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SanDisk 64GB Ultra PLUS and Extreme SD Review

Today we're looking at the SanDisk Extreme 64GB and Ultra PLUS 64GB SD cards. In a hint of what's to come during testing, the speed results were a very pleasant surprise, despite what the labels might seem to indicate in terms of speed expectations. We'll discuss those differences as we take a closer look at what SanDisk has to offer with the latest high performance SD cards.



Samsung Unleashes New Era of 3-bit V-NAND SSDs

SEOUL, South Korea – December 8, 2014 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, today launched the 850 EVO, the latest addition to its branded solid state drive (SSD) line-up. Based on Samsung’s 3-bit 3D Vertical NAND (V-NAND) technology, the 850 EVO SSD provides a significant boost in performance and endurance as compared to its predecessor, making it ideal for use in mainstream PCs. With the slogan of “a new caliber of performance & endurance,” the new drive will be globally launched in a total of 53 countries in the United States, Europe and Asian markets later this month. “We are thrilled to be providing users with an improved computing experience through the new 850 EVO SSDs,” said Unsoo Kim, Senior Vice President of the Branded Product Marketing team at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung will continue to introduce V-NAND-based SSDs in a variety of form factors, while accelerating the growth of the global SSD market.” While the Samsung 850 PRO SSD that launched in July uses 2-bit 3D V-NAND for professional use in high-end client PCs and small- and medium-sized enterprise servers, the 850 EVO is built with 3-bit 3D V-NAND technology. This makes it more suitable for general consumer use in devices such as notebook and gaming PCs. With the introduction of the 850 EVO, Samsung launches the next iteration of its consumer SSD product line-up with new V-NAND-based SSDs. The Samsung 850 EVO series comes in 1TB, 500GB, 25...



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Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD Review

We've seen some very impressive SSDs from Samsung in the recent past, as they've gone to considerable lengths to indeed push those boundaries, offering consumers something very special that can't be found elsewhere with other SSDs: 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 EVO 500GB and see just what this SSD can do.



ASUSTOR to Debut New NAS Applications at CES 2015

ASUSTOR to Debut New NAS Applications at CES 2015 ASUSTOR to exhibit new 70, 51, 50 series NAS models at CES 2015 at the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas. All NAS devices are equipped with ADM 2.3, the latest version of the world’s first App-based NAS operating system. ASUSTOR will be presenting its comprehensive cloud storage technology which includes exciting new enterprise and multimedia applications. ASUSTOR welcomes all those who are interested to visit them and experience the latest in NAS technology, firsthand.   Date: Monday January 5th – Thursday January 8th, 2015 Time: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM on January 8th) Location: Trump International Hotel Las Vegas (2000 Fashion Show Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89109 USA ) The exact suite number for ASUSTOR’s exhibit will be announced 2 weeks before CES on the official ASUSTOR website. Taipei, Taiwan, November 27th, 2014 – ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, will showcase its latest 70, 51, and 50 series NAS models at CES 2015 in Las Vegas from January 5th – 8th. These new models are equipped with Intel® Core i3-4330 3.5GHz dual-core, Celeron J1900 2.0GHz quad-core, and Celeron J1800 2.41GHz dual-core processors respectively, providing home and business users with brand new storage solution options. ASUSTOR’s unique NAS lineup was developed based on an App-based concept. Different from traditional NAS operating systems, ASUSTOR’s ADM operating system al...



ADATA Launches Stylish HV100 External Hard Drive!

ADATA Launches Stylish HV100 External Hard Drive! A Smooth Finish Complements Practicality! Taipei, Taiwan – November 27, 2014 – ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM memory modules and NAND Flash applications, is pleased to announce the arrival of its HV100 External Hard Drive featuring a sandblasted smudge-free finish and a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface for ultra-fast file transfers. The HV100 arrives feature-packed with G Shock Sensor Protection to help protect your data, and a bright blue/red LED indicator to show data transfer status. Available in 500GB, 1TB or 2TB sizes, you can also enjoy free OStoGO and HDDtoGO software, all backed by ADATA’s 3 year warranty. A Sleek Drive with Smart Features! With ADATA’s HV100 External Hard Drive you can easily back up your personal business files, pictures, movies and other media. Sporting a smooth sandblasted finish, the HV100 is both easy to carry and pleasing to the touch. While a tough plastic case protects your data on the hard drive within, on the outside it also safeguards against smudges and fingerprint smears as you carry it along with you. When plugged into your PC, a steady bright blue LED indicates power, while a flashing blue LED shows your file transfer status. Compact, lightweight, smooth and stylish, the HV100 is your choice for impeccable data storage and full-featured personal information storage. Shock Protection / Super Quick USB 3.0 ADATA’s HV100 Hard Drive helps you back...



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VisionTek USB Pocket SSD 120GB- Review

One may come to the conclusion that we do not need faster or larger pocket drives considering the average file transfer is done being copied in a few seconds. VisionTek does not think we have reached a suitable transfer speed yet and has created a drive to challenge any other portable storage device. The VisionTek USB Pocket SSD uses the same technology many of us now use to achieve quicker boot and application load times, just in a smaller more portable form factor.



