KIOXIA America, Inc. (formerly Toshiba Memory America, Inc.) today announced the introduction of Software-Enabled Flash (SEF), a new technology that combines software flexibility, host control and flash native semantics into a flash native API and purpose-built controller. Targeted to data center directors, architects and developers, SEF technology makes flash easier to manage, more timely to deploy and more predictable in nature – putting the power in programmers’ hands.
With hyperscale computing redefining storage and virtualization, the race is on to orchestrate digital storage for cloud applications in a way that drives greater efficiency at scale. Effectively and efficiently utilizing flash for stable, predictable latency in ever-changing cloud workloads through direct host management of flash will quickly be critical to realizing these much-needed efficiencies.
Past efforts to provide a market solution for hyperscalers have not been widely adopted, as these attempts have all been extensions of the HDD paradigm. Taking a completely different approach, KIOXIA designed SEF to free developers from narrowly defined “drive” behaviors by fundamentally changing the relationship between solid-state storage and the host in cloud environments. SEF bypasses legacy HDD storage paradigms to unlock true host control and enable the use of flash at its natural speed.Add a comment
The world’s leading memory brand, TEAMGROUP today announces two new products, the T-FORCE SPARK RGB USB Flash Drive and the ELITE SDXC Memory Card. The T-FORCE SPARK RGB USB Flash Drive has a soft RGB lighting effect and a smart capacity display design to supports multiplatform operation. The ELITE SDXC Memory Card uses UHS-I U3 V30 specification, which is suitable for 4K Ultra HD video recording and shooting with DSLR cameras. It also has waterproof, shockproof, anti-X ray and anti-static functions. The two new products will bring fresh new look to storage devices and jumpstart new digital smart lifestyle for consumers.
TEAMGROUP launches the T-FORCE SPARK RGB USB Flash Drive with a capless design and a sliding connector to avoid the problem of losing the cap. The RGB lighting effect is designed with gaming elements and smart capacity status indicator. When connecting to Windows, the blue, yellow and red light will flash to display the capacity ratio during reading and writing. It shows current storage status easily, and this practical function can make a big leap forward in storage efficiency. The SPARK RGB USB Flash Drive is even more suitable for gaming consoles such as PS4™, PS3™, Xbox One™ and Xbox 360®, satisfying gamers’ storage needs at once with colorful RGB lighting.Add a comment
Micron Technology, Inc., today announced the first open-source, heterogeneous-memory storage engine (HSE), designed specifically for solid-state drives (SSDs) and storage-class memory (SCM). Legacy storage engines born in the era of hard disk drives (HDDs) failed to architecturally provide for the increased performance and reduced latency of next-generation nonvolatile media. HSE, originally developed by Micron and now available to the open-source community, is ideal for developers using all-flash infrastructure who require the benefits of open-source software, including the ability to customize or enhance code for their unique use cases.
“As the only company developing storage class memory, flash and DRAM technologies, Micron is uniquely positioned to build a software stack that accelerates applications running in today’s flash-based storage environments as well as storage class memory-based infrastructure of the future,” said Derek Dicker, corporate vice president and general manager of the Storage Business Unit at Micron. “We have delivered a first-of-its-kind innovation for open-source storage developers, unlocking the full potential of high-performance storage applications.”
In addition to delivering performance and endurance improvements, HSE reduces latency, especially for large-scale data sets, through intelligent data placement. HSE improves throughput of particular storage applications by up to six times, reduces latency 11 times1 and improves SSD endurance by seven times. HSE can also take advantage of multiple classes of media concurrently, such as flash and 3D XPoint technology. When a Micron X100 NVMe™ SSD, the world’s fastest SSD, is added to a set of four Micron 5210 QLC SSDs, throughput more than doubles and read latency improves nearly four times.Add a comment
Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, today announced KC2500, its next generation M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD for desktop, workstations and high-performance computing (HPC) systems. KC2500 NVMe PCIe SSD delivers powerful performance using the latest Gen 3.0 x 4 controller and 96-layer 3D TLC NAND. With speeds up to 3,500MB/s read and up to 2,900MB/s write, KC2500 combines outstanding performance and endurance that improves workflow for desktop, workstation and power users.
