The world’s leading expert in the development and manufacturing of flash and superior NAND flash memory, BIWIN has introduced a new business-level SSD that is just perfect for the digital signage market called the Half Slim H6201. As we know for a fact that the field of digital signage is consistently on a verge of growing and that a lot of digital applications are emerging. We find that it is highly important that the components are durable, reliable, efficient and low on maintenance cost to be capable of withstanding harsh public and outdoor environment.
Samsung has just announced today that it has begun the mass production of its first PCI Express SSD build specifically for next generation Ultra Slim notebook PCs. Courtesy of Samsung XP941, which has provided the highest performance PCI SSD to global PC makers and to the Ultra Slim Notebook PCs this year. Samsung wants to play a vital role in delivering the most advanced PCI SSD with high density and performance to directly become a helping hand to provide an extremely healthy computing environment to consumers.
Mushkin has announced the launch of their new Scorpion Deluxe PCI Express solid state drive. Mushkin says the Scorpion “was conceived to offer multimedia designers maximum performance and a scalable 4-way format.” The PCI Express solid state drive will be one of the fastest ones available at launch!
OCZ has just launched the Vertex 450 SATA III solid state drive series. This drive will be replacing the Vertex 4 and will feature OCZ’s own Indilinx Barefoot 3 M10 controller. The drive boasts read and write speeds of 540 MB/s and 530 MB/s respectively and a 4K random write performance of up to 90,000 IOPS. The drive is also 7mm thin so it can fit in your Ultrabook.
Innodisk has announced the world’s first industrial embedded SATA nanoSSD. Since we know for a fact that that single chip SSDs run at a much more freely pace than their corresponding items. It measures (0.63×0.79) in size and takes just 1W of maximum power but still can read at a speed of 480MB/s and further and writes at 175MB/s. It is one of those SSDs that can supposedly pack desktop-class storage into any type of Smartphone and tablets. Still uncertain whether where and when will see this drive in a complete form.
Other World Computing has just announced the Envoy Pro EX ultra-portable solid state drive. This portable drive is small enough to fit in your pocket and is made of anodized aluminum so it goes great with both Macs and PCs. The drive uses a USB 3.0 connection for both power and data transfer. Inside you have OWC’s own SandForce Driven OWC Aura Pro 6G SSD and you can expect speeds of up to 436 MB/s.
ASUS is readying their first enthusiast solid state drive, the ROG RAIDR. The RAIDR is a PCI-Express solid state drive that uses two SandForce SF2281 driven SSD drives stripped in a RAID 0 configuration. Each solid state drive uses 19 nm MLC flash NAND chips. A few photos of the drive and spec sheets were posted on SweClockers. The drives both sport a pretty cool EMI shield and backplate.
Silicon Power has released a new solid state drive series known as the Velox V50. These drives are SATA 6GB/s drives and come in 4 different capacities: 32 GB, 64 GB, 129 GB and 256 GB. Using “the latest controller technology” these drives have rated speeds of 530 MB/s read and 200 MB/s write, although it is not clear exactly which controller these new drives are using. The drives do sport MLC NAND flash.
It looks like OCZ is readying their Vertex 5 solid state drive. This would of course be the successor to the very popular Vertex 4 drive. With its release it should become the new flagship product for the company. The Vertex 5 line is said to be comprised of 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB models and will launch towards the end of May 2013.
Crucial has now started shipping their new M500 Series solid state drives. These drives use Micron 20 nm MLC NAND flash combined with a Marvell controller. The M500 series will be available in 2.5-inch (7mm with 9mm bracket), mSATA and NGFF M.2 form factors. All three drives use SATA 6GB/s connectivity and are available in 120 GB, 240 GB, and 480 GB capacities. The 2.5-inch SATA model also has a 960 GB “terabyte-class” model.
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