Storage http://www.personal-view.com/talks/categories/storage/feed.rss Mon, 16 Oct 17 16:13:55 -0600 Storage en-CA Samsung 980 981 NVMe SSDs http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17996/samsung-980-981-nvme-ssds- Mon, 16 Oct 2017 01:41:09 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17996@/talks/discussions image

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WD now plans to make 40TB HDDs by 2025 using MAMR http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17966/wd-now-plans-to-make-40tb-hdds-by-2025-using-mamr Wed, 11 Oct 2017 18:54:27 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17966@/talks/discussions image

Western Digital on Wednesday announced a technology breakthrough in HDD technology that will fuel the next decade HDD progress, according to Brendan Collins, Western Digital's VP of Devices. In San Jose, California, the company demonstrated microwave-assisted magnetic recording (MAMR), a technology that should enable hard drives with 40TB of capacity and beyond that by 2025. But WD will start making MAMR drives as early as 2019.

MAMR offers "all the gain without the pain" of heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR), Collins said, bypassing HAMR's problems with cost and reliability.

Western Digital expects MAMR to help HDDs remain a long-term complement to SSDs in the enterprise segment, and it expects capacity enterprise HDD technology to be a growth business through 2030 and beyond.

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Seagate 12TB HDDs http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17910/seagate-12tb-hdds Thu, 05 Oct 2017 13:38:56 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17910@/talks/discussions image

Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX) announced today its IronWolf™, IronWolf™ Pro and BarraCuda® Pro hard drives are now available at capacities up to 12TB. Offering the highest capacity, reliability and performance in the industry among network-attached storage (NAS) and desktop HDDs, Seagate’s 12TB IronWolf and BarraCuda Pro drives further extend the capabilities of the leading Seagate Guardian Series to meet the growing data needs of large enterprise business, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), and creative professionals.

Across the globe, we are experiencing a massive increase in the volume of data created, with a recent study by IDC and Seagate finding that data creation will swell to a total of 163 zettabytes (ZB) by 2025, 10x more than today. Seagate’s latest portfolio of 12TB drives are designed for today’s media storage needs – including augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), 4K resolution and 360-degree videos – and offer scalability for the future with increased space and speed.

“Our storage hungry customers and partners continue to ask for our latest and greatest technology along with increased capacity and performance in our purpose built products,” said Matt Rutledge, senior vice president of Business Marketing at Seagate Technology. “With the 12TB Pro products, Seagate buyers are overcoming capacity constraints in their systems and can access vast amounts of digital data anytime, from anywhere.”

12TB BarraCuda Pro Desktop Drive

Seagate’s 12TB BarraCuda Pro HDD is the fastest, highest-capacity and most reliable hard drive for desktop computing available on the market today. With 12TB of capacity – double the space of its closest competitor – the BarraCuda Pro can meet any number of demanding data management needs from creative editing workflows to gaming to desktop computing. The drive’s high speed means that data-intensive activities like large file transfers and photo-editing are faster when using BarraCuda Pro.

12TB IronWolf and IronWolf Pro for NAS

Offering the highest capacity, reliability, performance and system scalability in the industry, Seagate’s 12TB IronWolf and IronWolf Pro HDDs empower customers to centralize their data onto NAS systems to ensure round-the-clock access for multiple users. At 12TB and in only a 3.5 inch form factor, IronWolf and IronWolf Pro offer more capacity in less space, meeting the needs for file-sharing, remote access and backup for SMBs, enterprises and creative professionals.

“Whether it’s storing your family photos, collaborating on important documents at work, or protecting your home with our video surveillance solutions, Synology NAS enthusiasts will be excited by the addition of Seagate’s 12TB IronWolf drives,” said Alex Wang, CEO of Synology America Corp. “By working together, Seagate and Synology are providing great ways for people to safeguard their digital lives and get the most out of their private cloud.”

The new 12TB drives also support Seagate’s leading IronWolf Health Management (IHM) software. Designed to operate on enabled Synology DiskStation NAS, Asustor NAS, and QNAP NAS, populated with Seagate IronWolf or IronWolf Pro drives, IHM improves the overall system reliability by displaying actionable prevention, intervention or recovery options for the user and will be available within the next quarter with NAS partners.

“We are excited with Seagate’s launch of the industry’s largest capacity NAS drive – the 12TB IronWolf and IronWolf Pro,” said Meiji Chang, general manager of QNAP, adding, “QNAP has collaborated with Seagate for many years on product and technology enhancements, working with them to create the best hard drives for NAS users. We believe that Seagate’s new IronWolf family provides the performance, reliability, and capacity needed to dependably store the vast data generated by virtualization, high-resolution media workflows, the Internet of Things, and other applications driven by modern QNAP NAS solutions.”

The 12TB versions of IronWolf, IronWolf Pro and BarraCuda Pro are now shipping to customers worldwide. For more information on the Seagate Guardian Series, please visit http://www.seagate.com/internal-hard-drives .

