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Transcend SSD370 128GB Review

Today we have the Transcend SSD370 in a 128GB capacity for a closer look. That's not a terribly flashy name for a drive, but we care less about the marketing and more bang for our buck. How about $70 for this SSD, including a rather impressive accessory package? If you're looking for a very affordable speed upgrade for a notebook or HTPC with a slim form factor SSD, the Transcend SSD370 128GB might be just the thing you need.



Employee Mass BYOD Deployment On The Rise, For Enterprise and Government Sectors

Employee Mass BYOD Deployment On The Rise, For Enterprise and Government Sectors Windows To Go, a feature of Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 Enterprise, and Super Talent’s RC4 bond to create a new and improved solution for today’s portable work styles San Jose, California — August 18, 2014 — Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, presents its enterprise and education Windows To Go drives. Super Talent’s Windows To Go drives are widely used for bring your own device (BYOD) services. Currently the USB 3.0 Express RC4 is a very popular enterprise choice among companies who choose to implement the route of BYOD mass deployment. A USB 3.0 device, the size of car keys, is able to boot a sandboxed version of Windows 8.1 Enterprise on any computer that allows booting from a USB device. This allows for our government, education and all enterprise sector clients to significantly reduce operational TCO, while still keeping their human resources mobile. These drives are rigorously tested to pass and exceed Microsoft’s standards in order to be certified to be used with Windows To Go. With read and write speeds of up to 320/120 MB/s, these drives are quick to boot and built with high quality parts for users looking for a personalized USB workspace drive. Additional information on Super Talent’s Microsoft certified Windows To Go drives can be found here. Capacities: 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB*...



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Samsung 850 PRO 256GB Review

Samsung is bringing a few new features to the mainstream market here with the 850 PRO SSD, but what's utterly special that we hope pushes those boundaries further ahead, is something called RAPID Mode. Sounds like marketing jingo, we agree, but you'd be wrong to dismiss this one. RAPID Mode is unlike anything you've seen before, promising astonishing performance increases. Buckle up and let's take a closer look at the Samsung PRO 256GB and see just what this SSD can do.



Boost Mobile Computing with Super Talent mSATA SSDs!

Boost Mobile Computing with Super Talent mSATA SSDs! Increased storage space and performance for mobile computing products San Jose, California – August 4, 2014 – Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND Flash storage solutions, announces its updated mSATA SSD drives. Super Talent’s mSATA SSD line provides a solution for mobile computing where saving physical space is an absolute necessity. As the mobile market continues to grow, so does the demand for high capacity storage in small form factors. Built to the MO-300B form factor standard, Super Talent mSATA SSDs are the perfect solution for mobile devices. Capacity mSATA mini SJ1 mSATA 8GB FM2008JMRM - 16GB FM2016JMRM SG16N75SM 32GB FM2032JMRM SG32N75SM 64GB FM2064JMRM SG64N75SM 128GB - SG28N75SM These mSATA SSDs are built with high quality NAND flash to provide the best performance possible. The mSATA has read speeds of up to 160 MB/s and write speeds of up to 80 MB/s while the mini SJ1 boasts read speeds up to 300 MB/s and write speeds up to 100 MB/s for fast application loading. Full specifications for the complete mSATA SSDs lineup from Super Talent Technology can be found here. 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 prod...



Super Talent Updates its 1.8″ MasterDrive KX3 SSD

Super Talent Updates its 1.8” MasterDrive KX3 SSD Highly popular space saving SSD with a microSATA connection San Jose, California – July 28, 2014 – Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND Flash storage solutions, announces their updated MasterDrive KX3, a 1.8” SSD. Super Talent’s MasterDrive KX3 comes in to solve the problem of physical space constraints in a computing system. This SSD is built using high grade NAND flash components and is connected through a microSATA interface. Additionally, an industrial temperature version using carefully selected thermal range components allows the MasterDrive KX3 to handle temperatures ranging from -40°C to 85°C. Capacity Part Number Part Number (I-Temp) 32GB FUM32G818H FUM32G818I 64GB FUM64G818H FUM64G818I 128GB FUM28G818H FUM28G818I 256GB FUM56G818H FUM56G818I The MasterDrive KX3 is highly popular for data logging in a variety of environments with sequential read speeds of up to 250 MB/s and write speeds of up to 130 MB/s and available in capacities from 32GB to 256GB. Additional information on the MasterDrive KX3 can be found here. Super Talent actively pursues the latest storage trends in the market and responds by creating storage solutions that meet the needs of customers. 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 compa...



