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OCZ Storage Solutions Announces New Vertex 460 SSD Series

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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 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. 

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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.

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Toshiba Completes Acquisition Of OCZ’s Assets And Launches New Subsidiary, OCZ Storage Solutions

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ocz_storage_solutions_logo.pngToshiba Corporation, a global technology leader and manufacturer of NAND flash memory, today announced that the Company has finalized the purchase of substantially all assets of OCZ Technology Group, making it a wholly owned subsidiary and Toshiba Group Company. Effective immediately, the Group company will operate independently as OCZ Storage Solutions, a leading provider of high-performance solid state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems.

The acquisition provides Toshiba with OCZ’s enterprise and client SSD businesses and enables the established OCZ brand to continue in full force with a current product portfolio that includes SATA and PCIe consumer drives for high-performance and mainstream applications, and SATA, SAS and PCIe enterprise drives supported by virtualization, cache and acceleration software.  OCZ Storage Solutions will leverage Toshiba’s cutting-edge NAND and combine it with the Company’s proprietary controllers, firmware and software to provide both client and enterprise customers with innovative and cost-effective solid-state storage solutions.

“The acquisition of OCZ further expands our solid-state storage capabilities and represents Toshiba’s commitment to this high-growth area,” said Mr. Seiichi Mori, Vice President of Toshiba's Semiconductor and Storage Company and Corporate Vice President of Toshiba.  “Our goal is to offer a leading edge portfolio of solid state solutions to address the storage challenges faced by both client and enterprise customers, and the acquisition of OCZ is an ideal addition to our team in realizing this strategy.”

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Apacer Rolls Out AH173 OTG USB Flash Drive

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apacer_ah173_usb_flash_drive.pngThe popularity of smartphones and tablets, staunch mainstays of business professionals,hasrepeatedly hit record highs. To boost convenience and free-style portability in the business world, Apacer rolls out AH173 OTG (On-The-Go) mobile flash drive, featuring dual interfaces, ultra-large capacity, ultra-svelte thinness, and metallic chic.

Once connected to a OTG-supported device, AH173 mobile flash drive doubles your Android smartphone and tablet capacity with maximum 32GB. It allows you to carry video, audio and large presentation files more easily. The ultra-thin zinc alloy body of the AH173 mobile flash drive exudes the sharp professional image of business people. With built-in USB/MicroUSB interfaces, files can be transferred between mobile devices and PCs at exceedingly high speeds!

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SanDisk Releases Ultra-Low Latency ULLtraDIMM SSD

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SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced that its ULLtraDIMM Solid State Drive (SSD), the industry’s first enterprise-class, ultra-low latency, memory channel storage solution, is now shipping for qualification with select enterprise servers. The addition of flash technology on the DRAM memory channel expands the growing penetration of flash storage technology in enterprise data centers, and complements SanDisk’s existing flash-based server hardware and software storage solutions. 

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The award-winning SanDisk ULLtraDIMM SSD can be integrated into an existing DIMM slot. This ensures ultra-low latency in business applications and results in improved application response times.  Additional ULLtraDIMM SSDs can also be added to available DIMM slots, scaling performance and capacity without impacting latency. This creates new opportunities for server system designs to support use cases that require extremely fast storage, such as High-Frequency Trading (HFT), VDI, transaction processing, virtualization and cloud computing.

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Team Group Celebrates Year Of The Horse With T136 USB Flash Drive

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The year of the horse is coming in 2014. To celebrate the advent of the Lunar New Year, Team Group specially launches the T136, a souvenir UFD for the year of the horse. On the matte metal surface in a joyful tone, a classic galloping stead is painted in champagne blush to match the shiny orange, presenting a splendid and energetic temperament to mark the first strike of the hilarious year of the horse.

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As a souvenir model for the year of the horse, the Team T136 is designed upon the striding image of a stead to vividly translate the energetic and splendid temperament into the UFD’s appearance. In addition, it is a symbol of the T136: an integration of quality, capacity, price, and performance. Along with the rotation cap-free design and the joyful color, the superior performance and full capacity, thoughtful and smart design, users can enjoy every moment with technology products to relaxingly display self-confidence and heart-free transfer.

