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ADATA Launches the ICFS332 Industrial CFast Card

ADATA Launches the ICFS332 Industrial CFast Card Outstanding-Performance CFast Enhanced with Advanced Features Taipei, Taiwan – November 19, 2015 –ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launched the ICFS332 industrial CFast card, which combines the form factor of a CF card with a high speed SATA interface to deliver reliability and secure operation for a wide range of industrial equipment applications. Ultra high speed meets rugged durability Utilizing fast SLC NAND Flash, the ICFS332 provides outstanding performance and reliability with sequential read/write speeds up to 560MB/400MB per second and an MTBF (mean time before failure) rating of 2 million hours. Thanks to an industrial-grade operational temperature range of -40°C to 90°C, the ICFS332 enables long term deployment in harsh environments that experience extreme cold and heat. Suitable for diverse applications and loaded with advanced technology The ICFS332 uses an industrial-grade SATA III interface and is available in 8GB to 64GB capacities. It has been designed for a plethora of scenarios. These include energy, automation, surveillance, transportation, networking, medical devices, and much more. The ICFS332 employs a full range of advanced technologies, including ECC (error code correction) and S.M.A.R.T. (self-monitoring and reporting technology) for high-reliability data transfer and improved security. It uses wear leveling technology t...



Silicon Power Unveils the SP xDrive Z30 Lightning Dual Flash Drive for Apple Devices

SP/ Silicon Power Unveils the SP xDrive Z30 Lightning Dual Flash Drive for Apple Devices Taipei, Taiwan – November 11th, 2015 – SP/ Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today unveils the SP xDrive Z30 Lightning dual USB flash drive. The Z30 features the dual-access application with a Lightning connector and a USB 3.0 connector. By combining the two interfaces together, the Z30 can not only instantly free up the storage of iOS mobile devices at little cost but also act as a perfect bridge to link all data saved in your desktops, laptops and iOS devices. Furthermore, the SP xDrive Z30 is approved by the MFi licensing program (Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad) to ensure high quality and safety. “While the use of smartphones and tablets is getting widespread, how to easily free up the storage of mobile devices and quickly transfer data between devices is now on the top of mind. To meet such emerging user demands, SP has been developing wide varieties of dual-interface USB flash drives for Android devices.” Said Perry Yuan, the president of Silicon Power, “And now, we want to make our series more comprehensive for all devices and applications. Therefore, we launched the SP xDrive Z30 dual USB flash drive, which is especially designed for iOS devices including iPhone, iPad and iPod to offer Apple users a simpler and also faster way to store and share.” Free Up Storage, Free from Shortage Many Apple users might have encountered the dilem...



Samsung USB 3.0 16GB and FIT 32GB Review

Samsung is targeting mobile users who want both capacity and durability in a very small form factor. Today we're looking at the Samsung 16GB and FIT 32GB USB 3.0 flash drives. They promise very quick speeds for mainstream consumers and professionals alike, so let's take a closer look at what these tiny drives have to offer.



AccelStor Introduces the NeoSapphire 3505 1U All-Flash Array with 500K Sustained IOPS and InfiniBand Connectivity

AccelStor Introduces the NeoSapphire 3505 1U All-Flash Array with 500K Sustained IOPS and InfiniBand Connectivity 5 Terabytes of High-Performance Flash Storage in Compact 1U Form Factor November 5, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – AccelStor, the software-defined all-flash array provider, announces its latest flash appliance, NeoSapphire 3505, a 1U rack-mount storage appliance featuring 500K sustained IOPS performance with 5TB usable storage capacity and high-speed InfiniBand connectivity. Utilizing AccelStor’s FlexiRemap flash-management software technology, the compact, high-value 1U flash appliance saves rack space while providing outstanding I/O performance without costly proprietary hardware. The NeoSapphire 3505’s high-throughput, InfiniBand connectivity allows the full performance of all-flash acceleration to be realized. 500K Sustained IOPS in 1U Rack Space Through the power of FlexiRemap technology, AccelStor NeoSapphire 3505 is able to fit an impressive 500K sustained IOPS for 4KB random writes into a space-saving 1U rack-mount form factor. Few 1U array models in the market can archive this kind of high IOPS performance. Businesses with densely packed data centers can fit more performance into the same rack infrastructure for high-performance computing, cloud optimization, and database acceleration. High-Speed InfiniBand Connectivity The NeoSapphire 3505 features an InfiniBand FDR 56Gb/s QSFP interface to unlock the full performance of all-flash storage, which is a pe...



