Pioneer Japan recently announced its latest 16x Blu-ray Disc writer, the BDR-212JBK. This new drive offers support for M-DISC media and is capable of 16x BD-R, 14x BD-R DL, 8x BD-R LTH, 2x BD-RE and 2x BD-RE DL writing speeds and a maximum BD-ROM read speed of 12x. The BDR-212JBK also writes to triple-layer (100GB) BD-R media at 8x, quad-layer (128GB) BD-R media at 6x and triple-layer (100GB) BD-RE media at 2x.
What makes the BDR-212JBK truly special is its ability to play back Ultra HD Blu-ray content. When installed in a Windows 10 PC with the included PowerDVD software and an i7 or i5 Kaby Lake processor, users can watch movies at 4K resolutions. The drive also ships with authoring software from CyberLink and is equipped with Pioneer's PureRead 3+ technology, which greatly improves the reading performance of scratched and dirty discs. The BDR-212JBK is expected to hit stores in mid May for about 16,000 Yen ($143US).Add a comment
Micron Technology, Inc., today unveiled its new series of flagship solid-state drives (SSDs) featuring the NVM Express (NVMe) protocol, bringing industry-leading storage performance at higher capacities to cloud and enterprise computing markets. The Micron 9300 series of NVMe SSDs enables companies with data-intensive applications to access and process data faster, helping reduce response time.
“The introduction of our third generation of NVMe SSDs endorses our tradition of continued innovation for cloud and enterprise markets,” said Derek Dicker, corporate vice president and general manager for Micron’s Storage Business Unit. “The Micron 9300 is our flagship series of NVMe SSDs, which feature industry-leading sequential write performance and latency, increased capacities, and delivery of a 28% reduction in power over the previous generation.”Add a comment
QNAP Systems, Inc. today launched the next-gen TDS-16489U R2 NAS that features dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 processors, and a dual OS system for businesses to flexibly deploy an operating system that fits their needs and goals. Users can take advantage of the ZFS-based QES for enterprise-level, efficient and reliable storage for mission-critical tasks, or to install QTS for virtual machine applications, diverse applications, and auto-tiered storage.
“With QTS and QES, QNAP have developed two operating systems that provide users with exceptional functionality based on their needs. By supporting both systems, users have greater flexibility on how to use their TDS-16489U R2,” said David Tsao, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “Whether for a file server, virtualization server, VDI, medium-scale data center, video streaming, surveillance storage, or efficient file backup/recovery, the cost-efficient TDS-16489U R2 with dual processors and dual OS options demonstrates an ideal storage solution.”Add a comment
ADATA Technology a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules, NAND Flash products, and mobile accessories today announces the launch of its industrial-grade ADATA IUDD362 microSD cards that features high-quality SLC NAND Flash for enhanced durability and a prolonged lifespan, ideal for automated systems.
Wide Operating Temperature Range and Excellent Durability
The ADATA IUDD362 microSD card is ideally suited for industrial systems that are in continuous operation. Equipped with SLC NAND Flash, the IUDD362 offer improved stability, durability, and performance over its counterparts that utilize MLC or TLC NAND Flash. What’s more, the IUDD362 is designed to operate in a wide range of temperatures, from -40°C to 85°C, ensuring optimal performance, even in harsh conditions. Also, the IUDD362 is rated at 3 million MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) for added trustworthiness.
Stability, Reliability, Peace of Mind
The IUDD362 comes in capacities of 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB, sports read/write speeds of up to 30/25/MB per second, and can operate on just 0.6W or power. These characteristics make it ideal for industrial automation (e.g., PLC), transportation systems (e.g., in-vehicle data loggers) and other applications that support microSD cards. In order to ensure the stability required by industrial applications, the IUDD362 supports a number of technologies. These include Error Correcting Code (ECC) technology, which can detect and fix errors to ensure data integrity, Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.), which can indicate imminent drive failures, and Wear-Leveling, which is a technique that enables the use of each block of NAND Flash installed in memory from being damaged prematurely, thus prolonging its service life.
OWC; a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company and one of the world’s most respected creators of SSDs, Thunderbolt external drives, PC & Mac docking solutions and performance upgrade kits, today proudly announced its new line of Aura Pro X2 SSDs for select MacBook Pro Retina, MacBook Air, Mac Mini and Mac Pro models. OWC believes the need for more storage capacity shouldn’t force users into spending $1,300-$4,000+ for a new MacBook when a DIY upgrade for a fraction of the cost of a new model keeps Macs running at peak performance for years to come.
