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Kingston launches USB Type-C flash drive

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.

 

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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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Patriot launches its EP Pro microSDHC/SDXC with 4K UHD in mind

4K lovers rejoice, there has been a myriad of products released for you in the last few weeks with many more to come. The latest installment is that of these Patriot EP Pro microSDHC/SDXC 4k capable cards.

 

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Boasting 95MB/s read and 80MB/s write speeds, this card is capable of Full HD, Ultra HD and 4K2K live capture, marketed as "ideal for the extreme sports enthusiast, outdoorsmen and professional photographer" in a recently issued press release.

 

These cards will hit the shelves in 32GB and 64GB size options, in SDHC and SDXC configurations respectively. Expect to see them from July 2015.

SanDisk shows off tiny 128GB Ultra Fit USB 3.0 flash drive

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.

 

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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.

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SanDisk introduces Extreme 500, Extreme 900 portable SSD drives

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.

 

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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.

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SanDisk announces portable SSDs up to 1.92TB in capacity

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.

 

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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.

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QNAP releases a NAS with more computing power than my desktop

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.

 

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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.

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OCZ to show off Trion 100 SSD series for consumers during Computex

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.

 

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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."

Treat your Mac to an 8TB HGST Ultrastar HDD from Other World Computing

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.

 

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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.

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OCZ's new Z-Drive SSDs come in up to 6.4TB with speeds of 2.9GB/sec

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.

 

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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.

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Innodisk pushes DRAM-less SSDs for embedded applications

Innodisk claim its featured DRAM-less SSDs not only provide users with data loss prevention when sudden power failure is at play, but that its new 3ME3 series gives you "real-world performance" as stated in the latest issued press release.

 

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Available in capacities up to 256GB and ready for order in Q3, these disks are designed for use in temperatures ranging from -40 to 85 degrees Celsius. Coupled with Innodisk's iDataGuard technology, it is further claimed that this product will contain a complete absence of "volatile memory buffers" once again relating to power loss situations.

 

Complete with new firmware and synchronous NAND flash, these drives will reportedly achieve 10/20K Random IOPS.

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