Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced that it has started mass producing 3.2-terabyte (TB) NVMe PCIe solid state drives (SSDs) based on its 3D V-NAND (Vertical NAND) flash memory technology, for use in high-end enterprise server systems.
The new NVMe PCIe SSD, SM1715, utilizes Samsung’s proprietary 3D V-NAND in an HHHL (half-height, half-length) card-type form factor, to offer 3.2TB of storage capacity -- doubling Samsung’s previous highest NVMe SSD density of 1.6TB.
“Beginning with mass production of this new V-NAND-based NVMe SSD, which delivers the highest level of performance and density available today, we expect to greatly expand the high-density SSD market,” said Jeeho Baek, Vice President, Memory Marketing, Samsung Electronics. “Samsung plans to actively introduce V-NAND-based SSDs with even higher performance, density and reliability in the future, to keep its global customers ahead of their competition.”
ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced the launch of two powerful new NAS devices, the AS7008T and AS7010T which are designed for both enterprise and multimedia use. The AS7008T and AS7010T are the newest offerings in ASUSTOR’s new 70 Series. Both models come equipped with powerful Intel® Core i3-4330 3.5GHz dual-core processors and 2GB of built-in SO-DIMM DDR3 memory that can be expanded up to a maximum of 16GB. Furthermore, both also come with 3 USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports and 2 eSATA ports allowing users to flexibly incorporate the use of different accessory devices.
In addition to dual gigabit Ethernet ports, the AS7008T and AS7010T are also equipped with a 10GbE network card expansion slot, allowing for flexible expansion in demanding enterprise environments that require greater access speeds and productivity. ASUSTOR’s 70 Series devices also adopt the HDMI port and infrared receiver from previous ASUSTOR models and further incorporate a S/PDIF port that provides high fidelity optical output for unmatched listening experiences. Users can pair their NAS with 4K ultra high definition monitors and multi-channel surround sound for a luxurious and immersive entertainment experience.
Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today unveils the latest 7mm 2.5” SSD－Slim S80 for the new generation of ultra-slim notebooks with incredibly high capacities up to 960GB. Built in an extra slim enclosure, the brand-new Slim S80 unleashes the full potential of the 6Gbps SATA III interface to further improve computing capability and mobility. Along with surprisingly fast transferring speeds, reasonable pricing and wide range of capacity choices, SP Slim S80 SSD is now feasible for users to make flexible configuration to achieve great capability enhancement.
Different from standard 9.5mm SSDs, SP Slim S80 is geared with the super-slim 7mm form factor for easy integration into the latest mobile computing platforms. Featuring ultra-slim exterior, Slim S80 perfectly complements Ultrabooks in design, and its impressive transfer rates make it the ideal SSD upgrade solution for computer enthusiasts, gamers and multitaskers who want to take their computing experiences to a new level. Equipped with high-quality Phison controller and ultra-fast 6Gbps SATA III interface, Slim S80 delivers astonishing transfer rates up to Read/Write 555MB/530MB/sec while offering impressive 4K random Read/Write speeds of up to 80,000 IOPS. With such incredible performances, Slim S80 can significantly reduce boot time, quickly load applications and provide higher reliability over traditional hard drives. For professionals who value the importance of speed and stability, Slim S80 is about to speed up all the operation faster and smoother without any waste in time.
Synology today announced the new DiskStation DS415+, a powerful 4-bay NAS server designed to centralize data storage, backup, and file sharing for small and medium-sized businesses, as well as enthusiast home users.
DS415+ features an Intel Atom 2.4Ghz quad-core processor with an AES-NI hardware encryption engine, a floating-point unit, as well as 2GB DDR3 RAM. The four drive bays accommodate huge amounts of storage capacity, while the USB 3.0, USB 2.0, and eSATA ports allow users to connect and access various external storage devices. Dual LAN ports support failover and link aggregation, thus improving resiliency and potential throughput.
Pioneer Japan sent out a press today, announcing what it claims to be the world's thinnest and lightest slot-loading Blu-ray Disc writer. Thanks to a magnesium alloy case, the BDR-XU03J weighs in at a mere 245g and measures only 133 × 133 × 12 mm. This stylish, USB powered drive is capable of 6x BD-R, 6x BD-R DL, 6x BD-R LTH, 2x BD-RE and 2x BD-RE DL writing speeds and a maximum BD-ROM read speed of 6x. The BDR-XU03J also writes to triple- (100GB) and quad-layer (128GB) BD-R media at 4x and triple-layer (100GB) BD-RE media at 2x.
The BDR-XU03J includes features like Pioneer's PureRead2+ technology and noise reducing firmware. The drive is also compatible with the company's APS-WF01J wireless dock, which lets it be used with Windows-based tablets and iOS devices. The BDR-XU03J ships with authoring and playback software from CyberLink and is expected to hit stores in late January for about 23,000 Yen ($211US).
Today Nero announces the launch of its Nero 2015 Classic and Nero 2015 Platinum digital media suites which make it easier to burn, rip, play, edit and share digital content anytime, anywhere, on any device. The software suites feature more than 10 all-new mobile apps and major enhancements to Nero’s flagship PC applications Nero Burning ROM (advanced ripping, copying and disc burning), Nero Video (video editing and authoring), Nero Recode (video ripping and transcoding), Nero Express (easy ripping, copying, and disc burning) and Nero MediaHome (streaming server, audio/photo/video manager, slideshow creator).
“The major enhancements to Nero 2015 reflect feedback received directly from consumers, who are looking to take their content anywhere and view it across all of their devices,” said Jürgen Kurz, CEO, Nero AG. “Our brand new version not only allows consumers to enjoy their videos, photos, and music more easily on any device, but also offers enhanced media management, video authoring, editing, and burning features which are not available in any other comparable software solution.”
Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today introduced the TransMemory ID USB 3.0 Flash Drive, a simpler storage solution for people who are on the go and need a better way to organize their ever-growing collection of digital files.
The slim design, unique space for labeling and wide range of colors and storage capacities make the TransMemory ID USB 3.0 Flash Drive a smart, simple way for students, families and business professionals to organize, personalize, and store their growing collection of digital files with fewer devices. The dedicated label area makes it easy to organize files by category, family member, event, class or project. With USB 3.0, this device transfers videos, photos and other large files quickly and conveniently with any USB 3.0 compatible device. With built-in plug-and-play, for both Mac® and PC, up to 64GB1 of storage capacity and a slim, space-saving design that will facilitate the use of multiple TransMemory ID USB 3.0 Flash Drives (even where USB port placement is side by side), the TransMemory ID USB 3.0 is an easy solution for all storage needs.