Western Digital Corp. today introduced the iNAND 7350 storage solution, the company’s most advanced and highest capacity embedded flash drive (EFD) to date. Leveraging Western Digital’s 3D NAND and unique and highly intelligent, fourth-generation SmartSLC technology, iNAND 7350 delivers up to 256 gigabytes (GB) of reliable and responsive embedded storage that is ideal for data-rich applications and next-generation mobile experiences.
“Our new 256GB iNAND 7350 is the highest capacity embedded storage device available today on e.MMC, the industry’s most proven interface,” said Christopher Bergey, vice president of Embedded and Integrated Solutions with Western Digital. “By combining our 3D NAND technology and latest application-aware architecture, we have built the iNAND 7350 storage device to deliver an exceptional balance of performance, capacity and cost-efficiency. This can enable smartphone manufacturers to introduce mainstream devices that offer the high capacity consumers crave and deliver outstanding application experiences – from high-quality 4K Ultra HD video playback to next-generation augmented reality (AR).”Add a comment
QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the latest version of its smart NAS operating system - QTS 4.3.3 Beta - which adds support for backing up files and data directly from compatible USB optical disc drives (including DVD and Blu-ray Disc drives).
After installing QTS 4.3.3, users can connect a compatible USB optical disc drive to their NAS and directly access the contents of inserted discs. The files and data from these discs can then be copied and backed up to the NAS for archiving, centralized management, and easy sharing.Add a comment
Team Group, the world’s leading memory brand, today officially announces the launch of its fastest storage solution designed for gamers with the introduction of the T-FORCE CARDEA M.2 solid-state drive. The T-Force CARDEA M.2 SSD utilizes x4 PCIE 3.0 for up to 2600MB/s read speeds along with NVMe and TRIM support. The custom-made T-FORCE cooling module enhances looks as well as endurance for continuous high-intensity usage. This combination of high-speed data transfer, aggressive looks and effective cooling makes the T-FORCE CARDEA the perfect upgrade for gamers who want the best for their system.
Named after the Goddess of Storm, the T-FORCE CARDEA utilizes new-generation PCIE Gen3 x4 to breakneck 2600MB/s read and 1400MB/s write sequential performance and with up to 180K/140K IOPS in random read/write operations. The T-FORCE CARDEA’s speed brings fast boot-up along with a responsive operating system that loads games and application faster for a smoother experience with reduced loading time. NVME.Add a comment
Sony is increasing the speed and efficiency of their SD card lineup with the new SF-G Series. As performance demands and file sizes continue to increase, the SF-G Series of SD cards offer enhanced features optimized for professional photographers, DSLR and mirrorless camera users and videographers.
With a write speed of up to 299 MB/s, enabled by Sony’s unique firmware, the SF-G Series will be the world’s fastest SD cards. The quick write speed supports maximum performance of digital imaging devices, contributing to longer continuous shooting of high-resolution images with UHS-II supporting cameras. It also contributes to a shorter buffer clearing time so users never miss a critical moment.
Using Sony’s algorithm, the cards prevent the decrease of data-writing speeds and contribute to the camera’s ability of successive high speed shooting.
The cards also feature a read speed of up to 300MB/s. Paired with a memory card reader, the cards can transfer large volumes and file sizes to a computer very quickly, contributing to a more efficient workflow for professionals.Add a comment
The SD Association announced today UHS-III, doubling the fastest SD memory card transfer rate up to 624 megabytes per second (MB/s). UHS-III faster speeds help move large amounts of data generated by data-intense Gbps wireless communication, 360-degree cameras, drones, 3D, 4K and 8K videos recorded on SDXC and SDHC memory cards.
Immense storage capacities introduced with SDXC memory cards give users the ability to take more pictures and make unique video features on the latest imaging devices. Fast UHS bus interfaces help users manage that content more quickly. Since it is fully backwards compatible, devices offering UHS-III bus interface will accept the billions of existing SD memory cards in the market today.
“SD memory card capabilities continue to expand, paving the way for new and highly anticipated imaging and video features, from virtual reality to 8K video,” said Brian Kumagai, SDA president. “The SDA remains committed to supporting innovation by consumer electronics manufacturers and to delivering the same performance and interoperability consumers and professional users love about SD memory cards.”Add a comment
Synology Inc. today announced the official release of DiskStation Manager (DSM) 6.1 and comprehensive packages, delivering a more secure, productive, and unified NAS experience.
