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SP/ Silicon Power to Present Full Range of Storage Solutions at IFA 2015 in Berlin, Germany

 SP/ Silicon Power to Present Full Range of Storage Solutions at IFA 2015 in Berlin, Germany Taipei, Taiwan – August 26th, 2015 – SP/ Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today announces its participation in the IFA 2015 at Messe Berlin from September 4th to 9th, 2015. During the exhibition, SP will be showcasing its comprehensive lineup of memory storage solutions with professionals offering product demonstration and consulting services at the booth-Stand 110 in Hall 17. IFA in Berlin, one of the largest global exhibitions for consumer electronics and home appliances, presents an all-inclusive picture of the market and always draws great attention from trade visitors all over the world every year. This year SP focuses on three main topics which are Type-C interface application, Apple expansion solutions, and upgrade solutions for slim mobile devices; By attending such important trade fair SP is proud to display its complete and latest storage series: Dual USB drive for Type-C ready devices, the Apple series including Lightning dual USB flash drive, portable hard drives and expansion cards, and Ultrabook upgrade solutions with M.2/ mSATA and 2.5” solid state drives. Welcomed by consumers over 100 countries and recognized by numerous international design awards, SP will impress visitors with its excellent product designs and technology developments. SP has amazed users with extraordinary memory storage solutions in terms of loo...



World First: QNAP Launches Thunderbolt NAS TVS-871T, Introducing DAS/NAS/iSCSI SAN Triple Solution for 4K Workflows

World First: QNAP Launches Thunderbolt NAS TVS-871T, Introducing DAS/NAS/iSCSI SAN Triple Solution for 4K Workflows Taipei, Taiwan, August 24, 2015 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced the world’s first Thunderbolt™ 2 Turbo vNAS TVS-871T that features 20Gbps bandwidth, 4K video capable Thunderbolt 2, and compatibility with the Thunderbolt-ready storage expansion enclosures TX-500P and TX-800P. With the high transfer speed of DAS and the convenient accessibility of NAS, the TVS-871T is an extremely flexible and efficient storage solution for creative media professionals looking to streamline large 4K video and design workflows. “The TVS-871T tackles the most common bottleneck for 4K workflows: I/O speed and storage.” said David Tsao, product manager of QNAP. “It provides unmatched performance for high-resolution file storage and I/O-intensive tasks to increase working productivity focusing more on 4K or 3D workflows.” Powered by a high-performance Intel® Haswell processor with options including Core™ i5 and Core™ i7, the 8-bay TVS-871T not only features Thunderbolt 2 technology but also has dual 10GbE ports giving incredible flexibility to deliver incredible performance. It can simultaneously run general Ethernet services in addition to the Thunderbolt 2 network, completely independently and with no bandwidth interference. With dual Thunderbolt 2 ports available, users can flexibly arrange their workstation connections with the T...



ADATA Launches the HD720 Rugged External Hard Drive

ADATA Launches the HD720 Rugged External Hard Drive Large Capacity for Savoring the Biggest Adventures Taipei, Taiwan – July 30, 2015 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launched the HD720 ruggedized USB 3.0 external hard drive. Featuring a sporty design, the HD720 has been crafted for travelers and users that demand the most durable portable storage. Highly robust, it meets strict dust, water, and shock resistance requirements and ships in several capacities up to 2TB. Whether on an adventurous personal journey or on tough duty assignment, users gain access to durable and easy to use storage with the HD720. Multiple Protection Fronts The HD720 complies with strict IEC/EN 60529 IP68 specifications and requirements. This means the unit offers complete dust tight protection for stable and long-lasting operation in particulate-infused environments. Unlike standard external drives, the HD720 does not require special care in terms of dust-proofing, so both travelers and professionals can use it worry-free. Certification also means the HD720 is rated for up to 120 minutes of submersion in water at a depth of up to 2m. Hence even a drop into a body of water will not disrupt a cherished trip or a vital work task. ADATA has also designed the HD720 to surpass the already-tough MIL-STD-810G 516.6 drop test: the drive can easily survive sudden and violent crashes and drops from as high as 1.8m, whereas the st...



