Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, today announced the arrival of 1000x CompactFlash cards as part of its expanding flash card product line. Aimed at professional photographers, the new 1000x CF cards feature high-speed transfer rates up to 160MB/s read and 120MB/s write, ensuring maximum performance when used with today's cutting-edge digital camera equipment.
Fully compliant with CompactFlash revision 6.0, Transcend's "Ultimate" series 1000x CompactFlash cards operate in Ultra DMA (UDMA) transfer mode 7, the fastest interface speed available for CF cards. As a result, a top-end DSLR camera equipped with a 1000x CF card responds more quickly - especially important during fast-action burst mode shooting - and stores large images in RAW format faster than ever before. When back at the studio, 1000x CF cards help increase post-production efficiency with incredible read speeds of up to 160MB/s, which allows transferring images from card to computer in a matter of seconds.
Today LaCie, together with Porsche Design, announced the P’9223 Slim SSD. This product is the latest extension of the Porsche Design portfolio and the fastest LaCie USB hard drive to date. It combines USB 3.0 speeds with an optional SSD to maximize performance, and its sleek form factor echoes the aluminum exterior of Apple's MacBook Pro and MacBook Air.
Designed with Apple enthusiasts in mind, the LaCie P’9223 Slim SSD version is up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. The USB 3.0 interface is bus-powered and delivers 400MB/s transfer speeds. This allows a photographer to move large photo files in no time while in the field. Thanks to UAS support, this product gets even better speeds on the latest MacBook Air, MacBook Pro or MacBook Pro with Retina Display running the most recent version of OS X Lion or Mountain Lion.
Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is shipping the Kingston DataTraveler Workspace USB Flash drive. DataTraveler Workspace is certified for Windows To Go, a key feature of Windows® 8 Enterprise. DataTraveler Workspace enables enterprises to provision a corporate desktop on an external USB drive, thus allowing users to boot and operate Windows 8 from portable devices. This new drive is a unique external USB 3.0 device that is capable of SSD-like performance.
DataTraveler Workspace is made specifically for organizations that want to use the new Windows To Go feature found in Windows 8 Enterprise. The drive is designed to help IT administrators support their mobile user base — from remote employees to contractors and consultants. DataTraveler Workspace helps companies and organizations meet both bring your own device (BYOD) initiatives and disaster recovery requirements.
Leading memory storage brand, Silicon Power today announced its newest Firma series, a metallic collection of USB flash drive. The Firma F80 features a sleek unibody with remarkable 64GB capacity and is the perfect storage solution for fashion-conscious users.
The all new Firma F80 combines exquisite design and artistic craftsmanship. Inspired by the postmodern design concept, the F80 highlights a ring shaped metallic unibody exterior in silver gray. The robust zinc alloy case is sand blasted to create a delicate metallic shine and can resist scratches and fingerprint marks from daily usage. The F80 is ultra compact yet extremely durable; with only 4.5 mm in thickness, the drive utilizes COB (Chip On Board) packaging technology to be water, dust, shock and vibration proof.
OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced the general availability of the next release of its popular VXL cache and virtualization software (Version 1.2), enabling host-based distributed flash volumes with advanced services that include High Availability (HA) and Fault Tolerance (FT). This release of VXL software delivers 'the next frontier' of flash virtualization by providing a comprehensive solution that features enterprise caching, support for virtualized services and distributed flash volumes that dynamically share its SSD resources amongst any virtual machine (VM) that resides on the local server or on other servers in the virtualized environment.
The OCZ VXL software works in conjunction with the Company's Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSDs to provide a combined virtualization solution that enables efficient on-demand distribution of flash, maximizing application performance. The transparent distribution of all unallocated flash as a dynamic cache resource assures that the flash is optimally utilized at all times, regardless of how many VMs are running concurrently. As an added benefit, VXL software does not require guest agents or special drivers within the application VM, and the solution works with any operating system supported by a virtualization hypervisor.
With new capabilities pioneered by OCZ, this latest Version 1.2 release of VXL enables Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSD flash volumes to be virtualized so the software can perform such advanced services as HA and end-to-end FT from within the virtualization host without the need for any back-end SAN or storage appliance. For these HA and FT 'SAN-less' data center scenarios, flash data is synchronously replicated through mirroring by VXL software (between Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSD cards residing on redundant cluster servers) to assure that host-based flash is treated as a continuously available storage resource across virtualized clusters. This approach yields no data loss and no VM downtime even during complete server failures.