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OCZ Storage Solutions Launches Next Generation ZD-XL SQL Accelerator

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OCZ Storage Solutions - a Toshiba Group Company and leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced the introduction and availability of its next generation SQL Server acceleration solution. The new ZD-XL SQL Accelerator 1.5 supports Microsoft SQL Server 2014, 2012 and 2008 R2 versions expanding on the key flash-based storage features that improve I/O access performance. OCZ presents the new SQL accelerator today through July 17th at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) 2014, Booth #2506A, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC.

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ZD-XL SQL Accelerator 1.5 provides optimized and efficient flash acceleration for SQL Server through unique integration with the application and has been enriched over the previous ZD-XL 1.0 version to enable database administrators (DBAs) to unleash the full power of SQL Server 2014 features, such as flash Buffer Pool Extension (BPE) support, so that database pages can be accessed faster by loading them directly from flash.

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Imation Announces IronKey Workspace W700 USB Flash Drive

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imation_ironkey_w700.pngImation Corp., a global data storage and information security company, today announced the availability of IronKey Workspace W700, the first Microsoft-certified Windows To Go devices to be FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified. Achievement of this certification required rigorous testing, which was then reviewed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certification is a requirement for civilian and military U.S. federal agencies, as well as a benchmark for security and reliability for enterprises looking for the highest level of security. Government and enterprise organizations looking to adopt a mobile device strategy with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validation now have a Windows To Go option.

Windows To Go is an enterprise feature of Windows 8.1 that lets people be productive from almost any location they choose to work by inserting the Windows To Go USB drive into any compatible PC of their choice. An organization’s corporate image, operating system, applications and data are all contained on the Microsoft-certified IronKey Workspace USB drive. The host PC boots completely off the Windows To Go drive using local resources such as monitors, CPUs and network connections. The Windows To Go drive can be centrally managed and offers remote wipe features to protect against loss and theft. The Windows To Go solution is ideal for mobile workers, teleworkers and contractors, fueling secure “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) strategies that allow employees to use their home PCs for work.

“Enterprise users are experiencing new possibilities in mobile productivity with Windows To Go, and they're implementing the technology in many exciting ways,” said Stella Chernyak, senior director, Windows Commercial Marketing, Microsoft Corp. “It’s great to see Imation offering a FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified device, like the IronKey Workspace W700, that can help government agencies and other highly regulated industries take advantage of Windows To Go.”

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PNY Launches Mini M1 USB Flash Drive

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PNY Technologies, considered one of the worldwide leaders in consumer electronics market and memory products, has given "small" a whole new meaning by introducing its extremely tiny and cap-less designed the new Mini M1 USB Flash Drive. Featuring a low profile design, this is one of the lightest drives available today.

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PNY's new Mini M1 USB Flash Drive despite its size, it offers high performance so the user can store, transport and share documents, music, images, videos, games and many more. It comes in a high quality casing of metallic texture with mirror finish, providing a shiny, bright appearance. The design of this drive protects it against scratches, dust and is even water resistant, making it ideal for long term use.

The Mini M1 does away with the hassle of taking care of the cap. Its portability is enhanced with a crescent lanyard loop opening located at the head of the USB drive, which can be attached to key chains, bags and other accessories. The Mini M1 weighs only 2.8 g, true to its name, is incredibly small and lightweight, making it very portable and easy to carry in your pocket.

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Kingston Digital Offers Two Fast Storage Solutions For Tablets And Android Smartphones

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Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the release of the DataTraveler microDuo 3.0 and Class 10 UHS-I 90R/45W microSDHC/SDXC card. The small form factor combination USB 3.0 and microUSB Flash drive allows consumers to expand the storage of their Android™ tablets and smartphones by transferring files to and from PC. The new Class 10 UHS-I microSDHC/SDXC card offers 90R/45W performance to allow for continuous video and image capture.

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DataTraveler microDuo 3.0 expands the storage of Android devices up to 64GB, easily moving large files, photos, videos and music phone or tablet to PC and back. The USB 3.0 to microUSB dual interface drive can be used with any USB On-The-Go compatible device and allows users to transfer data without plugging into a computer. The new drive joins the previously released DataTraveler microDuo 2.0. A list of USB On-The-Go compatible devices can be found here.

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Transcend Introduces CFast 2.0 CFX650 and CFX600 Memory Cards

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With the rapid development in cinematography, the audience has also increased their demand for image quality. Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, is proud to announce the launch of its CFast 2.0 CFX650 and CFX600 Memory Cards. Designed to support high-end 4K cameras and camcorders from the leading manufacturers and to meet the extreme demands of professional cinematography, Transcend's CFX650 memory cards feature the fastest transfer speeds available on the current market, while CFX600 boast the highest storage capacity. Both cards are best suited for the professional cinematographers shooting high-resolution 4K and Full HD videos.

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Supporting the next generation CFast 2.0 specification with a SATA III interface, CFX650 memory cards boast the remarkable read and write speeds of up to 510MB and 370MB per second, more than three times faster than today's CompactFlash cards. Saving 4K Ultra High Definition and Full HD video recordings requires a massive storage space; Transcend's CFX600 cards fix the problem by offering the vast capacities of up to 512GB, surpassing the capacity limit of any existing card. With such space, the professional cinematographers can record all the high resolution videos at ease, saving the trouble to switch memory devices.