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3D XPoint Memory isn’t the Storage we Deserve, but the Storage we Need

INTEL and MICRON held a press conference yesterday and revealed something that could potentially turn the storage world upside down. The average gaming system benefits immensely from a single good performance SSD, but in the case of Big Data, storage is still the major bottleneck of being able to process information at higher rates. However, if 3D XPoint Memory really does work at 1000X the speed of NAND Flash with 10X the capacity of DRAM, storage could be taking a huge turning point within the next year or two. This isn’t first time we’ve heard of some crazy fast technology being worked on with the potential to change the market. For instance, graphene keeps hitting the headlines but even just a working sample is still a long ways away and could potentially never materialize. What’s different about the INTEL/MICRON press conference is this technology is going to be ready to sample towards the end of this year. MICRON even showcased a chip wafer that was already fabricated. Based on what was said, the initial technology can hold 128 Gb per die across two memory layers. It’s hard to picture exactly how this will turn out just yet but if multiple dies can be added to one device, similar to the way multiple NAND chips are combined on an SSD, we might see 1 Tb + devices pretty quickly. 3D XPoint is in it’s early stages but future generations can increase the memory layers and lithographic pitch scaling for higher capacities. This is some pretty h...



ADATA Launches XPG SX930 2.5” SATA 6Gb/s Gaming SSD

ADATA Launches XPG SX930 2.5” SATA 6Gb/s Gaming SSD Invincibility Redefined Taipei, Taiwan – July 16, 2015 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launches the XPG SX930 2.5” SATA 6Gb/s Gaming SSD for professional gamers and overclockers. It comes with a JMicron controller and Enterprise-grade MLC plus NAND Flash, offering excellent performance and durability for gaming systems and workstations. Thanks to ADATA’s exclusive pSLC Cache Technology and DDR3 DRAM Cache Buffer, the SX930 leads to victory when you’re in a 3D battle with highly-improved efficiency! Faster, Tougher – The Fiercest Weapon For Gaming! Featuring Enterprise-grade MLC plus NAND flash, the XPG SX930 outperforms other SSDs with excellent durability. It is not only suitable for gaming systems, but also ideal for workstations, which require long-term and stable operation. By applying JMicron controllers, the sequential read/write speed of SX930 is up to 560/460MB/s, and it’s available in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB. In addition, the SX930 is equipped with the innovative and exclusive “pSLC Cache Technology” by ADATA, which can effectively enhance the data transfer speed for the ultimate performance to meet professional gamers’ demands! More Efficient, More Reliable For the optimum efficiency, the SP930 is equipped with a DDR3 DRAM Cache Buffer, improving the random read/write performance up to 2 times when compa...



ADATA Launches SP600NS34 M.2 2242 SATA 6Gb/s SSD

ADATA Launches SP600NS34 M.2 2242 SATA 6Gb/s SSD Ultra Compact, Most Power-Saving   Taipei, Taiwan – June 30, 2015 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launches the Premier SP600NS34 M.2 2242 SATA 6Gb/s SSD for Ultrabooks and desktop PCs. To meet the latest platform and users’ expectations, “slimmer, faster, and power-saving”, ADATA’s Premier SP600NS34 features multiple functions to enhance efficiency, such as DEVSLP, BCH ECC technology, and Intel® Smart Response Technology. If you are seeking a new solution to upgrade your Ultrabook, the Premier SP600NS34 will be a great choice with the best cost-performance ratio! A Smarter Choice – Fast, Compact and Power-Saving The Premier SP600NS34 comes in capacities of 128GB and 256GB, and adopts the smallest SSD form factor – M.2 2242, with measurements of only 22 x 42 x 3.5mm. However, the compact size does not sacrifice performance – with the JMicron controller, the sequential read speed of SP600NS34 is up to 550MB/s, and the maximum 4K random read/write performance is up to 75K/77K IOPS. The Premier SP600NS34 supports DEVSLP (Device Sleep) technology, helping to consume less power than traditional idle and prolonging the battery life at the same time. Higher Efficiency and Reliability To improve the efficiency of data transfer, the Premier SP600NS34 supports Intel® Smart Response Technology, which automatically identifies the most fr...



