Transcend MTE240S SSDGaming is a booming global industry, and content creation is also more popular today with the continued growth of social networking. Having a reliable storage device has therefore become a prerequisite. Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a leading brand of digital storage and multimedia products, is proud to announce the release of the MTE240S, a PCIe M.2 solid-state drive (SSD), to serve the increasing need for digital storage. Built meeting the latest PCIe 4.0 specifications and crafted of high-quality 3D NAND flash memory, the MTE240S unleashes lightning transfer speeds of up to 3,800MB/s. Available in capacities of up to 1TB, the SSD comes with an ultra-thin graphene heatsink, delivering a seamlessly smooth and stable storage experience for gamers and content creators alike.

3,800MB/s high speed for uninterrupted performance
Compliant with the NVMe 1.4 specification, the MTE240S is embedded with the latest PCIe Gen4 x4 interface and a 4-channel controller, resulting in compelling performance of 3,800MB/s read and 3,200MB/s write speeds. The drive effectively decreases system latency, giving gamers that competitive edge, and enabling video editing by content creators.

Stay cool with graphene heatsink
Transcend’s MTE240S features an ultra-thin graphene heatsink that keeps the components at a suitable temperature during high-speed operations. The operational temperature remains within an acceptable range, ensuring that speed is not affected by heat. Dynamic thermal throttling mechanism monitors the temperature at all times. This not only keeps overall system stability on an even keel, but prolongs the lifespan of the SSD. The MTE240S is also engineered with LDPC coding for greater data integrity. All these technologies aim at a safer, more durable storage experience for gamers and content creators.

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Samsung Electronics, the world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced the 980 NVMe SSD, the company’s first consumer drive without DRAM. Delivering the highest performance among DRAM-less SSDs, the new 980 makes blazing NVMe speeds more accessible to a wider range of users.

Samsung 980 SSD

“Through both hardware and software innovations, our new 980 SSD brings greater value without compromising the high-end NVMe performance,” said KyuYoung Lee, vice president of Memory Brand Product Biz team at Samsung Electronics. “The 980 offers an excellent blend of speed, power efficiency and reliability, making it suitable for everyday PC users and gamers as well as content creators.”

Previously, DRAM-less designs have presented a disadvantage in speed without the short-term memory at hand for fast access to data. Samsung’s 980 utilizes Host Memory Buffer (HMB) technology, which links the drive directly to the host processor’s DRAM to overcome any performance drawbacks. This technology, coupled with the company’s latest sixth-generation V-NAND as well as optimized controller and firmware, enables the 980 to provide NVMe performance with six times the speed of SATA SSDs. Sequential read and write speeds come in at up to 3,500 and 3,000 MB/s, while random read and write performances are rated as high as 500K IOPS and 480K IOPS, respectively.

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KIOXIA America, Inc. today announced sampling of its 1 terabyte (TB) Universal Flash Storage (UFS) Ver. 3.1 embedded flash memory devices. Housed in a 1.1mm-high package – making it the thinnest 1TB UFS offering available – the new product utilizes KIOXIA’s BiCS FLASH 3D flash memory and achieves sequential read speed of up to 2,050MB/sec and sequential write speed of up to 1,200MB/sec.

Mobile devices are constantly evolving, and 5G networks are poised to deliver levels of speed, scale and complexities the likes of which have never been seen before. Reaping the connectivity benefits of 5G – namely, faster downloads and reduced lag time – requires high performance and low power consumption. Additionally, with 5G making it easier and faster for users to store even more on their mobile devices, the storage requirements for smartphones and other applications are increasing at a rapid pace. KIOXIA’s 1TB UFS brings the ultra-high speed read/write performance, low power consumption, shortened application launch times and storage capacity demanded by 5G and other digital consumer products.

KIOXIA’s new 1TB UFS device integrates BiCS FLASH 3D flash memory and a controller, which performs error correction, wear leveling, logical-to-physical address translation and bad-block management for simplified system development.

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Crucial, Micron’s global consumer brand of memory and storage, today launched an expansion of its award-winning portable solid-state drive (SSD) portfolio to offer consumers more options for external storage performance, capacity and value at any price point. The new products include the high-capacity 4TB portable SSD at a SRP of $489.95, and a new 500GB portable SSD for a wallet-friendly SRP of $69.95. Consumers looking to store large gaming libraries or more movies for long road trips will find an ideal solution in the Crucial X6.

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“Our customers are looking for convenient, fast and reliable storage at an affordable price — and these two new capacity additions to the X6 portable SSD product line are further evidence of our commitment to the external solid-state storage market,” said Teresa Kelley, vice president and general manager of Micron’s Consumer Products Group. “There is no doubt we have reached a point where the benefits of solid-state storage outweigh those of traditional hard drives. Now with the mainstream Crucial X6 and the performance Crucial X8 available in a wide range of capacities, we have an even stronger portfolio to offer our customers. Whether you need to store all your school and professional files or quickly access your entire personal entertainment library, there is a Crucial external SSD option for everyone.”

