Toshiba Memory America, Inc. (TMA), the U.S.-based subsidiary of Toshiba Memory Corporation, has enhanced its portfolio of solid-state drives (SSDs) for the data center with a new, 3D flash memory-based lineup of PCI Express NVMe and SATA SSDs in multiple form factors. The new CD5, XD5 and HK6-DC SSDs enable infrastructure managers to address performance and workload demands by offering robust performance and reliability with lower operating power for read-intensive applications such as NoSQL databases, big data analytics and streaming media.
“Demand for flash storage in data centers continues to grow rapidly – with capacity shipped into the enterprise expected to increase at a 58 percent CAGR through 2021,” said Jeff Janukowicz, IDC Research Vice President for Solid State Drives and Enabling Technologies. “In order for hyperscale, virtualization, automation/orchestration and software-defined storage applications to thrive, cloud data centers must meet specific workload requirements. Toshiba’s latest data center SSDs are designed to help customers address these demanding environments and realize the most value from their flash storage.”Add a comment
QNAP Systems, Inc. today rolled out the TS-328, the first quad-core 3-bay NAS that allows for building a RAID 5 array using only three drives. Compared with 2-bay NAS that only allow for building RAID 1 arrays, the TS-328 provides the choice of RAID 5 and can optimize available space while providing high data protection. The TS-328 provides feature-rich multimedia applications and video transcoding capabilities, and is an ideal solution for home users to centrally store, backup and manage files and data.
30% of QNAP NAS users prefer using RAID 5 arrays to benefit from optimized storage capacity, higher performance, and data protection. QNAP’s first 3-bay NAS allows entry-level users to build a RAID 5 array on their NAS for a more cost-effective private cloud storage solution. The TS-328 also supports snapshots, allowing for users to quickly recover data in the event of accidental deletion/modification or ransomware attack.Add a comment
COLORFUL Technology Company Limited, professional manufacturer of graphics cards, motherboards and high-performance storage solutions is proud to announce the availability of its limited edition COLORFUL SL300 160G Spring L.E. solid state drive. Featuring an all-new pink frosted aluminum alloy shell, the COLORFUL Season series SSD is set to make a statement for builders who are looking to express themselves and create a stunning build featuring a pink color scheme or just want a snazzy pink SSD for their PC, the COLORFUL SL300 160G Spring L.E. is the only choice.
The COLORFUL SL300 Spring L.E. is based off the highly-commended SL300 series solid-state drives from COLORFUL. These SSDs feature a non-standard capacity due to newer 3D NAND flash specification which is the result of new developments in 3D NAND technology. This allows a large volume single BGA NAND flash chip to be created. For example, the COLORFUL SL300 Plus 160G uses a 4 die wafer array.Add a comment
OWC, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, is making drive juggling a thing of the past with the new OWC Mercury Elite Pro Quad. The new external storage solution offers four drive bays to provide massive amounts of storage from a single USB-C connection, with the flexibility to be utilized in Mac, PC and mixed Mac/PC environments. Designed for users who require high capacity storage with fast transfer speeds, the Mercury Elite Pro Quad is ideal for use by post- production firms, photographers, creative agencies, higher education programs, and small businesses.
Synology Inc. today announced the beta release of Active Backup for Office 365, an application that allows businesses to back up data residing in Office 365 to a local Synology NAS. The latest beta version adds support for backing up Office 365 mail, contacts, and calendar on top of the existing OneDrive for Business support, meaning users can enjoy better control and protection of their critical data.
