QNAP, Inc. is “bringing it” to CES this year, with full-throttle innovations in networked storage that have catapulted the company to a commanding leadership position by offering the broadest lineup of products and solutions for the consumer, SMB, and enterprise market segments that are feature-packed yet affordable. QNAP will be unveiling the new versatile and compact TBS-453A “portable NAS” which will surely make some waves at CES as well as a super-exciting enterprise class product which combines high performance with easy and secured storage access.
When it comes to networked storage, most think of clunky industrial looking sub-systems. QNAP is out to show the industry that its latest NAS offerings continue to shatter the mold of what a NAS can be. At its invitation-only technology suite at the Renaissance Hotel next to the LVCC South Hall, QNAP will showcase compelling real-world network appliance application solutions that are engineered to amaze.
Plextor, a leading developer of high performance storage devices, will be adding the new third generation, four-lane PCI-Express NVMe M.2 M8Pe solid-state drive (SSD), and the M7V Series mainstream SATA SSD to its exemplary line of solid-state drive products at the upcoming 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in the Plextor suite at the Aria.
The M8Pe is the first Plextor SSD with the revolutionary NVMe protocol that helps reduce access latency, allowing for faster speeds. It connects via PCIe, enabling 4KB random read performance up to 270,000 IOPS, and 4KB write performance up to 150,000 IOPS. M8Pe PCI express drives are designed to give gamers and other high intensity users complete synergy and maximum performance. M8Pe features M.2 form factor allowing better airflow and cooling, increases the speed and performance of the SSD. PlexTurbo latest version 3.0, an intelligent RAM caching solution uses the system memory to boost access storage performance compared to standard factory SSDs. Other features of M8Pe include PlexCompressor, a smart compression technology that gives the user more storage capacity without impacting user experience and system performance., and PlexVault, a useful feature allowing private data to be hidden securely for shared computers using Plextor SSDs.
SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced availability of the new SanDisk X400 SSD, the world’s thinnest one terabyte (1TB) M.2 solid state drive (SSD). It is the first single-sided 1TB SATA M.2 form factor with a mere 1.5mm height. The X400 SSD is designed for fast start-up and application launch, as well as for extended battery life. Consumer research conducted by SanDisk in late 2015 indicates that these benefits are important for more than 70% of consumers when using PCs.
“Consumers have spoken. They want to work faster, with fewer interruptions. Our ultra-slim 1TB M.2 X400 SSD enables our OEM customers to build completely new form factors with outstanding reliability and the near-instant boot-up and application loading that consumers expect,” said Tarun Loomba, Vice President and General Manager of Client Storage Solutions at SanDisk. “The X400 SSD is the flexible, highly reliable platform that our customers need to ensure an exceptional user experience for consumers.”
SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash storage solutions, today expanded its SSD product line with a new high-performance, durable, water-resistant portable SSD. Designed for photographers and videographers who need a reliable and superfast storage solution, the SanDisk Extreme 510 Portable SSD delivers whether on location or in the studio.
“We are constantly amazed by the stories we hear from our customers about the incredible places they take our products. Their insight inspires us to create durable, innovative products that can improve their experience no matter where the job takes them,” said Philippe Willams, director retail product marketing, SanDisk. “For many years SanDisk has been trusted by the pros to deliver reliable, innovative storage solutions, and the SanDisk Extreme 510 portable SSD raises the bar even further.”
Seagate Technology plc, a world leader in storage solutions, today announced the launch of the Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim, the world’s thinnest 2TB mobile hard drive. This new product builds on the award-winning Backup Plus Slim drive, delivering a stunning new design with the same leading capacity in an even slimmer profile. The Backup Plus Ultra Slim also includes 200GB of Microsoft OneDrive® cloud storage and Lyve® software compatibility, so users can back up, access and share their favorite files from any device or location.
“The launch of the Backup Plus Ultra Slim builds on Seagate’s rich history of award-winning innovation to give users even more capacity in an incredibly small form factor,” said Tim Bucher, vice president for Seagate’s Consumer Group. “Based on our breakthrough ultra-mobile hard drive technology, this new storage solution gives them a better way to manage the increase in both data volumes and number of devices.”
Samsung Electronics America, Inc., today announced the Samsung Portable SSD T3, a premium, palm-sized, external solid state drive (SSD) that offers multi-terabyte (TB) storage capacity. Equipped with Samsung’s proprietary Vertical NAND (V-NAND) and SSD TurboWrite technology, the T3 drive provides advanced performance, enabling consumers, content creators, business and IT professionals, to quickly and easily store and transfer large multimedia content across a variety of devices.
“Following the successful worldwide launch of the Portable SSD T1 in 2015, we made several significant upgrades to the T3 based on the feedback and needs of our customers, which included content creators and business professionals in particular,” said Un-Soo Kim, Senior Vice President of Brand Product Marketing, Memory Business at Samsung Electronics. “As such, the T3 delivers the outstanding performance, storage capacity and durability needed from an external storage device for today’s mobile lifestyle, without compromising on style or security. It’s the new portable external storage drive users can depend on in any situation or environment.”
Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a leading manufacturer of industrial-grade products, is proud to announce its newly developed SuperMLC technology featuring a cost effective solution yet with nearly equivalent performance to SLC NAND flash. By adjusting firmware coding and preselecting high quality flash chips, Transcend has successfully developed SuperMLC technology that breaks through the performance bottleneck in small capacity SSD to reach 4 times of sequential write than MLC NAND flash and up to 30,000 times of P/E cycles. Upcoming in 2016, Transcend plans to release brand new industrial-grade SSD models embedded with SuperMLC technology, offering industrial enterprises ideal alternative to SLC-based solutions for superior quality at affordable prices.
Transcend Exclusive SuperMLC Technology
Between Single-Level Cell (SLC) and Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND flash, Transcend has successfully developed SuperMLC technology by reprogramming the two bits per cell of MLC into one bit per cell to greatly boost its performance and endurance, especially in small capacity SSD. The sequential write speed can reach up to 4 times faster than MLC flash chips and provides up to 30,000 times of P/E cycles. SuperMLC technology offers better reliability and endurance than MLC flash chips though this practice halves capacity considering the double occupation of cells for two bits. It is still a good tradeoff for industrial enterprises to obtain superior quality that is nearly equivalent to SLC NAND flash at the most cost-effective price. Transcend SSDs with SuperMLC technology aim at industrial-grade applications, such as embedded automation computers, engineering machines and fanless PCs.