OCZ Storage Solutions, a Toshiba Group Company and the most awarded solid state drive (SSD) brand of all time, today announced the release of the next generation Vector 180 SSD series along with the all-new SSD Guru storage management solution. Worthy of flagship status, the new Vector 180 features enhanced reliability, technology, storage capacity, and superior customer support all while providing the Vector’s original game-changing performance and endurance it’s known for. The feature-rich SSD Guru software tool not only enables users to do routine monitoring and maintenance, but truly helps them unlock their SSD’s full potential.
Designed to power today’s high-end consumer systems, the Vector 180 series is optimized for hardcore gaming and data-intensive applications thanks to its powerful OCZ Barefoot 3 controller and in-house Toshiba A19nm MLC NAND flash technology. New to this particular Vector release is an advanced reliability protection feature called Power Failure Management Plus (PFM+). In the event of unexpected system power loss or instability, the PFM+ feature helps safeguard the SSD and its at-rest data.
Toshiba Corporation’s Semiconductor & Storage Products Company today announced the launch of JEDEC e∙MMC Version 5.1 compliant embedded NAND flash memory products supporting “command queuing” and “secure write protection”. The new products integrate NAND chips fabricated with 15nm process technology and are designed for application in a wide range of digital consumer products, including smartphones, tablets and wearable devices. Sample shipment of the 16GB and 64GB products start today, with 32GB and 128GB products to follow.
The new products integrate NAND chips fabricated with Toshiba's cutting-edge 15nm generation process technology with a controller to manage basic control functions for NAND applications in a single package. In October 2014, Toshiba launched the industry’s first e∙MMC products supporting all mandatory features of JEDEC e∙MMC Version 5.1, which was officially issued by JEDEC on February 24, 2015. The new additions to the line-up support two optional features of e∙MMC Version 5.1, “command queuing” and “secure write protection”.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, today introduced a high-performance mobile memory storage based on Embedded MultiMediaCard (eMMC) 5.0 technology. The new 128-gigabyte (GB), 3-bit NAND-based eMMC 5.0 storage is targeted at the smartphone and tablet mass markets.
“With the introduction of our value-focused, 3-bit NAND-based eMMC 5.0 line-up, we expect to take the lead in the expansion of high-density mobile storage,” said Dr. Jung-Bae Lee, Senior Vice President of Memory Product Planning and Application Engineering Team, Samsung Electronics. “We are continuing to enhance our next-generation embedded mobile memory offerings with improved performance and higher densities to meet increasing customer demand across the mobile industry.”
Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today introduced a 6TB capacity for the Toshiba Canvio Desk 3.5” External USB 3.0 Hard Drive and Toshiba Desk 3.5” Internal Serial ATA 3.0 Hard Drive, devices that provide a convenient and reliable way to increase the storage capacity of your computer either as an upgrade or extension of your computer.
The Canvio Desk external hard drive is preloaded with software to make backup fast and simple. The system recovery software scans your system and recommends the best coverage for your computer. Choose between backing up your files to the cloud or backing up your files and folders to your Canvio Desk hard drive.
“Toshiba has been developing and manufacturing hard drives for more than 20 years,” said Maciek Brzeski, Vice President of Branded Storage Products, Toshiba Digital Products Division. “The time is right to upgrade our offerings not only to meet, but to exceed consumers’ expectations by expanding the offerings of our internal and external 3.5” hard drives.”
Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND Flash storage solutions, announces its 256 GB CFast Pro Flash Media Card.
The CFast Pro is one of Super Talent’s highly popular flash media card solutions for consumer and commercial media storage. Previously, Super Talent only offered the CFast Pro up to 128 GB. Now, with the increase of capacity to 256 GB, users can now record even more data, photos, and longer movies at the highest quality settings for project needs. For those seeking high performing flash media cards at a competitive price with high reliability, the CFast Pro from Super Talent is here to fit those needs.
Super Talent also provides a compatibility chart for these cards for those unsure if the CFast Pro cards will work with existing equipment. Those using high end cameras from ARRI and Blackmagic Design can take full advantage of CFast cards available on the market today for their media needs.
The global leading motherboard brand ASRock will be debuting the latest SuperSpeed+ USB 3.1 motherboards at CeBIT 2015 Hall 15 Booth D21. With the USB 3.1 specification announced last summer, USB 3.1 featured devices will definitely be in the spotlight at CeBIT 2015.
