by Brian Beeler

SanDisk Spins Out ioControl Business - NexGen Reborn

In April of 2013, Fusion-io purchased NexGen storage as part of an IP rollup that included ID7. The vision was to combine Fusion's ioMemory, hard disk drives and ioControl software on x86 servers to create hybrid systems that offer flash-array performance at a far lower cost. Fusion-io paid $119 million in the deal to acquire NexGen. Now less than two years later, Fusion-io acquirer SanDisk has decided that the NexGen portfolio would be better off on its own, rebirthing the NexGen brand in a newly spun-off company. 

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by Lyle Smith

Toshiba Announces 3TB 2.5-Inch HDD

Toshiba has announced a new 3TB 2.5-inch hard disk drive (MQ03ABB300) and the industry’s largest capacity for that specific form factor. The drive leverages perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) technology and is the first 2.5-inch HDD to achieve 750GB per platter, using a total of 4 platters to achieve storage of 3TB. The MQ03ABB300 is designed for external personal storage devices and space-constrained use cases that require high storage capacity.

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by Adam Armstrong

Samsung SM951 M.2 PCIe SSD Released

Samsung Electronics has announced that it is mass producing a high-performance, low-powered PCIe SSD, the SM951. The SM951 is designed for use in both ultra-slim notebook PCs and workstations.

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by Lyle Smith

Lexar Announces Updated JumpDrive Line

Lexar has announced performance enhancements to its portfolio of JumpDrive USB 3.0 flash drives, including the Lexar JumpDrive P20, JumpDrive S75, JumpDrive S55, JumpDrive S35, and JumpDrive S25. Improvements include increased read and write speeds for faster transferring rates as well as EncryptStick Lite software to help protect essential files by providing the option to keep these files in a password protected vault.

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by Lyle Smith

Crucial MX200 and BX100 SSDs Announced

Crucial has announced two new solid state drives: the Crucial MX200, for those looking for high performance and premium features, and the Crucial BX100, for users looking for a more affordable option though it still has an emphasis on mainstream performance needs.

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by Lyle Smith

Patriot Ignite SSD Announced

Patriot has announced the Patriot Ignite SATA III SSDs, which are targeted towards content creators, gamers and performance enthusiasts looking to upgrade system performance and will be available in capacities of 480GB and 960GB. Also announced by Patriot are the new Supersonic Magnum 2 and Supersonic Rage 2 USB 3.0 flash drives.

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by Lyle Smith

Toshiba Announces New Portable Storage Offerings

Toshiba has announced new branded storage product offerings at CES 2015, including the TransferJet, which enables fast point-to-point wireless data transfer between PC and mobile devices; FlashAir III Wireless SD Card, which is a storage device that allows users to share their images, videos and files wirelessly; Canvio Connect II Portable Hard Drives, which are a modern looking USB portable that offers all the essential functions as well as scheduled backups and remote access; and the 3TB Canvio Basics, which Toshiba’s simple storage solution and first to market at this capacity.

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by Adam Armstrong

Synology Announces BeyondCloud Preconfigured DiskStation Units

Today at CES Synology Inc. announced new DiskStation units, the BeyondCloud bundles. Unlike their previous DiskStation units, the BeyondCloud come with everything preconfigured: the units, the disks, the OS, and various features preinstalled. Users should be able to take the units out of the boxes, plug them in, and get to work.

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by Lyle Smith

G-Technology G-DRIVE ev RaW with Rugged Bumper and ev ATC Announced

G-Technology has announced new rugged storage solutions, the G-DRIVE ev RaW with Rugged Bumper and the G-DRIVE ev ATC with Thunderbolt/USB 3.0, which are designed to help keep content safe from bumps and bruises due to its drop-resistant build as well as protection from the elements with the ability to float when dropped in water.

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by Adam Armstrong

Samsung Announces Portable SSD T1

Samsung Electronics Co. announced today the release of its new portable SSD, the T1. The T1 is a secure and durable portable SSD that is all about speed without a huge cost premium. The T1 has a capacity up to 1TB and comes in a sleek design that is both stylish and easy to take on the go as it only weighs slightly over an ounce and is smaller than a business card.

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