Mythical landscapes and fearsome Norse gods and monsters lay in wait as Kratos and Atreus explore the Nine Realms in the highly anticipated God of War™ Ragnarök, coming this November. The follow up to PlayStation’s critically acclaimed God of War title is certain to capture the imagination and excitement of gamers, and it has inspired Seagate to offer a new special edition external hard disk drive (HDD) Game Drive featuring one-of-a-kind artwork inspired by the game.

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Adding to Seagate’s expanding line of PlayStation storage for gamers, the new officially licensed Seagate special edition God of War Ragnarök Game Drive for PlayStation®5 (PS5™) and PlayStation®4 (PS4™) consoles features a stunning design based on the title and customizable LED RGB light. The external 2TB HDD expands storage capacity letting players spend less time managing console storage and more time gaming.

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Lexar CFexpress Type A GOLD 1 320Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory solutions, is proud to announce the new Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type A Card GOLD Series in the 320GB capacity. Ideal for professional creators, photographers, and videographers who want to capture high-quality images with superior read speed up to 900MB/s. The 320GB model will be bundled with the Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type A / SD™ USB 3.2 Gen 2 Reader for a more seamless workflow from field to post-production.

With read speed up to 900MB/s and write speed up to 800MB/s, Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type A Card GOLD Series 320GB is designed to seamlessly capture high-resolution images and cinema-quality 8K video. It is also ideal for professionals who need to handle demanding workflow on the go.

Also, the Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type A Card GOLD Series 320GB allows professional creators to get back to business without having to constantly switch cards. And for added peace of mind, the card is also rated Video Performance Guarantee 400 (VPG 400) meeting a minimum write speed of 700MB/s so your content is captured seamlessly without dropping a frame.

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, as promised at Flash Memory Summit 2022 and Samsung Memory Tech Day 2022, announced today that it has begun mass producing a 1-terabit (Tb) triple-level cell (TLC) eighth-generation Vertical NAND (V-NAND) with the industry’s highest bit density. At 1Tb, the new V-NAND also features the highest storage capacity to date, enabling larger storage space in next-generation enterprise server systems worldwide.

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"As market demand for denser, greater-capacity storage pushes for higher V-NAND layer counts, Samsung has adopted its advanced 3D scaling technology to reduce surface area and height, while avoiding the cell-to-cell interference that normally occurs with scaling down," said SungHoi Hur, Executive Vice President of Flash Product & Technology at Samsung Electronics. "Our eighth-generation V-NAND will help meet rapidly growing market demand and better position us to deliver more differentiated products and solutions, which will be at the very foundation of future storage innovations."

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QNAP Systems, Inc. (QNAP) today released QuTS hero h5.0.1, the latest version of QNAP’s ZFS-based NAS operating system, to level up QuTS hero NAS with stronger capabilities for big data storage and data security.

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“Digital transformation and AI rely on massive data analysis, requiring petabyte-scale storage capacity. As storage speed and capacity grows, preventing silent data corruption and ensuring data integrity becomes essential for business IT,” said Sam Lin, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “The ZFS-based QuTS hero NAS prioritizes data security and integrity, making it the first choice for businesses to implement a reliable storage solution for a wide range of applications.”

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Today, Seagate announces three all-new external hard disk drives (HDD) featuring designs inspired by the stories and characters of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther. The officially licensed HHDs are available this month and join the company’s line of special edition storage devices.

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Paying homage to T’Challa (aka Black Panther), Shuri, and Okoye, these special edition HDDs deliver one-of-a-kind pieces of Marvel artwork to fans and highlight traits of the characters with customizable RGB LED lighting1: magenta to honor Black Panther, cyan for the innovative style of Princess Shuri, and yellow for the elite strength of the warrior, Okoye.

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GIGABYTE Technology, one of the top global manufacturers of motherboards, graphics cards, and hardware solutions, announces today the latest PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD - AORUS Gen4 5000E which comes in two capacities of 500GB and 1000GB with 5000 MB/s read speed and 30% lower on overall power consumption. The AORUS Gen4 5000E has passed several comprehensive performance and stability tests to ensure users the most stable SSD with next-level performance.

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“PCIe M.2 SSD dominates the present market with its advantages of small size and premium performance, making it the perfect choice for users to enhance storage performance, especially in the case of speedy PCIe 4.0 SSDs”, said Jackson Hsu, Director of the GIGABYTE Channel Solutions Product Development Division. “Since the well-reputed PCIe 4.0 SSD first launched in 2019, GIGABYTE carries on with the belief in providing top-quality products to meet the needs of superior performance and ultra durability. AORUS Gen4 5000E SSD with 5000 MB/s read speed performs a key role in the improvement of storage performance”.

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Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a leading manufacturer of embedded memory products, recently released industrial-grade TCG Opal encrypted solid-state drives (SSDs), elevating data security in an era of big data in which information is being collected and transmitted on vast scales. By complying with the TCG Opal 2.0 standards and IEEE 1667 specification, Transcend’s TCG Opal SSDs support Microsoft® eDrive functionality, delivering industry-leading security to high-end applications including defense, finance, digital entertainment, and smart healthcare.

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Transcend’s Opal-compliant SSDs incorporate hardware-based AES 256-bit encryption; ensuring data is safeguarded starting from the manufacture of the storage device to system installation and management. As a self-encrypting device (SED), the TCG Opal SSDs will not impact host performance since encryption and decryption are conducted on the drives themselves instead of the host system, increasing the system speeds while mitigating data security risks.

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Colorful Technology Company Limited, a professional manufacturer of graphics cards, motherboards, all-in-one gaming and multimedia solutions, and high-performance storage, announces the new Battle-AX memory kits with support for the latest Intel platform, available in DDR4 and DDR5 memory modules. COLORFUL also launches two new CN Series NVMe SSDs in PCIe Gen4 and PCIe Gen3 interfaces.

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The new memory and storage products aim to provide builders upgrading to the newer mainstream system platforms as well as older generation systems with DDR4 memory and PCIe Gen 3 M.2 SSD slots.

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Transcend MTE250S SSDTranscend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a leading brand in digital storage and multimedia products, has officially launched the advanced PCIe 4.0 M.2 solid-state drive (SSD) MTE250S. Featuring 3D NAND flash, an 8-channel controller, and DRAM cache, this SSD delivers sequential read and write speeds of up to 7,200/6,500 MB/s (R/W) and ample capacity of up to 2TB. Its ultra-thin graphene heatsink ensures stable performance during non-stop operation, and its proven performance will bring gamers, content creators, and software developers a fundamental boost, helping them excel in their fields.

7,200MB/s: A giant leap for computer performance
Fully compliant with the latest NVMe 1.4 specifications, MTE250S comes in an M.2 2280 form factor with an 8-channel controller and a fast PCIe Gen4 x4 interface, unleashing sequential R/W speeds of up to 7,200/6,500 MB/s and 4K random R/W speeds reaching 530K IOPS. Video editors and gamers alike will benefit from its impressive speeds, reduced downtime, and ample capacity of up to 2TB, all of which are necessary for tackling the most demanding tasks.

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Solidigm has introduced the P44 Pro solid-state storage drive (SSD), a high-performance client SSD for today’s most demanding workloads. With blazing-fast speed and excellent power efficiency, the P44 Pro is the world’s premier SSD for enthusiasts.

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The P44 Pro delivers spectacular PCIe Generation 4.0 performance, with up to 7,000 MB/s sequential read speeds. It provides a superb combination of speed and efficiency in Solidigm testing, meeting or exceeding published performance specifications while drawing just 5.3W. The P44 Pro is available in 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities.

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