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Last Build Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:18:23 -0600

 



Apacer Announces AD100 And AD300 External USB 3.1 Enclosures

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:50:56 -0600

Do your hard drives become idle when you upgraded your computer? Instead of having them retired, with Apacer AD100 and AD300 external enclosures, they can serve new purposes! Equipped with SATA III and USB 3.1 Gen 1 high speed interface with UASP, both models come with enhanced transmission speeds that are up to 400MB per second. AD100 is built with high-strength steel and plastic for better protection. AD300, on the other hand, is crafted with aluminum alloy, complete with especially designed cooling holes for better heat dissipation. Both enclosures are built with tool-free designs for fast installation, easily turning the unused hard drives into external storage solutions.

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A Reviver to the Unused Hard Drives with Top Performance
The brand new AD100 and AD300 external enclosures are designed especially for 9.5mm and 7mm 2.5-inch HDD/SSD. The SATA III and USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface with UASP significantly improve the transmission performance which is test proven to reach 400MB/s when operating with a SSD, representing a 73% increase in read speed compared to an enclosure without UASP. Also, the read speed can reach 100MB/s when operated with a conventional hard drive. AD100 and AD300 make your unused hard drives become high-speed portable storage solutions.




TDK Launches SD And microSD Memory Cards For Industrial Applications

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:40:10 -0600

Today TDK Corporation announced the gradual launch of SD Memory cards (MMRD4 series) and microSD Memory cards (MURD4 series) from January 2018. Both series support UHS-I for industrial application.

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The rapid progression of IoT has increased demand for smaller SD/microSD Memory cards with low power consumption for the storage of sensor information. However, as SD/microSD Memory cards for general use adopt TLC and MLC type flash memory to reduce costs, they are largely unsuitable for industrial application in terms of durability and reliability.

The MMRD4 and MURD4 series consist of highly reliable SD/microSD Memory cards equipped with very durable SLC/pSLC flash memory as well as the newly developed SD controller, TDK GBDriverRD4. In addition to data retention capacity and durability, the cards feature robust data security in the event of power interruption, ensuring safe usage in IoT devices that are often turned off to conserve power.




MyDigitalSSD Announces SBX M.2 PCIe Gen3 x2 NVMe SSD

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 21:51:58 -0600

Say hello to GB/s with MyDigitalSSD’s latest X-Series release, the consumer grade MyDigitalSSD Super Boot eXpress (SBX) PCIe 3.0 x2 NVMe SSDs featuring the Phison E8 (PS5008-E8) controller.

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The follow-up to MyDigitalSSD's award-winning enterprise BPX series, SBX NVMe SSDs offer a costcompetitive upgrade option to SATA SSDs with max sequential speeds of 1.6GB/s read and 1.3GB/s write.

Designed with best-in-class price, performance, and endurance in mind, SBX pairs Toshiba TLC 3D NAND with NVMe technology to maximize bandwidth while lowering latency for guaranteed peak performance under heavy workloads for near-instant responsiveness when used as either a boot or storage device in Z97 / X99 / X199 / X299 / Z170 based motherboards and more.




Silicon Power Releases All Metal Armor A75 Portable Hard Drive

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 10:10:25 -0600

(image) Silicon Power adds to its Armor series with the A75, a slim portable hard drive encased in aviation-grade aluminum.

Design
By wrapping the A75 in 1.22m drop tested aviation-grade aluminum, it is the world’s thinnest in this category and is revolutionizing PHD construction as we know it. Silicon Power’s Armor series continues its legacy of safe and durable data storage in the A75, while showing off its appealing and aircraft inspired design.

Protection
Available in 1 and 2 terabyte options, the A75 is shockproof up to 1.22m (MIL-STD 810G 516.7 Procedure IV transit drop test), and is made with lightweight materials. It’s both temperature and impact-resistant. The stylish yet rugged ridges strengthen the drive’s structure which reduces impact and scratch damage, making it ready for any accidental blow, any time.

Detail
Silicon Power pays attention to every last detail in their products and the Armor A75 is no exception. The slim "L" shaped LED status light can be seen from most angles, because it’s placed right below the SP logo on the front face of the drive. With its groundbreaking design, advanced levels of protection and attention to details, the Armor A75 is ready and waiting to be taken everywhere your data needs take you.




