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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.




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.




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.

Samsung shows off the thinnest and lightest 4TB external HDD available

By: Chris Smith | More News: Storage | Posted: Jun 21, 2015 11:22 am

Looking for extreme storage capacity whilst on the move? Samsung has recently announced its new 4TB drive in a press release, boasting a tiny 0.78 inch thickness and weighing in at only 8.3 ounces whilst brandishing a 4TB drive located within.




Claimed as "only a 1/10 of an inch thicker than our 2TB drive," this 4TB model has been exclaimed as the world's thinnest and lightest available on this planet by Samsung's Dave Klenske.


Set for release in June through "authorized distributors," expect to see this USB 3.0 product in M3 and P3 Portable editions.

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Thecus displays their latest NAS products at Computex 2015

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: Jun 11, 2015 12:56 am

Computex 2015 - Thecus had a strong Computex this year, showing off some nice Windows-powered NAS products, as well as higher-end 10GbE-capable products.






As you can see, we have models that go as low as 2-bay, right up to 10-bay devices. Suiting any and all NAS storage needs.




In the enterprise, Thecus displayed daisy-chaining NAS systems through SAS with 10GbE networking to provide transfer speeds of 1.1TB/sec.




And finally, some Windows-powered NAS devices from Thecus.

HGST, a division of Western Digital, unveils world's first 10TB HDD

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: Jun 10, 2015 2:49 am

HGST has just unveiled the world's first 10TB HDD, with the Western Digital-owned company developing the HDD for active archive applications, so it's not the fastest HDD on the planet by any means.




The new HGST Ultrastar Archive Ha10 arrives in the 3.5-inch form factor, on the SATA 6Gbps or SAS 6Gbps standard. We have seven shingled magnetic recording (SMR) platters that are filled with helium. The company has said that the 10TB HDD has sustained read transfer speeds of around 157MB/sec, while sustained writes are much slower at 68MB/sec.


Brendan Collins, Vice President of Product Marketing of HGST said: "HGST's helium-filled drives boasts industry-leading storage density, low power consumption and proven reliability with 2.5M hours MTBF. By layering SMR on top of helium, we are enabling massively-scalable, TCO-driven storage solutions with the performance and durability necessary for the long term retention of archived data. Making SMR design investments today minimizes incremental efforts for future SMR solutions, and gives our customers a time-to-market advantage for all current and future high capacity HDDs in the market".

Seagate teases its impressive SandForce SF3500-based SSDs at Computex

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: Jun 5, 2015 11:06 am

Computex 2015 - Buying an SSD isn't easy these days as there are countless options: 2.5-inch, SATA 6Gbps, SATA 10Gbps, NVMe, PCIe SSDs, different controllers and much more. But Seagate was demonstrating its reference SSDs powered by their SandForce SF3500 controller.






The company was demoing an SF3500-based M.2 2280 SATA reference SSD at Computex 2015 with 500MB/sec+ performance in 80/20 mixed read/write workloads. The drive is powered by the latest 15nm MLC NAND flash from Toshiba, where performance is maintained at a much higher level than competing drives.




The SSD was so good at multi-threaded performance that Seagate were demonstrating the SF3500 controller running 9 x 1080p videos at once, from the single SSD.

Crucial displays their 16nm TLC NAND flash, SSDs and RAM at Computex

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: Jun 5, 2015 7:57 am

Computex 2015 - We stopped by the Crucial and Micron offices during Computex 2015 to check out their range of NAND flash, SSDs and RAM. Starting with their two SSDs for consumers, the BX100 and MX200 SSDs.






Crucial's BX100 SSDs come in 120GB, 250GB, 500GB and 1TB with read speeds of up to 535MB/sec and varying write speeds depending on the size of the drive. The 120GB model has sequential write speeds of 185MB/sec, with the 250GB model capable of 370MB/sec and the 500GB and 1TB models pushing 450MB/sec.








The company was also showing off their Ballistix DDR4 range of RAM, offering up to 16GB in four different ranges.

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OCZ's new Trion 100 and Vector 180 SSDs on display at Computex

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: Jun 5, 2015 6:18 am

Computex 2015 - OCZ was demoing their new Trion 100 and Vector 180 SSDs at Computex 2015, in a beautiful system powered by an Intel Core i7-4790K, ASRock Z97E-ITX/ac motherboard, and Avexir Core Original Series RAM.








As for the SSDs, they are powered by Toshiba's latest A19 TLC NAND flash, in the 2.5-inch form factor and SATA 6Gbps standard. They pack up to 550MB/sec reads, with 91,000 IOPS. They both come in 120GB, 240GB, 480GB and 960GB capacities.

The Rosewill RX310 enclosure will solve your quick storage issues

By: Chris Smith | More News: Storage | Posted: Jun 4, 2015 9:27 am

Computex 2015 - Sporting support for one USB 3.1 10 Gbps port, two SATA (6G/bs) ports and more, this case enclosure will solve your storage issues with quick transfer speeds.




There's inbuilt support for BOT-UASP, RAID 0/1/JBOD and it measures up at a small 4.6 x 3 x 1.1 inches in total.


Unfortunately there is no purchase information just yet, stay tuned to TweakTown for more information.

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Kingston launches USB Type-C flash drive

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Storage | Posted: Jun 4, 2015 5:25 am

Computex 2015 - Memory specialist Kingston has released its DataTraveler microDuo 3C USB flash drive, a USB 3.1 product. Designed as a dual interface that works with standard USB Type-A and USB Type-C ports, the drive complements portable devices, Kingston said.




USB Type-C is a reversible connector standard that will open the door to slimmer and sleeker devices. The Kingston DataTraveler microDuo 3C ships in three capacities: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. The 16GB has 100MB/s read and 10MB/s write, while the 32GB and 64GB drives provide 100MB/s read and 15MB/s write.


"DataTraveler microDuo 3C has a dual interface that accommodates both USB Type-A and USB Type-C ports to give users easy access to the latest USB interface," said Nathan Su, flash memory sales director of the APAC region at Kingston. "Our drive provides more storage, features fast data transfer speeds and helps make the new technology more accessible to consumers."

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