SAMSUNG Launches 2 TB SSDs, 850 Pro and 850 Evo

Samsung Electronics, a market leader in advanced memory technology and an innovator in consumer electronics, introduced the 2-terabyte (TB) 850 PRO and 850 EVO solid state drives (SSDs). Samsung’s 3D Vertical NAND (V-NAND) based retail SSD lineup now features 20 different products with a wide range of capacity options from 120 gigabyte (GB) to 2TB. Available in 50 countries, the launch of the 2TB drives addresses the ever-increasing consumer demand for high-performance and high-capacity memory solutions. “Samsung experienced surge in demand for 500 gigabyte (GB) and higher capacity SSDs with the introduction of our V-NAND SSDs. The release of the 2TB SSD is a strong driver into the era of multi-terabyte SSD solutions,” said Un-Soo Kim, Senior Vice President of Branded Product Marketing, Memory Business at Samsung Electronics. “We will continue to expand our ultra-high performance and large density SSD product portfolio and provide a new computing experience to users around the globe.” The new 2TB 850 SSD PRO and EVO drives remain in the same 7-millimeter, 2.5-inch aluminum case as their predecessors did. Equipped with Samsung’s advanced chip solutions, including 128 individual Samsung 32-layer 128Gb 3D V-NAND flash chips, an upgraded high-performance MHX controller that supports 2TB capacity, and four 20nm-class process technology-based 4Gb LPDDR3 DRAM chips, the 2TB 850 family provides industry-leading performance and power efficiency. With added capacity, pro...



STT’s USB 3.0 Express Dram★Disk™

STT’s USB 3.0 Express Dram★Disk™ An Innovative USB that Utilizes Existing RAM San Jose, California– June 15, 2015 – Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND flash storage solutions, announces the USB 3.0 Express Dram★Disk™. With sequential read scores of up to 4041 MB/s and sequential write scores of up to 5388 MB/s, the USB 3.0 Express Dram★Disk™ is a speed demon of a drive housed in a sleek aluminum casing. The USB 3.0 Express Dram★Disk™ and its unique built-in software utilize your computer’s available RAM to transfer files at an amazingly quick rate. Software is included. This USB also transfers files while you are using the program, cutting down on wait time later. A productivity gem for creative professionals whose daily regime relies upon constantly moving files on-the-go—cutting their valued time in half. BUY NOW Capacity Part Number 8GB ST3U8RAM 16GB ST3U16RAM 32GB ST3U32RAM The USB 3.0 Express Dram★Disk™ is mobile–and its pre-installed software can be used with multiple computers at any given time. This feature allows you to transport your work with you and run large programs on other devices. It even further rewards users who have taken previous measures in upgrading their existing RAM available on their host system. This USB is a dream for creative professionals running large programs such as Adobe Photoshop, CAD, Maya, and more. The USB 3.0 Express Dram★Disk™ is as portable as a regular USB, giving the u...



Super Talent at Computex 2015

Super Talent at Computex 2015 Product experts available on hand to answer questions at Booth J1211 in the Nangang Convention Center June 2-6 San Jose, California – June 2, 2015 – Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND Flash storage solutions, announces it will be showcasing its updated product portfolio June 2–6 at Computex 2015 in Taipei, Taiwan. Super Talent designs and manufactures flash storage solutions that are used extensively in aerospace, enterprise, industrial, and medical applications. Products being showcased will be brand new solid state drives, DDR4 DRAM, USB designs, and a USB 3.1 Portable RAIDDrive. Super Talent’s DuraDrive SSDs are used extensively for In–Vehicle–Infotainment (IVI) systems that are found in many automobiles. DDR4, the successor to DDR3 memory, provides higher data rates, lower power consumption, and the potential for increased module density for the future of memory. The USB 3.1 Portable RAIDDrive uses two M.2 SSDs set up in RAID 0 to provide extremely high performance for a handheld storage device. Super Talent will have knowledgeable experts available to elaborate product features and answer any questions that there may be. The Super Talent booth is located in the Nangang Convention Center, Booth J1211. About Super Talent Technology Super Talent Technology Corporation based in San Jose, California, designs and manufactures flash based SSD and USB storage devices for computers and consumer electronics. An ISO ...