The award-winning DSM is constantly evolving to help businesses tackle new challenges. This time, it delivers better IT efficiency with Active Directory Server, enhances performance with instant SMB server-side copy, ensures reliability with file self-healing, provides stability and security enhancements, and more.
"The release of DSM 6.1 is another major leap for the advanced NAS operating system in terms of security and productivity. The newly introduced features help Synology NAS serve as your office's all-in-one server and become a central piece of your IT strategy," said Vic Hsu, CEO of Synology Inc.Add a comment
NGD Systems, a pioneer creating intelligent solid state drives (SSD) for public and private cloud data centers, today announced the availability of the industry’s highest density storage solution. Shipping immediately and currently being qualified at leading OEMs, the Catalina SSD is available in capacities up to 24TB with 3D TLC flash in a PCIe edge card form factor.
“The Catalina is the industry’s highest capacity PCIe NVMe SSD, designed and optimized for applications requiring consistent and low latency mass storage,” said Nader Salessi, founder and chief executive officer of NGD Systems. “We are setting a new metric for energy and storage density to meet a key concern within data center and cold storage applications alike.”
At less than 0.65 watts per terabyte, the new benchmark of the Catalina SSD achieved by using NGD System’s patented Elastic FTL (Flash Translation Layer) algorithm, and the incorporation of its advanced error correction capabilities, which enables 3D TLC NAND flash in enterprise applications. Not only is this watt per terabyte ratio more efficient than that of any other SSD currently shipping, it is also better than the highest capacity Enterprise HDD currently shipping. Optimized for read intensive applications, the Catalina SSD is ideal for use in Content Delivery Networks (CDN), Just a Bunch of Flash drives (JBOFs), and media severs.Add a comment
Toshiba Corporation has today unveiled the latest addition in its industry-leading line-up of BiCS FLASH three-dimensional flash memory with a stacked cell structure, a 64-layer device that achieves a 512-gigabit (64-gigabytes) capacity with 3-bit-per-cell (triple-level cell, TLC) technology. The new device will be used in applications that include enterprise and consumer SSD. Sample shipments of the chip started this month, and mass production is scheduled for the second half of this calendar year.
Toshiba continues to refine BiCS FLASH, and the next milestone on its development roadmap is the industry’s largest capacity, a 1-terabyte product with a 16-die stacked architecture in a single package. Plans call for the start of sample shipments in April 2017.
For the new 512-gigabit device, Toshiba deployed leading-edge 64-layer stacking process to realize a 65% larger capacity per unit chip size than the 48-layer 256-gigabit (32-gigabytes) device, and has increased memory capacity per silicon wafer, reducing the cost per bit.Add a comment
Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a leading manufacturer of storage and multimedia products, is proud to release the Ultimate UHS-I U3M Video Speed Class 30 (V30) microSD memory cards. These MLC-based microSD cards reach blazing-fast transfer speeds of up to 95MB per second and offer optimum protection with capacities up to 128GB, ideal for 4K Ultra HD recording.
Transcend Ultimate microSD cards are manufactured with top-tier MLC NAND flash chips, providing consistent long-life durability and endurance. The newly-released Ultimate UHS-I U3M microSD cards meet the new UHS Video Speed Class 30 (V30) standards of the SD Association, offering minimum sequential write speed of 30MB/s, ideal for 4K video recording. With capacities of up to 128GB and read and write speeds of up to 95MB and 60MB per second, Transcend Ultimate UHS-I U3M microSD cards are perfect for recording fast-paced action and capturing smooth 4K Ultra HD and Full HD videos. Transcend Ultimate microSD cards are designed for use in action cameras, dashcams, smartphones, tablets, digital cameras, and drone cameras.Add a comment
QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the new TS-431X NAS - a cost-effective dual-core business NAS supporting 4 drives, one built-in 10GbE SFP+ port, and hardware-accelerated encryption. Along with its application-aware design and abundant productive features including containerized virtualization, centralized email management, a private-cloud-based note-taking tool, and Virtual JBOD, the 10GbE-ready TS-431X is a perfect NAS for small and midsize businesses looking for backup, restoration, private cloud, and higher bandwidth for rigorous data processing.
Powered by a dual-core AnnapurnaLabs, an Amazon company Alpine AL-212 1.7 GHz processor and 2GB/8GB DDR3 RAM (upgradable to 8GB), the TS-431X delivers up to 956 MB/s read speed with 10GbE, and up to 312 MB/s read speed with AES 256-bit volume-based data encryption. The integrated 10GbE SFP+ port enables exceptional throughput for intensive data transfer, and fast backup and restoration for an ever-growing amount of data.Add a comment