Saturday, October 22, 2016

Plextor Launches the S1 Series: The Best Entry-level SSD

The trend of SSD nowadays is shifting from MLC to a more cost efficient TLC flash memory and Plextor too with no exception, will be fully adopting the TLC memory on its upcoming products. As there are users who still prefer MLC SSD, Plextor, the world's leading brand in high-performance digital storage devices today announces its last model in the MLC SSD product line, the S1 Series SSD for these users.
Plextor S1 Series SSD
Plextor’s S1 series are designed with the best price-performance ratio in mind to meet the need of the Southeast Asian Market and will only be available for the Southeast Asia region because of the limited quantity of the MLC SSD. This means, you will have to come to the Southeast Asia region for the last chance to buy the MLC flash memory based SSD.

The strength of S1's core components comes from the Toshiba’s high-quality Toggle Mode MLC NAND flash memory, as well as the SMI’s well-reputed SM2246 controller. By extending Plextor's exclusive firmware technology, and employing industry-preferred components, the S1 series provides users with performance up to 510/440 MB/s in sequential read/write and 74K/79K IOPS in random read/write, respectively. The excellent performance data exhibited by the S1 series bring application advantages to users which exceed those of entry-level solutions.

The S1 series is suitable as an entry-level SSD for all types of users to drastically improve the load time of all applications, increase productivity, improve power efficiency, and enhance total system responsiveness. The S1 may not be the fastest drive on the market, but was carefully designed to provide the best value possible and still perform at amazing SSD speeds that won’t break the bank.

Plextor's S1 series has successfully passed various stringent factory tests and with no doubt, meet the needs of SSD storage and upgrade requirements by desktop and laptop users. The S1 series SSD will be available in two interface specifications: 2.5-inch (S1C) and M.2 2280 (S1G), two different storage capacity of 128GB and 256GB, and is covered by a 3-year warranty.

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Kingston Releases IronKey D300 and IronKey D300 Managed Encrypted USB Flash Drive

As data breaches are still pervasive nowadays, it increases the need to ensure sensitive information is properly retained, stored, and protected. To help companies and organizations secure sensitive data, Kingston, the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the release of IronKey™ D300 and IronKey D300 Managed encrypted USB Flash drives. Both drives deploy an advanced level of encryption that builds on the features that have made IronKey such a well-respected name when it comes to safeguarding sensitive information. Kingston acquired the USB technology and assets of IronKey in February 2016.
IronKey D300 is FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified, with 256-bit AES hardware encryption in XTS mode. The drive’s exterior is made with a zinc casing and waterproof* to 4 feet while the interior components are encased in a tamper-evident epoxy seal for physical security. IronKey D300 employs digitally signed firmware, making it immune to the BadUSB malware, and it enforces complex password protocol** with minimum characteristics to prevent unauthorized access. Encryption and decryption is done on the drive with no trace left on the host system and the drive locks down and reformats after 10 invalid attempts, to protect against brute force attacks.

“We leveraged Kingston’s history of delivering high-quality Flash memory products with IronKey’s trusted reputation in the encrypted storage industry to create a strong, reliable USB Flash drive that will last for years to come,” said Nathan Su, Flash Memory Sales Director, APAC Region, Kingston. “Our goal is to make IronKey D300 available to more organizations than ever before. Customers who need managed and/or non-managed encrypted drives will find IronKey D300 to be the most up-to-date, affordable and cost-effective solution to deploy in their workplace.”

IronKey D300 managed requires IronKey EMS by DataLocker®*** which allows central management of drive access and usage across thousands of drives. IronKey EMS is a flexible management solution as it can be either cloud-based or on premises. It enforces drive-specific policies such as password strength and retry limits, and lets administrators remotely disable lost or stolen drives, recover lost passwords and more. Kingston and DataLocker have been close partners working together on managed encrypted solutions.