ADATA’s HD720 USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Wins COMPUTEX Best Choice Award 2015

ADATA’s HD720 USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Wins COMPUTEX Best Choice Award 2015 Rugged Features Complement Award-Winning Innovation Taipei, Taiwan – May 29, 2015 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM computer memory modules and NAND Flash application products, has received the prestigious COMPUTEX TAIPEI Best Choice Award 2015 by matching extremely eye-catching design features with superior performance. Thanks to advanced R&D, innovation and rigorous quality control, ADATA’s HD720 External Hard Drive stands well above other competitors’ offerings. Rugged Looks Meet High-Tech Innovation By combining its rugged great looks with many high-tech features, ADATA’s HD720 Waterproof / Dustproof / Shock-Resistant USB 3.0 External Hard Drive garnered this year’s Best Choice Award. Designed especially for the rugged lifestyles of active users, the HD720 delivers data storage and restoration over an ultra-fast USB 3.0 SuperSpeed connection while safeguarding your files with tough multilayered construction and ADATA’s unique G Shock Sensor Protection. The HD720 is IP68 certified for water submersion and dusty environments, and has passed the stringent MIL-STD-810G 516.6 drop test also. To offer even more security, the HD720 comes with free software “HDD Password Tool” to stop unauthorized access to your sensitive data. Users can choose an HD720 that comes with 500GB, 1TB, or 2TB capacities. About the COMPUTEX TAIPEI Best Choice...



ADATA’s High-Performance XPG: “Born to Battle!”

ADATA’s High-Performance XPG: “Born to Battle!” Your Ultimate Weapon for Victory Taipei, Taiwan – June 1st , 2015 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products is going to rock your world with its high-performance Xtreme Performance Gear (XPG) product line. XPG’s primary mission is to provide you with superior computer accessories such as ultra-fast memory modules and high-performance SSDs. Ideal for gamers, PC enthusiasts and overclockers, ADATA’s XPG line will help you blow away your opponents – because XPG is Born to Battle! XPG: An Extreme Performance Warrior Born to Battle! ADATA’s full range of XPG products include high-capacity solid state drives (SSD) featuring fast read/write performance, longevity, stability, and security features that get the lead of your system and jack up your performance. Gamers and overclockers worldwide use ADATA’s hot magma XPG memory for overclocking to achieve extreme performance in balance with XPG memory’s stability-enhancing features such as 2 ounces of solid copper on the memory’s PCB to reduce heat buildup and protect signal integrity. ADATA’s XPG performs as hot as magma, but runs cool to keep your system stable. ADATA’s XPG is Born to Battle! See Your Newest Weapons in the XPG Website! Coming up soon at ADATA’s XPG website, you’ll see XPG product launch pages, eSports news, and interactive social media and video communication. What does this al...



Super Talent Introduces the USB 3.1 Portable RAIDDrive

Super Talent Introduces the USB 3.1 Portable RAIDDrive Portable SSD storage set up in RAID 0 to maximize performance on USB 3.1 San Jose, California — May 19, 2015 — Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND Flash storage solutions, announces its USB 3.1 Portable RAIDDrive, a high performance storage device that allows you to transfer large files extremely quickly through the USB 3.1 interface. The Super Talent USB 3.1 Portable RAIDDrive consists of two M.2 SSDs within the enclosure that are set up in RAID 0. This allows increased performance in a small portable form factor that uses the USB 3.1 interface. With speeds up to 750 MB/s read and 700 MB/s write, transferring large files around such as media content only take a matter of seconds. The USB 3.1 Portable RAIDDrive is available in sizes up to 1 TB which allows for an incredible amount of storage in a pocket sized device. In addition, it is also backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports so users aren’t restricted to a USB 3.1 port. The USB 3.1 Portable RAIDDrive will be showcased at Computex in Taipei, Taiwan June 2-6 in the Nangang Convention Center at Booth J1211. About Super Talent Technology Super Talent Technology Corporation based in San Jose, California, designs and manufactures flash based SSD and USB storage devices for computers and consumer electronics. An ISO 9001 certified company, Super Talent utilizes its state-of-the-art factories and leading-edge components to produce award w...



