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Kingston HyperX Savage 240GB Review

Kingston HyperX Savage 240GB Review

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Kingston HyperX FURY 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

» September 16, 2014 05:00PM

Kingston HyperX FURY 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

SanDisk Extreme PRO 480GB SSD Review

SanDisk Extreme PRO 480GB SSD Review

» August 25, 2014 05:00PM

SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB SSD Review

Patriot STELLAR 64GB USB/microUSB 3.0 OTG Flash Drive Review

Patriot STELLAR 64GB USB/microUSB 3.0 OTG Flash Drive Review

» July 16, 2014 05:00PM

Patriot STELLAR 64GB USB/microUSB 3.0 OTG Flash Drive Review


Storage / Hard Drives News (491)

ASUSTOR Launches ADM 2.5 Beta

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: August 26, 2015 07:59AM
Author: Brentt Moore

In February of this year, ASUSTOR successfully brought the beta version of ASUSTOR Data Master 2.4 to its NAS device owners. Now, the leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions has launched ADM 2.5 beta, and with it comes a variety of improvements and features. The latest version of ADM includes three important core features that include iSCSI LUN snapshots and a snapshot manager, internal backup capability through the use of the SATA 6Gbps interface, as well as shared folder based network recycle bins. Alongside the launch of ADM 2.5 beta comes the newly added Syslog Server App, which enables enhanced network maintenance productivity, as well as the DataSync for Microsoft OneDrive App, which provides the ability for an ASUSTOR NAS to sync with a OneDrive account. Vincent Tseng, the Product Manager at ASUSTOR, shared that "We are very excited to provide ASUSTOR NAS users with a more complete set of backup solutions and practical management tools in ADM 2.5, helping to keep their data more secure than ever before."

Source: Press Release



Lightning Strikes Cause Permanent Data Loss for Google

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: August 20, 2015 03:50AM
Author: Brentt Moore

Google has recently announced that its Saint-Ghislain data center located in Belgium was directly hit by four successive lightning strikes, causing power loss and damage to some of its disk storage. The damage that occurred to Google Compute Engine’s primary storage persistent disks that are located within the aforementioned data center caused some European customers to be without their files for four days. While Google noted that its systems are designed with battery backup, and that automatic auxiliary systems restored power quickly, the company did note that in a few cases permanent data loss to the Persistent Disk occurred. Google noted to its customers that "GCE instances and Persistent Disks within a zone exist in a single Google data center and are therefore unavoidably vulnerable to data center-scale disasters." Despite the unavoidable vulnerabilities, Google is taking full responsibility for the loss of data that did occur and is increasing its resiliency against power outages, with researchers already at work to improve cache data retention and response procedures for system engineers.

Source: The Stack



Three High-Performance Enterprise V-NAND SSDs Unveiled by Samsung

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: August 13, 2015 04:57AM
Author: Brentt Moore

Samsung has officially unveiled three new high-performance SSDs for enterprise users, all of which boast three-dimensional Vertical NAND flash memory technology and are TCO-optimized. The fastest drive of the three is the PM1725, which comes in storage capacities of 3.2TB and 6.4TB, and offers random read speeds of up to 1,000,000 IOPS, random write speeds of up to 120,000 IOPS, and sequential writes of up to 1,800MB per second. The 6.4TB version of the PM1725 is also rated to handle 32TB of writes per day for a total of five years, making it incredibly reliable. The other two drives released alongside the beastly PM1725 are the PM1633 and PM953. The PM1633 happens to be a 2.5-inch 12Gb per second SAS SSD that is available in capacities that include 480GB, 960GB, 1.92TB, and 3.84TB, while the PM953 comes in 2.5-inch and M.2 form factors and is available in capacities up to 1.92TB.

Source: Slashdot



Mushkin Unleashes ATLAS VITAL M.2 2280 Series

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: July 30, 2015 05:22AM
Author: Brentt Moore


Mushkin Enhanced MFG, an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance and mission-critical computer products, has released the ATLAS VITAL M.2 2280 series for Ultrabooks, notebooks, and small form-factor PCs. The M.2 SSDs are the latest addition to the ATLAS family of products, and they utilize the SandForce SF-2000 series SSD processor by Seagate to deliver stellar performance. ATLAS VITAL M.2 2280 series offers users with 4KB random transactional performance of up to 86,000 IOPS, sequential read speeds of up to 550MB/s, and sequential write speeds of up to 535MB/s, all of which help to deliver low-latency computing. Brian Flood, the Director of Product Development at Mushkin, noted that “With our latest ATLAS VITAL M.2 series, budget-conscious users can now experience Mushkin-enhanced SSDs in their Ultrabooks, notebooks, and small form-factor PCs such as the recently-released M.2-compatible Intel NUC.”