“Our ongoing partnership with Kingston allows us to be leaders in the Secure USB Management arena,” said Jay Kim, CEO, DataLocker. “The IronKey D300 and D300 Managed Encrypted USB Flash Drives are two more tools that allow us to safeguard our customers’ sensitive data with the most advanced level of security.”

IronKey D300 and IronKey D300 Managed drives offer fast USB 3.0 data transfer rates and are available in 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities. Both drives are backed by a five-year warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability.

* Product must be clean and dry before use
** Password requirements set by Administrator during set up using IronKey EMS for IronKey D300 Managed drives.
*** IronKey EMS by DataLocker, purchased separately. Learn more at

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PNY releases Type-C OTG Flash Drive UCD10 / UCD20

PNY Technologies (PNY) has launched the Type-C OTG UCD10 and UCD20 featuring dual connectors that works with both standard USB Type-A and Type-C ports to give users easy access to the latest USB interface. USB Type-C is an up and coming reversible connector standard that allows for slimmer and sleeker devices in the future. It enables a single port to function as a point for data transfer and video output. The UCD10 and UCD20 is an ideal way to provide up to 64GB of extra storage for the very latest smartphones, tablets and Mac computers while also working with current generation devices. Equipped with SuperSpeed USB 3.1 / Generation 1, the UCD20 offers lightning speed performance with read speeds up to 120MB/s and write speeds up to 20MB/s. The lightweight and small-form factor OTG drive complements portable devices and is easily transportable.
The UCD10 is built in a metallic body with high-quality steel and is executed with a smooth and sturdy finish. The UCD20 comes in a tough and light plastic outer covering. Small and compact, both the drives can easily fit into the pocket or be strapped to wallets or key chains, thanks to the functional strap hole at the end of the drives. They feature 360 degrees’ swivel cap, which avoid the use of traditional lids or caps and equally protects the USB port from any external damage. The Type-C connector is a reversible plug that fits all current Type-C equipped USB devices and functions even if you plug it in upside down. The UCD10 3.0 weighs 5.12g and the UCD20 weighs at a mere 3.1g.
It is perfect for adding more storage to Type-C ready tablets, PCs, slim notebooks, iPhones and is the ideal back up storage for all your Type-C mobile devices. The UCD10 and UCD20 will be available in 16GB to 64GB capacities. It is backed by a five-year warranty, free technical support and assured PNY reliability.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Transcend Launches a Complete Lightning Product Line-up for the Latest iOS Devices

Transcend is proud to introduce its complete Lightning® product line-up specifically designed for Apple’s iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod®. The newly-released RDA2W Smart Reader and JetDrive Go flash drives are all equipped with a Lightning connector. With Transcend’s powerful apps, users can easily transfer files between Apple iOS devices and computers, efficiently manage their data, and instantly expand their storage capacity.
RDA2W Smart Reader & Exclusive Smart Reader App
Transcend's RDA2W Smart Reader is equipped with a Lightning connector specifically designed for iOS devices, including iPhone, iPad, and iPod. Featuring card slots for both SD and microSD cards, the RDA2W offers a brand-new alternative for expanding iOS device's storage capacity. With Transcend’s convenient Smart Reader app, the RDA2W is more than a standard card reader. Useful features include data backups, card formatting, file encryption, file compression and decompression, direct saving of audio recordings to memory cards, and easy access to cloud storage.

JetDrive Go 300/JetDrive Go 500 Flash Drives & Exclusive JetDrive Go App
Both JetDrive Go 300 and JetDrive Go 500 combine a Lightning connector and a regular USB 3.1 (Gen 1) connector into a single flash drive, providing an ultra-convenient way to back up and transfer files among iOS devices and computers. The USB 3.1 Gen 1 connector offers incredible transfer speeds of up to 130MB/s, offering ultra-fast data transfer. In addition, both series feature an extended Lightning connector for easy plug-in, whilst the JetDrive Go 500 additionally boasts a compact and refined metallic design. For both JetDrive Go series, Transcend’s powerful JetDrive Go App offers an intuitive interface that provides simple data transfer, easy file management, and quick backup of data. Other convenient functions such as Shoot and Save enables users to shoot and save photos, videos, and audio recordings directly to the flash drive, while the password protection function allows for secure data storage.

