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HGST Launches FlashMAX III Family Of PCIe Accelerators

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HGST, a Western Digital company, today announced the launch of its new FlashMAX III family of PCIe accelerators, which deliver a dramatic improvement in price/performance for today’s most demanding database and cloud workloads. Also introduced today is the new HGST ServerCache software that allows IT administrators to inject acceleration into their existing storage infrastructure by quickly and easily deploying a hybrid flash environment with any SSD. 

“For businesses to remain competitive, application performance matters. Data needs to be instantly accessible for real-time processing, analytics and insights,” said Ulrich Hansen, vice president of SSD product marketing, HGST. “To address this need, enterprise customers are actively looking to add flash into their storage infrastructure. Whether focused on peak application acceleration with an all-SSD environment, improving lagging performance by tiering or using caching to leverage combined HDD and flash environments, our new hardware and software solutions help strike that balance among performance, complexity and cost.”

HGST’s new FlashMAX III PCIe SSD and ServerCache software are suited for performance-intensive applications including databases, SQL servers, data warehouses, big data deployment and video post-production applications. Each address distinct needs for flash storage solutions based on performance, capacity, cost and deployment time requirements.

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Apacer Announces M.2 NGFF And CFast Combo SDIMM Memory Modules

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Traditional PC providers are targeting the upcoming vast wave of replacement of enterprises’ equipment caused by termination of Window XP system update service. Besides, a new generation of Internet of Things, cloud-based services and Smart Automation are booming and growing. These have created a great demand for terminal devices, along with the ever-increasing applications. Given the trend of compactness, it is very important that memory module features both simplicity and flexibility, as the storage devices designed for more and more system service resources and for the purpose of thinner hardware appearance.

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Apacer, the leading professional manufacturer of memory modules, presented Combo SDIMM in Computex this year. The product derives from an innovative concept and underlines its innovative R&D design that integrates SSD (Solid State Drive) and DRAM on the DRAM Module, adding a new storage choice for principal customers of embedded industrial computer providers. It takes up less motherboard space occupied by storage devices and memory modules. Users can expand SSD storage capacity anytime. Currently Apacer has launched two SSD options, including M.2 NGFF and CFast memory card, both supporting SATA 3.0 (6Gb/s) interface. It is a great breakthrough in storage device field.

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Apacer Launches Subminiature μSDC-M Plus SSD For UAVs

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Resistance to shock, low noise and low power consumption - these are the superior physical properties of SSDs, which have become essential for satisfying the storage requirements of industrial computers. The application scope of SSDs on industrial computers has also expanded due to increasingly harsh market demands and advancing process technologies.

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With the increasing prevalence of the concept of security, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have gradually been used for the purpose of national defense and monitoring. It will be further developed in commercial applications, such as oil pipe monitoring, environment observation, aviation, communication transmission and other commercial applications. The importance of stability of a storage device is thus in top priority with such an exciting prospect.

On the basis of such demand, Apacer, the world's largest industrial SSD manufacturer, recently released a highly stable subminiature SSD – the μSDC-M Plus. Featuring a 64GB large capacity and high reading performance of 510MB/sec, it provides large storage space and highly efficient data transmission. In addition, its characteristics such as wide temperature (-40°C ~+85°C) and surface-mount technology (SMT) provide the most stable storage installation for observation and photography even in high altitude. Recently, it has been adopted by US tech giants for UAV applications.

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Plextor Set To Showcase New M6 Pro SSD With PlexTurbo At Flash Memory Summit

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Plextor, a leading developer of high performance storage devices, will be attending the Flash Memory Summit, August 5-7, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.  Plextor will be showcasing their complete M6 line-up featuring the M6 Pro SSD with PlexTurbo.

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PlexTurbo technology—Plextor’s exclusive intelligent SSD caching—can boost the M6 Pro far beyond SATA interface’s best bandwidth of 6Gb/s to reach speeds unmatched by any other SATA SSD. Expect amazing read and write speeds during the live demonstrations. In addition to boost in performance, PlexTurbo can also increase flash life for an unmatched feature set.

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Lite-On Introduces Enterprise Storage Solutions At Flash Memory Summit 2014

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liteon logo.jpgLite-On SSD, a global leader in development and manufacturing of  high-performance enterprise SSDs, will be attending the Flash Memory Summit, August 5-7, in Santa Clara, California. Lite-On will feature two new enterprise storage solutions—the M.2 PCIe P1P Series and N9S Series 2.5" SATA 6.0 Gb/s SSDs. Both units are designed to address high capacity and high performance needs of hyperscale computing, highly virtualized data centers, and high I/O server operations. 

The P1P Series is a M.2 PCIe enterprise solution with capacities of 1TB and power loss protection circuit all in a small form factor.  This series is designed to offer the low latency through the PCIe bus.  The small form factor and high capacity allow enterprise customers to pack more storage in a smaller footprint.  The P1P Series can deliver sequential read/write speeds of up to 610 MB/s and 520 MB/s while random read/write speeds can be achieved as high as 95K/15K IOPS.

