Toshiba Memory America, Inc. (TMA), the U.S.-based subsidiary of Toshiba Memory Corporation, participated in the PCI-SIG (Peripheral Component Interconnect Special Interest Group) Compliance Workshop #109 in Burlingame, California, where several prototype and engineering samples of the company’s upcoming PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs underwent PCI-SIG FYI Gen 4 testing.
The fourth generation of the PCIe interface, PCIe 4.0, doubles available bandwidth for graphics cards, SSDs, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet cards. The new standard will enable SSDs in particular to provide much higher performance than previous PCIe 3.0 SSDs, especially sequential read performance.
An early participant seeking to enable PCIe 4.0 technologies, Toshiba Memory leverages its technology leadership role and actively collaborates with PCI-SIG and other member companies to accelerate adoption of the new interface standard.Add a comment
Nexcopy Inc., a leading manufacturer and developer of flash memory duplicators, introduces the USB-C200PC, a 20 target USB-C Duplicator specifically design for USB Type C flash memory drives.
The USB-C Duplicator has a list of features which pivot from the award winning Nexcopy Drive Manager software. Features include:
Stan McCrosky, head of Sales, comments, “Developing this niche product is important for the growing demand of USB-C flash drive duplication. Optical drives are all but gone, especially in laptops, and Nexcopy is seeing a trend from traditional USB to USB Type C sockets in disk duplication vertical markets.”Add a comment
QNAP Systems, Inc. today officially launched the next-generation ES1686dc – an Enterprise ZFS NAS that features dual active controllers with Intel Xeon D processors for High Availability (HA). It supports SAS 12Gb/s, and each controller has four 10GbE SFP+ LAN ports, eight RDIMM slots for up to 512 GB memory, two M.2 SSD slots for configuring SSD caching, and scalable design for up to 1 PB storage capacity. The ES1686dc is powered by the latest QES 2.1.0 operating system that adopts ZFS and provides reliable data protection, recovery, and business-class features to assist businesses in accelerating mission-critical services and tackling the challenges of VDI applications.
“The ES1686dc demonstrates excellent performance and an uninterrupted high-availability storage solution,” said David Tsao, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “Whether being used as a mission-critical file server, virtualization server, VDI, medium-sized data center, video streaming, surveillance storage, and efficient file backup & recovery, the ES1686dc can achieve service-level agreements for performance and uptime.”Add a comment
ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules, NAND Flash products, and mobile accessories announces that it has upgraded the endurance rating of its industrial-grade 3D TLC solid state drives (SSD) to 3K P/E cycles, bringing their endurance, reliability, and stability up to par with 2D MLC SSDs. Combined with their ability to operate in a wide range of temperatures (-40° C to 85° C), they are excellent solutions that provide the durability and consistency required by applications such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), Intelligent Transportation Systems, surveillance systems, data centers, network operations, defense systems, and energy exploration.
ADATA 3D TLC SSDs Give 2D MLC SSDs a Run for Their Money
The continual improvements in NAND Flash design and manufacturing, as well as the ever-changing demands of the market, have driven 3D NAND to become a popular memory solution across many industries. Despite its growing prominence, 3D NAND has had two major deficiencies, namely the ability to operate in extreme temperatures and achieve higher endurance ratings. To fill this gap, ADATA has upgraded its industrial-grade 3D TLC SSDs to an endurance rating of 3K P/E cycles, which makes them comparable to 2D MLC SSDs. At the same, ADATA 3D TLC SSDs are also designed to operate in a wide temperature range (-40° C to 85° C), delivering a memory solution that is long-lasting, robust, and reliable.
CyberLink Corp., today launched the latest all-in-one disc burning, authoring and backup solution – Power2Go 13. The globally renowned burning and backup software returns with a host of innovative new features and free premium content for comprehensive disc authoring. The new version includes simplified menu design tools, free background music and a collection of premium templates for video enthusiasts to create and author professional movie discs from their home video or photo collection.
Over the years, Power2Go has become the most trusted and dependable solution for Optical Disc Drive (ODD) vendors around the world with its burning, backup and conversion technology. Power2Go 13 continues this trend, introducing innovative tools to make movie disc authoring available to all aspiring home-video creators and amateur filmmakers. Research from Vox shows that DVDs and Blu-ray discs still deliver unparalleled picture quality, making them perfect media supports for home movies, and enabling video enthusiasts to include a wide range of extra content and special features.Add a comment
CRU, a leading provider of high-quality data security, data transport and disaster-proof data storage devices, today announced the launch of the ioSafe 1019+ 5-Bay Network Attached Storage (NAS) device. The device can protect up to 140TB of data from fire or water damage in the event of a disaster and provides data backup, file syncing and sharing, and media management.
The ioSafe 1019+ keeps digital work secure in temperatures up to 1,550 degrees Fahrenheit for up to 30 minutes, which is long enough to survive most fires. In addition, its waterproof capabilities protect data should the device be submerged in up to 10 feet of water for three days. Aside from disaster proofing capabilities, the device offers 256-bit AES encryption, floor or rack mount kits and a full data recovery service.
"Following CRU's acquisition of ioSafe in July 2018, we've been working to release new disaster-proof ioSafe devices," said Randal Barber, CEO of CRU. "We're thrilled to release the 1019+ as the first of these products. The device plays an essential role in disaster planning as it empowers businesses and government agencies with the technology needed to quickly get back up and running when a plumbing or HVAC leak, building fire or major disaster occurs."