The ATLAS VITAL M.2 2280 series is available for immediate purchase from all Mushkin authorized retailers and is being offered in 120GB, 240GB, 250GB, 480GB, and 500GB capacities.

Source: Press Release



Kingston Adds High Capacity Flash Memory Cards

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: June 22, 2015 03:33PM
Author: Nick Harezga


Kingston has announced the addition of 128GB and 256GB flash memory to its SDHC/SDXC UHS-I Speed Class 3 lineup. The Speed Class 3 specification has a minimum of 30MB/s read and write speeds with the Kingston offerings granting speeds up to 90MB/s read and 80MB/s write. The cards are ideal for applications where high bandwidth is necessary, such as 4K video recording and high-density photography.

Source: Press Release



ADATA Works With Partners to Advance SSD Technology

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: June 6, 2015 03:21PM
Author: Nick Harezga

ADATA brought its latest product to Computex, a new solid state drive that is the only one to use the Eldora solution from Marvell. The PCIe Gen3 SSD is capable of reaching speeds greater than 3GB/s, "approximately six times faster than conventional SATA SSDs." The card is built on 16nm MLC NAND using the NVMe protocol, with capacities up to 2TB. ADATA is also the first to feature the Artemis2 solution, also from Marvell, on PCIe Gen3 x1 cards with speeds up to 1GB/s. Also on display were a pair of SSDs, the SP550 and SP560, using 16nm TLC NAND flash with SLC cache.

Source: Press Release



Performance for the Seagate SandForce SF3500 Controllers Leak Out of Computex

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: June 4, 2015 09:25PM
Author: bp9801

Some new information concerning Seagate's SandForce SF3000 series of controllers for solid state drives. Seagate is showing off the controller during Computex, but won't reveal full details on its performance until later in August. However, this leak provides us the nitty gritty, and boy does it look good. The SF3700 parts will be used in enterprise SSDs and pack in some enterprise-level features, but the four-channel SF3500 parts are for consumers. The SF3514 is the mainstream SATA part, the SF3504 the entry-level PCIe, and the SF3524 the enthusiast level for boh SATA and PCIe. The SF3514 can hit read speeds up to 550MB/s and write speeds up to 450MB/s, but both the SF3504 and SF3524 can hit read speeds up 900MB/s and write speeds of 525MB/s. Random read on the SF3514 is 100,000 IOPS, with random write at 80,000 IOPS. The SF3504 and SF3524 both have a random read of 130,000 IOPS and a random write of 90,000 IOPS.

All three controllers support a maximum capacity of 1TB; support MLC, TLC, and 3D flash; and support dual AES-256 encryption. The two PCIe models are on the PCIe 2.0 x2 slot and not the x4 slot like some other recent controllers, but that usually doesn't hinder a SandForce controller much. Still, real world tests will show all of that and more, just we won't get to know for sure until later this year.

Source: Tom's Hardware



ASUSTOR Shows Off Brand New NAS Products at COMPUTEX

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: June 4, 2015 06:21AM
Author: Brentt Moore


Last weekend, it was revealed that ASUSTOR had plans to show off some innovative products at this year’s COMPUTEX. Some of the products from the leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions included its 2, 3, 5, and 7 series rackmount and tower model devices, its 61 series and 10 series NAS devices, and an improved version of ASUSTOR Data Manager. With COMPUTEX currently underway, the company has revealed that its innovative products, especially the new 61 series and 10 series NAS devices, have made quite the debut to consumers and technology enthusiasts from all over the world. 

Attendees of COMPUTEX 2015 are invited to the ASUSTOR booth to experience what the company truly has to offer. For those that cannot attend the ASUSTOR showcase in person, pictures from the booth are available for viewing.

Source: Press Release




Kingston Releases USB Type-A and C Flash Drive

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: June 3, 2015 07:19AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


For a long time, people have wanted a reversible form of USB, so they do not need to worry about finding the top of the device. Now we have that thanks to the reversible USB Type-C connector, and today Kingston Digital is releasing the DataTraveler micro Duo 3C flash drive, which sports both a Type-C and Type-A connector. The Type-A connector, which is the connector found on most flash drives today, supports USB 2.0, 3.0, and the new 3.1 standards, so you can use the drive with current computers, as well as upcoming devices featuring Type-C ports.

