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Kingston Has Launched The New 64GB SDXC UHS-1 Class 10 Memory Card

Kingston SDXC

Kingston has launched a new SDXC card at Computex 2010. Called the 64GB SDXC UHS-1, the memory card was designed only for digital cameras, camcorders and laptops and it can’t be used on a mobile phone yet.

The SDXC card is speed Class 10 and features a minimum data transfer speed of 10MB/sec, up to 60MB/s read speed and up to 35MB\s write speed. The new SDXC card will be compatible with devices such as HDTVs, nav devices, media players or computers in the near future and it will also be compatible with devices from Panasonic and Canon very soon.

Kingston has already begun to ship the 64GB SDXC Class 10. UHS-1 and should be available for purchase by the end of this month for $499.

Samsung STORY USB 3.0 External HDD

Samsung Story USB 3.0

The Samsung Story external hard drive has been designed to offer high data transfer speeds using USB 3.0 technology. The device comes with different storage capacities, 1TB and 2TB and it features three energy saving modes : idle, sleep and suspend, allowing you to leave it on without thinking about the energy draw.

The SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface is capable of up to 5GBps which is incredibly faster than any device using USB 2.0 that usually has an average transfer speed of 480Mbps. The Samsung Story external hard drives are now available anywhere in the world and come with 3-year warranty.

Via Techchee

Patriot Unveils The New SSD Zephyr Series

Patriot Zephyr Series

The Patriot is a company known for producing stuff like flash drives, memory and SSDs and they just announced a new SSD called the Zephyr series.

Patriot’s new Zephyr series is available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities and all of their new drives are using the new JMicron JMF612 controller, with a level cache of 64MB DDR2.  The Zephyr series is capable of high data transfer speeds, somewhere up to 240MBps reading speed and up to 180MBps writing speed. The drives also feature native support for the TRIM command in Microsoft Windows 7 in order to maintain the integrity of their performance.


PQI Will Be The First To Launch USB 3.0 Portable HDD

PQI H566 Portable HDD

PQI has unveiled the first 2.5-inch USB 3.0 portable hard drive, which can reach transfer speeds of up to 5GBps, 10 times faster than USB 2.0 .

Known as the PQI H566, the drive features Ur-Smart and Ur Fortress security software with encryption functions for classified data protection and personal data privacy. The portable HDD weighs 200g and it will be available with different storage capacities : 320GB, 500GB and 640GB.

There is no information on when it will hit the shelves or about pricing yet.

Via Techchee

SanDisk Offers 32GB microSDHC Card

SanDisk 32GB microSDHC

SanDisk has announced their new microSDHC card which will offer you a decent storage of 32GB. SanDisk will be the first to sale 32GB microSDHC card, after Samsung’s similar card, that was announced last year, hasn’t gone on sale yet.

The new microSDHC card has been designed to work with any device that supports this format, such as mobile phones or cameras. Inside the card there are eight memory chips, each holding 4GB of memory. So there are 32GB  at your disposal where you can store around 10 hours of uncompressed HD video.


OCZ Onyx SSD Retails For Under $100


OCZ has launched a new solid state drive, the OCZ Onyx Series SATA II SSD. This solid state drive comes with 32GB of storage and has a 64MB integrated cache and offers up to 70MB/s writing speed and up to 124MB/s reading speed.

The SSD’s MTBF (mean time between failure)  is situated somewhere around 1.5 million hour. The OCZ Onyx Series SATA II SSD will be available soon for under $100 and comes with a three-year warranty.

Via Techchee

Walton Chaintech SSD Converter Makes SSD Storage Afordable


SSD may still be much too expensive for casual use, but thanks to Walton Chaintech’s SSD converter, you can take two CF cards and use them as a hard-drive.

Solid state drive have proven superior to HDDs in pretty much every aspect, but their price tag has been keeping most people away. That probably won’t change very soon, but thanks to Walton Chaintech and their SSD converter, you can enjoy the groundbreaking technology at a discount price.

Taking advantage of the CompactFlash storage speed and the shape of an SSD, the converter works kind of like this: take two CF cards, stick them into the 2.5″ SSD-shaped device and you’re good to go. It supports SATA II and RAID 0/1 and gives you all the advantages of Flash storage.


LaCie unveils huge storage capacity Quadra Drives

LaCie Quadra Drives

LaCie has unveiled its new line of storage drives : d2 Quadra, 2big Quadra, and 4big Quadra . Each of the three drives is running at 7200rpm with 30MB cache and you will be able to reach 700MB/sec transfer speed. The Quadra drives also feature high performance and data protection levels, data encryption and RAID protection and they can be found with different storage capacities from 1TB to 8TB. The price for each Quadra drive is : $299 for the d2 Quadra, $649 for the 2big Quadra, $1,349 for the 4big Quadra.

Via Gearlog

512GB SSDNow V+ from Kingston

Kingston 512GB SSD Kit

Kingston has unveiled a new SSD kit from the SSDNow V+ line which offers 512GB of storage capacity, meant to help consumers that are working with huge amounts of data. The new 2.5-inch kit is compatible with Windows 7 and comes with a pair of rails to convert it to a 3.5-inch size for desktops. It has a read speed of up to 230MB/s and up to 180MB/s writing speed and it is also available with other storage capacities : 256GB , 128GB and 64GB. You can have the 512GB SSD kit for $1985.

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Panasonic Announced 48GB and 64GB SDXC Memory Cards


Panasonic announced their upcoming SDXC cards which are bringing on the market two new models: 48GB and 64GB, both of them Class10 and it is said they are capable of up to 22Mbps transfer speed. The 48GB card can record somewhere around 6 hours and 20 minutes while the 64GB SDXC should be enough for about 8.5 hours recording.

Panasonic also claimed that both of them will be available on February 19th.

Sony Transfer Jet Memory Stick Launched in Japan


Sony first talked about Transfer Jet, the technology that’s supposed to make Bluetooth look slow and boring, back in 2008 and they included it in their speech at CES 2010.

Sony’s revolutionary data transfer technology will allow users of two compatible devices to share files when they are held close together, touching each other if possible. I know, so far it doesn’t sound like a breakthrough, but the Japanese giant says Transfer Jet is 187 times faster than Bluetooth.

While the now common Bluetooth allows file transfer at a speed of up to 3 Mb, Transfer Jet devices share data at a speed of 560 Mb. Sony has just launched an 8 Gb Transfer Jet Memory Stick, in Japan, and 16 Gb and 32 Gb versions will follow shortly. Though many people claim Transfer Jet is unnecessary at this point, the ever-increasing size of media files these days is sure to put Sony’s technology to good use.

Silicon Power’s 128GB CF Card to overtake SD Cards?

Silicon Power 400x 128GB CF

Silicon Power has announced today the 400x 128GB CF card which, for the moment, overtakes any other SD card. The 400x 128 Compact Flash card is capable of a writing speed up to 90MB/s and supports PIO Mode-6 and Multi-Word DMA 4 transfer mode, which allows a photo camera, for example, to capture data very fast ( fractions of a second). It also features ECC (error correction code) and it comes with Lifetime warranty.

Via Ubergizmo