SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced the SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.0 flash drive, featuring professional-grade performance with some of the fastest speeds in the industry at up to 60 times faster than standard USB 2.0 drives, and providing a generous 128GB of storage.
“The SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.0 drive offers world-class performance for technology aficionados who demand high-speed, durability and peace of mind that their files will be safe,” said Philippe Willams, director of product marketing, SanDisk. “We are excited to be expanding our USB 3.0 solutions, and this is another example of our efforts to enable consumers with fast access to content and data.”
Addonics Technologies today announced the Sapphire 5-slot CFast drive and the Sapphire CF, a family of four flash drive solutions, which are ideal for creating your own SSD (solid state drive) RAID array to improve storage performance.
The new line lowers power consumption and improves overall system reliability for application environments with frequent shocks and vibrations because SSDs have no moving parts unlike traditional hard drives.
The Sapphire 5-slot CFast drive is for CFast media. The Sapphire CF is for CF. Both offer a flexible platform with USB 3.0 or eSATA interfaces for creating your own SSD storage solution using commercially available high-speed CFast cards.
In a digital information era pursuing speed and efficiency, Apacer launches its latest portable SSD AS710 to deliver smoother and more convenient high-speed transmission experience. The drive takes the lead with SATA III and USB 3.0 dual interfaces and supports Windows-To-Go function. In addition, AS710 features compact size, anti-collision and anti-shock protection, leading mobile storage solutions forward to the new field for high efficiency and ultimate speed.
AS710, the first SSD equipped with SATA III and USB 3.0, is comprised of strictly selected and stable flash chips and adopts two-in-one high-speed transmission interface design. Actual test shows that data access through SATA III interface enables the read speed up to 550MB/s, and the sequential write speed reaches up to 530MB/s. It also demonstrates industry-leading read/write speed up to 380/420MB/s when connected to USB 3.0 interface for file transmission. For example, it takes less than 15 seconds to copy an HD video that is 5GB in size.Users can enjoy an immediate start-up and ongoing high quality operations in both business and leisure time use.
ATP, a leading industrial grade Flash memory manufacturer, announced the new release of its new industrial grade SATA II SLC SSD, Velocity SI-Lite. The new SSD utilizes the latest generation SLC Flash with industrial grade performance, endurance and wide temperature ranges. With unique requirements for the industrial environments, Velocity SI-Lite comes with the data-integrity-calibrated firmware technologies to protect the data storage device against various power-down and intensive read/write scenarios.
Data integrity is the key for a Flash storage device to survive rough industrial environments. The cutting-edge SI-Lite firmware has taken into account multiple power outage conditions during different read/write timing and the product has passed several thousands of power cycles during the strict product qualification process. The “AutoRefresh” feature provides automatic ECC checks before any uncorrectable failure occurs during read operations. AutoRefresh also moves data to healthy blocks before any failures occur, improving long-term data integrity. The high density SI-Lite has more than twenty times program/erase life cycles over other MLC Flash based industrial SSDs on the market and with more than 1500TB of total bytes written.
Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced its fastest addition to the Secure Digital product line. The new SDHC/SDXC UHS-I Speed Class 3 (U3) card (Kingston part #: SDA3/xxGB) allows professionals and consumers to capture 4K and other Ultra-HD video resolutions. The new card is available in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB capacities.
The SD Association’s latest specification, UHS-I U3 (Ultra High-Speed Bus, Speed Class 3), guarantees performance of at least 30MB/s read and write, enough bandwidth to record and playback 4K video without interruption. Kingston’s SDHC/SDXC UHS-I Speed Class 3 card provides speeds of 90MB/s read and 80MB/s write, which is up to 9x faster (read) and up to 8x faster (write) than standard Class 10 SD cards. The faster speeds ensure the best video and photo integrity by reducing stutter as well as faster PC upload time especially when using USB 3.0 card readers.