Thanks to USB 3.1, the drive is capable of read speeds up to 100 MB/s and write speeds up to 15 MB/s. The drive is available in 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB capacities and is backed by Kingston's five-year warranty.

Source: Kingston



Patriot Introduces EP Pro microSD 4K Capable Card

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: June 2, 2015 05:56AM
Author: Brentt Moore


Patriot has officially introduced its latest addition to its 4K capable cards, the EP Pro microSD card. The company, which happens to be a leading manufacturer of USB Flash, mobile accessories, computer memory and SSDs, notes that the EP Pro microSD card is fully compliant with the latest SD Association specifications for Class 10 UHS-I U3 cards, and is perfect for sport enthusiasts and professional photographers. The Patriot EP Pro microSDXC card offers speeds of up to 95MB/s read and 80MB/s write, and is perfect for capturing continuous still images in HD and shooting videos in Full HD, Ultra HD and 4K2K.

The EP Pro microSD, which comes in both 32GB SDHC and 64GB SDXC capacities, will be available to purchase in July of this year.

Source: Press Release



World's First 6 TB 2.5 in SSD Released by Fixstars

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: May 11, 2015 10:58AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

At this point, everyone seems to know that SSDs provide fast performance while traditional HDDs provide large capacities, and that is just how it works. That distinction is changing somewhat though as Fixstars has released a 6 TB 2.5 in SSD, making it the world's largest of that size.

The Fixstars SSD-6000M is no slouch when it comes to speed as it is still able to reach 540 MB/s reading and 520 MB/s for sequential access. The proprietary SSD controller, also found in the company's SSD-3000M, helps keep its I/O performance for sequential access high for the drive's lifetime, which is useful for applications like video recording, medical imaging, network infrastructure, and more.

Fixstars is now accepting order in the US, which will ship in late July. How much will they cost? You have to contact the company to get a quote, but the 1 TB SSD-1000 M shows as being $990 a unit.

Source: Fixstars



Mushkin Announces Expansion of REACTOR Series and Ghost Recon Phantoms Promotion

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: May 7, 2015 04:45AM
Author: Brentt Moore

Mushkin, an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance and mission-critical computer products, has officially announced that it is expanding its REACTOR SSD series. Starting on May 11, 2015, the REACTOR product line will offered in 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB capacities, enabling enthusiasts and professionals to experience the best computing experience available. The 1TB version of the Mushkin REACTOR SSD has already been available for some time and has received the AnandTech Recommended and TweakTown Editor’s Choice Award. The Director of Product Management at Mushkin Enhanced MFG, Brian Flood, stated that "At Mushkin we have always focused on not only helping enthusiasts push the limits of their PCs, but we've taken it to the next level, by providing quality solutions that deliver levels of performance that have earned Mushkin its place as one of the top SSD manufacturers."

Alongside the announcement, Mushkin also revealed that consumers who purchase select Mushkin products through Newegg will receive a $30 game code for Ghost Recon Phantoms. The code, which is available for a limited time, allows gamers to purchase game upgrades to improve their overall experience. The announcement comes just weeks after Mushkin originally announced its Ghost Recon Phantoms marketing campaign.

Source: Press Release



ASUSTOR Will Showcase Innovative Products at Computex

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: April 30, 2015 05:12AM
Author: Brentt Moore

ASUSTOR, a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has revealed that it will be showcasing some exciting and innovative products at this year’s Computex. Some of the products that ASUSTOR will exhibit include its 2, 3, 5, and 7 series rackmount and tower model devices, as well as the soon to be released 61 series and 10 series NAS devices. The 61 series is aimed at prosumer and enterprise users, while the 10 series is geared towards price conscious consumers. ASUSTOR also plans to showcase an improved version of ASUSTOR Data Manager, an operating system developed by the company that comes pre-installed with its NAS products. The latest version of ADM features a local backup function, upgrades for multiple applications, optimized multimedia streaming, expanded support for up to 40 different camera channels, and added convenience for remote access from mobile devices.

