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
Synology Inc. today officially announced Surveillance Station 8.2. This release showcases LiveCam, a brand new security camera app that instantly turns a spare phone into an IP camera. The iOS version has been released with the Android version coming around October. The revamp of DS cam offers higher performance, along with the addition of IP speakers to the hardware support list. The next generation of Application Center offers greater flexibility for application management.
"With the combination of LiveCam on iOS and the brand new DS cam, Surveillance Station has entered a mobile era of transforming the phone into a security camera and having its video recordings accessible by DS cam" said Ivan Chang, Product Manager at Synology Inc. "Features like Smart Time Lapse, Dual Authentication and support for IP speakers make Surveillance Station the project-ready solution."Add a comment
ADATA today announces the launch of the HD830, its most rugged external hard disk drive (HDD) to date. It features an ultra-sturdy aluminum exterior, triple-layer construction, and IP68 rating for the ultimate protection of data. What’s more, the HD830 is MIL-STD-810G 516.6 compliant and can withstand up to 3000kg of downward pressure. The HDD is also equipped with shock sensors that prevent errors and bad sectors due to accidental impact and shaking.
The HD830’s tough aluminum exterior is not just capable of surviving nasty drops and blunt force, but can also handle 3000kg of downward pressure, roughly equivalent to the combined weight of fifty average-sized people. The HD830 also meets the U.S. Military’s MIL-STD-810G 516.6 standard and can survive falls from up to 1.22 meters. A three-layer construction provides complete protection inside and outside, including a tough outer silicone casing that comes in red or blue, shock-absorbing buffer, and cushioned mounting that firmly holds the drive in place.
Akitio, innovators and developers of high-tech Thunderbolt products has announced the availability of the new Special Edition red Node Lite with 960GB Intel Optane SSD 905P. The red Node Lite bundled with an Intel Optane drive is now available on Amazon and through various Akitio resellers.
With industry-leading performance and endurance, the Node Lite with Intel® Optane™ SSD delivers incredibly fast transfer rates of up to 2600 MB/s. Connecting to a computer via Thunderbolt™ 3, this external drive is ready to handle even the most demanding storage workloads for both Mac and PC users.Add a comment
Seagate Technology, a world leader in data storage solutions, today launched the industry’s widest range of advanced 14TB hard drives, enhancing the company’s enterprise and specialty drive portfolio. Consisting of IronWolf and IronWolf Pro for network attached storage (NAS) applications, the BarraCuda Pro desktop drive, surveillance-optimized SkyHawk, and Exos X14 for hyperscale data centers, this purpose-built portfolio empowers customers to consume, manage and utilize digital data more effectively and efficiently while establishing new benchmarks in speed and capacity.
With this offering, Seagate continues to lead the industry in driving data storage technology toward a lower cost per terabyte through hard drive optimization, versatility of application, and unmatched capacity. Whether for personal use, creative and design computing, online gaming, or large-scale surveillance systems and hyperscale environments, Seagate drives are opening up new data management opportunities across a wide range of markets.Add a comment
ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND flash products, today launched the ADATA IUSP33F PCIe ball grid array (BGA) solid state drive (SSD). The SSD sports a form factor that is 80 percent more compact than M.2 2242 SSDs. Combined with a PCIe Gen3x2 interface and 3D Flash memory for excellent performance and durability, the IUSP33F is an ideal solution for slim-form-factor tablets, notebooks, hybrids, mini-PCs, thin clients, and wearables.
“We are thrilled to be introducing the new IUSP33F SSD, a compact solution that will enable next-generation tablets, ultrabooks, and other slim devices, but without compromising on performance and reliability,” said Hedi Huang, Sales Director of ADATA. “But the versatility of the IUSP33F goes beyond just these applications, and are also well-suited for new emerging applications in areas such as robotics, augmented and virtual reality, and automotive.
Small Profile for Slim Devices
With the growing prevalence of 3D Flash and advancements in manufacturing, SSDs are becoming ever more lightweight and compact, and the IUSP33F is a result of these developments. Thanks to its compact 11.5mm by 13mm BGA package and NAND Flash, the IUSP33F sports a profile that is comparable to that of eMMC memory. The reduced profile of the IUSP33F makes it suitable for slim devices where space is at a premium.Add a comment