Up to 16X the Capacity
It is easy to underestimate how much storage you need and how fast that original stock drive inside your Mac can fill up, especially with photo and video files, games, or even just email. Aura Pro X2 SSDs are available in capacities up to 2TB, giving users a massive (up to 16X) boost in space to work and play. Benefiting from nearly a decade of SSD design experience to use less power and run cooler, Aura Pro X2 is the best way to upgrade most 2013 to 2017 model year Apple Macs.Add a comment
CyberLink Corp., today announced the release of PowerDVD 19, the latest version of its leading movie and media playback software. PowerDVD 19 builds on CyberLink’s legacy of cutting-edge playback technology, with video playback support for Ultra HD 8K and 4K HDR content. PowerDVD’s playback engine now also boasts native 64-bit support, allowing for Ultra HD 4K video to be enjoyed in better-than-original quality with unique TrueTheater audio-visual enhancement technology.
8K video is the next wave in superior definition home entertainment. Although still new to the market, 8K displays are already starting to find their way into an increasing number of living rooms, and 8K video content isn’t far behind. With 8K video already on YouTube and mainstream TV broadcasts, it won’t be long until it is the norm for video media consumption. By supporting 8K video playback, on top of Ultra HD 4K and 360˚, CyberLink is ensuring PowerDVD users are best placed to enjoy the future of multimedia.Add a comment
Synology Inc. today launched RackStation RS819, a compact and scalable 4-bay rackmount NAS with snapshot technology support, designed for business workgroups to effectively manage, share, synchronize, and back up data.
"For growing business workgroups on limited budgets, setting up an effective data protection and backup plan is sometimes not their first priority, leading to catastrophic losses in case of server failure," said Michael Wang, Product Manager at Synology Inc. "By adopting a new 64-bit quad-core CPU, RS819 is our first RackStation in the Value Series to support snapshot technology, bringing easy data protection solutions."Add a comment
ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules, NAND Flash products, and mobile accessories is pleased to announce the launch of the ADATA UV350 USB flash drive. The UV350 flash drive features an understated, elegant look with a capless design that does away annoying caps. A hanging hole at the end makes for easy attaching to keychains and lanyards for excellent portability. The drive comes with up to 64GB of storage space and USB 3.1 for hassle-free storage of photos, music, video, and everything else.
Elegantly Styled, Easy to Carry
The glossy surface finish of the UV350 is stylish and elegant, and along with a tail-shaped hanging hole, it presents a refined and understated design that's ideal for the busy business professional. The hanging hole lets users easily fasten it to just about anything ultimate portability. What’s more, with a capless design, fumbling around with and misplacing annoying caps is a thing of the past.
Optiarc, Inc., best known for its professional line of optical disc drives, has entered the world of digital flash storage with a new line of high-grade Solid State Drives (SSD). The Optiarc VP Series SSD focuses on protecting data integrity to safeguard the user’s vulnerable content by protecting against cell corruption and permanent fatal errors, ensuring the user will be able to maintain their content indefinitely.
Data retention has become an integral concern in the flash storage industry. As the capacity continues to increase with advanced 3D NAND flash memory technology, currently utilizing 96-layer memory cells, SSD manufacturers are able to increase flash memory storage while decreasing the device's physical footprint. The problem is that 3D NAND cells are built vertically in strings, meaning a defect in a single cell will most likely negatively affect the performance of the entire cell string. This minor contamination could lead to massive failure potentially causing total data loss.
“Given that SSD offers higher performance with less power consumption than a standard magnetic hard drive (HDD), plus capacities are increasing while costs are decreasing, SSD are becoming the de facto hard drives, for personal computers,” declares Ryan Swerdloff, VP of Sales and Marketing. With more people using SSD as their primary hard drive, these SSD will contain both the user’s operating system as well as their personal data. If that SSD were to irretrievably fail, the user could lose content that is extremely valuable and irreplaceable.Add a comment
Western Digital Corp. today unveiled the new Western Digital WD Purple SC QD312 Extreme Endurance microSD card for designers and manufacturers of AI-enabled security cameras, smart video surveillance and advanced edge devices that capture and store video at higher bit rates than mainstream cameras.
According to IHS Markit, global shipments of professional video surveillance cameras are expected to grow from 127 million to over 200 million between 2017 and 2022, and those with on-board storage are expected to grow by an average of approximately 19 percent per year1.
With the migration to 4K and higher video resolutions, and the introduction of more smart cameras with built-in AI and improved local processing capabilities, surveillance cameras need to be able to store both video and raw data to facilitate these AI capabilities. As a result, storage with higher capacity, more intelligence and greater durability is increasingly required.Add a comment