Source: Press Release



New Type-C USB Flash Drive Being Developed by Patriot

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: April 28, 2015 07:27PM
Author: Brentt Moore


Patriot, a manufacturer of enthusiast memory modules, flash memory, and mobile accessory products, has officially announced that it is actively developing a new Type-C USB flash drive. The storage device, which comes equipped with a polished metal exterior, offers consumers with true compatibility as it features a small Type-C port on one side and a standard USB 3.0 connector on the other. The unique design of the drive allows owners of some of the latest devices that make use of the Type-C port, such as the new MacBook and Google Chromebook Pixel, to store their data on a portable device. Meng J. Choo, the Product Manager at Patriot, noted that "As a leading manufacturer of USB and flash memory, we want to offer solutions for our customers that are easy-to-use and provide seamless experiences across all their devices."

The new Type-C USB flash drive will be offered in both 32GB and 64GB capacities and should be available to purchase sometime in June, 2015.

Source: TechPowerUp


Kingston Launches HyperX Savage SSD

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: April 27, 2015 04:05PM
Author: Nick Harezga


Kingston has released the latest addition to the HyperX line of products, the HyperX Savage solid state drive. The Savage is powered by a Phison S10 quad-core, eight channel controller and replaces the HyperX 3K SSD. The drive boasts read and write speeds up to 560MB/s and 530MB/s, respectively, with up to 100,000 read and 89,000 write Input/Output Operations per Second. The Savage is available in capacities of 120GB, 240GB, 480GB, and 960GB in a standalone package or in a kit. HyperX business manager Lawrence Yang described the Savage stating, "We are proud to introduce the HyperX Savage as our latest and fastest SATA-based SSD. The HyperX 3K drive has been a core part of our SSD offerings since 2012, and now with Savage, we are unleashing even higher performance and capacities to satisfy the most demanding consumers, enthusiasts and gamers."

Source: Press Release



Patriot Announces Ignite M2 SSD

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: April 20, 2015 03:36PM
Author: Nick Harezga


Patriot has announced the addition of M2 form factor solid state drives to the Ignite lineup. The new drives are "optimal for use in portable devices such as ultrabooks, notebooks and ultra-compact PC’s providing impeccable start up times, instant access to data and installed programs." The drives are powered by a Phison S10 controller and boast read and write speeds up to 560MB/s and 320MB/s, respectively, with up to 90K read and 70K write Input/Output Operations Per Second. The Ignite M2 will be available in capacities of 240GB and 480GB at prices of $109.99 and $209.99, respectively. VP of engineering Les Henry described the new drives stating, "With the Ignite M2, Patriot now offers a full range of SSDs, from 2.5“ SATA 3, to mSATA and now M.2. The Ignite M2 drives are the perfect storage solution for those looking to build/upgrade their small form factor PCs."

Source: Press Release



Corsair Launches 480 GB and 960 GB Force Series LS SSDs

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: April 14, 2015 11:24AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


It seems like only yesterday that the only option for large data storage was HDDs, but now we are seeing ever larger and cheaper SSDs released. Corsair has launched two new Force Series LS SSD drives with 480 GB and 960 GB capacities. Like the others in the series, the drives are just 7 mm thick, feature SATA 3 connectors, and TRIM support. The drives are also able to achieve 560 MB/s read and 540 MB/s write speeds, with an advanced dynamic and static wear-leveling algorithm to keep the drives going for a long time.

Both drives are available for sale immediately from Corsair authorized retailers. The Force Series LS 480 GB is estimated to sell at $189.99 and the 960 GB drive at $379.99. Both come with a three year warranty from Corsaid.

Source: Press Release




Kingston Announces KC310 Business Class SSD

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: April 13, 2015 03:50PM
Author: Nick Harezga


Kingston has announced the KC310 solid state drive, its largest business class SSD with a capacity of 960GB. The KC310 is powered by a Phison S10 quad-core, eight-channel controller providing sequential read and write speeds up to 550MB/s and 520MB/s, respectively. Several technologies focused on reliability are featured in the drive including SmartECC, Flash error code correction, firmware-based power loss protection, and the ability to rebuild data in the event of an error. SSD business manager Ariel Perez described the new drive stating, "Corporate customers looking to upgrade client systems will also find KC310 ideal for entry-level servers with its combination of read/write speeds, IOPS, high capacity and advanced data protection."

Source: Press Release



Intel Releases SSD 750 Series Drives

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: April 3, 2015 04:59AM
Author: Brentt Moore


In an effort to provide enthusiasts and high-performance users with consistent performance and ultimate reliability, Intel has unleashed its latest SSD 750 series solid-state drives. The new drives from Intel utilize the PCI-e 3.0 x4 and NVM Express standard and feature the company’s latest 20nm 128Gbit MLC NAND. The SSD 750 series drives are available in two form factors, which include the standard 2.5-inch bay drive as well as a half-length PCI-e slot add-in-card, and come in 400GB and 1.2TB variants. The 400GB flavor of the Intel SSD 750 series features sequential read speeds of 2200MB per second and sequential write speeds of 900MB per second, while the 1.2TB flavor features sequential read speeds of 2400MB per second and sequential write speeds of 1200MB per second.

