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SanDisk adds iNAND 7232 storage from 32GB to 128GB

By: Chris Smith | More News: Storage | Posted: Jul 15, 2015 10:33 am

Designed with 4K UHD recording in mind, SanDisk has announced its high capacity iNAND 7232 storage has now been released to the market in sizes ranging from 32GB to 128GB.

 

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Built to the latest e.MMC specification with command queuing features, these cards are also designed to work with ultra-fast Wi-Fi speeds such as 802.11ad with support for two-by-two 802.11ac. Sequential read speeds measure up to 280 MB/s with sequential write speeds managing to hit 150 MB/s.

 

Designed majorly for tablet and phone implementation, these new cards boast a 25 percent increase in sequential write speeds from previous editions and have also been suggested towards photographers shooting in RAW.

Amazon has the SanDisk Ultra II 480GB SSD for just $135.99 for 6 hours

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: Jul 15, 2015 12:29 am

Update: The pricing has been increased to $169.

 

If you were in the market for a new SSD, Amazon has SanDisk's Ultra II 480GB SSD listed for just $135.99. The normal list price is $212.99, so you're saving a huge $77 on this 480GB SSD.

 

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This means you're getting close to $0.25 per GB of SSD, which is an insane price. Amazon has 6 hours and 30 minutes left of the sale at the time of writing, so get in now!!

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SanDisk has shipped two billion microSD cards

By: Chris Smith | More News: Storage | Posted: Jul 14, 2015 10:31 am

As I sit here with a SanDisk Ultra 16GB microSD card sitting in front of me, the news has been published by SanDisk that this company has now shipped over 2,000,000,000 microSD cards since they started selling 10 years prior.

 

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Initially named TransFlash, SanDisk released its final microSD format specifications on July 13, 2005 and since then became the most popular memory card in its arsenal. With an estimated 11,103 billion megabytes in total storage sold, this is quoted at "the equivalent of more than 100MB of flash storage for every man, woman and child that ever lived on Earth."

 

Designed for use in small cameras and smartphones, these microSD cards started at a minimum size of 32MB and now range up to 200GB. Comparing figures to CompactFlash which sold 1 million units over its debut year, microSD saw similar figures in its first quarter on the shelves.

OCZ showcases its low priced Trion 100 SSD series

By: Chris Smith | More News: Storage | Posted: Jul 13, 2015 1:09 am

Aimed at consumers who are looking to move away from mechanical drives completely, OCZ's new low priced Trion 100 series shows off 19nm TLC NAND hardware manufactured by Toshiba and are driven by a Toshiba controller. With the controller featuring SLC-caching that enables some of the TLC NAND flash to operate as SLC, this is set to offer great sequential transfer performance.

 

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More goodies include TRIM and NCQ support alongside a DEVSLEEP feature, enabling this drive to draw only 6 mW of power when in this mode. Ranging in sizes and speeds, expect these 120, 240, 480 and 960GB drives to set you back $56.99, $87.99, $184.99 and $369.99 respectively. With the read speed being set at a maximum of 550 MB/s for all models, the sequential write speeds increase as the capacities do, showing off 450, 520, 530 and 530 MB/s respectively.

 

Coming bundled with a 3-year warranty and encased in a 7mm thick 2.5-inch form-factor casting, these SATA 6Gb/s drives look like a worthy investment

PNY releases a flash drive suitable for an Apple iPhone too

By: Chris Smith | More News: Storage | Posted: Jul 8, 2015 11:29 am

Designed to provide removable storage across all your devices, PNY Technologies Inc. has shown off its DUO-Link M flash drive aimed at lighting equipped iOS devices. As announced in a recent press release, iTunes will not be needed for file transfers to take place, allowing for instant connection to any iPhone, iPad, Mac or PC.

 

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Designed with media in mind, the DUO-Link M can also ensure your device is able to play movies directly off the stick, without having to transfer large files over to your on-board storage. This USB Type-A device is unfortunately only rated at USB 2.0 but the other features are impressive nonetheless.

 

Released in sizes ranging from 16GB to 128GB, it weighs in at only 9.8 grams and measures 50.9mm(L) x 26mm(W) x 11.45mm(H). For best use, PNY says that "You will need to download DUO-Link App from App store" in order to enjoy the 10MB/s read and 8MB/s write on the lighting interfaces or 13MB/s read and 10MB/s write on USB 2.0 compatible devices.

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Storage is no sweat for the Transcend StoreJet 8TB USB 3.0 drive

By: Chris Smith | More News: Storage | Posted: Jul 7, 2015 10:01 am

Offering transfer speeds if up to 200 MB/s, Transcend's new 35T3 8TB USB 3.0 external HDD sets out to solve all of your portable storage needs. Housing more data than many home NAS setups, this 3.5" external hard drive boasts the ability to transfer a 4.7GB DVD movie in 24 seconds flat.

 

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Including "One Touch auto-backup" integration for instantaneous backup and synchronization of your personal data, also on offer is Transcend's data management software which also assists in backup processes and securing private information.

