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Samsung Begins Mass Production Of SM951 PCIe SSD

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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.

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“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.”

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Plextor M7e PCIe SSD Images And Performance Numbers Revealed

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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.

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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.

plextor m7e performance comparison

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Lexar Announces New Professional 1000x microSD UHS-II Cards

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lexar professional 1000x sdxcLexar, 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.

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Plextor Unveils M7e PCIe SSD At CES 2015

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plextor logoPlextor, 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.

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Kingston Adds Automatic Cloud Backup To DataTraveler Locker+ G3 USB 3.0 Flash Drive

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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 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.

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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.

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Corsair Launches New High-Performance USB 3.0 Flash Drives

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Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance PC hardware, today announced the immediate availability of new USB 3.0 flash drive families - Flash Voyager Slider X1 and Flash Voyager Slider X2. Corsair also unveiled a rugged new look for the ultra-performance Flash Voyager GS and Flash Voyager GTX families with the addition of a 512GB size for Flash Voyager GS. Equipped with new bold styling and offering a wide range of performance and capacities to suite any budget, these new drives bring the Flash Voyager line up-to-date and ready for the demands of 2015.

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Flash Voyager Slider X1 and Flash Voyager Slider X2
Combining the speed of USB 3.0 with the functionality of a cap-less USB drive, the Flash Voyager Slider X1 and Slider X2 share a sleek, glossy design that allows the USB cap to conveniently slide back into the drive housing. Slider X1 is available in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB capacities and thanks to its USB 3.0 interface is able to reach read speeds of up to 130MB/sec. Slider X2 knocks the performance up another notch, with read speeds of 200MB/sec in capacities of 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB.

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Kingston Digital Releases Ultra-High Speed microSD For 4K And HD Video Capture

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kingston microsdxc uhs-i class3Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the microSD UHS-I Speed Class 3 90MB/s read, 80MB/s write card (SDCA3). The card far exceeds the SD Association’s latest specification release, UHS-1 U3 (Ultra High-Speed Bus, Speed Class 3) rated for 30MB/s read/write.

The 90-80MB/s read-write speeds allow sports/adventure enthusiasts and users alike to capture cinema-quality Full HD (1080p), Ultra HD (2160p), 3D and 4K2K videos on high performance small form factor devices such as smartphones and cameras used by adventure and thrill seekers. Additionally, video playback at all resolutions up to 4K2K can be played without stutter or interruption. Fast speeds also translate to faster file uploads for computer editing, especially when using USB 3.0 card readers such as the Kingston® MobileLite G4 or USB 3.0 Media Reader.

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G-Technology Announces New Rugged Storage Solutions

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G-Technology, a leader in delivering premium storage solutions, today announced new rugged storage solutions that help keep content safe in virtually all environments. Compatible with the Evolution Series family of external hard drives, the new G-DRIVE ev ATC with Thunderbolt, the G-DRIVE ev ATC with USB 3.0, and the G-DRIVE ev RaW solutions marry rugged good looks with G-Technology’s known quality, performance and reliability. G-Technology also announced new Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 all-terrain cases for turning the original G-DRIVE ev, G-DRIVE ev RaW or G-DRIVE ev SSD into a rugged, all-terrain storage solution.

Whether it’s the professional photographer on a shoot in Peru, the established executive traveling across the globe with important company files or the young student running across campus to print out their term paper, everyone can use a sturdy and high-functioning portable hard drive. G-Technology’s new rugged series is designed to withstand daily wear and tear and even more serious conditions as well, with features like a watertight drive compartment, which floats when dropped in water, and drop-resistance so they hold up to adventures, or accidents, big and small. Like all G-Technology external drives, the new rugged storage solutions come with a three-year limited warranty for even more peace of mind.

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Corsair Releases Neutron Series XT SSDs

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Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance PC hardware, today announced the release of the Neutron Series XT SSDs. Available in 240GB, 480GB or massive 960GB capacities, the Neutron XT boasts phenomenal performance for those who accept no compromises when it comes to their storage.

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With SSDs becoming an essential addition to any enthusiast PC build, the Neutron XT takes things one step further, combining amazing data performance with a range of capacities to suit even the most data hungry. Equipped with a state-of-the-art quad-core Phison SSD controller and advanced MLC NAND for superior reliability and endurance, the Neutron XT is able to deliver sequential read speeds of 560MB/sec and sequential write speeds of 540MB/sec, pushing the SATA 6Gb/s interface to its limits. The sheer speed advantage versus standard hard disk drives and low-end SSDs is enormous—operating systems are more responsive, programs open quicker and games load faster, improving the whole experience of using your PC.

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Toshiba Unveils Canvio Connect II Portable Hard Drive

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Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced the Canvio Connect II portable hard drive, a device that takes portable storage to the next level. Available with up to 3TB of storage capacity, remote access capabilities, local and cloud backup and the ability to share and stream content, the Canvio Connect II portable hard drive is an all-in-one portable storage solution.

toshiba canvio connect ii

The Canvio Connect II portable hard drive makes it simple to back up not just files and folders, but a complete system—or customize backups to your exact needs and specifications. Users can secure backups with user defined password protection, or cloud storage. With the ability to schedule backups to run automatically, the Canvio Connect II portable hard drive will take care of the rest.

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