ADATA Launches Industrial CFast 2.0 Memory Card

ADATA Launches Industrial CFast 2.0 Memory Card  The durable & reliable industrial solution Taipei, Taiwan – June 19, 2014 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, today launches the industrial CFast card -ISC3E, which combines the form-factor of a CF card with the high-speed SATA interface for both high reliability and secure operation, widening the application of industrial equipment. Extremely Durable ADATA’s ISC3E CFast is compatible with CFast 2.0 and SATA 3.1. The sequential read/write speed is up to 435/120 MB/s (MLC) and 165/170 MB/s (SLC). It is highly shock and vibration resistant, withstand extreme temperatures from -40 ºC to +85 ºC, and the MTBF is up to 2 million hours. With the features above, the ISC3E CFast is quite ideal for those industrial systems which require long-term operation. Additionally, the ISC3E operates at a low 3.3 volts, and supports DVESLP (Device Sleep) to save more power and prolongs the operation time. Ease of Use The ISC3E CFast includes SLC 4GB~64GB and MLC 4GB~128GB in capacity, which is suitable for networking, industrial computers, medical application, POS, Kiosks, gambling and lottery machines. Utilizing an industry-standard SATA interface and connector, the ISC3E CFast Card can be easily integrated into a host system without any special BIOS modifications or additional device drivers. Reliability Meets Security The ISC3E features a full range of...



ADATA Launches HV611 USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

 ADATA Launches HV611 USB 3.0 External Hard Drive  Show Your Style by Vivid Colors Taipei, Taiwan – June 17, 2014 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, today launches the HV611 USB 3.0 2.5” external hard drive. With a simplistic design, vivid colors, and unique puzzle patterns, the HV611 can present your style effortlessly. Its compact size allows you to carry it easily wherever you go. The HV611 applies the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface, which greatly improves the efficiency of data transfer compared with USB 2.0. Featuring a unique puzzle design, the interlocking shiny and matte puzzle piece lines present an eye-catching style. With a bright blue LED indicator, users will know the status of data transfers. The HV611 has capacities of 500GB and 1TB and is available in 4 color choices – cool black, starry white, shining blue, and hot pink. Purchasers of the HV611 are eligible for free downloads of ADATA’s proprietary OStoGo and HDDtoGo software, and enjoy the service of a 3-year warranty, ensuring greater reliability, security, and convenience. Availability: The HV611 USB 3.0 2.5” external hard drive will be available at Amazon.com and Newegg.com. MSRP: 500GB: $64.99 1TB: $89.99 Product Webpage: http://www.adata.com/index.php?action=product_feature&cid=1&piid=297&lan=en About ADATA ADATA Technology, one of the world’s largest vendors of DRAM Modules and USB Flash Drives,...



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Samsung MicroSD PRO 32GB and EVO 16GB Review

Today we're looking at the Samsung microSD PRO 32GB and EVO 16GB cards. They promise very different speeds for consumers and professionals alike, and we'll discuss those differences as we take a closer look at what Samsung has to offer with their big splash back into the retail market.



