Other World Computing (OWC), a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, today at CES announced the Viper Pro Thunderbolt SSD external drive with Thunderbolt 2 technology. OWC Viper Pro Thunderbolt SSD features dual Thunderbolt 2 ports, offering extreme performance with phenomenal sustained speeds up to 1400MB/s, ideal for bandwidth-intensive workflows like professional content creation.
The Viper Pro Thunderbolt SSD will be offered in two models, the Viper Pro Thunderbolt SSD and Viper Pro Thunderbolt SSD RAID 4 Edition, with capacities up to 8TB. The RAID 4 Edition is powered by the SoftRAID engine preconfigured in RAID 4 for an optimized combination of speed and redundancy. RAID 4 provides the data integrity benefits of RAID 5 without sacrificing the incredible performance of SSD technology.
Toshiba Corporation’s Semiconductor & Storage Products Company announced it will showcase a reference display of the world’s first PCI Express (PCIe) single package SSD, integrating up to 256 GB in a single BGA package, at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), to be held from January 6 to January 9 in Las Vegas, U.S.A.
The “BG Series” SSDs on reference display will be products under development. Utilizing Toshiba’s cutting-edge packaging technology applied in products like e・MMCTM, it is the world’s first PCI Express single package SSD, available in capacities up to 256 GB in a 16 mm x 20 mm x 1.65 mm BGA package. Also to be showcased will be a reference display of the world’s smallest removable module type SSD, which integrates the BGA single package SSD on a single-sided form factor.
Other World Computing (OWC), a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, announced the OWC Envoy Pro mini, a new ultra-portable SSD that delivers desktop-class performance in a tiny thumb drive form-factor. Envoy Pro mini will be unveiled today at CES 2015 and will be featured for a first-look, hands-on demonstration throughout CES at OWC's booth #30572. The OWC Envoy Pro mini has already received acclaim at CES 2015, winning the Storage Visions 2015 Visionary Product Award for Mobile Consumer storage.
Envoy Pro mini is available in 120GB and 240GB capacities (480GB coming soon). The Envoy Pro mini features a beautifully crafted aluminum enclosure and is ideal for storing, transferring, and backing up any Mac or PC. With SuperSpeed USB 3.0 performance, the Envoy Pro mini achieves sustained transfer speeds up to 433MB/s, making it the perfect portable storage solution for demanding creative production workflows, IT professionals, students and home users alike.
Other World Computing (OWC), a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, announced today a new 1TB model of the popular OWC Envoy Pro EX ultra-portable SSD. Elegantly designed in anodized aluminum to match modern Macs and PCs, the Envoy Pro EX fits easily into a coat pocket, backpack, or briefcase for rugged, portable, high-performance storage. Now available in double the previous capacity, the 1TB Envoy Pro EX will be available for a hands-on demonstration throughout CES 2015 at the OWC booth #30572.
The heart of the Envoy Pro EX is an OWC Aura Pro 6G SSD which offers real world sustained reads up to 436MB/s and writes up to 429MB/s. Besides offering blistering fast performance, the Envoy Pro EX is bus-powered for maximum portability.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, announced today that it has begun mass producing a high-performance, low-powered PCIe solid state drive (SSD), the SM951, for use in ultra-slim notebook PCs and workstations.
“We are helping to accelerate growth of the ultra-slim notebook PC market with the introduction of this energy-efficient, high-speed PCIe SSD,” said Jeeho Baek, Senior Vice President of Memory Marketing at Samsung Electronics. He added that, “We will continue to introduce next-generation high-density SSDs with improved performance and increased differentiation, as we further strengthen our business competitiveness in global SSD market.”
One of the biggest announcements to come out of CES so far is Plextor's new M7e PCIe SSD. While the press release was a bit short on details, the drive was on display in Plextor's suite at the ARIA Resort and Casino. Looking at the images below, you can see that, like the M6e, the new M7e is designed to fit in a motherboard's M.2 PCIe slot. At this time, its unknown whether or not the drive will be available with a half-height, half-length (HHHL) adapter.
Visitors to Plextor's suite are able to view live demos of the M7e and compare its performance to SSDs from other manufacturers. The image below shows how the M7e (on the left) compares to a drive from Samsung (on the right). With sequential read and write speeds in excess of 1000 MB/s, the M7e is more than twice as fast as your average SATA SSD.
Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today announced the new Lexar Professional 1000x microSDHC and microSDXC UHS-II cards, offering read transfer speeds up to 150MB per second. Designed for sports camcorders, tablets, and smartphones, the new microSD cards leverage Ultra High Speed II (U3) to provide faster capture, play back, and transfer of photo and video files. The cards are also an excellent choice for photographers needing multiple memory cards for extended use to capture aerial content with a quadcopter.
Available in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB capacities, Professional 1000x microSD UHS-II cards can quickly capture, play back, and transfer extended lengths of the highest quality 1080p full-HD, 3D, and 4K video, making it easy to preserve more than 15 hours of your greatest moments and then relive the action. As with all Lexar Professional cards, a lifetime copy of Image Rescue® software is included to recover any lost or deleted files, and each card is backed by a limited lifetime warranty.
Plextor, a leading developer of high performance storage devices, will be unveiling the new M7e solid-state drive (SSD) with the complete line of solid-state drive products at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in the Plextor suite at the Aria.
Plextor plans to debut its next generation of solid-state drive, the M7e, which features PCIe Gen 2 x 4, enabling up to 2GB of information to be passed in one second. PCI express drives give gamers and high intensity users the maximum performance and synergy they crave from their devices.
Also scheduled for display is the M6e Black, available January 7, 2015. It boasts random read/write speeds of 105/100K IOPS. The M6e Black gives gamers and advanced users the smooth ultra-fast professional-grade storage and the reassurance of Plextor's legendary quality and rock-solid reliability. The M6e Black will include PlexTurbo 2.0, the latest generation of solid state memory cache solutions developed by Plextor, and will allow increased system memory size of up to 4GB DRAM. Additionally, PlexTurbo 2.0 caching utility features data loss protection during sudden power interruptions or system crashes.
Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the additional feature of cloud backup to the DataTraveler Locker+ G3 (DTLPG3) USB 3.0 Flash drive for personal security. DTLPG3 offers hardware encryption, password protection and fast USB 3.0 transfer speeds to keep one’s personal data safe.
Consumers now have the option of automatically backing up a DataTraveler Locker+ G3 to their preferred cloud storage provider such as Google Drive™, OneDrive (Microsoft®), Amazon S3, Dropbox or Box via included ClevX™ USBtoCLOUD™ software. Kingston® and ClevX first worked together in 2012 on an encrypted USB drive with a built-in anti-malware scan engine for enterprise customers. With the DTLPG3, consumers can rest assured that if the DTLPG3 is lost or misplaced, photos, personal documents and other files are still safely stored and accessible in the cloud.