Apple MFi Certified to Guarantee Compatibility
MFi (Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad) certification, Apple’s licensing program for third-party hardware accessories that are intended for iOS devices, ensures accessories are both compatible and safe to use. Transcend’s RDA2 Smart Reader, JetDrive Go 300 and JetDrive Go 500 flash drives have gone through a rigorous approval process to be Apple MFi certified to not only guarantee compatibility and safety, but also quality that meets Apple’s stringent performance and manufacturing requirements.

Transcend’s JetDrive Go 300 is available in silver, black and rose gold colors with 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities; the JetDrive Go 500 is available in gold color with 32GB and 64GB capacities and in silver with up to 128GB capacities. Both RDA2W Smart Reader and JetDrive Go series are backed by Transcend's Two-year Limited Warranty.


Note: Lightning®, iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod® are trademarks of Apple Inc.

“Made for iPod,” “Made for iPhone,” and “Made for iPad” mean that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod, iPhone, or iPad, respectively, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards. Please note that the use of this accessory with iPod, iPhone, or iPad may affect wireless performance.

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Sunday, October 9, 2016

HyperX Now Shipping the Best Budget Gaming Headset

It's easy for hard core enthusiasts to find top notch gaming headsets, but when it comes to budget-minded users, the balance between headset quality and price can sometimes be challenging.  HyperX, a division of Kingston Technology, the independent world leader in memory products, now have the solution for it, solidifying its commitment to creating quality gaming gear for everyone with the release of the HyperX Cloud Stinger™ gaming headset. Designed to make even the most casual gamer feel like a pro, the HyperX Cloud Stinger features HyperX signature memory foam and 50mm directional drivers to deliver a comfortable, high-quality sound experience at an affordable price.
HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger weighs just 275 grams and is built with 90-degree rotating ear cups to provide hours of comfort for console and PC gaming. The lightweight headset includes 50mm directional drivers that are tilted to position sound directly into the ear, resulting in a broader and more accurate in-game sound. HyperX Cloud Stinger also offers a convenient set of features for gameplay, including a swivel to mute the microphone, an adjustable steel slider for long lasting durability, and volume controls on the headset.

“Building on the success of HyperX Cloud Gaming Headsets designed for gamers of all skill levels, including professional eSports athletes, our new Cloud Stinger brings our quality to all players, no matter their budget or expertise,” said Ann Bai, Sales Director, APAC Region, HyperX. “The Cloud Stinger rounds our line of Cloud Gaming Headsets to deliver consumers a broader range of premium in-game audio for gaming, music, entertainment, and more.”

“HyperX makes some truly great headsets, so when I tried out HyperX Cloud Stinger, I didn’t expect anything less,” said Gordon Hayward, professional NBA basketball player and avid gamer. “The sound quality is great. Whether traveling during the season, watching others battling it out online, or playing at home, HyperX Cloud Stinger is an all-star headset in its price class.”    

With optimal audio performance and sound quality, the HyperX Cloud Stinger ensures crisp and clear audio to help gamers quickly locate rivals for gameplay advantage across platforms. HyperX Cloud Stinger is multi-platform compatibility out-of-the-box with PC, Xbox One™, PS4™, Wii U™ and mobile devices.

HyperX Cloud Stinger is backed by a two-year warranty and legendary HyperX reliability. HyperX is the high-performance product division of Kingston Technology encompassing high-speed DDR4 and DDR3 memory, SSDs, USB Flash drives, headsets and mouse pads. Targeted at gamers, overclockers and enthusiasts, HyperX is known throughout the world for quality, performance and innovation. HyperX is committed to eSports as it sponsors over 30 teams globally and is the main sponsor of Intel Extreme Masters. HyperX can be found at many shows including China Joy, DreamHack, ESL One, and PAX.

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