ADATA to Display New SSDs, DDR4 Memory and Award Winning Products at COMPUTEX 2014

ADATA to Display New SSDs, DDR4 Memory and Award Winning Products at COMPUTEX 2014 Experience the Radiance of Technology at Nangang Exhibition Hall Booth J0606 Taipei, Taiwan – May 27, 2014 – ADATA Technology Co., Ltd., will be displaying total SSD solutions, DDR4 memory and the award-winning wireless charger CE700, as well as a series of macaroon-colored consumer products at COMPUTEX 2014. ADATA invites all attendees to “Experience the Radiance of Technology” in Nangang Exhibition Hall Booth Number J0606. Complete SSD Solutions Provider and Leader 1.PCIe SSD: 2.5” and M.2  With transfer speeds up to three times faster than SATA 6Gb/s, support for the latest LDPC (Low-Density Parity-Check) technology, and maximum storage capacity of 2TB per platter, ADATA’s new PCIe SSDs in the 2.5” and M.2 specifications are ideal for a wide array of enterprise and business server applications. 2.Small Form Factor SSD: μSSD and M.2 Ideal for ultrabook and tablet storage applications, ADATA’s SATA 6Gb/s μSSD (microSSD) and small form factor M.2 specification are 16×20 and 22×30 mm, respectively – which is less than 1/10th of the size of a 2.5” drive. These small form factors are available in capacities up to 128GB, have transmission speeds up to 500MB/s, and support DevSLP power save function greatly enhancing the stand-by time, which is the best storage solution for mobile devices.   3.Customizable Industrial SSD Solutions ADATA will also be showi...



SanDisk Introduces Security-Certified Self-Encrypting Solid State Drive for Corporate Environments

SanDisk Introduces Security-Certified Self-Encrypting Solid State Drive for Corporate Environments New X300s Client SSD Designed to Secure Enterprise & Employee Data MILPITAS, Calif., May 13, 2014 – SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced the availability of the company’s first, self-encrypting solid state drive—the SanDisk X300s SSD™. Leveraging TCG Opal 2.0 and Microsoft Encrypted Hard Drive hardware-based encryption, coupled with a new SSD administration dashboard for easier audit and compliance management, the new X300s SSD delivers maximum data protection and performance to help address IT decision makers’ top data management and security challenges. In making today’s announcement, SanDisk also unveiled a broad ecosystem of independent software vendors (ISV) that enables enhanced security scalability of the X300s SSD. With today’s expanding mobile workforce and increasingly aggressive threat landscape, corporate data is at greater risk than ever before. According to a 2013 survey by Forrester research, 32 percent of all breaches are due to the loss or theft of corporate laptops1. Additionally, between June 2012 and June 2013, business travelers lost over 10,000 laptops, smartphones, tablets and other personal electronic devices in seven of the largest airports in the world2. Given these challenges, it is imperative that companies look for certified storage solutions to help protect corporate IP ...



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Adata DashDrive Durable HD650 500GB USB 3.0 External HDD Review

Mobile computing is very much a part of everyone's day-to-day life, whether or not we choose to admit it or even realize it. From your cell phone to your tablets and notebooks, everything we use is becoming increasingly travel-friendly. Even our gaming desktop computers are becoming extremely small, as is evidenced by systems built in cases like the Bitfenix Colossus Mini ITX. It should only follow that mobile storage solutions should follow this trend. For those of you who are on-the-go and want a bit more insurance for your mobile storage devices, Adata has a rage of external hard drives that should suit your needs nicely. The DashDrive Durable HD650 comes in storage densities of 500 GB and 1 TB, and comes with an impact resistant shell. Let's take a closer look to see just how solid these drives are.



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Thecus N2310 NAS Review

Introduction Most home based networks normally end up sharing files stored on computer systems, whether it’s a dedicated file storage system or a number of different systems sharing files. It takes a lot to maintain these systems, not to mention the power they use to just share movies, music, etc. While this may have been the most efficient way of consistently sharing files between each other in the past, Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices were extremely expensive when they first came out, and mainly advertised towards businesses for data storage. But what if you could have your own NAS device sharing all your memorable pictures, movies or even music? And, not only to your own local network but also accessible to authorized users across the globe? Introducing the Thecus N2310 NAS. Though not as powerful as the N2560 and N4560 released earlier this quarter, the N2310 still packs in a lot of the features of its pricier siblings. It’s also a more affordable way to utilize these features with safety in mind, knowing that your files will be safe and available where-ever you may be. Before we get started, let’s read more about Thecus. In today’s networked world, digital content is truly the most precious asset. At Thecus, we take pride in developing innovative storage solutions that keep data safe and secure. Founded in 2004, the Thecus team brings decades of R&D expertise, Thecus brand marketing channel development, and a strong customer fo...