ADATA Releases Special Edition UV100F USB Flash Drive

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 10:19:04 -0600

ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules, NAND Flash products, and mobile accessories today launched the UV100F special edition USB Flash drive, designed especially for the upcoming holiday season. The USB 2.0 drive has 16GB/32GB capacities and features a red/white design highlighting Christmas icons. Perfect as a gift to friends, family, and team members, the UV100F ships in a custom red retail box to further accentuate its special edition status. The UV100F joins a long tradition of ADATA special edition USB Flash drives that have gone on to become much-sought collectible items.

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Designed especially for the holidays
From its Santa Claus-emblazoned packaging and inwards, the UV100F beams with festive cheer. The drive itself has Frosty the Snowman (16GB) and Santa with his sleigh (32GB), painted in white on a compact red drive body. In addition to the usual utility of USB, the UV100F presents an excellent gift for all, as virtually everyone could use more storage space: it packs 16GB and 32GB, which is always useful.




QNAP Collaborates With Vinpower Digital For TVS-882BR Blu-ray NAS Series

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 10:10:43 -0600

QNAP Systems, Inc. partnered with Vinpower Digital, a leading supplier in Optical Disc hardware and media solutions, to integrate Vinpower’s industrial-grade blu-ray optical disc drive for the TVS-882BR Blu-ray NAS series, allowing users to write NAS-based content directly onto CD, DVD, or Blu-ray optical discs as an additional back-up solution.

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The TVS-882BR series provides an excellent solution for storing large amount of digital contents and allows for easy sharing through a network. However, it’s always recommended to follow a “3-2-1” rule when storing digital content. The “3-2-1” rule represents having at least three copies of your data, of which two should be stored on two different media and one backup copy should be kept offsite. This rule is specifically designated for protecting against natural disasters that could potentially destroy all property and data stored in an affected region. That is why QNAP had the foresight to also include a Blu-ray writer drive onto theTVS-882BR Blu-ray NAS series.




Synology DiskStation DS418j 4-Bay NAS Server

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 11:00:00 -0500

(image) Today, CDRLabs brings you a review of Synology's new entry-level 4-bay NAS, the DiskStation DS418j. Designed for home and personal usage, this energy-efficient NAS is equipped with a 64-bit dual-core 1.4 GHz processor, 1GB of DDR4 RAM, two USB 3.0 ports and a gigabit Ethernet port and is capable of delivering up to 112 MB/s read and 108 MB/s write speeds. The DS418j also runs the latest version of Synology's award-winning DiskStation Manager (DSM) operating system which offers a wide range of applications for cross-platform file sharing, data backup, cloud synchronization and multimedia streaming.




QNAP Ships Ryzen-Powered TS-x77 Business NAS

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 14:40:48 -0500

QNAP Systems, Inc. has joined forces with Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) to roll out the world’s first Ryzen-based NAS – the high-end business TS-x77 series (available in 6 , 8 , and 12 -bay models). Featuring processors with up to 8-cores/16-threads (with Turbo Core up to 3.7 GHz), SSD caching, and with support for graphics cards, the TS-x77 delivers incredible processing power for driving resource-demanding applications such as VDI, server virtualization, private cloud, and 4K video playback/transcoding.

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The TS-x77 series includes models with AMD Ryzen 7 1700 (8-cores/16-threads) and AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (6-cores/12-threads) processors that support AES-NI encryption acceleration and up to 64 GB DDR4 RAM. Two M.2 SATA 6 GB/s SSD slots are provided for cache acceleration or high-performance storage pools. Every model in the series provides USB 3.1 Gen2 10Gbps Type-A and Type-C ports, and three PCIe slots for incredible expansion potential. Supported PCIe devices include a graphics card, 10GbE/40GbE NICs, PCIe NVMe SSD, USB 3.1 expansion cards, and QM2 cards (that add additional M.2 SSDs or 10GbE connectivity). Incorporating incredible performance, reliability and scalability, the TS-x77 series provides an exceptional storage solution for diverse business IT environments.