Western Digital today announced that it is now sampling its new Ultrastar® NVMe™ PCIe® 4.0 SSDs to select hyperscale customers. Built upon its strong vertical integration capabilities, these new SSDs are purpose-built to provide performance at scale while reducing TCO for public cloud deployments.

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Today, cloud infrastructures are increasingly disaggregated providing elasticity, scalability and predictability for growing as-a-service offerings. Disaggregating storage from compute also enables a new segment of high-capacity data center NVMe SSDs that improve storage utilization and increase data center rack densities for virtualized and multi-tenant environments. Whether it's the ongoing digital transformation to the cloud or simple storage for the massive amounts of new data generated from IoT, the new Ultrastar NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSDs accelerate the deployment of cloud services and data center scaling.

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Today at its What's Next event, Western Digital Corp. announced two new additions to its growing WD_BLACK gaming portfolio, the WD_BLACK™ SN850X NVMe™ SSD and WD_BLACK P40 Game Drive SSD. Designed to elevate the gaming experience, the expanded portfolio offers players more options to upgrade their PC or console storage.

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"AMD is delighted with its continued collaboration with Western Digital to deliver exceptional gaming experiences," said Joe Macri, Compute and Graphics CTO and Corporate Fellow at AMD. "As games become more immersive, the expectation for fast, seamless gameplay increases. AMD strives to remove latency between the system, memory and connected devices like Western Digital's SSD gaming solutions with the adoption of the latest PCIe® technologies and memory and latency optimizations within AMD CPUs and GPUs. Our combined solutions enable richer visuals, faster load times and more consistent gameplay."

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Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a leading manufacturer of embedded memory products, released its industrial-grade 112-layer 3D NAND SSDs designed with DRAM cache. The outstanding random speeds and endurance are ready to serve the 5G communication and AIoT markets as digital transformation continues apace. Smart infrastructures have been deployed globally, and the demands for IoT, edge computing, and industrial automation heightened. Transcend’s storage solutions are expected to satisfy these critical missions.

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Transcend SSDs are built with high-quality 112-layer flash memory and a DRAM cache, which temporarily stores data, shortening the data processing time and increasing random read speed. As the data can be accessed on the DRAM cache instead of the flash, the number of NAND flash being written is reduced, prolonging the lifespan of flash memory while increasing the drive endurance. The drives come with a PCIe and SATA III 6Gb/s interface, covering various form factors including 2.5”, M.2, mSATA, and half-slim types. With 3K P/E cycles and capacities of up to 4TB, the SSDs are capable of working under an extended temperature range (-20°C~75°C). Wide-temperature (-40°C~85°C) models are available to withstand harsh industrial conditions.

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For years, T-FORCE, the gaming sub-brand of global memory provider TEAMGROUP, has been releasing a full range of SSDs to meet the various needs of gamers. Today, a new generation of T-FORCE VULCAN Z SATA SSDs has been announced, providing a faster and smoother gaming experience, and is the best choice for those who are upgrading their SATA storage device from a HDD to a gaming SSD.

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The T-FORCE VULCAN Z SATA SSD features carefully selected 3D TLC flash memory chips that deliver smooth read speeds of up to 550MB/s and write speeds of up to 500MB/s. The transfer performance is four times higher than that of traditional HDD, providing upgraders a completely new gaming experience. The VULCAN Z SSD has a built-in automatic error correction (ECC) feature that greatly enhances the accuracy of game data storage. It also fully supports Windows TRIM optimization commands and utilizes S.M.A.R.T health monitoring technology. All together, these features help optimize the SSD's read and write conditions and extend the life of the SSD so that gamers can keep their precious game data safe and secure.

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Apacer, a leading manufacturer of storage and memory, has launched a god-tier M.2 Gen4 x4 SSD, the AS2280Q4U. 7,400/7,000 MB/s read-write speeds mean you can load a world in a moment. The SSD is protected by heat dissipation fins that keep temperatures low and performance sky-high. It meets the M.2 SSD requirements for PS5 in all respects, making it a simple solution to gain extra storage space on PS5. And a 5-year global warranty makes it an easy choice for both gamers and digital content creators like animators, YouTubers and video editors.

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Extremely Fast Interface Loads a World in a Moment
AS2280Q4U's blazing-fast PCIe Gen4 x4 interface is fully compliant with the NVMe 1.4 standard. With sequential read/write performance of up to 7,400/7,000 MB/s, it is twice as fast as a Gen3 SSD, and 15 times faster than a SATA SSD, providing unparalleled performance for gamers and video creators.

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samsung pro endurance 256gb microsdxcSamsung Electronics America, the leader in advanced memory technology, today announced its new microSD card, the Samsung PRO Endurance. Uniquely designed to meet the rigorous demands of surveillance cameras, dashboard cameras, doorbell cameras, body cameras and more, the card offers improved endurance and outstanding performance for smooth and reliable continuous capture and playback.