The N9S Series is a cost-effective SSD solution designed for read intensive applications. Five models are available in capacities of 60-to-1920 GB.  The N9S 2TB SATA SSD solution is the first in industry to be available in SATA at this capacity. The N9S Series can deliver sequential read/write speeds of up to 400 MB/s and 360 MB/s while random read/write speeds can be achieved as high as 75K/11K IOPS.

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Connected Data Launches Drobo Mini With SSDs

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Connected Data, the creator of the award-winning Drobo line of smart storage solutions, today announces the launch of its Drobo Mini with Solid State Disk (SSD) drives delivering as much as 80% more performance compared to a Mini configured with traditional spinning hard drives. The Drobo Mini is the first portable, rugged and expandable SSD solution ideal for filmmakers, photographers and creative professionals who need to capture and protect data while on location, and safely transport footage and photos back to the studio for post-production.

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The Drobo Mini connects via Thunderbolt or USB 3.0 and features four 2.5” SSD drive bays with an mSATA accelerator option in a package that is rugged, compact and portable, weighing less than three pounds. Like all Drobo products, Drobo Mini protects data without user intervention, even in the event of multiple SSD drive failures. If a drive does fail, Drobo Mini automatically repairs itself and returns to a protected state while providing full access to data without performance being affected. Additional security is provided with battery backup that protects against data loss in the event of a sudden power outage ensuring that all data in flight is protected until power is restored.

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ATP Introduces advancedMLC (aMLC) Technology at Flash Memory Summit 2014

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ATP, the leading manufacturer of embedded Flash and ruggedized SSD and DRAM modules, introduces its latest technology, advancedMLC, also known as "aMLC".  Developed by ATP,  aMLC is an advanced firmware technology uniquely implemented onto ATP's NAND Flash products to vastly improve the endurance and performance of these storage devices while using mainstream MLC NAND to provide the best cost effective solution for any read/write intensive applications. ATP will showcase this technology and related products at the Flash Memory Summit 2014 from August 5 to 7 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, booth# 516.

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Endurance and performance are the two critical factors for a NAND Flash storage device to meet the demanding industrial operating requirements. However, system and product designers often have to make compromises to fulfill the necessary criteria due to the inherent high cost of SLC NAND Flash components. To address this requirement, ATP introduces aMLC technology by implementing its unique firmware to manipulate four states of MLC into two states, which dramatically widens the disturbance margins among NAND Flash cells. In addition, aMLC can provide more than 13x (40K P/E) higher endurance than traditional MLC NAND, with write performance close to SLC. As such, aMLC is best suited for any write intensive application requiring competitive Drive-Write-Per-Day over Cost (DWPD/Cost).

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Super Talent Updates Its 1.8” MasterDrive KX3 SSD

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Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND Flash storage solutions, announces their updated MasterDrive KX3, a 1.8” SSD.

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Super Talent’s MasterDrive KX3 comes in to solve the problem of physical space constraints in a computing system.  This SSD is built using high grade NAND flash components and is connected through a microSATA interface.  Additionally, an industrial temperature version using carefully selected thermal range components allows the MasterDrive KX3 to handle temperatures ranging from -40°C to 85°C.

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PNY Announces Coin Sized Micro M2 Flash Drive

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PNY Technologies (PNY) considered one of the worldwide leaders in consumer electronics market and memory products, PNY technologies, is pleased to announce the release of their smallest USB flash drive, the Micro M2. This pint-sized USB is extremely small and compact, no bigger than the size of a coin. As the name suggests this is indeed a tiny size USB drive weighing only 1.8 gram with the height of 18 mm thus making it the ideal storage device for all the documents, music, documents and more. It comes in a high quality casing of metallic texture, making it resilient to scratches and dust.

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It is finished off with a matte finish look to prevent fingerprints. Its portability is enhanced with a lanyard loop opening located at the head of the USB, which can be attached to key chains, bags and other accessories. The cap-less design makes it convenient to use and you do not need to take the cap on or off anymore. Its ultra-small and compact size fits discretely into laptops, notebooks, tablet PCs and other portable devices without getting in the way in general use.

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HGST Announces Next-Gen Ultrastar 12Gb/s SAS SSDs In Capacities Up To 1.6TB

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hgst_ultrastar_ssd1600mr.pngHGST, a Western Digital company, today announced its next-generation of Ultrastar 12Gb/s SAS solid-state drives (SSDs) with capacities up to 1.6TB. Building upon its award-winning first generation 12Gb/s SAS SSDs, the new Ultrastar SSD800MH.B, Ultrastar SSD1600MM and Ultrastar SSD1600MR are the ideal building blocks for server and storage systems running today's performance-sensitive enterprise applications.  

The Ultrastar SAS SSDs create new price/performance points by combining HGST's deep enterprise storage expertise developed over the last 50 years, HGST's customer-proven 12Gb/s SAS technology and Intel's 20 nanometer (nm) high endurance enterprise-grade MLC NAND memory. As a result, HGST's Ultrastar SAS SSDs excel in key total cost of ownership (TCO) metrics for enterprise applications, including transactions/$ and transactions/watt.

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