Crucial and its parent company Micron have been in the SSD market from just about when it started. As many of you know Micron makes much of the NAND we see in many different devices and Crucial is Micron’s consumer brand making solid state drives and other storage devices. Last year we took a look at Crucial’s MX100 drive and we were really impressed with not only its performance, but its aggressive pricing as well. Just announced at CES Crucial is back with the MX200 which Crucial says “pushes things even further” and features their new Dynamic Write Acceleration technology. Will this be the SSD to get in 2015? Read on as we find out…
At Mobile World Congress SanDisk has unveiled the world’s highest capacity microSDXC card. This comes a year after SanDisk announced the record-breaking 128 GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card. SanDisk has now increased storage capacity by 56% up to 200 GB and still keeps the same fingernail-sized form factor.
ASUS today announced the world’s fastest and first complete line-up of SuperSpeed+ USB 3.1 solutions, including range-wide motherboards with built-in USB 3.1 and two ASUS USB 3.1 Cards. The latter are the new PCI Express (PCIe) expansion card with either dual Type-A sockets or reversible Type-C, that fits quickly and easily to bring breakneck speeds to existing PCs.
Not that long ago HGST, formally knows as Hitachi Global Storage Technologies announced their 10TB helium-filled drives and it looks like we will be seeing them come to market very soon. This new drive will be part of HGST’s UltraStar HelioSeal line and will have seven platters inside with each having a capacity of 1.43 TB.
ixstars Solutions has just announced the start of sales for their 3TB SSD the SSD-3000M and a 1TB SSD, the SSD-1000M in North America. The 3TB model is the highest capacity solid state drive that we have seen to date, but if you are like me you haven’t heard of Fixstar solutions.
Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today introduced the Toshiba Encrypted USB Flash Drive, a device that utilizes a hardware based encryption process to deliver a robust, secure (military grade AES 256-bit encryption), easy to use and affordable solution to safely make sensitive data portable. Ideal for enterprise companies, government agencies and concerned consumers, the Toshiba Encrypted USB Flash Drive offers a higher assurance of security.
MSI, world leading in motherboards, is the world’s first motherboard brand to fully support the next generation in storage control, NVM Express. All MSI motherboards sporting Intel 9 series chipsets including X99, Z97 and H97 are now supported. MSI has prepared BIOS updates which are now available for download. NVM Express is the next generation PCI Express storage standard introducing lower latency and lower power consumption but increased transfer speeds compared to the legacy AHCI controller.
Patriot was showing a wide variety of new products at CES this year. The one product that really caught our eye was the new Ignite solid state drive lineup. These new drives are definitely targeted at the enthusiast and gamer.
At CES 2015 PNY was showing a few new solid state drives. We are sure one will really catch your attention and that is the CS2111. It is aimed at the at the gamer / enthusiast and has a very attractive outer housing. The solid state drive is part of PNY’s XLR8 line of products so you know it is going to be high quality.
ADATA builds some of the fastest most reliable and possibly under rated consumer SSDs on the market. One of the hottest items coming to the consumer side this year is external SSDs.
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