OCZ Storage Solutions -- a Toshiba Group Company and leading provider of high-performance solid state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, will unveil its latest storage solutions at the 2014 Intel Developer Forum (IDF), September 9-11 at Moscone West, San Francisco. New drives to be showcased include the upcoming Saber 1000 SATA III Series which is designed to deliver the best cost per GB for hyperscale data center customers, and the innovative Z-Drive 6000 2.5-inch PCIe 3.0 NVMe series that provides industry-leading IOPS per dollar.
OCZ has long been a major supplier to customers in the hyperscale and cloud markets, and the new Saber 1000 SATA III SSD was conceptualized and designed with key input from customers within this space to offer the best of both worlds with an enterprise-optimized feature-set, high capacity, and exceptional price point. Because these massive scalable infrastructures require premium yet practical storage, Saber 1000 is designed to be a more cost-effective solution than traditional enterprise-grade SSDs, effectively eliminating I/O bottlenecks and maximizing storage efficiency to meet the evolving demands of the fast growing hyperscale and cloud computing markets. Based off the proven OCZ Barefoot 3 platform which delivers superior and sustainable performance, Saber 1000 also provides enhanced data integrity with the addition of features like partial power fail protection and will also leverage the latest generation A19 NAND flash from Toshiba.
WD, a Western Digital company and world leader in storage deployed for modern datacenters, today announced its innovative WD Ae line of hard drives designed for the unique operating characteristics of the emerging archive tier within web-scale datacenters. Built on a platform to achieve optimal total cost of ownership (TCO), WD Ae hard drives utilize the lowest possible power consumption and a Progressive Capacity model to enable a new tier of storage for large-scale cloud infrastructures.
"Modern datacenter customers came to us with a need for an HDD solution designed specifically for ever-expanding cold-data repositories," said Matt Rutledge, senior vice president and general manager, storage technology, WD. "Now in our third generation with over 700 petabytes deployed, WD is bringing the WD Ae drive to the broader market, representing another vital component of WD's capacity storage portfolio, which delivers features and product attributes optimized for the rapidly evolving storage market."
The expanding scale of data creation and the corresponding need to retain, preserve and extract value from that data creates a new and unique challenge for large-scale datacenter entities. Reliable, long-term data management for massive-scale data storage is becoming ever more critical. The conventional tools and technologies for cost-effective storage are not effective in massive-scale datacenters, so entirely new approaches to storage architectures and associated component technology are emerging.
SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, today announced that SanDisk DAS Cache software will be offered by Dell for use in its next generation Dell PowerEdge servers with direct-attached storage (DAS). This all-software solution will allow customers to benefit from the high performance of solid state drives (SSDs), while maintaining data on direct-attached, disk-based storage. SanDisk DAS Cache software works with SSDs from any manufacturer, empowering customers to select the SSD capacity and performance that is appropriate to their data center needs.
“We have been working very closely with Dell to provide a complete solution for their customers that provides the performance and cost benefits of solid-state storage technology,” said John Scaramuzzo, senior vice president and general manager, Enterprise Storage Solutions, SanDisk. “Combining innovations in both hardware and software enables customers to realize the full potential of enterprise storage solutions. We are excited that Dell is able to offer the benefits of our SanDisk DAS Cache software to customers with its new PowerEdge servers.”
Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, has enhanced its Professional Workflow line with the introduction of the new Lexar Professional Workflow UR1, a three-slot microSDHC/microSDXC UHS-I USB 3.0 reader. The new reader quickly transfers 4K video and other large media files from three cards at once.
Designed for professional photographers, videographers, and adventure seekers, the reader is a great option for those who need to offload video from sports camcorders and cameras, which require multiple memory cards for extended shooting. When populating all four bays of the customizable Lexar Professional Workflow hub, users can quickly move files from up to 12 cards at once.
Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today announced the new 128GB Lexar High-Performance microSDXC UHS-I card with read transfer speeds up to 633x (95MB per second). Designed for sports camcorders, tablets and smartphones, the Class 10 microSDXC card can capture up to 15 hours of HD video.
“Whether it’s on a sports camera, aerial camera, tablet or smartphone, more video is being captured than ever before,” said Adam Kaufman, director of card product marketing, Lexar. “With the new Lexar 128GB microSDXC UHS-I card, users can continue to capture and store high-quality content, without having to worry about changing cards or running out of space.”