SP Silicon Power Unveils the Latest M.2 and mSATA Solid State Drives

SP Silicon Power Unveils the Latest M.2 and mSATA Solid State Drives Instant Performance Boost for Ultrabooks Taipei, Taiwan – May 15th, 2015 – Catering to the increasing demands for super speed and cost-effective storage solutions, SP/ Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today releases the latest powerful M10 M.2 2280 and M10 mSATA solid state drives. They both allow superior performances and high reliability with ultra-fast transfer interface of SATA III 6Gb/s, and supports Intel® Smart Response Technology (ISRT) to offer flexible upgrade solutions that saves consumers a lot of time and space. SP M10 M.2 2280 SSD Addressing the mini size and high performance needs for advanced portable devices, the M10 M.2 2280 can be applied for devices with an M.2 slot including next-gen desktops, Ultrabooks and motherboards with Intel 87/97 series chipsets. Engineered with a high-quality controller and MLC NAND flash chips, the M10 M.2 2280 delivers astonishing transfer rates up to Read/Write 520MB/330MB/sec while offering impressive 4K random Read/Write speeds of up to 40,000 IOPS in the CDM test. For business people, multimedia professionals and heavy gamers who value the importance of efficiency and stability, the M10 M.2 2280 significantly speeds up boot times and reduces loading times in games to deliver an immediately noticeable performance boost. SP M10 mSATA SSD Built in an original controller and premium flash chips, the M10 mSATA S...



ADATA to Parade New Products for Gaming, Mobile and Cloud/IoT at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2015

ADATA to Parade New Products for Gaming, Mobile and Cloud/IoT at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2015 “Aspire, Empower, Transform” with the Latest Technologies! Taipei, Taiwan – May 12th , 2015 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, will be showing new technologies covering eSports and Gaming, Mobile and Cloud/IoT applications June 2–6 at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2015 in Taiwan’s Taipei World Trade Center, Nangang Exhibition Hall 1F, booth #J0806. In keeping with its “Aspire, Empower, Transform” theme, ADATA invites you to see the hottest new technologies including ADATA’s XPG high performance gaming products, Solid State Drive solutions, Type-C mobile accessories, ruggedized products and the latest creations made just for Mac and iPhones. XPG (Xtreme Performance Gear) Gaming Products XPG gaming DDR4 memory modules and gaming SSDs deliver a screamingly fast yet stable, smooth and playful experience – designed for PC Enthusiasts in pursuit of extreme speed! The Latest High Performance SSDs and SSD Solution for Cloud and IoT Business ADATA will show off its full line of high performance SSDs for consumers as well as Cloud / IoT segments. You’ll see ADATA’s newest USB3.1 SSDs, high speed NVMe M.2 PCIe 3.0 SSDs and the best bang-for-the-buck 2.5” SSDs. New USB Type-C Storage and Smart Mobile Accessories Get ready for the latest Type-C technology destined to link various mobile devices, notebooks, PCs and consumer...



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HyperX Savage 240GB SSD Review

Introduction Solid-State Drives are starting to become the norm when shopping for storage. With drive prices on a decline and capacities getting larger, many are starting to consider SSD’s as there primary source for storage. While prices for the large capacities SSDs are no where near standard mechanical drives, they are become more affordable in recent years. For those that are looking for SSD Drives, most are typically using them as a primary system drive, or as we call it, the “OS” or “boot” drive. So capacities of 120GB all way to 500GB are not uncommon and seem to be the popular sizes. So with so many SSD Drives in today’s market, often times we tend to turn to the names or companies we are familiar with. Kingston Technology, one of the leaders in the industry has been rather well known for its previous HyperX 3K Series Drives. But as most already know, Kingston started to branch out its HyperX line up to its own brand as of the recent years and the HyperX brand has grown substantially. With this in mind, we are going to be looking at one of these new SSD Drives part of the Savage Series from HyperX. We bring you the HyperX Savage 240GB Solid-State Drive. HyperX’s Savage SSD will be replacing the aging HyperX 3K drives which was previously released by Kingston. The Savage series is considered to be the mid range line up from HyperX while Fury remains to be the entry level and Predator Series are the flagship model. Before we...






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