Silicon Power’s newest 3.5” external hard drive, the Stream S07, blends design with function. Intended to be reminiscent of a stone and coming in capacities up to 8TB, the Stream S07 will truly become your cornerstone for storage.
‘Cracked’ With A Purpose
The Stream S07 was carefully designed after a stone, a symbol of durability and longevity. And just like a stone that's been tested through time, it has a crack. But this crack is intentional – it has a dual purpose. First, it serves as a ventilation source to keep the drive running cool. Second, with built-in neon blue LED lights, it serves as a transfer status indicator that runs through the crack, illuminating it while processing data.Add a comment
QNAP Systems, Inc., a leading computing, networking, and storage solution innovator, today launched KoiMeeter, the new smart video conferencing solution for NAS. The feature-packed KoiMeeter includes wireless presentation, real-time AI transcription and translation, and on-premise storage for video call recordings, making it an ideal and cost-effective video conference solution for enterprises, SMBs, and studios. Organizations can easily improve multi-site communication and streamline teamwork efficiency with KoiMeeter.
The latest KoiMeeter application makes building a video conferencing system straightforward. Users simply install KoiMeeter onto a QNAP NAS and connect the NAS to a TV via the HDMI port. Then connect compatible cameras and microphones to the NAS USB port to complete the smart video conferencing system set up.Add a comment
Following the release of 4 microSD cards last year, Silicon Power is unveiling 2 standard SD cards, perfect for those who crave equal or even higher performance for their SDXC-compatible devices, at more cost-effective levels.
Capture Today, Store For A Lifetime: The New V90 SDXC UHS-II Card
Kioxia Corporation, the world leader in memory solutions, today announced that it has successfully developed its fifth-generation BiCS FLASH three-dimensional (3D) flash memory with a 112-layer vertically stacked structure. Kioxia plans to start shipping samples of the new device, which has a 512 gigabit (64 gigabytes) capacity with 3-bit-per-cell (triple-level cell, TLC) technology, for specific applications in the first quarter of calendar year 2020. The new device aims to fulfill ever-growing bit demands for a wide variety of applications, including traditional mobile devices, consumer and enterprise SSDs, emerging applications enabled by the new 5G networks, artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles.
Going forward, Kioxia will apply its new fifth-generation process technology to larger capacity devices, such as 1 terabit (128 gigabytes) TLC and 1.33 terabit 4-bit-per-cell (quadruple-level cell, QLC) devices.Add a comment
Western Digital Corp. today announced that it has successfully developed its fifth-generation 3D NAND technology, BiCS5, continuing the company’s leadership in delivering the industry’s most advanced flash memory technologies. BiCS5, built on triple-level-cell (TLC) and quad-level-cell (QLC) technologies, delivers exceptional capacity, performance and reliability at a compelling cost. This makes it ideal to address the exponential growth of data associated with connected cars, mobile devices and artificial intelligence.
Western Digital has commenced initial production of BiCS5 TLC in a 512-gigabit (Gb) chip and is currently shipping consumer products built on the new technology. Production of BiCS5 in meaningful commercial volumes is expected in the second half of calendar 2020. BiCS5 TLC and BiCS5 QLC will be available in a range of capacities, including 1.33 terabit (Tb).Add a comment
QNAP Systems, Inc. today launched the 2-bay TS-251D NAS. Powered by an Intel J4005 dual-core processor, the TS-251D can be used with QNAP’s smart AI photo management application, QuMagie, which integrates AI image recognition to group similar photos together in album “People”, “Things” and “Places”. The 4K media transcoding and streaming capabilities of the TS-251D brings users an excellent and satisfying cross-device multimedia experience. The TS-251D also provides a PCIe slot for expanding its core functionality.