The 128GB Lexar High-Performance microSDXC UHS-I card (633x) comes with a USB 3.0 reader and allows for high-speed file transfer of photos and videos from the card to a PC or Mac. The reader is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports and comes with a one-year limited warranty.
WD, a Western Digital company, and world leader in storage solutions, today announced that its My Cloud EX2 and My Cloud EX4 multi-bay network attached storage (NAS) solutions now combine with the Smartvue surveillance software to enable remote video monitoring and management of IP cameras.
"Our expert series of My Cloud products provide a great solution for creative professionals, prosumers and small businesses to save, share, back up, stream and manage their growing libraries of digital data," said Jim Welsh, executive vice president, WD Content Solutions Business and worldwide sales. "Surveillance is a growing use case for many of our customers and the Smartvue integration makes it easy to record, manage and access critical surveillance video."
By installing the Smartvue app within the apps feature of the My Cloud dashboard, the My Cloud EX products convert into a powerful video surveillance system capable of supporting up to eight cameras from one web portal. In addition, the Smartvue mobile app, available for iOS and Android mobile devices, provides viewing and management of camera footage recorded on the My Cloud EX products, as well as remote monitoring of live feeds from the cameras. The Smartvue surveillance app also allows users to set automated alerts, motion detection, recording schedules and more. With support for hundreds of leading IP cameras, My Cloud EX and Smartvue users have plenty of quality options for setting up their surveillance system.
Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today announced the Lexar JumpDrive M20 Mobile USB 3.0 flash drive. Featuring two connectors – micro-USB and USB 3.0 – the new drive allows users to easily transfer playlists, photos, videos, and files with On-The-Go (OTG)-enabled Android tablets or smartphones without the use of cables or Wi-Fi.
The Lexar JumpDrive M20 Mobile offers read speeds of up to 120MB/s and can transfer a 3GB HD video clip in less than one minute – a faster and more convenient solution than using Wi-Fi or data connectivity. The drive sports a thumb slide design to retract both connectors and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 devices.
“Smartphones and tablets have made it easier for consumers to access their music, videos, and other files anytime, anywhere. But in the past, access required either a Wi-Fi connection or data usage,” said Aaron Lee, director of USB product marketing, Lexar. “The new JumpDrive M20 Mobile USB 3.0 flash drive lets consumers not only quickly retrieve, but share and transfer digital files on the go and between devices – all without searching for a hotspot, using data, or plugging in.”
Synology today launched DiskStation DS115j, a compact, energy-saving, and quiet 1-bay NAS server dedicated to serving as your private cloud and smart network video recorder.
“With DS115j, home users can now enjoy the rich data sharing and multimedia streaming features offered by Synology at an entry-level price point,” said Nicole Lin, product manager of Synology Inc. It delivers read speeds at 103 MB/sec in a Windows® environment, a 28% increase compared to its predecessor. With the built-in Floating-Point Unit (FPU) CPU, DS115j enhances the performance of multimedia applications, such as speeding up thumbnail generation of photos, and thus ensures optimal multimedia experiences. DS115j comes at a budget-friendly price tag, but makes no compromise in its performance.
Toshiba Europe GmbH (TEG) Storage Peripherals Division today announces the launch of the Canvio AeroMobile wireless SSD, combining the convenience and capacity of portable storage with the durability and performance of solid state drives. The pocket-sized SSD has integrated wireless functionality and a high-speed USB 3.0 port, allowing you to transfer your precious data seamlessly between up to eight devices at a time - wherever you are.
Available in light gold, the stylish Canvio AeroMobile is the must-have central storage hub for your smartphone, laptop, tablet and PC. Offering 128 GB of storage, the SSD comes with expanded memory via the built-in SD card slot - doubling as a backup solution for your holiday snaps, family videos and personal data. For added peace of mind, SSD technology resists shocks and vibrations better than conventional drives and the improved battery life allows for up to 8 hours of continuous video streaming.
With a light and compact design, the Canvio AeroMobile wireless SSD is small enough to carry in your pocket so you can quickly store, share and stream your digital treasures with ease, making it your own personal cloud to carry with you all the time and ensure your data, whether it is for work or play, is supported. Download the Toshiba Wireless SSD app for your Android or iOS mobile device and browse, save or stream files on the move. The Internet Pass-Thru Mode also means browsing the web and accessing the Canvio AeroMobile wireless SSD can be done simultaneously.