ADATA Releases the HM900 Ultra HD Media External Hard Drive

ADATA Releases the HM900 Ultra HD Media External Hard Drive Up to 6TB capacity with one-touch backup plus simultaneous record and playback Taipei, Taiwan – Nov. 5, 2015 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launched the HM900 external hard drive, which is available in up to 6TB. The HM900 offers convenient content backup, playback, and management, contained in a highly durable product. TurboHDD technology maximizes USB 3.0 bandwidth for fast data transfers, while 256-bit AES encryption ensures robust security. In a time when large Ultra HD video and high bitrate audio are increasingly popular, spacious media-focused external drives such as the HM900 are a must for entertainment enthusiasts. Choice of spacious drive sizes ADATA offers the self-powered HM900 in 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, and 6TB to suit different budgets and needs. All provide ample room for large multimedia files and virtually every other type of content, from documents and photos to music and Ultra HD 4K video. Purpose-designed for media convenience The HM900 boasts a dedicated one-touch backup button that allows for near instant transfer of selected files from a source device to the drive. It also supports simultaneous video recording and playback, making it eminently easy to enjoy content without missing out on other experiences. For example, users can playback a previously-recorded sports event while recording a favorite TV show in the backg...



AccelStor Announces NeoSapphire 3405, 3501, and 3401 Entry-Level 1U All-Flash Arrays with High Sustained IOPS

AccelStor Announces NeoSapphire 3405, 3501, and 3401 Entry-Level 1U All-Flash Arrays with High Sustained IOPS Affordable High IOPS Flash Appliances with 5TB and 1TB Usable Capacities in Compact 1U Form Factor October 28, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – AccelStor, the innovative software-defined all-flash-array provider, announces its entry-level all-flash array lineup, the NeoSaphire 3405 1U rack-mount flash appliance with 5TB usable capacity featuring 360K sustained IOPS performance, the NeoSapphire 3401 1U rack-mount flash appliance with 1TB capacity featuring class-leading price-performance ratio and 10GbE SFP+ connectivity, and the NeoSapphire 3501 1U rack-mount flash appliance with affordable sustained IOPS and InfiniBand FDR QSFP connectivity. These three compact yet high IOPS models complete the NeoSapphire series for budget-sensitive use cases and I/O-intensive applications. All NeoSapphire models are powered by FlexiRemap flas h management technology, offering best-in-class performance and automatic data reconstruction for peace of mind. Affordable High Performance The entry-level NeoSapphire 1U models aim at addressing the storage performance bottlenecks limiting business applications at all tiers with industry leading price-performance ratios. NeoSapphire 3405 provides a networked storage solution with 5TB usable capacity at just $0.13 per IOPS for I/O-constrained business applications whether it is accelerating front-end response, database speed, or tiered caching. Fo...



Addonics Announces Complete Family of Industrial or Enterprise Grade SSDs

Addonics Announces Complete Family of Industrial or Enterprise Grade SSDs — Series Includes CFast, mSATA, and M2 in Durable SLC NAND Flash SAN JOSE, CA (October 28, 2015) — Addonics Technologies (www.addonics.com) today announced a new family of SSDs that support the CFast, mSATA and M2 form factors in both Industrial or Enterprise class grades. The Addonics Industrial class SSD is one of the most reliable SSDs on the market. Made of SLC NAND flash, the Addonics Industrial SSD boosts the TBW (total bytes written) durability five to eight times more than commercial grade MLC SSD. For applications that demand the highest reliability, Addonics SSDs made with SLC NAND flash are the best choice. This highly durable SSD is ideal for mission critical applications that are deployed in industries such as data centers, finance and aerospace or manufacturing facilities with equipment operating in a harsh environment. All Addonics SLC NAND flash SSDs are rated to operate in the industrial temperature range of (- 45°C – 80 °C ). The Addonics Enterprise class SSD uses MLC NAND flash. Also rated to operate in the industrial temperature range, this Enterprise class SSD is more cost-effective than the Addonics Industrial grade SSD. However MLC NAND Flash, due to the higher storage capacity per cell incurs higher READ/WRITE cycles per cell than SLC SSD, which decreases the durability. Addonics new SSDs range from 4GB to 256GB capacity. Addonics also offers a full line of...