The SDHC/SDXC UHS-I Speed Class 3 is compatible with all SDHC and SDXC host devices. It allows users to capture cinema quality Full HD (1080p), Ultra HD (2160p), 3D, and 4K2K videos on high-performance cameras such as Digital Single Lens Reflex (D-SLR), Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (D- SLM), camcorders and video cameras. In addition to 4K video capture, it can also be used for high-density photograph capture in burst or continuous capture mode, television recording, and live broadcasts. Users can capture up to 60 minutes of 4K HD video or shoot high-density image files in RAW or JPEG (up to 8,000 24MP images) on a 64GB card.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Are you still buying the traditional gifts such as flowers or chocolates to your sweetheart? Why not try something special and digital this year? SP/Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today selects the Valentine’s Special set for you, two 16GB diamond-cut swivel USB flash drives, USB 3.0 Blaze B30 and USB 2.0 Ultima U30, and they are exclusively available on Amazon.com. With the jewelry-like appearance and big storage capacity, you will be able to store your all-time favorite love songs, films, and photos into the Valentine’s Special flash drive set, which would definitely make your gift one-of-the-kind special and unique.
Coated with the color of mystery black, Blaze B30 symbolizes the sophistication and masculinity for the men, whereas the rough-red of Ultima U03 represents the elegance and grace of the women. These two flash drives make the perfect match for you and your loved one. Just go to amazon.com and search for “Silicon Power Valentine”, and you will be able to create your own romantic gift and romantic memory.
ADATA Technology has announced the release of its proprietary software for monitoring the status and maintaining the performance of ADATA solid state drives. The new software, named ADATA SSD Toolbox, will enable users to quickly and conveniently configure, optimize, and monitor the overall health of their solid state drives.
ADATA SSD Toolbox allows for the monitoring of drive health and remaining life through Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.) attributes. It also lets the user keep track of the current operating temperature, capacity, and total space used. The drive utilities include SSD security erase, which wipes all data from the drive and restores the drive to its factory default, firmware update, and SSD Toolbox update. For achieving best performance with the drive and the operating system, the software supports both system (SSD) and OS optimization functions. Supported operating systems include Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit), Windows 8 (32 & 64-bit), and Windows 8.1 (32 & 64-bit) versions.
Virtium, a leading provider of embedded SSD and industrial memory modules, today announced a comprehensive expansion of its TuffDrive eUSB embedded solid state drive (SSD) product portfolio. Virtium's expanded line of TuffDrive SSD products includes the industry's highest capacity SLC-based 10-pin eUSB module at 32 gigabytes (GB), and high-performance, fully locked bill-of-material (BOM) eUSB keys. Designed for the faster performance, higher capacity and increased product longevity required by today's intelligent embedded systems, Virtium TuffDrive eUSB products are optimal storage solutions for primary and boot storage in networking, server, embedded, industrial and transportation applications.
"Our embedded customers are able to leverage the advantages of the industry's fastest 10-pin eUSB modules and eUSB keys that align with the increased performance and reliability requirements of next-generation intelligent systems," said Gary Drossel, vice president of product strategy at Virtium.
OCZ Storage Solutions - a Toshiba Group Company and leading provider of high-performance solid state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced its new Vertex 460 SATA III SSD Series. As part of the renowned Vertex series, Vertex 460 continues the legacy by delivering an exceptional mainstream solution with advanced storage performance, reliability, and quality that meet the demands of today’s client applications.
Evolving from the 20nm-based Vertex 450, the new Vertex 460 uses the company’s proprietary Barefoot 3 (BF3) M10 controller with state-of-the-art Toshiba 19nm MLC NAND flash memory to deliver a superior, cost-effective solid state storage solution. With an emphasis on real-world performance across all capacities, Vertex 460 SSDs start fast and continue that way over time, excelling in write speeds without the use of synthetic software-based optimization. The new series delivers excellent sustained and mixed-workload performance across the board whether the data is in compressed or uncompressed formats, as well as an accelerated and more responsive computing experience. Vertex 460 offers up to 545 MB/s sequential reads, 525 MB/s sequential writes, 95,000 4K random read IOPS, and up to 90,000 4K random write IOPS, while featuring sustained 4K random write performance up to 23,000 IOPS.