"Since a rapidly growing number of businesses are moving their operations to the cloud, this is our first solution to comprehensively back up corporate data from a cloud provider," said Jia-Yu Liu, Director of Application Group at Synology Inc. "The Active Backup family of packages makes it effortless to consolidate data dispersed across physical, virtual, and cloud environments into a centralized backup solution. More Active Backup solutions to provide virtualization and physical backup will be released in the near future."Add a comment
ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules, NAND Flash products, and mobile accessories, today launched the XPG SX950U 2.5” SATA 6Gb/s Gaming SSD which utilizes the latest 3D NAND Flash memory and is driven by a high-speed SMI controller to reach large capacities of up to 960GB with significantly higher read/write speeds up to 560/520MB per second. Furthermore, the SX950U is equipped with Intelligent SLC Caching and a DRAM Cache Buffer to provide an optimized and consistent performance. To ensure data integrity and the safety of data transmission, the SX950U features LDPC ECC and RAID Engine technologies, enhancing the stability of the system and extending the SSD’s lifespan. For PC enthusiasts and gamers in pursuit of the optimal gaming experience, the SX950U is the ideal choice for improving system performance at an affordable price.
High Speed with Great Stability
The SX950U Gaming SSD applies the latest generation of 3D NAND Flash, providing higher reliability and performance in comparison to previous 2D NAND SSDs. With large capacities of up to 960GB, gamers can store more games and data on the SX950U. The SSD employs an SMI controller, along with intelligent SLC Caching and DRAM Cache Buffer, and is rated at maximum transfer speeds of 560MB/s for reads and 520MB/s for writes. Thanks to the features of the SX950U, gamers will be able to launch and load games faster than ever.
Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, announced today its new series of ‘Canvas’ Flash memory cards. Canvas will offer three different variations in both SD and microSD cards: Select, Go, and React to suit consumers’ needs.
With the Canvas line of memory cards, users and creators can choose the best storage medium available. The cards are designed to provide the reliability, flexibility and performance needed for any project. Along with tested durability, users will have the confidence to bring Canvas cards wherever their imagination takes them.Add a comment
Today, Intel announced the Intel Optane SSD 800P, the latest addition to the growing Intel Optane technology family of products. The 800P joins the Intel Optane SSD 900P, designed for enthusiasts and professional users, and Intel Optane memory, an acceleration solution to speed up slower storage, like hard disk drives and SATA SSDs. Intel Optane technology delivers an unparalleled combination of high throughput, low latency, high quality of service and industry-leading endurance.
Intel Optane SSD 800P enables fast system boot, speedy application load times and smooth multitasking. It is ideal for use as a standalone SSD, in a dual drive setup or in a multiple SSD RAID configuration (PCH-based or CPU-based), offering performance and flexibility to users. The drive also supports lower-power states, allowing it to operate in devices like laptops and 2 in 1 devices, as well as desktop systems. The 800P excels with low queue depth random workloads, where most client system activity takes place, and offers uncompromising responsiveness and throughput. The 800P is available in 58GB and 118GB capacities in the M.2 2280 form factor using an NVMe PCIe 3.0 x2 interface.Add a comment
The new Verbatim ToughMAX USB 2.0 Drive has been made with KyronMAX compounds, a metal replacement thermoplastic material which is able to withstand seriously punishing conditions and has been used in the most demanding of applications from fighter jets to mountain bikes.
KyronMAX™ compounds are manufactured by Piper Plastics which, like Verbatim, is a group company of Mitsubishi Chemical. This incredible material has been adopted by many industries including aerospace, medical, industrial and automotive, and has a tensile strength to weight ratio that is higher than steel.Add a comment
Synology Inc. today released RackStation RS3618xs, a high-performance 12-bay rackmount storage solution that can be used as a private file server, backup target, virtualization solution, and more for growing businesses.
RS3618xs is a 2U RackStation NAS powered by an Intel Xeon D-1521 quad-core CPU and 8GB DDR4 ECC UDIMM RAM, expandable up to 64GB. The four plug-and-play Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports can be expanded with higher performance 10GbE NICs through the PCIe 3.0 slot, providing over 3,900 MBps throughput and 143,500 iSCSI IOPS.
In addition to the native 12-drive support, storage capacity can be further expanded up to 432TB when connecting to two RX1217(RP), providing on-the-fly volume expansion. Its capability to support massive storage space on demand makes it ideal to serve as a virtualization solution, a centralized file server, a backup target or iSCSI storage.Add a comment