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Computex 2015 - Storage company SanDisk has introduced the Ultra Fit, a 128GB USB 3.0 flash drive that is the world's smallest USB 3.0 storage device.
The Ultra Fit is smaller than a dime with up to 130MB/s speeds. You can purchase the drive now for $119.99 MSRP.
In addition, SanDisk also showed off the 256GB Ultra USB 3.0 flash drive, the company's highest capacity USB flash drives. It's the first USB flash drive from SanDisk to reach 256GB, and supports transfer speeds up to 100 MB/s. It is available with a $199.99 MSRP.
Computex 2015 - SanDisk has thrown down the gauntlet in the portable SSD market by announcing the Extreme 900 and Extreme 900 Portable SSDs. The Extreme 500 has speeds up to four times faster than a traditional portable hard drive, while the Extreme 900 has up to nine time faster speeds, according to SanDisk.
The Extreme 900 has speeds up to 850MB/s, and is designed to allow for extremely fast file transfers - or instant playback on saved content. Meanwhile, the Extreme 500 has speeds up to 415MB/s, and is half the size of a smartphone.
SanDisk will make the Extreme 500 available with 120GB ($99.99), 240GB ($149.99), and 480GB ($239.99), while the Extreme 900 will be available with 480GB ($399.99), 960GB ($599.99), and 1.92TB ($999.99) storage capacities.
Yep you read it right, a total of 1.92TB is on offer by SanDisk through its brand new Extreme 900 Portable SSD range - designed with people working on 4K resolution projects in mind.
Released alongside the SanDisk Extreme 500 Portable SSDs, this 900 series comes packed in an aluminum case and offers speeds of up to 850MB/s, featuring both USB Type-C and Type-A cables.
The Extreme 500 Portable SSDs are less than half the size of a smartphone and boast a four times speed increase on regular hard drives. With speeds on offer of up to 415MB/s, these models will come in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB size options and will be priced at $99.99, $149.99 and $239.99 respectively.
Don't you just love spare or backup computers? It's sad but true that I'm currently rocking an AMD quad-core and 4GB of DDR2 RAM thanks to my main desktop motherboard recently dieing after 4 years of long hard service.
In comes QNAP to make me feel really inadequate with its new AMD-powered TS-563 NAS. Sporting an "AMD Embedded G-Series quad-core 2.0GHz SoC processor and up to 16GB RAM," this 5-bay NAS was announced in a recently issued press release.
QNAP's senior director of marketing Dilip Ramachandran says that the AMD G-Series SOC has been chosen because it "offers a low power solution delivering high performance at attractive cost levels," with the release further explaining that this 64-bit AMD Embedded chip is coupled with SATA 6Gb/s support, 2x 1GbE LAN ports and more.
Computex 2015: OCZ Storage Solutions plans to leverage Computex to show off its Trion 100 solid-state drive series, utilizing Triple-Level Cell (TLC) NAND flash. The company says its Trion 100SSDs allow entry-level users to utilize SSDs in their mobile and desktop systems - as the cost of SSD drives continues to drop.
The drives feature 550MB/s of bandwidth with up to 91,000 random read IOPS, powered by the Toshiba Alishan SSD controller and premium A19 TLC flash memory.
"Computex is the ideal venue for us to unveil our upcoming TLC NAND-based Trion 100 SSDs," said Alex Mei, GM of the Client Business at OCZ Storage Solutions. "By leveraging controller and TLC NAND technology from Toshiba, we are pleased to be able to bring to market the exciting new Trion 100 SSD Series which will offer end-users an optimal mix of performance, features, and value, making it easier than ever for value-conscious consumers to leverage the benefits of a high quality yet affordable SSD that delivers improved desktop and mobile computing experiences."
But wait, there's more! ADATA has also announced a series of USB Type-C ready and Apple related products for promotion at the yearly COMPUTEX trade show in Taipei, Taiwan. in a recently issued press release.
Featuring products such as the UE710 Lighting OTG flash drive, an external HD710A Apple HDD, card readers for iPad and iPhones plus a battery pack for the iPhone 6, ADATA really has the Mac market in its sights.
As for USB Type-C, there will be a bunch of flash drives on offer and cables to promote convenience of sharing. There will also be the HD720 waterproof, dust proof and shock-resistant external hard drives on offer.
If gaming isn't quite your thing, ADATA has announced in a recent press release that it will be showcasing some Marvell controller-laden PCIe SSDs and DDR4 RAM for those looking to run Cloud / IoT services.
Boasting speeds of up to 3000MB/s, these new PCIe SSDs claim an improved lifetime due to advanced LDPC technology and further feature Power Loss Protection (PLP) services.
The consumer series' on display will be that of the SP560 and SP550, said to help offer a pathway for regular users to become PC enthusiasts.
Featuring a slew of SSDs and DDR4 memory modules, ADATA announced in its recent press release that we are all in for a treat next week when Computex 2015 kicks off in Taipei, Taiwan.
Company representatives from all over the globe have started arriving in the Taiwan capital in preparation for this yearly trade show, with ADATA announcing one of its main focuses will be that of gaming-driven components.
On the show floor will be the new XPG Z1 DDR4 gaming DRAM, XPG Z2 overclocking gaming memory and SX930 SSDs featuring SLC cache technology and more.
One of the few companies to offer Apple upgrades, Other World Computing has just announced its 8TB HGST Ultrastar He8 HDD upgrade package for a cool $659.
The hard drive in question comes packed with 128MB of cache, it spins at 7200RPM and runs off a SATA 6Gb/s platform with 3 and 1.5Gb/s backwards compatibility.
Quoted on the website as "the industry's highest capacity of 8.0TB" this hard drive also draws a minimal 5.1 watts when idling and weighs in at a reduced 650g.
OCZ has just announced its new Z-Drive 6000 and Z-Drive 6300 series SSDs destined for workstations, super high-end desktops and servers. The new SSDs arrive on the PCI Express x4 3.0 interface, with full support for the non-volatile memory express (NVMe) 1.1b protocol.
These new super-fast SSDs use Toshiba's MLC or eMLC NAND flash which is baked on the 19nm process, with the new drives being offered in the 2.5-inch form factor. The Z-Drive 6000 series comes in capacities of 800GB, 1.6TB and 3.2TB and are made for read intensive applications, with up to 700K IOPS random read performance, backed up by 160K IOPS in random write performance.
The OCZ Z-Drive 6300 series comes in 800GB, 1.6TB, 3.2TB and a huge 6.4TB using the eMLC NAND flash, with random read performance of 700K IOPS and 120K IOPS of random write performance. Both series of Z-Drive are capable of up to 2.9GB/sec reads, with the Z-Drive 6000 capable of 1.9GB/sec writes, while the Z-Drive 6300 can push out up to 1.4GB/sec.