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Icy Dock Announces USB 3.0 Hard Drive Docking Station

Icy Dock has announced its new MB981U3-1SA hard drive docking station supporting 2.5- and 3.5-inch hard drives. When used with 2.5-inch drives, it can be powered by USB 3.0.

Kingston HyperX SSD With User-Adjustable Over-Provisioning Announced

At CES in January, we broke the news that Kingston and SandForce had paired up on an SSD to be released mid-year. Well, it's mid-year and Kingston has formally announced the HyperX SSD at Computex. The Kingston HyperX SSD features a SATA 6Gb/s interface and SandForce SF-2200 processor, with special firmware giving users the ability to adjust their drive's over-provisioning levels to optimize either speed or capacity. Currently no SandForce drive on the market, that we have seen, offers this capability once it leaves the factory.

Kingston Unveils Wi-Drive Storage Expansion for iPhone, iPad

Kingston has announced its new Wi-Drive portable storage solution for Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. The Wi-Drive is pocket-sized and uses flash memory to deliver 16GB and 32GB capacities. 

 

Netgear Updates ReadyNAS Line with Apple/Android Support, Better Performance

Netgear has updated its line of ReadyNAS Ultra home performance storage systems with new firmware that increases performance up to 50 percent. To top it off, the company has also lowered the price of the units.

OCZ Vertex 3 Gets New Form Factors

OCZ is using Computex to profile their entire family of SSDs and related products - especially the popular Vertex 3 line. The consumer Vertex 3 has been updated to include 1.8" and 3.5" form factors. Like the mainsteam 2.5" version, both feature SATA 6Gb/s and a SandForce SF-2281 processor. 

OCZ Launches Three New RevoDrive Models: RevoDrive 3, RevoDrive 3 X2, and RevoDrive Hybrid

At Computex OCZ launched three new PCIe-based SSDs extending their already popular RevoDrive lineup. The new models include the dual-processor RevoDrive 3, the quad-processor RevoDrive 3 X2, and the new SSD/HDD RevoDrive Hybrid. All models sport the latest SandForce SF-2200 processors, with speeds upwards of 200,000 random 4K write IOPS offered on the RevoDrive 3 X2.

OCZ Everest SSD Platform

At Computex OCZ is showing off the first fruits of their Indilinx acquisition - the Everest SSD platform. SSDs based on the platform will use the SATA 6Gb/s interface to offer read speeds of up to 520MB/s and writes of 410MB/s. 

 

SanDisk Launches New SSD U100 and iSSD i100 For Small Form-Factor Devices

SanDisk launched two new SATA 6Gb/s small form-factor SSDs aptly named the SSD U100 and iSSD i100. Targeted at the tablet and ultra-thin notebook market segment, these SSDs are packaged in multiple sizes including half-slim SATA SSD, mSATA, and mSATA mini.

Sans Digital Announces New USB 3.0 RAID Towers

Sans Digital's new Tower RAID+ series devices have USB 3.0 and eSATA connectivity and eight storage bays for up to 24TB of total capacity. The TR8UT towers feature a hardware RAID engines for improved performance.

HighPoint Launches Value SAS 6Gb/s Host-Bus Adapter

HighPoint Technologies has announced the availability of its new RocketRAID 2720SGL, which it claims is the lowest-priced SAS 6Gb/s HBA available today. Priced at $137, it has 8 ports and a PCI-e 2.0 interface. It supports many storage configurations including RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, and 50. The ports are fully compatible with the latest 3TB hard disks.