The 400GB and 1.2TB versions of the Intel SSD 750 series include a five-year warranty and feature an MSRP of $389 and $1,029, respectively.

Source: WCCFtech



Intel Working With Micron To Improve SSD Capacity

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: March 27, 2015 02:03PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Intel and Micron have teamed up to create a new generation of NAND architecture with the goal of improving chip density and drive capacity. The technology is known as 3D NAND and stacks memory cells vertically rather than horizontally, similar to the V-NAND solution from Samsung. With the new technology, each memory die can fit up to 48GB allowing for 3.5TB to fit in the M.2 form factor or 10TB in a 2.5" SSD. Intel is planning to release its own drives based on the technology sometime in the near future, with other manufacturers receiving sample chips to make their own drives as well.

Source: Digital Trends



HyperX Announces Predator PCIe SSD

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: March 23, 2015 03:44PM
Author: Nick Harezga


Kingston has announced a new solid state drive under its HyperX brand. The Predator PCIe SSD "is the highest-end SSD with the fastest speeds in the HyperX lineup." The Predator takes advantage of the extremely high speeds of the PCIe 2.0 x4 interface to provide speeds that far exceed the capabilities of SATA based drives. A Marvell 88SS9293 controller provides read and write speeds up to 1400MB/s and 1000MB/s, respectively, in capacities of 240GB and 480GB. The Predator uses the M.2 form factor with a half-height, half-length adapter for motherboards that don't have the necessary socket.

Source: Press Release



New 6TB Internal and External Hard Drives Announced by Toshiba

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: March 17, 2015 04:32AM
Author: Brentt Moore

Toshiba has just announced that its Canvio Desk 3.5-inch external USB 3.0 hard drive and Toshiba Desk 3.5-inch internal Serial ATA 3.0 hard drive will soon be available in a new 6TB capacity. Both drive offerings from Toshiba allow consumers to quickly and easily upgrade their computers by adding additional storage space for games, movies, music, photos, and more. Maciek Brzeski, the Vice President of Branded Storage Products, Toshiba Digital Products Division, stated that "The time is right to upgrade our offerings not only to meet, but to exceed consumers' expectations by expanding the offerings of our internal and external 3.5-inch hard drives."

The 6TB versions of the Canvio Desk 3.5-inch external USB 3.0 hard drive and the Toshiba Desk 3.5-inch internal Serial ATA 3.0 hard drive will feature an MSRP of $369, include a three-year standard limited warranty, and be available to purchase from select retailers and the Toshiba website in May, 2015.

Source: TechPowerUp


LaCie Announces External Hard Drive With USB-C Support

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: March 10, 2015 03:59PM
Author: Nick Harezga

With the announcement of the newest MacBook, it was revealed that Apple would be switching to the obscure USB-C port for external connections. LaCie has announced the first USB-C compatible external hard drive, the Porsche Design Mobile Drive, offering transfer speeds up to 100MB/s. The enclosure is made of aluminum to match the design of the new MacBook and will be available in capacities of 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB. The drive will be compatible with the standard USB Type-A connector to support USB 3.0 and 2.0 on devices that don't have a USB-C connector.

Source: Mac Rumors



ECO2 Line of SSDs Launched by Mushkin

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: March 10, 2015 12:04PM
Author: Brentt Moore

Mushkin, an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance and mission-critical computer products, has officially launched its new ECO2 line of solid-state drives. The latest product line from Mushkin combines the traditional energy efficiency exhibited from SSDs with an economical and reliable design, providing consumers with a truly value oriented product. Mushkin ECO2 drives offer read speeds of up to 550MB per second and write of up to 535MB per second, making them exceptional choices over traditional hard disk drives.

The new ECO2 line of SSDs will be available in 60 GB, 120 GB, 240 GB, and 480 GB capacities, and will be sold exclusively through Newegg thanks to a partnership between both companies. Nicolas Villalobos, the Director of Global Marketing at Mushkin, noted that "Partnering with Newegg.com is an exciting opportunity for such a product launch."

