Mushkin, Inc., an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance and mission-critical computer products, today officially announced the worldwide launch of its new enterprise class ProSpec series solid-state drives (SSDs).
"We have time after time demonstrated to PC enthusiasts how Mushkin's solid-state drive solutions can dramatically improve performance and reduce data transfer times, delivering levels of performance that have earned Mushkin its place as one of the top SSD manufacturers," said Brian Flood, Director, Product Management at Mushkin, Inc.
Designed for the enterprise environment, Mushkin's ProSpec SSDs deliver random read/write performance of 80K/42K IOPS and a sustained transfer rate of 560MB/s, and are available in useable capacities ranging from 100GB to 400GB. Mushkin's enterprise class drives come equipped with commercial MLC Flash to achieve 10x the write endurance levels while also delivering no performance degradation over the life of the drive, making it suitable for the enterprise environment. Equipped with Mushkin's Power Safe Technology, ProSpec SSDs also provide enhanced power-loss data protection through hardware and firmware-based features that prepare the SSD for an unexpected system power loss.
Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today announced the Lexar High-Performance microSDHC UHS-I card with transfer speeds up to 600x (90MB per second). Designed to enhance the mobile video capabilities of sports camcorders, smartphones, and sports tablets, the Class 10 UHS-I card allow users to capture and store up to 4 hours of HD video; 12,900 photos; or 7,400 songs.
“With each new high-definition camera introduced to the market there are enhanced capabilities added, enabling people to capture more of the action than previously possible, especially photos and videos captured on today’s popular HD sportscams. Additionally, mobile phones have become an essential tool to help capture those unexpected moments people just don’t want to forget,” said Adam Kaufman, product marketing manager, Lexar. “The Lexar High-Performance microSDHC UHS-I card provides consumers with a complete solution to efficiently store and manage their important mobile content, no matter the mobile device used to capture it.”
STEC, Inc. (STEC), a leading global provider of solid-state drive (SSD) technologies and products, today announced the small-form-factor s230 Series of Slim SATA solid-state drives providing an efficient storage design tailored for embedded systems.
Anchoring STEC's line of industrial-grade embedded solid-state-storage solutions that feature SATA and SATA-II SSDs and capacities of up to 50GB, the s230 is a low-power, small-footprint Slim SATA drive in an industry standard JEDEC MO-297 format occupying less than half the space of a standard 2.5-inch drive. It features advanced PowerSafe(TM) Technology, making it one of the most reliable and cost-effective devices for space-constrained systems, in which protection against drive corruption (due to unexpected power loss) is essential. The s230 is available in a range of cost-effective capacities -- from 8GB to 32GB.
As the industrial SSD market continues to grow -- market researcher IDC projects annual shipments of intelligent embedded systems of nearly 4 billion units by 2015 -- the need for smaller embedded-computing solutions is increasing. These compact embedded designs require long-endurance and highly reliable storage solutions that are smaller than today's traditional 2.5- and 1.8-inch rotating-disk or solid-state drives. The s230 Series is ideally suited for space-constrained, fan-less system designs where traditional storage solutions are too large. The new compact design of s230 drives fills the growing need for small-format SATA SSD solutions in both the integrator and OEM markets.
Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced the Flash Voyager GT Turbo flash drives, the world's fastest native USB 3.0 flash drives. Available in 128GB, 64GB, and 32GB capacities, the new flash drives deliver affordable, leading-edge file transfer speeds previously only available in far more expensive "USB 3.0 to SATA bridge" based drives.
The Flash Voyager GT Turbo USB 3.0 flash drives are housed in a sleek, sturdy, brushed metal housing with a convenient capless design. The new flash drives deliver transfer speeds never-before-seen in a native USB 3.0 flash drive, with read speeds of up to 260 MB/s and write speeds of up to 235 MB/s, 1.7 times faster than other native USB 3.0 flash drives.† The drives connect with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, and work with Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux with no additional software required.
Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today announced three new USB 3.0 flash drives: the Lexar JumpDrive P10, the Lexar JumpDrive S33, and the Lexar JumpDrive S23. The drives individually offer features that include improved transfer rates, colorful capacity options, as well as swivel and retractable designs. The new Lexar JumpDrive models are backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and enable consumers to quickly transfer and store photos, videos, and files on the go.
“We recognize that there are a lot of choices in the market when it comes to USB flash drives, so we’re focused on providing our customers with high-quality, well-designed options that suit a range of storage needs,” said Aaron Lee, director of product marketing, Lexar. “Our new value USB 3.0 JumpDrives, S23 and S33, offer impressive performance and reliability at price points that will be attractive to everyone. The new JumpDrive P10 continues to strive to be the fastest USB flash drive with a native USB 3.0 controller.”