Western Digital Corp. today introduced the industry’s first 96-layer 3D NAND UFS 2.1 embedded flash drive (EFD), the Western Digital iNAND MC EU321, accelerating the possibilities of artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), multi-camera high-resolution photography, 4K video capture and other demanding applications for high-end mobile and compute devices.
Leveraging Western Digital’s 96-layer 3D NAND technology, advanced UFS 2.1 interface technologies and Western Digital’s iNAND SmartSLC 5.1 architecture, the new Western Digital iNAND MC EU321 EFD delivers exceptional data performance for smartphone, tablet and PC notebook devices, enabling outstanding mobile experiences even as the device approaches full capacity.
“Mobile devices have become the hub of our everyday connected lives. As emerging capabilities for 5G speeds, 4K video, AR and VR continue to transform what smartphones, tablets and notebooks are capable of, user expectations and technology requirements to support these rich user experiences are also on the rise,” said Oded Sagee, senior director, product marketing Western Digital. “Our 3D NAND technology enables users to tap into higher embedded storage capacity to support their data needs throughout the smartphone life cycle. In addition, where the performance of a device with traditional storage architecture typically slows down as it nears capacity, the Western Digital iNAND MC EU321 EFD is purpose-built to maintain high performance, enabling users to continue to create, preserve and enjoy their digital experiences.”Add a comment
QNAP Systems, Inc. (QNAP), a leading storage, network and computing solution provider, today officially released QTS 4.3.5. Designed to unleash the full advantages of SSDs to meet the demands of the high-speed networking era, QTS 4.3.5 marks a highly-anticipated milestone for NAS operating systems. Alongside the software-defined network architecture and additional functionality, the feature-rich QTS 4.3.5 delivers an exceptional performance-driven and streamlined user experience.
“During the QTS 4.3.5 beta testing, we gathered valuable user feedback that helped us put the finishing touches to the official release,” said Cherry Chen, Product Manager of QNAP. QTS 4.3.5 now packs numerous detailed improvements and enhancement, including, but not limited to, the following:Add a comment
TEAMGROUP, the world’s leading memory brand, today launches multiple USB flash drives to satisfy users’ different requirements in workplaces or other environments. They are the M181 with USB 3.1 and Type-C OTG dual interface, and the lightweight and compact C182/C183 with high speed transfer interface.
The M181 has a compact and exquisite appearance. The color design is based on low key elegant black with amber golden which create an excellent innovative texture. The dual interface M181 has both standard USB connector and Type-C connector, so consumers can use it on MacBook or Android devices with USB-C, and no longer need to carry an adapter cable. Not only both sides of Type-C connector can be inserted, it also offers high speed transfer performance to save time on accessing or saving files. In addition, it provides multiple protections including waterproof, dust-proof and shockproof to protect important data and files in every aspect. The 180° positioning structure makes it easy to use, and the 360° rotating cap design can also free consumers from the trouble of losing the cap_. It is both durable and easy to use.Add a comment
Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory solutions, today announced two new internal solid-state drive solutions to rejuvenate old laptops or PCs. The new Lexar NS100 2.5” SATA III (6Gb/s) solid-state drive (SSD) and Lexar® NS200 2.5” SATA III (6Gb/s) solid-state drive (SSD).
The entry-level NS100 SSD is an affordable upgrade for casual users who want more performance than their hard-disk drives (HDD) can provide. It provides faster boot-ups, application load times, and data transfers – turning your old computer from dinosaur to dynamo with sequential read speeds of up to 550MB/s. The NS200 SSD is ready for gamers and professionals looking to refresh their system with a quicker internal drive solution, giving the speed needed to take multitasking on an old PC or laptop to the next level. Users will be able to power through the day with sequential read speed of up to 550MB/s and and sequential write of up to 510MB/s, faster app response times and better overall performance for gaming, photo, and video editing, or other multimedia applications. Both Lexar NS100 and NS200 are shock and vibration resistant, making them more reliable and durable than typical HDD, plus they also feature SSD Dash management so the user can monitor their drive and make sure their applications maintain exceptional performance.Add a comment
Synology Inc. today launched DiskStation DS119j, a compact and energy-efficient 1-bay NAS, designed to be an ideal first NAS for anyone.