Source: Press Release



Mushkin STRIKER SSDs Now Available

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: March 2, 2015 04:38PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Mushkin first unveiled the STRIKER line of solid state drives at CES 2015. The STRIKER line is powered by the Phison PS3110-S10 quad-core SSD controller, offering read and write speeds up to 565MB/s and 550MB/s, respectively. The drives are available in capacities of 240GB, 480GB, and 960GB from authorized retailers such as Newegg. Director of Product Development Brian Flood described the drives stating, "STRIKER is aptly named for its purpose: to mark its place as the premier high-performance solid-state drive series. The STRIKER will allow its users to experience highly-accelerated application load times, boot performance, multimedia editing, and general usage."

Source: Press Release



SanDisk Reveals 200GB microSD Card

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: March 2, 2015 06:13AM
Author: Brentt Moore


SanDisk has revealed its latest microSD card that packs a total of 200GB of storage, making it the highest capacity microSD card ever produced worldwide. According to SanDisk, the latest storage breakthrough was made possible by utilizing a proprietary design and production process that allows for more bits of memory per chip. Although the company did not reveal details of the production process, the ability to store 200GB of information on a device so small is quite a technological feat, since the latest microSD card offers 56 percent more storage than a 128GB microSD card, the highest capacity currently available. SanDisk notes that the card offers data transfer at up to 90MB per second, which is the equivalent to roughly 1,200 photos per minute, making it ideal for a wealth of applications.

The 200GB microSD card from SanDisk is expected to be available in the second quarter of this year and will retail for $400 at launch.

Source: PCWorld


PNY Releases HP x778w USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: February 24, 2015 06:34AM
Author: Brentt Moore


PNY has just released its latest flash drive offering, the HP x778w. This flash drive offers a unique design approach to mobile storage as the product resembles partially melted ice cream that is layered with sprinkles. Despite its fun and cute styling, the HP x778w is made up of durable rubber and manages to offer decent read and write speeds of 90MB/sec and 30MB/sec, respectively, thanks to USB 3.0 support. Users can even utilize the built-in strap hole design that the HP x778w offers, allowing the portable flash drive to be attached to a wallet, purse, backpack, and more.

The HP x778w is available in sizes ranging from 8GB to 64GB, is compatible with virtually all desktops and laptops, and comes with a 2-year warranty from the data of purchase.

Source: TechPowerUp


Sony Announces Premium Sound Memory Card

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: February 20, 2015 05:29AM
Author: Brentt Moore

In an effort to satisfy the ears of audiophiles around the world, Sony has announced a new microSD card that apparently offers premium sound when compared to similar storage solutions available to consumers. According to Sony, the latest microSD card from the company, model number SR-64HXA, creates little to no electrical noise when data is read from it, something that other memory storage devices cannot say. While the card is fortunately a standard Class 10 microSD card that features 64GB of storage, its price is skewed quite high due to the market of audiophiles that it targets. The storage solution is set to feature an MSRP of $160 and will initially launch in Japan on March 5, 2015. Consumers will have to decide if the claim of premium sound is worth it, since a regular Class 10 64GB microSD card can be purchased for roughly $30.

Source: CNET



ADM 2.4 Beta Released by ASUSTOR

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: February 9, 2015 02:14PM
Author: Brentt Moore

ASUSTOR, a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has just released the beta version of ADM 2.4. This latest version of the exclusive operating system for ASUSTOR NAS devices includes a variety of new functions such as an improved shared folder encryption mechanism, optimized performance for SSDs, newly added multimedia previews, and support for SNMP network management protocol. The beta version of ADM version 2.4 also includes an enhanced Network Defender that allows users to configure a trusted list of trusted IP addresses in addition to manually configuring black and white lists using the IP country or area of origin via the Geo IP expansion module.

The latest version of ADM is available for immediate download and is suitable for use on all ASUSTOR NAS devices.

Source: Press Release



Kingston Announces DataTraveler 4000 Gen 2 USB Drives

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: February 3, 2015 04:38PM
Author: Nick Harezga


Kingston has announced a pair of new USB flash drives, the DataTraveler 4000 Gen 2 and DataTraveler 4000 Gen 2 Management Ready. Both drives are FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified to provide users with a tamper-evident seal and hardware-based 256-bit AES encryption. The combination of physical and hardware based security, along with reformatting the drive after 10 unsuccessful unlock attempts, make this drive a great choice for anyone with sensitive information. The Management Ready version offers extra features for companies including remote password reset, configuration of device policies, and compliance auditing. Both drives use USB 3.0 and are available in sizes ranging from 4GB to 64GB.

Source: Press Release



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