kioxia cm7 enterprise ssdKioxia Corporation, a world leader in memory solutions, today announced that KIOXIA PCIe® 5.0 NVMe™ SSDs have been successfully tested for compatibility and interoperability with the Xinnor, Ltd. (“Xinnor”) RAID solution and achieved up to 25x higher performance running PostgreSQL than software RAID solutions with the same hardware configuration. This solution will be demonstrated in the KIOXIA booth at COMPUTEX TAIPEI, which will be held from June 4 to June 7.

PostgreSQL (with the pgvector extension) and vector databases are becoming more important for generative AI and RAG (Retrieval Augmented Generation) systems than before, and these results demonstrate the performance gains utilizing Xinnor’s xiRAID Opus and KIOXIA PCIe® 5.0 NVMe™ SSDs solution for a generative AI and RAG application.

New servers with the PCIe® 5.0 interface and corresponding high-speed SSDs are in demand for high performance applications, such as generative AI, and the importance of PCIe® 5.0-compatible SSDs to support this demand is increasing. The Kioxia and Xinnor high performance software RAID solution maximizes the performance of PCIe® 5.0 SSDs for AI, Machine Learning (ML), and data analytics applications in on-premises enterprise data centers. KIOXIA CM7 Series SSDs successfully completed compatibility testing performed by both parties.

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Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory solutions, is pleased to announce the introduction of the ARMOR 700 Portable SSD to its portable SSD family of products.

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Built for speed and designed for durability the ARMOR 700 Portable SSD is perfect for professional photographers, videographers, content creators, and gamers. It delivers stunning speeds of 2000MB/s max read/write and the drive’s clever design also keeps temperatures low even at top speeds, so performance is never sacrificed. Built for travel, the drive features a dust- and water-defying IP66 rating and a rugged construction that withstands drops up to 3 meters.

The ARMOR 700 Portable SSD also offers extensive compatibility – including PC, Mac, Tablet, iPad, Android, iPhone 15 Series, Xbox X|S, PS4, and PS5. It includes Lexar® DataShield, a 256-bit AES encryption advanced security solution to help keep files secure and includes both USB Type-C and USB Type-A cables for convenience.

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KIOXIA Europe, a world leader in memory solutions, today announced KIOXIA's first personal SSDs to feature a heatsink for enhanced thermal dissipation. Designed specifically for PC and PlayStation 5 with an M.2 connector, the KIOXIA EXCERIA with Heatsink SSD Series can be easily installed as-is, available in capacities of 1024GB, 2048GB, 4096GB and offers advanced heat dissipation capabilities for gaming systems that need extra cooling during intense gaming sessions.

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With a next generation PCIe 4.0 interface, the KIOXIA EXCERIA with Heatsink SSD Series provides a comfortable gaming experience. Levels load quicker with up to 6200 MB/s sequential read performance and download new titles faster with up to 4900 MB/s of sequential write performance.

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Silicon Motion Technology Corporation ("Silicon Motion"), a global leader in designing and marketing NAND flash controllers for solid-state storage devices, today launched the SM2322, the industry's fastest single-chip high-performance, low-power, and cost-effective solution for external portable SSDs, supporting up to 8TB of storage and achieves unparalleled data transfer rates of 20Gbps for storing and accessing large amounts of content seamlessly from AI smartphones, high-performance multimedia devices, and game consoles.

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With the increase of AI-capable devices, high density and high-performance storage solutions are becoming more critical to consumers. Portable SSDs powered by the new SM2322 controller are the only solution that offers low-cost, high-density and high-performance, making it the ideal solution for these applications. Equipped with a USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 interface with 20Gb/s bandwidth and fully integrated hardware and software solution delivering peak sequential read and write transfer speeds of 2,100MB/s and 2,000MB/s, respectively, with up to 8TB capacity, SM2322 powered high-performance portable SSDs enable an ultra-compact and lightweight form factor. The SM2322 supports the ProRes format and MFi specification for iPhone users while also being compatible with Windows®, Android OS ™, and macOS®, making it an ideal high-density, high-performance portable storage solution for AI smartphones, HD content creators, and gaming enthusiasts who require high-density, high-performance portable storage.

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JMicron Technology Corporation, in collaboration with Vinpower, Inc., have developed the first of its kind Enhanced 10Gbps Portable SSD (PSSD), using the collaboratively developed iVP817 IC Chip, that's compatible with Apple iOS devices supporting the iPhone iAP2. The PSSD offers super-fast Read/Write (R/W) data transfer speeds and is the first of its kind to provide Secure, High Powered, High-Speed backup and storage across all computing platforms, which includes the Apple iOS platform, as well as Android, PC, MacBook, Chromebook and more. While the R/W transfer speeds for USB flash storage devices compatible with smartphones and tablets typically range from 20MB/sec to 80MB/sec, the enhanced PSSD achieved verifiable R/W transfer speeds at more than 800MB/sec with an iPhone 15Pro and 15Pro Max. That means, when using the enhanced PSSD with Vinpower's iAP2 based App, one could backup a 10GB video, from an iPhone 15Pro or 15Pro Max, in around 12 seconds. On top of that, the PSSD will accommodate a range of NVMe SSD with varying form factor lengths and capacities up to and exceeding 8TB of secure storage.

