AKITIO today unveiled their new Thunderbolt 3 PCIe box, the Node Lite. The new Node Lite is an upgraded version of their popular Thunder2 PCIe Box. The Node Lite features PCIe Gen 3, which provides much improved performance when using new PCIe cards such as video capture cards, RAID cards, NVME SSD storage, 10G and even 40G network cards. The Node Lite is compatible with both macOS and Windows computers, making it the ideal companion for the new 2016 MacBook Pro as well as new Thunderbolt 3 Windows PC's.
The Node Lite features the same compact, tool-less design as the Thunder2 PCIe Box in a stylish new space gray outer case. Inside the case, the Node Lite features two Thunderbolt 3 ports, which can be used to daisy chain other Thunderbolt 3 devices as well as USB3-Type C devices. Another new addition is a DisplayPort version 1.2 port which can be used to connect an additional 4K@60Hz monitor.Add a comment
QNAP Systems, Inc. today launched the TS-x53B series NAS (available in 2-bay, 4-bay and 6-bay models) with a PCIe expansion slot to meet the growing performance and functional demands from SMB and SOHO users.
"The TS-x53B is the first NAS in its class to provide PCIe expansion, which provides fantastic long-term potential for the NAS to be upgraded to include features such as SSD caching and 10GbE connectivity,” said Jason Hsu, Product Manager of QNAP. “For users who seek high productivity and smart workflows, the TS-x53B series offers a compelling choice in big features,” Hsu added.
Powered by the 14nm Intel Celeron J3455 quad-core 1.5GHz processor (burst up to 2.3GHz), dual-channel 4GB/8GB DDR3L RAM (upgradable to 8GB), SATA 6Gb/s drive support with integrated dual Gigabit LAN ports, the TS-x53B series delivers up to 224 MB/s read and write speeds while also maintaining the same outstanding performance with AES-NI accelerated encryption.Add a comment
ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launched industrial-grade ISDD361 SD cards. The cards employ meticulously-sorted and tested SLC NAND flash, and feature a hardened design optimized for extreme cold, heat, shock, and vibration. ISDD361 cards are meant for deployment in manufacturing, professional camcorder use, travel, photography, and military applications. They deliver up to 90MB/s read and are available in capacities ranging from 256MB to 16GB.
Durable, quality-assured SLC Flash
ADATA uses only the best single-level cell Flash on industrial-grade SD cards. ISDD361 models employ SLC, which surpasses MLC and TLC (multi-level cell and triple-level cell) NAND flash in durability, longevity, and reliability. With ADATA A+ Testing methodology in place, users get SD cards with guaranteed quality, backed by a 3-year warranty.
Built rugged for extreme environments, made smart to guard data
ISDD361 cards can handle a -40°C to 85°C temperature range. For shock resistance, they are rated up to 1500G/0.5ms, while vibration tolerance extends to 20G. At the same time, the cards are more than rugged, they are also sophisticated. Products support S.M.A.R.T. diagnostics, wear leveling to prevent unbalanced cell wear, and error correction code.
QNAP Systems, Inc. today released the beta version of Browser Station, an app that creates virtual browsers on QNAP NAS. It helps users avoid complex VPN settings when remotely accessing data on the same LAN as the QNAP NAS, providing a convenient and safe way to browse the web and access protected data.
“People who travel frequently or work remotely can greatly benefit from Browser Station,” said Christine Wang, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “they can easily access LAN resources from mobile and remote devices without needing a proxy or VPN, and also download files directly to the NAS.”
Users can easily manage all of their virtual browsers with the intuitive management interface of Browser Station. Besides supporting encrypted access with VPN protection, Browser Station can bypass IP blocks to enable users to remotely access restricted data, such as their company's private servers.Add a comment
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), a committed technology leader, today announces a new series of 3.5-inch internal NAS (Network Attached Storage) consumer hard drives for personal, home office and small business use – the N300 Series HDDs. The new line of high-reliability drives are optimized for the performance, reliability, endurance and scalability required of NAS environments in which large amounts of data need to be efficiently stored and accessed daily.