ADATA XPG SX930 240GB and Premier SP550 240GB SSD Review

Introduction Over the course of the last few weeks, a couple of anonymous brown boxes showed up on my doorstep. Festooned with foreign post marks, they set the household atwitter with speculation as to what might be contained within. I’m not sure the rest of the residents appreciated the contents quite as much as I, but for my part, I was ecstatic to open them and find both an XPG SX930 “Gaming SSD” and the more mainstream Premier SP550 from ADATA nestled among the packing material. Before we move on, let’s think about that a bit. Not so very long ago in late 2009, I purchased my first SSD. A 128GB Patriot Torqx SSD that I paid $369 for. Performance was rated at a paltry 260MB/s sequential read and 180MB/s sequential write. TRIM wasn’t implemented on that particular Indilinx Barefoot controller (I’m not sure it was even invented yet), and it ran on a SATA II interface (1.5GBps) of which it was at no risk of saturating. There were no categories in SSD’s. No “Gaming”, “Performance”, “Premium” or any other label. SSD was a self contained category all on its own. (For a bit of historic perspective, you can read Jake’s review of the Patriot Torqx 128GB SSD here). Today, our SATA based SSD’s saturate a 6 Gbps SATA III bus, and an ADATA Premier SP550 costs a mere $79 on Newegg for just about twice the capacity and more than double the performance of my now Vintage Torqx. In those days the d...



HighPoint Launches External SAS & SATA Hardware and Value RAID Tower Storage Product Line

HighPoint Launches External SAS & SATA Hardware and Value RAID Tower Storage Product Line  September 2015, Milpitas, CA –For the past 20 years, HighPoint has been a professional RAID Storage and Management solutions provider, constantly striving to bring quality product to market and deliver the industry’s best Price-Performance value. We are proud to announce our new External SAS and SATA Hardware and Value RAID Tower Storage Product Lines – the RocketStor 6414 Series. RocketStor 6414 series 4-Bay External SAS Turnkey Solutions support up to 32TB of SAS or SATA storage, are powered by our industry proven Hardware and Value RAID technology. Each high-quality, brushed aluminum chassis features an external 6Gb/s Mini-SAS port and four removable hot-swap bays , which support any 2.5” or 3.5” Enterprise /NAS class SATA / SAS Hard Drive or SSD. RocketStor 6414 RAID Storage Towers support a wide range of storage applications; from high-performance video editing workstations, to media acquisition and data backup/archiving solutions. Hardware RAID Solution – RocketStor 6414AS The RocketStor 6414AS comes fully loaded with a complete RAID feature set, superior performance, and the rock-solid reliability of Hardware RAID storage, without the enterprise price tag! The integrated RAID-on-Chip architecture supports fast, highly reliable hardware RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and JBOD configurations, while the built-in NVRAM with write journaling constantly tracks in-progress writ...



EMTEC Power Connect 32 GB Review

Introduction Today we’re gonna side step hardcore computer hardware and look at something that centers around the mobile market. Some of us use phones for the necessity of being forced to talk, or text to other people on an occasional basis. Others have sold their soul to their wireless carriers without any idea how they ever survived before smartphones were invented. Unfortunately, batteries and storage can quickly become issues when so much work is being done from mobile devices. EMTEC hopes to alleviate some of these issues with the Power Connect. Before we take a closer look at the device, let’s take a quick word from the company. The EMTEC brand was launched from a company steeped in history and experience. BASF, the inventor of the first magnetic tape for audio recording, was a pioneer in the media industry. In the late nineties, after years of innovations in the production of consumer tape products, including audio-cassettes, floppy discs and video-cassettes, BASF Magnetics became EMTEC Magnetics. Turning the company’s focus to mobile storage products, the EMTEC brand became a huge success in Europe, symbolized by the powerful red spiral logo. By 2006, EMTEC had produced the number-one selling brand of flash drives in France and the number-three selling brand of flash drives in Europe for five years and counting.* Today, EMTEC is distributed in over 50 countries and prides itself on a 75-year history of creating innovative products that embody the...



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...



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...






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