 

If 8TB isn't what you're after, the 35T3 can also be found in 3TB and 4TB models, with this whole range being coupled with a three-year limited manufacturer warranty.

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Samsung pushes the SSD game with 2TB 850 Evo and 850 Pro additions

By: Chris Smith | More News: Storage | Posted: Jul 7, 2015 1:29 am

There's no denying that SSDs increasing in size isn't a brilliant thing - have you seen the price of 240GB drives these days? In order to continue forward developments, Samsung has announced 2TB additions to its 850 EVO and 850 PRO product lines. Oh, what's that - we have reviews on those new SSDs right here.

 

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Sitting pretty at a release price of $800, the 850 EVO is bested by the $1,000 850 PRO, with this alone explaining that the PC user isn't quite looking at SSD-only storage just yet. However, in a few years it may be the norm for workstations and general use home PCs to be running on flash-only memory due to performance, storage size and costing when compared to mechanical counterparts.

 

Samsung Senior Vice President of Branded Product Marketing, Un-Soo Kimm, said that this development was due to "demand for 500 gigabyte (GB) and higher capacity SSDs with the introduction of our V-NAND SSDs," so they went all out with the 2TB. Measuring in at the same dimensions of 7mm thick and 2.5 inches in size, these SSDs are aimed at consumers and are the first major brand to do so.

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Synology's new NAS systems can support over 1000TB (1PB) of storage

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: Jul 2, 2015 1:01 pm

If you thought the 24TB+ NAS systems we're seeing these days were good, Synology has just announced two new business-focused NAS systems that will blow you away. The new RS18016xs+ and its expansion unit RX1216sas have some insane expansion capabilities, and more.

 

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Synology's new RS18016xs+ is capable of 3.9GB/sec with 348,000 IOPS, which is just insane. On top of that, if you're using encrypted share folders, it's still capable of pumping out over 3GB/sec, meaning you can have super-secure data, with huge performance. The new Synology RS18016xs+ native supports SATA 6Gbps and SAS, and can be upgraded all the way up to 32GB of ECC RAM, and 10GbE, with the RX1216sas providing a next-gen scale-up system capable of stacking 14 of the RX1216sas expansion units together, delivering a 180-drive cluster.

 

The full run down on Synology RS18016xs+ systems:

 

  • Extreme performance: providing over 3,900 MB/s and 348,000 IOPS throughput, the RS18016xs+ effortlessly provides storage and application serving to hundreds of users. With a dedicated encryption engine, the RS18016xs+ boasts over 3,000 MB/s reading on encrypted shared folders, ensuring data security without any major performance drop.
  • Point-in-time data recovery: The RS18016xs+ brings snapshot technology which allows businesses to automatically capture point-in-time copies of data as frequently as every 5 minutes without occupying system resources. Customize the retention policy to save up to 256 recovery points on an hourly, daily, or weekly basis.
  • High uptime: With support for Synology High Availability, as well as numerous redundant hardware components including: redundant data paths, power supplies, system fans, and four network ports with failover support; the RS18016xs+ maximizes service uptime.
  • Future-ready: The RS18016xs+ natively supports 6Gb/s SAS/SATA III technologies and can be upgraded with up to 32GB ECC RAM and 10GbE capabilities to ensure maximum compatibility and return on investment.
  • Seamless scalability: when storage capacity on the Synology RS18016xs+ reaches its limit, Synology RX1216sas provides an easy way to immediately scale up. Stacking up to 14 RX1216sas expansion units creates a 180-drive cluster managed from a single point of entry.

PNY adds to the tiny flash drive collection

By: Chris Smith | More News: Storage | Posted: Jun 29, 2015 9:02 am

It seems miniscule flash drives are the 'in' thing right now, with PNY announcing it's 10(H)x 16(W) x 35(L)mm HP v160 flash drive to the market, weighing in at only 4.3 grams.

 

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Unfortunately it's only USB 2.0 but the internal sizing does range massively from 8GB to 64GB depending on your needs. If you're worried about misplacing the product, PNY does offer a strap hole in order to connect a lanyard or secure it to your wallet, plus Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7 and 8 support.

 

For the Apple fans, Mac OS 10.3 and above is supported by this release and is further to a two year manufacturer warranty upon purchase.

Addonics released USB 3.1 PCIe 2X controller

By: Chris Smith | More News: Storage | Posted: Jun 25, 2015 10:28 am

Set out to support high speed 10 Gbps USB 3.1 applications, Addonics today announced its USB 3.1 PCIe controller. Installed into any PCIe 2x slot, this USB 3.1 controller boasts the full transfer speed possibilities of 10 Gbps, doubling normal USB 3.1 speeds.

 

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Designed to be hot-swappable, this product contains two USB 3.1 ports installed onto the card itself, accessible through your PCIe bays on the rear of your chassis. If you're running low on PCIe port options, this device can work with PCIe 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 ports and can be used with Windows 7, 8.1, 10 and Windows servers.

 

Starting at $29.99, more information can be found here.

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