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Greenliant has expanded its ArmourDrive industrial memory card portfolio with the high reliability, high capacity microSD QX Series, available from 256GB to 1TB, and operating at wide temperatures (-25 to +85 degrees Celsius).

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Industrial microSD memory cards have become a popular storage medium for a broad range of applications, including dashcams and bodycams, data loggers, routers and switches, medical equipment and IIoT devices. Built with high quality, advanced 4-bit-per-cell (QLC) 3D NAND flash memory, microSD ArmourDrive QX Series products provide video, security, networking and industrial customers with cost effective, reliable and rugged removable data storage. UHS Speed Class 10 and SD Specification 6.10 compliant, microSD ArmourDrive QX Series cards reach up to 100/37 MB/s sequential read/write performance and are ideal for video recording at high definition resolution.

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced that it has begun mass producing its most advanced line of data center SSDs, the PM9A3 E1.S.

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The new PM9A3 fully complies with the Open Compute Project (OCP) NVMe Cloud SSD Specification to satisfy the rigorous demands of enterprise workloads. Defined by leading data center providers including Facebook, the OCP Specification is a set of unified interoperable standards, enabling SSD vendors to work toward next-generation storage designs with much more effectiveness.

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Phison Electronics Corp, a global leader in NAND Flash controllers, integrated circuits, and storage solutions, announced today that it will be the first to ship the new PCIe interface SD card, SD Express 7.0. The card will start shipping in March, 2021 and will come in a 256GB and a 512GB offering.

SD Express (SD 7.0) is the first memory card to apply a PCIe interface in an SD interface compatible with all the existing built-in SD slots. This innovation takes the SD Express 7.0 memory card to another performance level, closer to CF Express type A and UFS card, and is three times faster than UHS-II, the fastest card in the current removable device market.

SD Express cards can be considered a traditional UHS-I memory card with the PCIe interface and NVMe protocol. PCIe and NVMe are known worldwide for their high bandwidth and low latency storage capabilities. In anticipation of the next generation of high-performance mobile computing requirements, adding both architectures to SD Express delivers faster access to data files than the various legacy SD platforms.

SD Express cards can achieve speeds of up to 870MB/s with PCIe Gen3x1 supporting content applications and data generated by highly demanding system architectures.

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For professional photographers, videographers, and cinematographers, a reliable memory card is just as important as using high-end cameras and recorders. In addition, since the advent of 5G, the demand for high quality has become even more prevalent. SP Industrial’s “Cinema Series” line of CF memory cards meet the latest CFast 2.0 specifications for outstanding performance, making them ideal solutions for shooting high-resolution Full HD, 4K. Hoping to further support professionals in this field, SP industrial has set in motion the development of a CFexpress Type B card, the Cinema Ex. The card will join the “Cinema Series” family, and promises to meet all requirements of the most demanding users by fully equipping them with the tools to shoot videos in 8K.

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The CFast and CFexpress Advantage
When it comes to memory cards, CF cards are the superior choice for professionals as they are faster and more durable than SD/microSD cards. Their ability to reach incredible read and write speeds are ideal for shooting extreme sports and action shots as well as capturing wildlife and fast-paced motion. Their greater durability allows them to be used in situations that cater to the environments of this type of footage, including the rugged outdoors and the forces of nature.

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Kioxia Corporation and Western Digital Corp., today announced that the companies have developed their sixth-generation, 162-layer 3D flash memory technology. Marking the next milestone in the companies’ 20-year joint-venture partnership, this is the companies’ highest density and most advanced 3D flash memory technology to date, utilizing a wide range of technology and manufacturing innovations.

“Through our strong partnership that has spanned two decades, Kioxia and Western Digital have successfully created unrivaled capabilities in manufacturing and R&D,” said Masaki Momodomi, Chief Technology Officer, Kioxia. “Together, we produce over 30 percent of the world’s flash memory bits and are steadfast in our mission to provide exceptional capacity, performance and reliability at a compelling cost. We each deliver this value proposition across a range of data-centric applications from personal electronics to data centers as well as emerging applications enabled by 5G networks, artificial intelligence and autonomous systems.”

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Lexar SD 1066X 512GLexar, a leading global brand of flash memory solutions, is proud to announce the new Lexar Professional 1066x SDXC UHS-I Card SILVER Series.

Designed for professional photographers and videographers, the 1066x SDXC UHS-I Card SILVER Series lets you accelerate workflow from start to finish to maximize creativity. With speeds up to 160MB/s read, and up to 120MB/s write, the 1066x SDXC UHS-I Card is designed for your DSLR or mirrorless camera and allows you to quickly capture and transfer high-quality photos, including Full-HD and 4K UHD video with ease.

This Class 10 card leverages UHS-I, UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) and Video Speed Class 30 (V30) technology giving you the high-speed performance you need to stay on top of all the action even with sequential burst mode shots.

The new 1066x SDXC UHS-I Card also provides the performance and durability needed to capture and store valuable data in a variety of elements as they are built to be water, shock, vibration and X-ray proof.

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