingston PCIe NVMe gave production, postproduction and media and entertainment (M&E) professionals the ability to work in 4K-to-8K capture workloads in real time, with 8x sustained IO improvements in media review and ingest; 6X reductions in lab ingestion to SAN, and an overall reduction in on-set idle time via maximum throughput to VFX, HDR or postproduction. Kingston will demonstrate the supercharged data performance of its powerful DCP1000 and DCU1000 solid-state products at the 2018 Cine Gear Expo this week (booth B101) at The Studios at Paramount.
“With modern content creators capturing across multiple formats such as Dolby Vision™, digital 65mm, VistaVision, and VRX Arrays, an urgency for a connection-proofed, high-performance solution is paramount,” said Dane Brehm, ICG DIT and Production Technologist. “Deploying both the Kingston DCP1000 and DCU1000 PCIe NVMe SSDs allowed our production to significantly increase on set-to-lab productivity of our original 6K camera RAW files to the lab for color processing, QC, LTO archive and upload. Kingston’s ultra-fast PCIe NVMe SSD storage solutions are designed for extreme data performance for mission-critical and performance-demanding ultra high-resolution raw media and VFX workloads. Both DCP1000 and DCU1000 are helping drive needed efficiencies in the virtual production space, increasing productivity and reducing time to market for high-quality multimedia content with significant creative and technical improvements for modern productions."Add a comment
QNAP Systems, Inc. (QNAP) today released the new QWA-AC2600 wireless adapter that can provide increased flexibility in NAS deployment and potential NAS applications. The QWA-AC2600 is a 2.4/5 GHz dual band dual concurrent (DBDC), 4 x 4 multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO) PCI Express (PCIe) wireless adapter, equipped with two Qualcomm QCA9984 NICs, that supports speeds up to 2533 Mbps.
Joan Hsieh, Product Manager of QNAP, said, "The QWA-AC2600 wireless adapter can turn Ubuntu/Linux PCs or compatible QNAP NAS into wireless access points or base stations, providing more flexibility in usage and more potential applications. Multiple QWA-AC2600 adapters can be installed into a single Ubuntu/Linux PC or QNAP NAS for flexible deployments and performance expansions without the clutter of network cables."Add a comment
ASUSTOR Inc. today has announced two new NAS devices will be released; the AS1002T v2 and AS1004T v2. These new models are upgraded versions of the AS1002T and AS1004T and uses an upgraded CPU now at 1.6GHz, providing better read and write performance than the previous generation. In addition, the hard disk controller has been redesigned to allow a hard drive capacity of up to 12TB.
ASUSTOR product manager Johnny Chen said: “Compared to the previous generation, the write performance of the AS10 v2 series has increased by more than 20%, providing home users with a smoother and faster storage experience. In addition, ASUSTOR offers a number of energy-saving designs in protect the environment and save money. The NAS also can hibernate all day almost without consuming power, making it suitable for users who need a NAS for the long-term to create their own dedicated backup solution."Add a comment
Synology Inc. today announced the official release of DiskStation Manager (DSM) 6.2, delivering a more reliable, efficient and secure NAS experience. The new Advanced LUN, iSCSI Manager, and Storage Manager provide professional users with a stable and powerful data protection solution.
“Eight months ago we released our DSM 6.2 beta program, with over 71,000 downloads, and received valuable feedback from users. In DSM 6.2, we focus on the stability and performance of new features." said Derren Lu, CEO of Synology Inc. "In the meantime, we took tens of thousands of hours testing on hundreds of machines to make DSM more stable and provide better IT management flexibility in every respect. Synology NAS do not just serve as network storage devices, but they provide a powerful and wide range of application services for business."Add a comment
ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules, NAND Flash products, and mobile accessories today launched a new addition to its range of portable storage devices, the ADATA UV240 USB Flash drive. It features a convenient flip cap with a quick-slide mechanism to offer effortless cap removal while also doing away with the potential for misplacing the cap. The UV240 works in USB 2.0, comes in white/blue, black and red, and features capacities ranging from 8GB to 64GB.
No More Misplaced Caps with Flip-Cap Design
Sporting a flip-cap design with a quick-slide mechanism, the UV240 has one less part to potentially misplace. The flip-cap design not only prevents users from losing the cap, it also allows it to be easily opened with a flick of a thumb. This simple yet intuitive design helps make the UV240 very satisfying to use on the go.
Lanyard Hole for Easy Carrying and Adding Personal Flair
Like most ADATA USB Flash drives, the UV240 has a lanyard hole for securing it to a lanyard, strap, keychain or other attachments for easy carrying and adding personal flair. This feature further boosts the UV240’s portability and reduces the chances of it being misplaced.
QNAP Systems, Inc. has extended the lineup of QM2 PCIe expansion cards with new models that support up to four M.2 SSDs slots on a single card. QM2 cards support either M.2 SATA SSDs or M.2 PCIe NVMe SSDs to enable SSD caching for boosted IOPS performance or to form an auto-tiering volume for optimal storage performance. QM2 cards also allow QNAP NAS users to maximize both storage capacity and performance by installing M.2 SSDs without occupying any 3.5-inch drive bays.
“When faced with a performance bottleneck, the random read/write speed of the hard drives in a NAS is one of the decisive performance factors,” said Joan Hsieh, Product Manager of QNAP, continuing “QM2 cards can greatly boost the performance of QNAP NAS with PCIe slots, while the flexible configuration of SSD caching and I/O-aware Qtier all helps multiply NAS performance.”Add a comment