LSI Corporation today announced LSI MegaRAID CacheCade Pro 2.0 read/write caching software for select LSI MegaRAID 6Gb/s SATA+SAS controller cards. The software is designed to dramatically accelerate application I/O performance of hard disk drive (HDD)-based arrays by intelligently caching frequently accessed, or "hot spot," data to solid-state drives (SSDs). MegaRAID controllers featuring CacheCade Pro 2.0 software can deliver up to 13X more transactions per second and an 82 percent cost savings compared to HDD-only arrays.  

The second generation software, which is compatible with LSI MegaRAID SAS 9260, 9261 and 9280 series controllers, is the industry's first SSD dedicated controller caching technology to offer both read and write caching using SSDs, extending the performance benefits of the previous generation CacheCade software featuring read-only SSD caching. 

"Until now, IT professionals dealing with Web 2.0 e-commerce, virtualized servers, OLTP and data warehousing workloads have not had a cost-effective way to use SSDs to accelerate their applications," said Steve Fingerhut, vice president of marketing, Accelerated Solutions Division, LSI. "They'd either have to manually tune applications to use SSDs as a higher performance tier of storage, which is both inefficient and expensive, or replace all server storage with SSDs at even greater cost and complexity. By deploying CacheCade Pro 2.0 software with a small number of SSDs, users can seamlessly accelerate application performance within their existing infrastructure, changing the dynamics of server storage and return on investment in the datacenter."

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NTI Corporation today announced the release of the latest version of NTI Echo, a robust cloning software that delivers the ability to easily clone a PC's older storage drive to a new replacement drive. Echo's simple design, along with its advanced new features such as Filter Cloning, Partition Cloning, and Smart Cloning technologies, make Echo the right choice for any user.


"We added these new features into Echo to allow users to clone the way they want," said Bill Yao, CEO of NTI Corporation. "Being able to filter out large data files allows the user to easily clone their older drive to a faster SSD without worrying about size constraints."

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Seagate today unveiled a new app for Android operated mobile devices that will provide a seamless wireless connection to 500GB of storage to stream up to 300 HD videos. Introduced in May of this year, GoFlex Satellite mobile wireless storage is the first battery-powered external hard drive to wirelessly extend the storage capacity of any Wi-Fi enabled mobile device. Although previously compatible with Android tablets and phones by using the device’s browser, the experience with GoFlex Satellite mobile wireless storage will now be enhanced through the seamless connectivity and added features of the GoFlex Media™ App for Android.


Devices are wirelessly connected directly to the GoFlex Satellite drive by use of the free GoFlex Media App—available now on Android Market and iTunes for iOS devices—or a web browser. GoFlex Satellite mobile wireless storage is currently available worldwide for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $199.99 USD.

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NTI Corporation announced today the shipping of Media Maker 9 Ultimate HD Edition, a user-friendly creativity suite with added support for Blu-ray authoring and Blu-ray playback.


Media Maker 9 Ultimate HD is designed so that users of any age or skill level can quickly create dazzling CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs like a professional. With the brand new and highly usable NTI BD Maker application, you can create stunningly detailed Blu-ray movies, and turn high-resolution photos into dazzling slideshows complete with music and transitions. Families can now enjoy videos from their HD camcorder on a Blu-ray disc to share on a PC and in a home theater.

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NTI Corporation is proud to announce NTI Dragon Burn 4.5, the latest version of NTI's award-winning disc burning software designed for Mac users. Starting today, this versatile app can be found on the Mac App Store for download.

"NTI Dragon Burn offers awesome burning technologies and easy-to-use features; it is the most user-friendly burning software for Mac." said Bill Yao, CEO of NTI Corporation. "Dragon Burn 4.5 is your powerful, intuitive, and yet inexpensive choice."

With Dragon Burn's unique multi-burning technology, internal and external drives can be used to create multiple copies of a CD,DVD, or BD simultaneously. Offering broad compatibility, the software is also fully compatible with Blu-ray disc recorder and the newest internal and external drives. With the click of a button, users can burn to recordable BD-R, BD-RE, CD-R/RW, DVD±R/RW and DVD-RAM discs as well as 8.5 GB DVD±R Double Layer (DL) media.

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NTI Corporation, a worldwide software pioneer in digital media and storage management, announced that Plextor LLC, a leading developer and manufacturer of digital media equipment, has selected NTI SSD Utility Suite as their software solutions. Consisting of feature-rich, and easy-to-use system cloning, data protection and storage performance analyzing tools for their high performance SSD products, this new NTI SSD Utility Suite will allow the users of Plextor SSDs to perform the most demanding daily tasks with the highest levels of confidence in Read/Write performances while maintaining full protection and integrity of their data.