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Kingston 64GB DataTraveler Locker+G3 USB Drive Review

Portable storage devices like USB thumb drives have been around over the last decade or so. Despite this, we are starting to see a much higher use from such drives in the last few years, especially with capacity on them being larger and faster. However, sometimes storing data on such drives can increase the risk of having your data easily lost or stolen. Well, today we are going to be looking at a new Kingston 64GB DataTraveler Locker+ G3 USB 3.0 thumb drive that aims to help with that. What's so different about this drive? It includes some extra security which requires a password to access the drive! Kingston released a software based USB drive that will only give you access to the drive once the password you set up is input. The password encoded drive will help secure all the files stored, which will give you piece of mind that your data is safe for traveling or normal every day use. Today as we continue forward, we are going to test the Kingston 64GB DataTraveler Locker + G3 in multiple scenarios to evaluate the performance, security and reliability of the drive.



VisionTek Announces mSATA mini Enclosure

VisionTek Announces mSATA mini Enclosure For Converting mSATA SSD Into A Bus-Powered Pocket-Sized Storage Solution Plug and Play use with PCs and Macs via USB 3 solves dilemma of what to do with “old” drive after performing an internal drive upgrade April 23, 2014, East Dundee, IL – VisionTek Products LLC, (VisionTek®) http://www.visiontekproducts.com, a leading manufacturer of award-winning, high-performance upgrades and accessories for PC and Apple® Macintosh® computers, today announced the immediately availability of the VisionTek mSATA mini Enclosure. The USB 3.0 bus-powered enclosure is a Plug and Play solution for re-tasking an existing mSATA Solid State Drive after upgrading the SSD in an ultra-slim notebook or for adding a new mSATA SSD to create a high-performance ultra-portable external drive. The Pocket-Sized Portable Storage Powerhouse Sized smaller than a business card and weighing 0.30 ounces empty, the mSATA mini Enclosure features the SuperSpeed USB 3.0/2.0 interface to offer data rates up to 600MB/s and a bus-powered design so an AC adapter is not required. To complement its performance and portability attributes, the mSATA mini’s sleek, scratch-resistant aluminum housing provides rugged durability to safeguard a drive’s data and comes complete with everything needed to start using and sharing HD movies, music, photos, and important documents wherever desired.  Three Step Easy Set-Up for Plug and Play Use with PCs and Macs The mSATA mini Encl...



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Apacer launches SATA 3.0 slim SSDs

Apacer launches SATA3.0 slim SSDs to meet the need for industrial mobility devices   With the trend in terminal products toward mobility, the built-in storage devices have turned to compact design in specification and size, and stronger durability are required for the products. Aiming at industrial computers driven by the trend, Apacer launches two ultra slim SSDs:JEDEC MO-297-compliant SFD 18S6 and MO-300-compliant mSATA A1.The small size equipped with SATA 3.0 high-speed transmission interface, along with the products’ features of low power consumption, durability and high performance, will become the necessary storage solution for the rise of the new mobility devices.It can be speciallyapplied to medical tablet PCs, bedside healthcare, mobile on-board unit and data communication system devices. Adopting SATA 3.0 high-speed transmission interface and equipped with 1x nm Toggle DDR 2.0 NAND Flash chips, Apacer SFD 18S6 and mSATA A1 SSDs boast the maximum sequential read/write speed of 470/470 MB/sec and IOPs up to 70K, with excellent booting performance and highly-reliable SLC solution.They are surely capable of supporting the operation in stringent environment, like industry-level wide-temp (-40°C~85°C) operation.To balance performance with cost, the cost-effective MLC solutionis another option for application, with a maximum sequential read/write speed of 475/430 MB/sec and IOPs up to 65K, both of which are available in capacity up to 256GB, along with large capaci...






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