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ATP Introduces Industrial Grade Horizontal And Vertical SATA DOM Product Series

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atp_industrial_dom.pngATP, the leading manufacturer of embedded Flash, ruggedized SSD and DRAM modules, upgraded its product lines of the Horizontal and Vertical SATA DOM product series with a few refined features targeting networking, industrial automation/equipment, gaming, POS and digital signage markets. Due to diminishing supplies in the market for small NAND Flash form factors, the renewal of this product series has come at a good time. The ATP SLC based Horizontal and Vertical SATA DOM product series are available in densities ranging from 2G to 16GB and are available for sampling immediately.

The new ATP SATA DOM product series come with the latest development of the hardware based PowerProtector, which provides more coverage of data protection in the event of a sudden power outage. The latest generation of PowerProtector provides more power for the controller to flush the data once a power outage is detected, temporarily storing in the SRAM and DRAM along the data path in a NAND Flash product, and into the flash ICs. This means the PowerProtector offers more protection for the data integrity in the case of a sudden loss of power. Moreover, the SLC based products have more than twenty times program/erase life cycles over other MLC Flash based NAND Flash products on the market, demonstrating extended product usage life and robustness to meet the industrial challenges.

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Samsung Launches 850 PRO SSD Powered By 3D V-NAND

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, today launched the 850 PRO, a new solid state drive (SSD) line-up featuring Samsung’s cutting-edge three-dimensional (3D) vertical NAND (V-NAND) flash memory technology. The new Samsung 850 PRO, unveiled at the 2014 Samsung SSD Global Summit in Seoul, offers a new breed of performance for solid state drives and will be available globally across 53 markets from this month.

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Based on Samsung’s proprietary V-NAND technology, the new 850 PRO is ideal for use in high-end PCs and workstations. Samsung’s V-NAND features a proprietary vertical cell structure and represents a breakthrough in overcoming the density limit currently facing planar NAND architecture used in conventional flash memory, yielding significant speed, endurance and energy efficiency improvements.

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Silicon Power Releases Ultra-Fast Marvel M70 USB 3.0 Flash Drive

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silicon_power_marvel_m70.pngSilicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today releases its fastest USB 3.0 USB flash drive—Marvel M70. Incorporating the surprisingly high transferring rates up to Read/ Write 240MB/80MB/sec and incredibly large capacities up to 128GB, Marvel M70 appears to be the most powerful addition to its current USB 3.0 portfolio, also marking the milestone of memory storage industry. Steering away from conventional designs, Marvel M70 exercises the design concept of sports car and features the sumptuous, sleek and dynamic character with artistically delicate craftsmanship and luxurious zinc alloy casing. Featuring extraordinary performance and contemporary appearance, Marvel M70 embodies the spirit of high-fashion technology which thoroughly shows the new vision of storage device design.

SP Marvel M70 USB flash drive introduces the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 data transferring interface which gears to the growing demands for speed and efficiency. Optimizing the advanced USB 3.0 specifications, Marvel M70 performs the extremely fast speeds up to 240MB/sec read and 80MB/sec write, enabling professional users such as photographers, videographers, gamers and businessmen to easily edit or store large files including graphics and HD videos. In addition, Marvel M70 employs the intelligent retractable USB connector by which users can operate the drive with a simple push of a thumb. Also, the retractable USB connector design takes convenience and data safety into consideration that it is not only totally cap-less but also truly protective to keep the drive away from dust and debris. Furthermore, Marvel M70 features the ergonomic curving finish which allows the perfect touch for daily using and holding.

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Transcend Launches 1TB SATA III SSD370 Solid State Drives

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transcend_ssd370_ssd.pngTranscend Information, Inc.,a leading manufacturer of storage and multimedia products, today introduced the SSD370, the SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" solid state drive (SSD). The SSD370 features 1TB vast storage capacity and boasts the incredibly fast read and write speeds of up to 570MB and 470MB per second. Best suited to address the huge capacity and high performance needs of the top-tier advanced devices, the SSD370 combines the high speeds and endurance of solid state drives, and additionally supports various useful features such as SATA DevSleep to optimize power management.

Exceptional 1TB Capacity and 570MB/s Transfer Speeds
Transcend's SSD370 boasts the outstanding storage capacities ranging from 32GB to 1TB, meeting the consumers' demands for massive memory space. Taking advantage of the next-generation SATA III 6Gb/s interface, DDR3 DRAM cache, and a powerful Transcend TS6500 controller, the SSD370 is also comprised of high-quality MLC NAND Flash chips to achieve the exceptional transfer speeds of up to 570MB/s read and 470MB/s write, fast enough to easily handle everyday computing tasks as well as demanding multimedia applications.

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Corsair Force Series LX SSDs Now Available in 512 GB Capacity

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Corsair, a worldwide designer of high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced the addition of a 512 GB model to the recently announced Force Series LX line of solid-state drives (SSD). The new Force Series LX 512 GB SSD brings the amazing performance benefits of high-capacity SSDs to a lower price point.

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The faster performance and silent operation of solid-state drives have long attracted PC enthusiasts, but high prices may have put off some users from making the switch to this faster storage technology. In response to this, Corsair is bringing these SSD advantages to more budget-friendly price points. The Force Series LX are available in three capacities and price points-128 GB for $79.99, 256 GB for $129.99, and the 512 GB at $259.99.

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