The ioSafe 1019+ is based on the Synology DS1019+ NAS device. It uses the Synology Disk Station Manager (DSM) operating system in combination with ioSafe's patented DataCast™ and Hydrosafe™ technologies to protect its hard drives and stored data from damage.Add a comment
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) announces the Canvio Slim, the latest addition to Toshiba’s Canvio portable hard drive family. With a lightweight, aluminium finish and at just 9mm thick (1TB model), the Canvio Slim is one of the thinnest and most compact external mobile hard drives in the market. The newest Canvio device can easily back up photos, music, videos, and other files with a simple graphical user interface over USB 3.0 High-Speed (5 Gbit/s) transfer and security software to prevent unauthorized access to data.
The Canvio Slim delivers data storage in a form factor that’s as stylish as it is portable. With up to 2TB of storage, USB 3.0 & 2.0 compatibility, and easy-to-use backup and security software, your ever-growing collection of files and multimedia content will remain safe and easily accessible,” says Michael Cassidy, Vice President, Consumer HDDs, Americas, at Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. “Its compact size, premium look and feel, and affordable price make the Slim an ideal travel companion for people who need a storage device they can toss into their handbag or carry-on and barely notice it’s there.”Add a comment
Seagate Technology plc, a world leader in data storage solutions, today announced it has been actively shipping 16TB helium-based enterprise drives as part of the Exos X16 family, delivering high performance and record capacity for hyperscale data centers to efficiently and cost-effectively manage ever-increasing amounts of data. The company also updated the IronWolf and IronWolf Pro Network Attached Storage (NAS) drive lines with new 16TB capacity models.
The need for hyperscale, cloud, and NAS storage solutions continues to rise to unprecedented levels. In fact, a recent IDC whitepaper sponsored by Seagate predicts that the Global Datasphere - the amount of data created, captured or replicated across the globe – will grow from 33 zettabytes (ZB) in 2018 to 175 ZB by 2025. Seagate’s Exos X16 hard drive delivers the highest storage density available with the field-proven reliability and continuous high performance to support a broad range of workload requirements and high-availability use cases.
Exos X16 HDD is the world’s highest capacity 3.5-inch 7200 RPM drive designed to solve challenges by enabling hyperscale, datacenter, OEM and distribution channel businesses to maximize storage capacities, provide customer flexibility, and reduce complexity with uses in multiple workloads with increased I/O and enhanced caching capabilities. Seagate’s new Exos X16 16TB drive delivers 33 percent more petabytes per rack compared to 12TB drives while maintaining the same small footprint for a reduced overall total cost of ownership. Exos X16 offers built-in data protection, including Seagate Secure™ Instant Secure Erase for safe, affordable, fast, and easy drive retirement.Add a comment
Toshiba Memory America, Inc., the U.S.-based subsidiary of Toshiba Memory Corporation, today announced the XG6-P solid state drive (SSD) series, a derivative of its NVMe M.2-based XG6 Series featuring class-leading write performance. Offering up to 2,048 gigabytes (GB) of capacity, XG6-P SSDs are ideal for high-end workstation PCs and gaming systems, as well as cost-optimized data center and composable infrastructures. With over 30 percent higher sequential and random write speeds and over 15 percent higher random read speeds than its predecessor, the XG6-P Series enables enhanced application performance and data access.
Leveraging Toshiba Memory’s 96-layer BiCS FLASH 3D TLC (3-bit-per-cell), XG6-P SSDs provide high storage capacity, while maintaining the promise of ultra-thin, high-speed storage with exceptional power efficiency. The XG6-P Series features a PCIe® Gen 3 x4 lane (rev. 3.1a) interface and delivers up to 3,180 megabytes per second (MB/s) of sequential read and 2,920MB/s of sequential write, and up to 355,000 random read and 365,000 random write IOPS. Furthermore, XG6-P SSDs operate at less than 5 watts, providing an excellent performance-to-power ratio in a dense, compact footprint. With double the capacity of the XG6, faster write speeds than the XG5-P, and a lower power envelope and smaller form factor than the data center class XD5, the new XG6-P Series offers an additional M.2 NVMe storage option to further optimize client solutions or data center environments.
QNAP Systems, Inc. (QNAP), a leading storage, network and computing solution provider, today released the QTS 4.4.1 Beta. With a focus on high-efficiency backup and innovative hybrid cloud storage, QTS 4.4.1 includes HBS 3 with QuDedup technology, which deduplicates backup data at the source and increases backup and recovery efficiency; CacheMount enabling local caching for connected cloud storage for users to enjoy a near-LAN access speed to their cloud data. QNAP also released QuMagie – the AI-based photo organization application – which provides users with the ultimate photo management and sharing solution. QNAP NAS will also support Fibre Channel SAN for easily adding to existing SAN environment as a budget-friendly storage and backup solution.
“QTS 4.4.1 integrates Linux Kernel 4.14 LTS and supports next-generation hardware platforms for QNAP NAS to leverage the latest technologies. Following the trend of hybrid cloud solution deployment, QTS 4.4.1 optimizes backup efficiency and features innovative applications tailored for hybrid cloud environments, allowing business and home users to enjoy flexible storage allocation, convenient management and perfect backup and recovery solution. QNAP strives to integrate innovative technologies to provide the best NAS experience to our users,” Said Ken Cheah, Product Manager of QNAP.Add a comment