The Plextor brand has made its name in high quality optical-drive and multimedia products, now with the latest development in the SSD market, Plextor is offering its SSD users the most convenient software suite in the industry.

“Plextor only wants the best software solutions for our customers, and after having tested what’s available in the market, we found NTI’s SSD Utility Suite consists of the best combination of storage utilities for our high performance SSDs,” said, Christine Hsing, Marketing Manager, Plextor. “With NTI SSD Utility Suite, customers can now easily have their data transferred from an old hard drive to a new SSD, backing up data with just a few simple clicks, and verify their SSD’s superior speed.”

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The global leader in optical storage solutions, Lite-On gives visitors to their Computex stand the chance to try a pre-release version of MyDisk Suite, their revolutionary integrated disc burning tool for the PC, iPad, & iPhone. Also on display will be their new generation of optical drives including the USB 3.0 eHBU212 12x BD burner.

MyDisk Suite consisting of DiskCollection, DiskIndex, DiskCase, and DiskMobile, was developed after a survey showed that 83% of users hadn’t installed the burning software that came with their drives because of perceived complexity. It hopes to solve this by taking a very different approach that closely matches how today’s social generation actually use disc burners.

The MyDisk suite set of applications for the PC, iPad, & iPhone, requires only a few natural steps to use, but brings together – drag-and-drop disc burning, file/disc indexing, customized autorun menus, personalized disc covers, iOS image burning.

“Lite-On has built our brand by using innovation to serve consumers. When we discovered the difficulties users had with current burning software we knew that we had used this ability to create a solution. MyDisk Suite is the first disc software built to fit with the way the social generation uses burners, customizes, and shares. Its rich, simple-to-use interface integrates PC, iPhone, and iPad”, said Marketing Manager.

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vso blu-ray converter box.pngVSO Software releases today Blu-ray Converter Ultimate, a program to convert and burn decrypted Blu-ray videos to many output formats: DVD, Avi, Mkv, PS3, Xbox and Iphone/Ipad/Ipod.

The converter offers a wizard-style interface to create the video file of your choice in 3 clicks: select the Blu-ray movie to convert, choose settings and burn if needed! The quality settings include many output formats.

With its integrated burning engine, Blu-ray Converter Ultimate compresses Blu-ray files and burns them to normal or double-layer DVD automatically or saves the conversion to be burnt later or make multiple copies. The video can also be split to two DVDs, depending on the output format selected.

“Unlike other programs on the market, our Blu-ray Converter Ultimate includes a discriminator that lists the main video files in the right order and supports multi angle formats: no more time wasted on file selection!” explains Cedric Van-Dendaele, Blu-ray Converter Ultimate developer at VSO Software.

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cyberlink powerdvd 11 box.jpgCyberLink Corp. today released PowerDVD 11, the latest version of the award-winning media playback software for PCs. A universal player, PowerDVD 11 is designed to be the only application you’ll need to view Blu-ray and DVD movies, videos, photos and listen to music.

PowerDVD 11 introduces a multitude of new features including support for playback and transfer of content from the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android phones and slates to PC. In addition to smart device content, PowerDVD also facilitates the playback of remote media from sources such as DLNA servers and social networking sites like Facebook, Flickr and YouTube.

“While the PC remains central to the digital entertainment experience, portable devices and online content are playing increasingly important roles,” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “PowerDVD 11 smoothes the flow between the PC, smart devices and online content so that users can get the most out of their digital entertainment anywhere.”

Media playback wouldn’t be complete without top quality audio, and PowerDVD 11 takes this to the next level with a premium 5.1-channel DTS audio experience across all three retail versions, as well as new Dolby Digital Plus support for MP4 files.

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nero kwik media.pngNero, creator of liquid media technology, today announced the launch of Nero Kwik Media, a free media management application that makes it quick and easy for you to find, organize, edit, play and share music, photos and video clips between a computer, tablets, mobile phones and online social networks. Nero Kwik Media was specifically designed for consumers who want to manage their music, photo and video libraries intuitively, automatically create slideshows, and even watch commercial movies, including Blu-ray Discs, using a single software application.

Nero Kwik Media grows with your needs: an integrated app store – a Windows-PC first – provides consumers with one-stop app management, purchasing convenience, and a broad array of task-specific apps for specific use cases, such as free theme packs for slideshows or name tagging in photos. Nero Kwik Media supports the digital lifestyles of Windows users who want to stay on top of their media files by working across Android and Apple devices and social network sites such as Facebook and YouTube.

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