Powered by an Intel Celeron J4005 dual-core 2.0GHz processor (burst up to 2.7 GHz), DDR4 RAM (up to 8GB), one Gigabit LAN port, and supports SATA 6Gbps drives. The TS-251D provides dependable read/write speeds and Intel AES-NI 256 hardware-accelerated encryption to secure sensitive and confidential data on the NAS. The TS-251D also supports snapshots, allowing users to quickly recover data in the event of accidental deletion/modification or ransomware attack.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 the availability of a new data center SSD, the DC1000B M.2 NVMe boot drive. The new drive is ideal for servers shipping with one or two M.2 NVMe slots dedicated for boot purposes and thus preserving valuable front-loading 2.5″ drive bays for additional data storage. DC1000B is designed in a 2280 form factor that includes onboard power-loss protection and is engineered with 0.5DWPD4 endurance for extended service life. Kingston’s DC1000B boasts incredible performance with speeds of up to 3.2GB/s and 205K IOPS and is designed for booting, as well as caching and logging applications.
“While the M.2 form factor was originally designed for client machines, it’s small physical size and high performance make it attractive for server use,” said Keith Schimmenti, enterprise SSD business manager, Kingston. “DC1000B is purposefully built for the latest servers from both white box and Tier 1 server OEMs that utilize M.2 NVMe SSDs for boot purposes, as well as the ability to be configured as a local cache drive.”Add a comment
Vinpower Digital (Vinpower), a recognized global manufacturer and distributor of digital duplication equipment and accessories, has worked with Pioneer Corporation (Pioneer) on the BDR-212DBK 16x internal BD/DVD/CD Half Height Optical Disc Drives (ODD). Vinpower partnered with Pioneer, to enhance the DVD±R writing functionality for the BDR-212DBK line, providing increased quality output, especially for the popular single layer DVD5 (4.7GB) media recording.
Vinpower is exhibiting this newly enhanced Pioneer BDR-212DBK drive at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall 1st floor, booth # 20439.
“Many of today’s burner drives do not provide the necessary quality when it comes to burning recordable DVD’s, explains Vinpower Digital’s C.E.O., Calvin Chang. The newly enhanced Pioneer BDR-212DBK drive recognizes the importance of the DVD duplication market and in cooperation with Pioneer improved the Blu-ray drive’s DVD capabilities, yet remain competitively priced.”Add a comment
Samsung Electronics America, Inc., today announced the release of its latest external storage device – the Portable Solid State Drive (SSD) T7 Touch – which combines sleek, compact design with the fastest transfer speeds currently available based on the USB 3.2 Gen 2 standard. The new device also elevates data protection to the next level with an additional hardware security measure in the form of a built-in fingerprint sensor.
“Consumers who are constantly on the go between work, play and passion projects want to be able to securely carry their content with them,” said Dr. Mike Mang, vice president of Brand Product Biz Team, Memory Business at Samsung Electronics. “Now their data is secure thanks to the fingerprint recognition functionality incorporated into the product, which delivers industry-leading transfer speeds in a compact form factor.”Add a comment
At CES 2020, Solid State Storage Technology Corporation (SSSTC), formerly LITE-ON Storage SBG, an established leader in the vibrant solid-state drive (SSD) industry, today revealed plans to release a family of PCIe Gen4 NVMe Solid State Drives (SSDs) later this year along with other client and enterprise solutions.
The new PCIe Gen4 drives are expected to keep SSSTC at the forefront of innovation in the SSD space, which is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 91 percent through 2024 when it is forecast to hit $30 billion, according to Forward Insights.
“Demand for this next generation of PCIe drives will ramp up in the second half of 2020 when SSSTC’s offerings become available,” said Gregory Wong, principal and founder of Forward Insights. “SSSTC has a history of coming to market with cutting-edge SSD technology when customers truly need and want it, and this announcement is no exception.”
SSSTC is banking that PCIe NVMe Gen4 will be the future for the SSD industry. The first major change to the PCIe interface since 2010, its x16 slot configuration can reach approximately 32 gigabytes per second (GB/s) of data flowing in each direction. By comparison, the previous PCIe 3.0 format maxed out around 16 GB/s. PCIe 4.0 also doubles the bandwidth of servers, creating “superhighways” to increase their data load capacity to 64 GB/s. All of this clears a path for more powerful SSDs.Add a comment