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MX-Technology Secure Encryption USB 3.0 128GB Review

With the need for data to be portable and secure, today we're looking at the MX-Technology SEC 128GB USB 3.0 flash drive that features AES 256-bit encryption in a small and sleek package. Do you worry about data protection? Do you need portability? If so, then read on to find out if this USB flash drive is the thing for you.



ADATA’s New DDR4 Memory & SSD Solutions at Supercomputing 2014

ADATA’s New DDR4 Memory & SSD Solutions at Supercomputing 2014 High-Performance Server Memory & Storage for Enhanced PUE Taipei, Taiwan – November 11, 2014 –ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM memory modules and NAND Flash applications, will feature its extreme performance DDR4 memory modules and SSDs in Booth #4039 at Supercomputing 2014 (SC14) in New Orleans this November 17–20. ADATA will showcase its complete line of server DDR4 DRAM and SSD storage such as the SR1010SS, the SR1010NS, and the newest SR1020NP. Power Usage Efficiency (PUE) Storage Solutions Provider As a result of ever-rising operational costs and to lessen environmental impact, industry leaders continuously seek green data center solutions to enhance power usage effectiveness (PUE). According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), memory modules and storage devices factor greatly in data center power consumption. By leveraging both DDR4 memory and SSD storage together, instead of using DDR3 memory and conventional HDD, data centers can reduce server-based power by 25% to 40%. To answer the requirements for power-efficient servers, ADATA offers both DDR4 memory and server-grade SSD storage to enhance PUE without sacrificing performance. Low Power Consumption DDR4 Memory Designed for enterprise servers and data centers, ADATA’s DDR4 2133 R-DIMM meets the strictest demands of long-term operations. Without comprising performance, ADATA’s DDR4 2133 R-...



ASUSTOR Adds New AS7004T Tower Model to 70T Series

ASUSTOR Adds New AS7004T Tower Model to 70T Series ASUSTOR follows up the AS7008T and AS7010T with the AS7004T. Part of the AS70T series the AS7004T is a compact, high-performance tower model NAS created for demanding enterprise and multimedia applications. The AS7004T is powered by an Intel® Core i3-4330 3.5GHz dual-core processor, 2GB SO-DIMM DDR3 RAM (Expandable to a maximum of 16GB) and features 4 disk-bays providing up to 24GB in storage space, and read and writes speeds of over 112 MB/s. Cutting-edge hardware allows for 4K multimedia playback, equipped with HDMI 1.4a, S/PDIF output port for high-definition audio, allowing for the creation of a high quality multimedia center. Taipei, Taiwan, October 28th, 2014 – ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced the launch of its new AS7004T tower model NAS device. The 4-bay AS7004T model is the most compact model in the AS70T series and features a storage capacity of up to 24TB. Powered by an Intel® Core i3-4330 3.5GHz dual-core processor and 2GB SO-DIMM DDR3 RAM (Expandable to a maximum of 16GB), the AS7004T features blazing read and write speeds of over 112 MB/s. Also included, are 2 gigabit Ethernet ports, 3 USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports, and 2 eSATA ports for added expansion possibilities. Additionally, the AS7004T boasts a specialized cooling system featuring a single extra-large fan and dedicated heat pipes that work with the ingeniously designed disk tray vents to ...



G.SKILL Releases Extreme Performance Phoenix Blade Series 480GB PCIe SSD

G.SKILL Releases Extreme Performance Phoenix Blade Series 480GB PCIe SSD A Beast of Blazing Speed and Massive Capacity Taipei, Taiwan – 22 October 2014 – G.SKILL International Co., Ltd., the leading high performance memory and SSD designer and manufacturer, is excited to announce the Phoenix Blade Series PCIe SSD, the next generation of high-speed, high-capacity storage device. The Phoenix Blade PCIe SSD is the perfect storage solution for extreme gaming, professional graphic design, industrial design, and HD video & audio content creation.  By introducing extreme read and write performance, the potential of today’s multi-core processors can be unleashed, resulting in higher productivity and performance, whether you are in extreme gaming or professional design. x4 SSD Controllers in RAID0 Setup Built with x4 LSI SF-2281 SSD controllers in a RAID0 setup and integrated with a massive 480GB array of MLC flash, G.SKILL Phoenix Blade PCIe SSD increases the bandwidth performance up to 4 times over typical SATA3 based SSDs! PCIe Gen 2.0 x8 Interface G.SKILL Phoenix Blade PCIe SSD is designed with a PCIe Gen 2.0 x8 high-speed interface, allowing the system to effortlessly send massive amounts of data to and from the SSD and drastically improves performance for professional and industrial graphic applications. Up to 2,000MB/s Extreme Read and Write Performance With 480 gigabytes of storage capacity, the G.SKILL Phoenix Blade PCIe SSD is pushing the maximum limit of read ...