“From CCTV to doorbell cameras, our newest PRO Endurance card is designed to support the increasing demand for long-lasting and high-performance video surveillance solutions,” said Jim Kiczek, Vice President of Memory Marketing at Samsung Electronics America. “Consumers and enterprise users can trust our new high-endurance memory card to ensure continuous video recording in high resolution even under extreme conditions.”

Strengthened Endurance
Built with Samsung’s highly reliable enterprise-grade NAND flash memory, the PRO Endurance card can deliver up to 16 years (140,160 hours) of continuous recording time to ensure every critical moment is captured. This means a single PRO Endurance card can last as long as up to 33 typical speed-focused cards, saving frequent replacement costs and providing greater reliability for always-on video monitoring.

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ProGrade SDXC 512GB V90ProGrade Digital, Inc., founded with a mission to provide the highest quality professional grade digital memory cards and workflow solutions, announces its higher capacity SDXC UHS-II V90 512GB memory card. With the same sustained read speeds of up to 300MB/s and sustained write speed of up to 250MB/s as our other SD V90 Cobalt memory cards professionals can now capture even longer clips of high-resolution video and/or greater amount of still images. ProGrade Digital SDXC UHS-II, U3, Class 10, V90 cards bring peak performance to digital cinema cameras, upper-end DSLR, and mirrorless cameras, which produce incredibly rich data streams and require greater capacity from a memory card.

“Today’s creative pioneers are producing more video than ever before,” said Wes Brewer, founder, and CEO of ProGrade Digital. With the extensive range of recording options in today’s high-end professional camera market, such as RAW 8K, 6K, 5K, 4K, UHD, High Bit Rate MPEG at varying frames per second (fps), many of which require high capacity, and high-performance memory cards. We have added this higher capacity 512GB, SD V90 memory card to our SDXC Cobalt product line to serve these needs. This card will also be compatible with our unique Refresh Pro™ software, allowing professionals to refresh their ProGrade Digital cards back to factory condition and monitor the health of their cards.

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Today Solidigm is expanding its performance-optimized D7 Product Series with new solid-state storage drives (SSDs) — the D7-P5520 and the D7-P5620 — for data center and enterprise use. These drives are optimized for real-world compute and storage server workloads and are available in an extended range of form factors and capacities. They offer accelerated performance and reduced total cost of ownership (TCO) by enabling a smaller storage footprint and lower power consumption.

The D7-P5520 (designed for read-intensive and light mixed workloads), and the D7-P5620 (designed for mixed workloads), are the first family of products being introduced by Solidigm, which launched as a standalone company in December 2021.

The D7 Series comprises the industry’s most advanced PCIe 4.0 SSD family of products given their capacity offerings, breadth of form factors and optimized performance capabilities. These SSDs are optimized for real-world workloads and reflect insights gained from deep technical engagements with leading cloud service providers, OEMs, and storage innovators. Designed and tested with zero tolerance for data errors, consistently durable IOPS and QoS, and with near-zero lifetime performance degradation, they can be deployed with the utmost confidence.

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In a move that bolsters its comprehensive PCIe® 4.0 solid-state drive (SSD) portfolio, KIOXIA America, Inc. has introduced the XG8 Series of client SSDs for high-end notebooks, desktops, gaming systems and workstations, as well as data center boot applications.

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Designed to bring next-generation performance to demanding client environments, the XG8 Series enables power users to take advantage of PCIe Gen4 x4 speed and ample storage space.

The XG8 Series is available in an M.2 type 2280 form factor and supports optional security features using the latest TCG Pyrite 2.01 and TCG Opal 2.01 standards to ensure data is kept secure at home, in the office, or on the road. In addition, the XG8 Series features end-to-end data path protection for greater data integrity.

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Samsung Electronics America, the leader in advanced memory technology, today announced the release of its latest external storage device, the T7 Shield Portable Solid State Drive (PSSD), bringing exceptional performance and reliability in a durable, credit card size design. The T7 Shield is the newest addition to the Samsung T7 Portable SSD family, which includes the T7, a daily driver that provides incredibly fast speeds in a sleek design, and the T7 Touch, a CES award-winning PSSD with a built-in fingerprint sensor for enhanced data protection.

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“The T7 Shield is ideal for creative professionals and consumers who want a durable, high-performance and reliable portable SSD. It provides the assurance that data will remain safeguarded, even if it’s dropped, exposed to water, or used outdoors,” said Jim Kiczek, Vice President of Memory Marketing at Samsung Electronics America. “The T7 Shield offers extensive compatibility, enabling consumers to use it with multiple devices including PCs, android smartphones, or game consoles.”

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