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OCZ Technology Receives Court Approval To Sell Its SSD Assets to Toshiba

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ocz_logo.jpgOCZ Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance solid state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced that the Company received approval by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware to sell substantially all of its assets to Toshiba Corporation. The transaction is expected to close within the next week, subject to the satisfaction or waiver of other customary closing conditions under the Asset Purchase Agreement. With this asset purchase, the popular OCZ SSD brand supporting a complete portfolio of enterprise and consumer drives continues in full force leveraged by Toshiba's financial strength and its portfolio of NAND flash memory.

"We are pleased by the court's approval as this business combination allows the company to continue to bring to market disruptive solid state storage technology. We are appreciative of all the support provided by our shareholders, creditors, and vendors which allowed this combination to occur," said Ralph Schmitt, CEO for OCZ Technology. "The OCZ team is excited to be a part of an innovative company like Toshiba where we can continue to develop new and unique SSD technologies that position the Company as a solid state solutions leader in both the client and enterprise storage markets."

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KINGMAX Releases PJ-02 OTG USB Flash Drive

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kingmax_pj-02_otg_usb_flash_drive.pngKINGMAX has just released an OTG USB Flash Drive, PJ-01, especially for smartphones and tablets. What do users need is a product which fits their portable devices instead of various accessories. Consumers are greeting PJ-01 with high popularity.

And now, KINGMAX launched the latest OTG USB Flash Drive, PJ-02, for desktops, notebooks, smartphones, tablets, etc. The PJ-02 has dual transfer interfaces, standard USB and micro USB, to fit devices. KINGMAX must be emphasizing the portable device market, so they launched two OTG new products in a short while.

The PJ-02 is an OTG USB with high compatibility. You can use it to read data in your smartphone or tablet, and plug it to desktops and notebooks as a storage device. It supports OTG(On-The-Go) function with micro USB, and the other side is standard USB. You can store music files easier, share data friendly, and save documents free. The PJ-02 reads and edits files with high speed. There are three kinds of capacity for options, 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB. 20 grams only, just like a little macaron, you can't stop loving it!

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Plextor Announces M6 Series Of Solid-State Storage Solutions

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Plextor, a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance storage solutions, today announced its M6 series lineup of solid-state drives. The product lineup features Plextor’s next-generation 2.5” M6S, and M6M mSATA SSDs, along with the introduction of two PCI-e drives -- the ultra-fast M6e M.2 PCI-e, and the new half height, half length (HHHL) PCI-e card.

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“We are excited to announce the new M6 series, Plextor’s new generation of consumer solid-state storage products. With the addition of the M6e M.2 PCI-e and SATA drives to the M6 family, Plextor now offers one of the broadest and highest-performing portfolios in the consumer space,” said Darlo Perez, managing director of Plextor Americas.

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Plextor Launches M6e PCIe Solid State Drive

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Plextor, a leading developer of high-performance digital storage technology, announces the launch of the M6e, the first SSD specifically designed to meet the demanding requirements of the gaming community. The M6e PCIe SSD uses a new generation of high-bandwidth components to deliver smooth, uninterrupted gameplay and excels the player to get to the next level. It combines the convenience of driver-free ACHI support with the compatibility of selectable legacy BIOS or fast UEFI boot.

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The Plextor M6e delivers maximum sequential read/write speeds of 770/625 MB/s and random read/write speeds of 105K/100K IOPS. The PCIe Gen2 x2 interface bypasses the SATAIII bottleneck, includes the latest server-grade multicore Marvell 88SS9183 controller with native PCI 2.0 support, and a pre-graded high performance Toshiba Toggle NAND flash.

The M6e's exclusive firmware, developed by Plextor's in-house elite team optimizes the drive for gaming applications and ensures stability. Plextor's legendary True Speed technology is also one of the features which provide a new improved version for long-term performance stability and effective multi-tasking.

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Super Talent Displays Array Of New Products At CES 2014

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Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND  flash storage solutions, today announces it will be presenting its most recent and innovative consumer products January 7-10 at CES 2014 in Las Vegas.

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Super Talent offers high performance SSDs by using high density industrial grade NAND Flash chips.  Super Talent produces SSDs for laptop, desktop, tablet, and commercial use.  Their booth will also feature a wide selection of USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 products, many of which have not been displayed elsewhere.

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