The N300 Series is available in 4TB, 6TB, and 8TB capacities; all featuring a large 128MB data buffer. With support for up to eight drive bays in a multi-RAID NAS design, users’ NAS configurations can grow in line with their evolving data storage needs. Additionally, Toshiba’s Dynamic Cache Technology, a self-contained cache algorithm with on-board buffer management, optimizes cache allocation during read/write to provide the high-level performance demanded by real-time domains.
“We recently revealed that we were the fastest growing vendor in the HDD space for 2016,” said Michael Cassidy, vice president of consumer hard drives at Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. “Our new N300 Series is another testament to Toshiba’s market leading determination to meet customer demand with drives that offer variety, dependability and efficiency for every need.”Add a comment
QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the official release of QTS 4.3.3 – the smart NAS operating system that empowers users to achieve more in their business and home life. Along with a streamlined user interface, QTS 4.3.3 provides greater “intelligence” to NAS operations and applications.
“QTS 4.3.3 was designed around the concept of ‘intelligence’ and adds numerous competitive features to realize intelligent and efficient functionality,” said Dylan Lin, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “Since the QTS 4.3 Beta release, our development team has constantly refined the usability and functionality of QTS to better fit the needs of users.”Add a comment
Synology Inc. launched DiskStation DS1517+ and DS1817+ together with the Expansion Unit DX517 today. The powerful and scalable 5-bay and 8-bay tower servers offer a high-performance, reliable, and versatile network-attached storage solution for tech enthusiasts and small/medium-sized businesses.
The exciting new feature in DS1517+ and DS1817+ is the inclusion of a PCIe slot, which allows users to install an optional 10GbE network interface card or Synology's new M2D17 M.2 SATA SSD adapter. In addition, DS1517+ and DS1817+ both come in 2GB and 8GB memory configurations, which can be upgraded to 16GB thanks to the easily accessible memory compartment.Add a comment
Sometimes bigger is better, especially when it comes to storage space. That is why SP/ Silicon Power, a leading provider of memory storage solutions, has added higher capacity memory cards with up to 256GB to its Superior Pro SDHC/SDXC UHS-I (U3) and Elite microSDHC/microSDXC UHS-I series. The latter one is for the mobile photo and video “junkies” among us. With 256GB extra storage, it’s the perfect companion for Android smartphones and tablets, as it keeps them well equipped for storage devouring high-quality photo shooting or video recording on the go.
The Superior Pro SDXC UHS-I (U3) is indispensable for high-performance video and photography use and its 256GB capacity caters for the particularly high demand in storage space for 4K high-resolution Ultra HD video recording. UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) ensures smooth performance for the capture of excellent image quality.Add a comment
CyberLink Corp., today released PowerDVD 17, the latest version of its flagship movie and media player that has sold more than 300 million copies worldwide. PowerDVD is an award-winning program for Microsoft® Windows® PCs, designed to provide playback for all types of digital media, from physical movie discs and video files to photos and music.
PowerDVD 17 adds support for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR headsets to bring virtual reality content front and center for users, along with groundbreaking innovations in 360 video playback. The added features offer a state-of-the-art portal to virtual worlds, enabling more ways to access the next emerging entertainment format that is virtual reality.Add a comment
SK Hynix Inc. today introduced the industry's first 72-Layer 256Gb (Gigabit) 3D (Three-Dimensional) NAND Flash based on its TLC (Triple-Level Cell) arrays and own technologies. The company stacks 1.5 times more cells for the 72-Layer 3D NAND than it does for the 48-Layer 3D which is already in mass production. A single 256Gb NAND Flash chip can represent 32GB(Gigabytes) storage.
SK Hynix launched 36-Layer 128Gb 3D NAND chips in April 2016, and has been mass producing 48-Layer 256Gb 3D NAND chips since November 2016. In just 5 months, the company has developed the 72-Layer 256Gb 3D NAND chips, securing the industry's finest product portfolio.Add a comment