KC2500 is available in capacities up to 2TB housed in a compact M.2 2280 form factor that saves space for other components while allowing users to take advantage of PCIe speeds. The self-encrypting SSD supports a full-security suite for end-to-end data protection using AES-XTS 256-bit hardware-based encryption. It allows the usage of independent software vendors with TCG Opal 2.0 security management solutions such as Symantec, McAfee, WinMagic® and others. KC2500 has built-in Microsoft eDrive support, a security storage specification for use with BitLocker.Add a comment
ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules, NAND Flash products, and mobile accessories today announces the launch of three industrial-grade microSD cards, the ADATA ISDD33K and IUDD33K, that offer the reliability, durability, and performance required for industrial applications.
The ADATA ISDD33K industrial-grade SD card implements 3D TLC Flash, sports a 3K P/E cycle rating, and read and write speeds of up to 95/70MB per second. The ISDD33K is highly reliable and compatible as well as power efficient, and is ideally suited for applications such as medical devices, surveillance systems, point of sale systems. The ADATA IUDD33K industrial-grade A1 (Application Performance Class 1) microSD card implements 3D TLC Flash, sports a 3K P/E cycle rating, and read and write speeds of up to 95/70MB per second. The IUDD33K is ideally suited for applications such as industrial automation, surveillance systems, and point of sale systems. Both the IUDD33K and ISDD33K support S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology), which can indicate imminent failures, and E2E (End-to-End) Data Protection.
Wide Temperature Range, Error Correcting, & Wear Leveling
For excellent durability, both memory cards are built to withstand wide temperature ranges (-40°C to 85°C) to handle even the harshest of operating environments. To prevent errors from occurring during data transfers, the ISDD33K and IUDD33K support LDPC ECC (Low Density Parity Check Error Correcting Code) to enable algorithms to operate in real-time, precisely decode, and improve the quality of data transmissions. Both memory cards also support Wear Leveling, to distribute write/erase cycles evenly among blocks for a longer product lifespan. The cards also implemented V10 capabilities denoting at least 10MB/s of video recording bandwidth for high-resolution video recording.
QNAP Systems, Inc. today launched new SATA 6Gb/s JBOD enclosure models: the 4/8/16-bay desktop models (TL-D400S, TL-D800S and TL-D1600S), the 4-bay rackmount model (TL-R400S) and the 12-bay rackmount model with redundant power (TL-R1200S-RP). These storage enclosures are compatible with NAS, PCs and servers, and can be directly attached using SFF-8088 cables if a QXP PCIe card is installed in the NAS/PC/server. The TL SATA JBOD supports multi-lane SATA 6Gb/s transfer, and each SATA lane directly connects to a single SATA drive to help improve performance. With the 1-1 high-speed channel, the TL SATA JBOD delivers excellent transfer performance.
QNAP NAS users can use the TL SATA JBOD with their NAS, including setting RAID parameters and creating a storage pool using the Storage and Snapshots app. Alternatively, the TL SATA JBOD can be used as a NAS external storage device. Windows, Mac, and Ubuntu users can use the QNAP JBOD Manager desktop utility to quickly obtain and view information about the JBOD status, health, fan speed, and check for firmware updates. A TL SATA JBOD can expand the storage space of your QNAP NAS, Windows and Ubuntu computers for versatile usage.Add a comment
PATRIOT, a global leader in performance memory, SSDs, gaming peripherals, and flash storage solutions, today is proud to announce the launch of the PATRIOT PXD M.2 PCIe Type-C External SSD, the next generation of portable storage solutions. Featured with the latest PCIe Gen3x4 controller series controller, bus speed up to 10Gbit/sec, and the latest USB 3.2 Type-C interface, the PXD is available in capacities from 512GB to 2TB. At just 4.05" (L) x 1.24" (W) x 0.38" (H), and lightweight at 1.23oz, the PXD is the perfect solution for those who need large superfast storage in a compact design.
