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ADATA proudly displays a new gaming series at Computex 2015

By: Chris Smith | More News: Storage | Posted: May 28, 2015 7:26 am

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.

 

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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.

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

By: Chris Smith | More News: Storage | Posted: May 28, 2015 6:24 am

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

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: May 22, 2015 12:59 am

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

By: Chris Smith | More News: Storage | Posted: May 19, 2015 9:38 pm

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.

Silicon Power unveils its new M.2 and mSATA SSDs

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: May 17, 2015 1:46 pm

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".

 

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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.

Fixstars unveils its new 6TB SSD, the world's largest 2.5-inch SSD

By: Chris Smith | More News: Storage | Posted: May 8, 2015 5:35 pm

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.

 

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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.

Intel announces its new DC S3510 SSDs, aimed at the data center market

By: Chris Smith | More News: Storage | Posted: May 8, 2015 4:24 pm

Featuring standard-endurance technology (SET) MLC NAND flash constructed by IMFlash Technology, Intel has released its new DC S3510 SSDs to the OEM market.

 

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Designed with data centers in mind, these 2.5-inch drives are build on a 16 nanometer node, allowing up to 880 TBW (high levels of endurance). The controller offers native 256-bit AES encryption and is available in sizes ranging from 80GB to 1.6TB.

 

Complete with a 5-year warranty and available through OEM channels, these drives are aimed at dedicated hosting providers. We have been supplied with a table thanks to TechPowerUp (below) which offers information on sequential and 4K random access performance levels.

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Samsung launches PRO Plus and EVO Plus memory cards with 4K in mind

By: Chris Smith | More News: Storage | Posted: May 5, 2015 11:27 pm

Today Samsung has pushed its new range of SD and microSD memory cards to the public, in total what is on offer includes the PRO Plus, PRO, EVO Plus and EVO families, explained in their latest press release as necessary "to address the rapidly growing consumer need for advanced multimedia memory solutions."

 

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The new PRO Plus model is capable of working with 4K UHD video applications and is created for use in DSLR cameras, smartphones and tablets alike. Boasting read speeds of up to 95MB/s and write speeds of 90MB/s, these models come backed with UHS-I Speed Class 3 (U3) and Class 10 performance levels.

 

The PRO Plus series has seen a debut in 32GB and 64GB capacities, touching on their ability to record around 110 minutes of 4K UHD video or 490 minutes of full HD.

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Mushkin teams up with Ubisoft to expand REACTOR SSD lineup

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Storage | Posted: May 4, 2015 9:20 pm

Mushkin has expanded its REACTOR series of solid-state drives, pushing storage capacities to include 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB capacities. Gamers and PC enthusiasts will be able to purchase the new drives starting on Monday, May 11.

 

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The Mushkin REACTOR SSDs have data transfer speeds of 560MB/s read and 460MB/s write, with random 4K performance up to 74K/76K read/write IOPS, according to Mushkin.

 

"To celebrate the expansion of our very popular REACTOR SSD starting May 1, 2015, gaming fans can enter our Ghost Recon Phantoms Sweepstakes for a chance to win a custom built Mushkin Extreme Gaming PC and much more," said Nicolas Villalobos, director of global market at Mushkin. The contest also includes products from EVGA, BitFenix, Razer, DXRacer, and SiliconMotion - click here to enter.

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USB Type-C is becoming a real thing - Patriot develops flash drive

By: Chris Smith | More News: Storage | Posted: Apr 29, 2015 11:33 am

USB Type-C has been on its way for quite some time now with users wanting this amazing new technology to hurry up and hit the mainstream market.

 

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We've seen a few portable products begin incorporating Type-C into their design with no word of accessories taking on this new technology.

 

In comes Patriot, they just announced a dual-sided Type-C and Type-A USB flash drive in 32GB and 64GB capacities. Set to be used with the new Apple MacBook, Google Chromebook Pixel or any USB Type-C ready device, this is one of the first commercial accessories available on the market.

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