JMicron is a leading IC design company specialized in high-speed data and signal interfaces bridge controllers including NVMe to USB bridges, while Vinpower is a leader in designing IC chip firmware, circuit design, and manufacturing Apple iOS backup and storage devices and related Apps. The two companies recognized the enormous untapped market potential for a new solution that can perform smooth, fast, and secure data transfer and backup for portable mobile devices, especially for the Apple iOS platform, such as iPhones and iPads.

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Exascend, a service-oriented provider of innovative storage and memory solutions, today unveiled its AS500 series NVMe Ball Grid Array solid state drive (BGA SSD). Engineered to address the demanding data storage requirements of next-generation connected and autonomous vehicles, the AS500 combines exceptional endurance with virtualization capabilities in an ultra-compact BGA form factor.

"The immense data demands of autonomous driving, infotainment systems, digital cockpits and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) require ruggedized storage solutions capable of withstanding extreme automotive conditions," said Frank Chen, CEO of Exascend. "The AS500 BGA SSD delivers sustained performance and virtualization support, offering automakers a compact, robust and power-efficient storage solution for in-vehicle deployments. We're particularly proud that the innovative AS500 series recently took home a Best in Show honor at Embedded World 2024."

The soldered AS500 BGA SSD is built to safeguard data integrity in the harshest environments. It operates at temperatures from -40°C to +105°C while withstanding extreme shock and vibration. Exascend's proprietary Adaptive Thermal Control™ algorithm enables sustained peak performance by effectively regulating temperature within specified thresholds. The AS500 is currently undergoing AEC-Q100 Grade 2 qualification to meet rigorous automotive reliability standards.

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With the explosion of digital content, people need bigger and more robust solutions to help access and preserve it all. Western Digital today is introducing a portable HDD expansion across its WD®, WD_BLACK™ and SanDisk® Professional product lineups, boasting the world’s highest storage capacity in a 2.5” portable HDD. The WD My Passport portable HDD line, WD_BLACK P10 Game Drive and SanDisk Professional G-DRIVE® ArmorATD™ will all now be available in 6TB capacities.

WD MyPassport 6tb “Expanding our portfolio with the world’s first 2.5” 6TB portable hard drive is an incredible technological achievement, and it enables us to continue pushing the boundaries of what's possible,” said Nitin Kachhwaha, Director of Product Management at Western Digital. “Offering up to 6TB in such a small form factor and accessible price point gives everyone—from students, gamers, professional videographers, and more—greater flexibility to create and keep even more of their essential content in one portable drive.”

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Phison Electronics, leader in NAND controllers and NAND storage solutions, today announced the launch of its new Pascari brand, a comprehensive lineup of SSDs tailored for Enterprise and Data Center applications. This strategic move is a response to the exponential growth of AI technologies and the increasing demands for high-performance storage solutions capable of managing extensive data sets and intensive workloads.

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The new Pascari brand was unveiled alongside the introduction of the X200 Series SSDs, Phison’s inaugural PCIe Gen5 Enterprise SSDs, designed for applications requiring peak performance, maximum storage capacity and advanced firmware options.

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Transcend Information Inc. (Transcend), a global leader in industrial memory storage solutions, has released a duo of industrial-grade CFast memory cards – the CFX730 and the CFX610, featuring optimal transfer speeds and durability, which fully support gaming & entertainment machines, medical equipment, and transportation systems for 24/7 uninterrupted operations.

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Robust Performance and Better Storage Efficiency
Transcend's CFX730 and CFX610 both meet the CFast 2.0 specification, utilizing 112-layer 3D NAND flash and the SATA III 6Gb/s interface, offering storage capacities of up to 1TB. In addition, Wide Temperature (-40°C-85°C) models are also available, capable of withstanding harsh operating environments. The CFX730, in particular, incorporates SLC Mode technology, which provides endurance of up to 100K P/E cycles and stable write performance, suitable for intensive write applications for use with embedded systems.

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teamgroup model t flash driveTeam Group Inc., the global leader in premium storage solutions, continues its commitment to providing consumers with cutting-edge storage solutions that meet today's technological trends. To support the growing demand for electric vehicles as an eco-friendly option, TEAMGROUP is proud to announce the launch of the Model T USB 3.2 Gen 1 Flash Drive. Specifically designed to support USB dashcams in electric vehicles, this compact USB drive exemplifies the company's innovative approach to addressing emerging lifestyle trends. The Model T USB 3.2 Gen 1 Flash Drive provides users with innovative functionality for a stress-free driving experience.

The Model T USB 3.2 Gen 1 Flash Drive is designed for storing driving footage in electric vehicles and is specifically compatible with the Tesla Model 3/Y/S/X. Featuring a USB 3.2 Gen 1 interface, it boasts up to 512GB of storage capacity. Engineered for Sentry Mode and dashcam footage storage, ensuring a stable performance that allows continuous recording even post-formatting. With ample storage, users can confidently activate Sentry Mode. Coupled with dashcam footage, the Model T USB 3.2 Gen 1 provides peace of mind by capturing and storing critical moments for up to 10 minutes. The Model T USB 3.2 Gen 1 Flash Drive features a sleek nickel-black finish, compact size, and ergonomic design that optimizes aesthetics and space utilization. With its Type-A connector, recording footage and storing multimedia files has never been easier. The stylish design of the zinc alloy body blends seamlessly with the sleek interior of electric vehicles, providing a durable and advanced storage solution.

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