External storage has been plagued with performance issues making external hard drives and traditional flash drives virtually unusable for large data transfers. Video content producers and IT professionals are demanding faster and more efficient storage solutions. The PATRIOT PXD M.2 PCIe Type-C External SSD is bridging the gap between internal and external SSDs by combining the latest PCIe Gen3x4 controller with the USB 3.2 interface to build the best external drive for the media professionals. The PXD is protected by an industrial-grade aluminum chassis offering extra durability and supports the SuperSpeed USB 10Gpbs transfer over the USB 3.2 Type-C interface.Add a comment
Gamers, content creators and everyday computer users now have powerful performance options to match their budget with Crucial’s new full line of NVMe SSDs.
Crucial, Micron’s leading global brand of memory and storage, introduced the new Crucial P5 and P2 SSDs today, expanding its NVMe PCIe solid-state drive portfolio beyond the award-winning P1 SSD. The new drives extend Crucial’s P-series product line to offer exceptional speeds, large capacities and durable data protection. Customers can expect the perfect upgrade for their unique computing needs, built with Micron innovation and available at a competitive price.
The Crucial P5 SSD is engineered for serious gamers and creative professionals who demand quick response times when editing, designing, gaming and multitasking. The drive features read/write speeds up to 3400/3000MB/s, delivers seamless performance with Micron’s TLC 3D NAND technology and controller, and offers capacities ranging from 250GB to 2TB for ample storage. This powerful combination allows operating systems and apps to open quickly and games to load easily so users are ready to play.
Verbatim is launching a range of M.2 2280 internal SSDs, delivering high speeds and low power consumption for desktop, Ultrabook and notebook client upgrades.
Utilizing 3D NAND technology combined with the latest generation of controller, Verbatim M.2 SSDs provide the perfect way to improve the response times of your system – offering faster start up, shut down and loading times to smooth multi-tasking.
Vi3000 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
The NVMe interface has been designed specifically for SSD technology to get the maximum performance by reducing bottlenecks and latency times. Verbatim’s Vi3000 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSDs takes full advantage of this, producing super-fast read / write speeds of up to 3,100 / 2,900MB/s respectively, which is 50 times faster than a regular hard drive.
Vi560 S3 M.2 SSD
For those without the NVMe PCIe interface, Verbatim’s Vi560 S3 M.2 SSD can really breathe new life into an older system by upgrading a tired mechanical hard drive or a legacy 2D NAND SSD. With read / write speeds of up to 560MB/s / 520MB/s (which is 10 times faster than a hard drive), they can truly transform the performance and productivity levels of any hard drive-based PC or laptop computer.Add a comment
QNAP Systems, Inc. (QNAP), a leading computing, networking and storage solution innovator, today introduced the brand new QuTS hero NAS operating system that integrates the app-based QTS with a 128-bit ZFS file system to provide flexible storage management, comprehensive data protection and optimized performance to meet business-critical application needs. Meanwhile, QNAP rolled out the special edition QNAP NAS— the TS-h1283XU-RP, TS-h1277XU-RP, and TS-h977XU-RP— with QuTS hero preinstalled and multi-core computing power, providing more powerful, reliable and cost-effective NAS solutions for demanding IT applications.
“The QuTS hero edition is the evolved QTS that integrates ZFS advantages with multiple cost-free apps that expand NAS functionality, delivering overall improvements in data integrity, performance, and managerial flexibility,” said Sam Lin, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “Faced with explosive data growth, VDI popularity, increasing SSD adoption, 8K media, and other disruptive IT trends, modern businesses can count on QuTS hero solutions to meet future demands and achieve maximized IT efficiency.”Add a comment