Super Talent Announces its Second Micro-USB Interface Storage Device

Super Talent Announces its Second Micro-USB Interface Storage Device STT unveils its thumbnail sized storage device, the new Pico Motile, to the mobile telecommunications industry. San Jose, California — October 21, 2014 — Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND flash storage solutions, announces its Pico Motile USB drive. The Pico Motile is a smaller version of Super Talent’s Motile USB drive that provides users an option to transfer files on the go. One end of the Pico Motile provides a micro USB connector while the other is a traditional USB 2.0 connector. Mobile devices running the Android 4.0 platform or later that support the use of removable storage can take full advantage of the Pico Motile to share files without the need for any additional cables. Capacity Part Number 16GB (Red) STU16PICM 32GB (Blue) STU32PICM 64GB (Brown) STU64PICM The Pico Motile is smaller than the size of an average house key and available in capacities of 16, 32, and 64 GB. It comes with a red, blue, or brown colored cap for the capacity listed. “Mobile devices are found everywhere today and the Pico Motile provides a quick and easy pocket sized solution for information to be shared between multiple platforms while on the go.” –Shimon, VP of Engineering, Super Talent Technology Additional information on Super Talent’s Pico Motile can be found here. About Super Talent Technology Super Talent Technology Corporation based in San Jose, California, des...



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ADATA SP900 256GB SATA M.2 2280 SSD – Review

  Introduction There has been a lot of anticipation for M.2 to be fully released upon the masses. Well folks, we are still waiting. With only a handful of M.2 compatible drives available choices are limited. Apparently, it’s better than having a bunch of motherboards available, but no M.2 devices to choose from (Z97 release day). So now that Intel’s newest flagship platform has shipped we are starting to see more M.2 SSDs on the market. There is still not an abundance of choice or enough to continue the downward push of SSD prices, however we see light at the end of this tech tunnel, even if it’s just a little further than most of us would like. ADATA, a leader in memory technology, sent us one of the two types of M.2 drives available, the SP900 256GB M.2 SSD. Here is a little about ADATA and what they do… then we can move on to learn about M.2.   The World’s Leading Memory Brand Founded in May 2001, ADATA Technology Co., Ltd. is committed to providing top-notch memory solutions that enrich the customer’s digital life. The company’s dedication to integrity and professionalism has made ADATA the leading memory brand with the most award-winning product designs. Backed by technical expertise, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, and premium customer service, ADATA offers complete memory solutions including DRAM modules, USB flash drives, memory cards, solid state drives and portable hard drives. ADATA understands that professi...



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SanDisk Ultra PLUS and Extreme SD Review

SanDisk is a flash memory giant, needing no introduction. The latest in the SanDisk lineup are the Ultra PLUS and Extreme cards, targeting different consumers who have varying speed needs. And with very attractive price tags, these little SD cards promise solid value. We're looking at the 32GB models, and we found the speed results a bit shocking, despite what the labels might seem to indicate. Read on to find out why.



ADATA Releases SSD Firmware Update

ADATA Releases SSD Firmware Update New Firmware 5.8.2 Offers Enhanced Stability Taipei, Taiwan – Oct. 9, 2014 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, has released a firmware update v5.8.2 for the following solid state drives (SSD) equipped with SandForce 2200 series controllers: SX910/SX900/SP900/S510. The new firmware improves overall SSD stability and SSD reliability after unsafe power cycling. Purchasers who wish to update their SSD firmware should go to: http://www.adata-group.com/index.php?action=ss_main&page=ss_content_driver&lan=en, select the corresponding SSD product, and then download the compressed Firmware 5.8.2 file and extract it. Then locate the executable file ADATA_SF_FieldUpdater and run it as administrator.  About ADATA ADATA Technology Co., Ltd., one of the world’s largest vendors of DRAM Modules and USB Flash Drives, provides complete memory solutions, including memory cards, solid state drives, and portable hard drives. ADATA products are internationally recognized by Germany’s iF Design Award, red dot Award, CES Best of Innovations Award, Japan’s Good Design Award, Best Choice of Computex Award, and Taiwan Excellence Gold Award. The company’s slogan of Love, Life, Dreams, embodies the ADATA brand and the role of innovative memory products in the human pursuit of universally cherished ideas. For more information, please visit www.adata.com.



Super Talent’s Custom USB Services

Super Talent’s Custom USB Services Customized USBs provide clients with several unique marketing options San Jose, California – October 6, 2014 – Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND flash storage solutions, announces updates to its USB customization options. Super Talent offers a selection of custom USBs that can be built to order with a variety of options. Customers can also choose from a selection of generic USB molds. A USB 3.0 option is now available for those wishing for very fast USB 3.0 custom drives. Additionally, customers can also get a preview of their logo on Super Talent’s USB drives. Super Talent has made these steps extremely easy with our online logo master preview. A sample can then be created for client approval. Pre-loaded software can be placed on the drive as well at request. The customized USB line is available in capacities of 2GB to 64GB. “The logo printing option is very popular with many companies that give away drives at large conventions. Business creativity can expand and leave users w! ith a physical reminder of a product or service that can double as a storage device.” –Shimon, VP of Engineering, Super Talent Technology Further Information on Super Talent Custom USBs 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 90...






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