"There are many users who are not familiar with a NAS yet, nor are aware of the benefits of having one at home," said Michael Wang, product manager at Synology Inc. "DS119j is aimed to be an ideal choice for first-time NAS users with versatile software features, an intuitive user interface, and an affordable price point."Add a comment
Roku, Inc. today announced it is expanding its streaming player lineup with the addition of two new devices – the new Roku Premiere and the new Roku Premiere+. The Roku Premiere ($39.99 MSRP) and Roku Premiere+ ($49.99 MSRP) are simple to use and offer brilliant picture quality in HD, 4K Ultra HD or 4K HDR. The company also announced updates to its ultimate streaming player, the Roku Ultra which now features premium JBL headphones yet remains at the same price of $99.99 MSRP.
“Roku Premiere and Roku Premiere+ are the easiest and most affordable way to stream in outstanding picture quality. Tens of millions of 4K TVs will be sold this year; we’re seeing more content, even live sports, produced and streamed in 4K and HDR as each week goes by,” said Lloyd Klarke, director of product management, Roku. “At under $40, the new Roku Premiere is our lowest-priced 4K streaming player ever, and it’s going to give consumers the best picture quality their TV can handle. It is great for HDTV today and even better if they decide to get a 4K TV tomorrow.”Add a comment
HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today announced the release of HyperX FURY RGB SSD and HyperX SAVAGE EXO SSD. The FURY RGB SSD is designed for gamers looking to load games faster and smoother while brightening and enhancing their rigs with more color and LED lighting. Savage EXO SSD is a performance external SSD that can be used to store and run applications quickly and directly from the device. Both SSDs utilize 3D NAND technology for better power efficiency and durability, delivering high read and write speeds, 10 times faster than a 7200RPM hard drive.
“HyperX strives to create innovative high-quality storage solutions that suit the needs of a variety of users,” said Ariel Perez, SSD business manager, HyperX. “With the new HyperX FURY RGB SSD and SAVAGE EXO SSD featuring 3D NAND technology we continue to offer the exceptional performance products in the HyperX SSD lineup.”Add a comment
TEAMGROUP’s gaming brand, T-FORCE is expanding its product series. The recently announced, new generation of 2.5-inch RGB solid state drive – DELTA RGB SSD, and the international award winning XTREEM both release new models today, bringing extreme computer performance to satisfy global gamers’ desire for blazing fast performance.
T-FORCE’s new 2.5-inch DELTA R RGB SSD (RAINBOW/USB 9pin) is a luminous solid state drive. The 5:3 ratio luminous area is the largest in the industry and the 16.8 million color LED brings all new colorful visual effects to the boring solid state drive. The colorful lighting change can be presented at once with the built-in water flowing lighting with RAINBOW mixed color effect. The DELTA R RGB SSD (RAINBOW/USB 9pin) is suitable for any motherboard with new or old chipset. Just connect it to motherboard’s USB 9PIN header, and user is all set for having a total upgrade. With industry-standard 2.5” form factor and only 9.5mm in height, computer upgrade can be done in a swift.Add a comment
Toshiba Memory Corporation and Western Digital Corporation today celebrated the opening of a new state-of-the-art semiconductor fabrication facility, Fab 6, and the Memory R&D Center, at Yokkaichi operations in Mie Prefecture, Japan.
Toshiba Memory started construction of Fab 6, a dedicated 3D flash memory fabrication facility, in February 2017. Toshiba Memory and Western Digital have installed cutting-edge manufacturing equipment for key production processes including deposition and etching. Mass production of 96-layer 3D flash memory utilizing the new fab began earlier this month.Add a comment
GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, has added new NVMe PCIe M.2 SSDs to its storage lineup following the overwhelmingly positive reception to its first SATA series. With different storage capacities to choose from, the new SSDs adhere to GIGABYTE Ultra Durable and product stability standards, delivering highly stable and effective SSD performance.
The initial batch of GIGABYTE M.2 SSDs are available in three capacities, 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB sizes. The new SSDs adopt 2280 mainstream specifications and operate by way of the PCIe Gen3 x2 M.2 transmission interface, removing the need for power and transmission cables that are used with traditional SATA SSDs. Installation of these M.2 devices are more straightforward and the lack of cables makes way for improved airflow and heat dissipation inside the casing, strengthening the overall performance of these devices. NVMe architecture allows for superior read/write speeds compared to SATA SSDs and with M.2 Thermal Guards on GIGABYTE motherboards, GIGABYTE M.2 devices offer much improved performance at an incredible value for those who want to upgrade from SATA SSDs to NVMe M.2 SSDs without breaking the bank.Add a comment