Seagate Technology plc, a world leader in storage solutions, today announced it is shipping the world’s first 8TB hard disk drive. An important step forward in storage, the 8TB hard disk drive provides scale-out data infrastructures with supersized-capacity, energy-efficiency and the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) in the industry for cloud content, object storage and back-up disaster recovery storage.
“As our world becomes more mobile, the number of devices we use to create and consume data is driving an explosive growth in unstructured data. This places increased pressure on cloud builders to look for innovative ways to build cost-effective, high capacity storage for both private and cloud-based data centers,” said Scott Horn, Seagate vice president of marketing. “Seagate is poised to address this challenge by offering the world’s first 8TB HDD, a ground-breaking new solution for meeting the increased capacities needed to support the demand for high capacity storage in a world bursting with digital creation, consumption and long-term storage.”
A cornerstone for growing capacities in multiple applications, the 8TB hard drive delivers bulk data storage solutions for online content storage providing customers with the highest capacity density needed to address an ever increasing amount of unstructured data in an industry-standard 3.5-inch HDD. Providing up to 8TB in a single drive slot, the drive delivers maximum rack density, within an existing footprint, for the most efficient data center floor space usage possible.
HighPoint Technologies RocketStor SATA Adapters deliver twice the performance and four-times the storage capability compared to other eSATA Hubs in today’s marketplace.
The RocketStor 6328L and 6324L are the simplest and fastest way to upgrade existing SATA storage for use with Thunderbolt 2 platforms, and deliver significant performance and capacity advantages over Thunderbolt hubs, which offer only half the speed and one-fourth of the storage capability. These affordable, high-performance storage adapters provide 20Gb/s of uncompromised transfer bandwidth and are capable of supporting up to eight SATA hard drives or SSD’s via eSATA and Mini-SAS connectivity.
Dedicated Performance Architecture: Unlike conventional PCIe Expansion Chassis and first generation Thunderbolt hubs, the Thunderbolt 2 bandwidth provided by RocketStor 6328L/6324L eSATA hubs is dedicated to storage performance. Storage devices hosted by RocketStor adapters do not have to share resources with other I/O devices, and can operate at peak performance.
Mach Xtreme Technology Inc., a worldwide leader in top performance, high reliability and user-friendly designed PC components, today unveiled ES Ultra Series USB 3.0 SLC flash drives. The MX-ES is the fastest small capacity SLC USB 3.0 flash drive on the market. The MX-ES Ultra flash drives will be available through MX Technologies worldwide network of authorized distributors and resellers starting Monday, September 1st.
The MX-ES USB 3.0 Series utilizes hand-selected top performance Single Level Cell (SLC) NAND to offer extreme performance and endurance over Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND, which is typically used in other USB3.0 pendrives. Changing the NAND components from MLC to SLC significantly increases the performance and longevity of MX-ES Ultra flash drive. These USB 3.0 flash pendrives are much more durable and reliable and are built to endure severe operating environments such as extreme cold and hot temperatures, continuous vibration, high shock impact, intensive read-write cycles etc. Such features are essential to users that require a more robust and rugged digital storage option to ensure repeatable and reliable operation. With selected, powerful SLC flash and proven design; the MX-ES Ultra Series drastically outperforms standard ES pendrives.
Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today unveils the new-designed 3.5-inch USB 3.0 external hard drive—Stream S06. Taking all aspects into consideration without compromising anything useful, Stream S06 is perfectly engineered to the most powerful specifications with USB 3.0 interface, incredibly high capacity up to 4TB and elegant look. The exclusive handle design is the wonderful combination of beauty and functionality, which presents the extraordinary taste of modern design and in the meantime promises easier-than-ever user experiences for daily using and carrying. Incorporating superior capability and splendid appearance, Stream S06 is not just an addition to your storage solution but definitely a must-have for your storage system.
Higher capacity makes more possibilities
SP Stream S06 3.5-inch external hard drive features the incredibly high capacities up to 4TB, by which users can completely store and backup all kinds of files in one device only. Also, it can free computers from limited memory space and heavy burden caused by operating digital audio data. Stream S06 allows impressive storage capability that, in the case of 4TB, it can store 1.952 million high-resolution digital photos, 976 thousand songs or 1,760 hours Full-HD videos. Furthermore, Stream S06 utilizes the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 transfer interface which offers blazing-fast transfer rate up to 5Gbps (Read/Write), which is ten times the speed of USB 2.0. With such great storage capacity and high speed, Stream S06 is able to deal with different application needs, including videos or graphics editing, computing for gaming and large files backup and execution.
ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, today launches the ISMS312, a high-performance industrial SATA III 6Gbps 7-pin Disk-On-Module (DOM), which is suitable for embedded storage systems, industrial computers, medical and network infrastructure devices by providing the best balance between performance and cost. It also features the industrial grade S.M.A.R.T. and capability of customization for industrial application.
The ADATA ISMS312 SATA III 6Gbps 7pin DOM is a high-speed MLC NAND flash, providing excellent performance and reliability with a sequential read/write speed up to 250/40MB per second and MTBF of up to 1 million hours. In addition, the ISMS312’s low 1.15W power consumption can save power and significantly extend the lifespan of the devices it supports. And thanks to the industrial grade operable temperature range of -40°C to +85°C, the ISMS312 can work in harsh environments for long-term operation. The ISMS312 is available in both horizontal and vertical pin orientations to accommodate a wide variety of system form factors.
QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the new tower-based Turbo NAS TS-x53 Pro series (available in 2, 4, 6, 8-bay) and the 2.5”-drive SS-x53 Pro series (4 and 8-bay) that provide a powerful and reliable solution for data storage and mission-critical business applications for small and medium businesses. Coupled with exclusive QvPC Technology, these new series can serve as cost-effective PC substitutes that enable direct access to stored data, real-time surveillance monitoring with local display, XBMC digital entertainment, and more.
The TS/SS-x53 Pro series is powered by a quad-core Intel Celeron 2.0GHz processor with burst speed up to 2.41GHz and 8GB/4GB/2GB energy-efficient DDR3L RAM (expandable to 8GB), supports 2 or 4 LAN ports that provide up to 400MB/s read & write speeds in port trunking mode, and achieves 70+MB/s read & write AES-256bit encryption performance. “The new models deliver high performance that maintains smooth system operations even during intensive data access,” said Jason Hsu, product manager of QNAP. “The high-quality hardware also provides the power for users to operate multiple virtual machines using QNAP Virtualization Station, transcode Full HD videos in real-time or offline, and enhance their business productivity with SMB features built-in,” added Hsu.
The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) today announced the finalization of a new double-sided disc specification (BD-DSD), a commercial specification that enables storage of 200GB of data on a double-sided Blu-ray Disc for professional usage. The BD-DSD discs are designed to work in large configurations built to store petabytes of data, and also provide a cost effective, highly reliable alternative to traditional HDD and tape storage systems for data center operators. Optical discs have inherent reliability advantages over other media as the discs do not make physical contact with a read/write head, like tape, and do not continually spin like HDDs.
“With the explosion of social media services, the move toward cloud computing services, and the overall ‘digitization’ of our social and business lives, institutional data storage requirements today are simply staggering,” said Kei Yamashita, chairman of the BDA’s DSD Task Force. “The new BD-DSD specification can provide an extremely cost-effective and dependable way to meet this need while providing manufacturers of BD-DSD products the ability to help reduce a data center’s carbon footprint.”
According to estimates based on a current single-sided disc, operating costs for 100 terabyte class storage system could be significantly reduced by using BD-DSD as opposed to other media options. This estimation considers cost of media as well as data migration, power consumption, IT, hardware and software costs. The reductions in power consumption, both for operation and cooling, also result in a significant reduction in CO2 emissions when compared to HDD and tape centric data centers.
ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, announced today that the warranty period for all ASUSTOR NAS products has been extended to three years from the previous two year warranty. It is ASUSTOR's mission to continue to provide its customers with products of the highest quality along with the most reliable and attentive after-sales service possible.
“Providing first-class service to our customers has always been a top priority for us here at ASUSTOR, “said Allen Yen, Sales Director at ASUSTOR. “We are extremely elated to announce that we have extended the warranty period for all our products. We would like to thank our loyal customers from their continued support and hope that this will inspire even greater confidence in ASUSTOR products.”
Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today releases the brand-new USB 2.0 OTG flash drive—Mobile X21. Engineered with the dual-interface of a micro-USB and a USB 2.0 connector, Mobile X21 includes all the capabilities of USB flash drives, USB cables and memory cards, making itself the multi-functional device for different kinds of storage needs.
Embracing the dual-use application, Mobile X21 is about to offer you a more convenient way of data storage, by which users can not only free up the precious memory space of mobile devices but also quickly transfer files between PCs, Android™ smartphones and tablets without using any cable or Wi-Fi hotspot. Furthermore, Mobile X21 features the exclusive 360-degree swivel-cap design that allows users an easier method to use and store with just a thumb push. Incorporating the advantages of instant storage expansion, fast data transmission and user-friendly operation, Mobile X21 is definitely the whole package for mobile storage solution.