Besides Type-A Super Speed+ USB 3.1 which is backwards compatible with former USB 3.0/2.0/1.1 ports, ASRock motherboards are also going to be the first in the world to carry Type-C USB 3.1 ports that will support next generation mobile devices. Now, all types of USB 3.1 grants up to 10Gb/s data rates, however only this Type-C interface has a reversible design, so that connectors may fit either way. Moreover, compared to USB 3.0 which only allows 0.9 ampere charging, Type-C USB 3.1 supports up to 3.0 ampere fast device charging, and its durability has been enhanced to withstand over ten thousand plugs and removals. Selected ASRock Z97 chipset motherboards will support both USB 3.1 Type-A and Type-C ports.
At the opening of CeBIT 2015, QNAP Systems, Inc. (at Stand C55, Hall 2) demonstrated a series of innovative new NAS models, its exclusive QvPC Technology, HDMI applications, virtualization technology, and QTS 4.2 operating system. QNAP also cooperated with OCZ, Samsung, Seagate and WD at CeBIT 2015 to showcase joint solutions of QNAP NAS with a wide range of HDDs and SSDs.
New tool-less NAS TS-453mini & Budget Intel NAS TS-251C
The powerful quad-core TS-453mini NAS sports a vertical form factor that suits cramped office and home environments. It features a stylish glossy look, a quiet exhaust for heat dissipation, smart LED indicators with adjustable & schedulable brightness controls, easy hard drive installation without tools, simple RAM upgrade design, and is packed full of cutting-edge features and apps for file storage, backup, sharing and entertainment needs.
The new compact TS-251C provides the power of an Intel® Celeron® dual-core CPU at a surprisingly low price tag. It is the ideal choice for budget-conscious users to create a personal cloud & media center without compromising its performance in real-time/offline 1080p video transcoding; video streaming via DLNA, AirPlay, Chromecast and Plex Media Server; and HDMI-out with Kodi media player.
QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the TS-251C Turbo NAS, a 2-bay compact NAS that offers the power of an Intel® Celeron® dual-core CPU at a budget-friendly price tag. Users can easily build a personal cloud and media center to enjoy a rich digital life using the TS-251C and benefit from other features including unrivaled real-time/offline Full HD video transcoding; video streaming via DLNA, AirPlay, Chromecast and Plex Media Server; HDMI-out with XBMC media player; and various apps for file & multimedia storage, backup and sharing.
“The TS-251C is the ideal choice for users to quickly create a secure personal space for file storage, backup, synchronization and multimedia,” said Jason Hsu, product manager of QNAP. “It comes with a surprising price tag that offers an incredible choice for budget-concerned users that want the best possible performance.” Coupled with flexible storage expansion support, the TS-251C excels in the same price class with its powerful and versatile x86 architecture, and is the perfect solution for the growing needs of digital content storage in modern small offices and home environments.
OCZ Storage Solutions, a Toshiba Group Company and the most awarded solid state drive (SSD) brand of all time, today announced that it is showcasing a full array of enterprise and client storage solutions at next week’s CeBIT 2015 conference in Hannover, Germany, March 16-20.
Catering to both the enterprise and consumer markets, OCZ’s recently unveiled JetExpress SSD controller technology will be on display. Designed and developed in-house, JetExpress will be the heart and soul of OCZ’s future product line. JetExpress is native SATA and PCIe/NVMe and will support multiple form factors including M.2, 2.5-inch SATA, and SFF-8639 which enables PCI Express speeds in a compact 2.5-inch form factor. The flexible and advanced architecture of JetExpress is designed to offer superior flash endurance empowering SSDs to continue down the path to ubiquity in both mainstream notebooks and hyperscale data centers.
OCZ will also be displaying its innovative, high reliability flash solutions for enterprise applications, including the upcoming Z-Drive 6000. This highly anticipated solution is a native PCIe 3.0 NVMe 1.1 solution in an easy-to-deploy 2.5-inch form factor. Not only will the Z-Drive 6000 deliver extremely high performance, it also features the hot pluggable SFF-8639 connector that enables superior deployment-efficiency and serviceability. Additionally, OCZ will be showcasing its current enterprise lineup which includes the Saber 1000 series, Intrepid 3000 series, Z-Drive 4500 series, as well as the ZD-XL SQL Accelerator.