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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.
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.
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.
With M.2 and mSATA SSDs being quite the hot piece of technology right now, Silicon Power has unveiled its latest M10 M.2 2280 and M10 mSATA solid state drives. These two new drives are based on the SATA 6Gbps standard, supporting Intel's Smart Response Technology (ISRT) that offers "upgrade solutions that saves consumers a lot of time and space".
Starting with the M10 M.2 2280, which will slot right into M.2-based Ultrabooks and motherboards based on Intel's 87/97 chipsets. Silicon Power has deployed a "high-quality controller and MLC NAND flash chips" that provide the M10 M.2 2280 with the ability of up to 520MB/sec reads, and 330MB/sec writes. When it comes to 4K random read/writes, we have up to 40,000 IOPS.
The M10 mSATA SSD has the same 520MB/sec and 330MB/sec speeds for read/writes, as well as 40,000 IOPS. Silicon Power sees this new mSATA-based solid state drive being used by heavy gamers, professionals and DIY enthusiasts.
Gone are the days of a 120GB SSD serving all of your needs, Fixstars has just announced their development of a new record-breaking 2.5-inch SSD in the form of a 6TB 15nm MLC NAND drive named Fixstars SSD-6000M.
Boasting transfer speeds of up to 540 MB/s read and 520 MB/s write, this SSD features your normal inclusions of NCQ, TRIM and SMART and measures in at 9.5mm thick - which means some laptops may be left out.
Set for launch in July 2015 with a 3-year warranty, there is no current mention of price. If the 6TB model is too large or expensive for your tastes, they also have a 3TB model on offer - more information can be found on their official website.