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WD 14TB HGST HDDs presented http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17902/wd-14tb-hgst-hdds-presented Wed, 04 Oct 2017 10:09:26 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17902@/talks/discussions image

Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC), a global data storage technology and solutions leader, today announced that it is providing cloud and hyperscale data centers the capacity required by big data applications with the world’s first 14TB enterprise-class hard drive featuring host-managed shingled magnetic recording (SMR) technology. Western Digital’s HGST-branded Ultrastar® Hs14 delivers 40 percent more capacity and more than twice the sequential write performance of its SMR predecessor, enabling more economical and efficient capture of the growing volume and variety of data.

The future is built on the insights and predictive power of big data. As data grows exponentially, storing it all in an affordable and accessible manner is an ongoing challenge for enterprise and cloud service data center operators. With a focus on total cost of ownership (TCO), the factors of capacity per rack, power consumption, cooling, maintenance, and acquisition cost are all paramount. To combat the big data challenge, Ultrastar Hs14 drives deliver unprecedented capacity leadership and online watt/TB power efficiency for extremely low TCO by harnessing two core complimentary technologies – fourth generation HelioSeal® technology, and second generation host-managed SMR – along with enterprise-class reliability. These mature, field-proven technologies provide the foundation for delivering efficient, quality and reliable performance required by cloud and hyperscale environments, perfect for ultra-dense scale-out storage systems running sequential write workloads. By utilizing SMR technology, Ultrastar Hs14 HDDs offer a 16 percent increase in capacity while keeping highly predictable, highly reliable performance.

Over 70 percent of the exabytes Western Digital ships into the capacity enterprise segment are on helium-based high-capacity drives and continue to support customers with outstanding reliability, performance and value Quality of Service (QoS)," said Mark Grace, senior vice president of devices at Western Digital. "The TCO and reliability benefits of our HelioSeal platform are the foundation of our leadership in high-capacity enterprise storage."

Ultrastar Hs14 14TB Enterprise Drive Features and Specifications:

  • HelioSeal Technology: Western Digital’s fourth-generation helium filled drive technology brings the highest capacity hard drive to market much sooner than competing offerings.
  • Host-managed SMR Technology: Second-generation enterprise storage deployment of host-managed SMR delivers 14TB with no compromise of performance predictability and consistency. Host-managed SMR hard drives are designed specifically for sequential write environments, and will not work as drop-in replacements for traditional capacity enterprise drives.

Reliability: Amongst the industry’s highest MTBF rating at 2.5M hours.

Availability

The Ultrastar Hs14 enterprise hard drive is currently sampling to select OEMs and comes with a 5-year limited warranty. For more information on the Ultrastar Hs14 14TB enterprise drive, visit: http://www.hgst.com/products/hard-drives/ultrastar-hs14.

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Synology DiskStation DS418play http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17864/synology-diskstation-ds418play Sat, 30 Sep 2017 01:27:38 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17864@/talks/discussions Synology® Introduces DiskStation DS418play More powerful, more entertainment

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Synology® Inc. announced the official launch of the DiskStation DS418play, a 4-bay NAS ideal for serving as a home multimedia center.

DS418play is equipped with a dual-core 2GHz processor capable of bursting up to 2.5GHz. It comes with 2GB DDR3L memory by default, which is twice the size of its predecessor, and expands up to 6GB to enhance multi-tasking operations. Powered by a new hardware transcoding engine, DS418play supports up to two channels of H.265/H.264 4K video transcoding.

"Mobile devices supporting 4K video recording are becoming increasingly popular. However, since 4K video clips are capacity-consuming and not all TVs at home support 4K video playback, users tend to record videos with lower resolution as an alternative," said Michael Wang, product manager at Synology Inc. "With DS418play supporting up to 40TB of raw capacity, users can store their favorite videos in ultra-high definition, organize and share videos with families and friends effortlessly, and transcode videos on-the-fly to allow video playback on devices that do not support 4K."

The processor of DS418play supports AES-NI hardware accelerated encryption. With Link Aggregation enabled, DS418play delivers excellent encrypted data throughput at over 226 MB/s reading and 185 MB/s writing. Users' digital assets are protected by AES-256 encryption, which allows them to enjoy high-performance data transmission.

DS418play runs on DiskStation Manager (DSM) 6.1, the advanced and intuitive operating system for Synology NAS devices, with various applications offered to enhance work productivity. Synology has received numerous media accolades, topping the mid-range NAS category in TechTarget's storage solution survey and winning PC Mag Readers' Choice seven years in a row.

For more information on DS418play, please visit https://www.synology.com/products/DS418play

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SSD Price watch http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4389/ssd-price-watch Tue, 28 Aug 2012 05:00:18 -0600 goanna 4389@/talks/discussions image

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Synology DS3018xs NAS Series http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17818/synology-ds3018xs-nas-series Sat, 23 Sep 2017 05:24:12 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17818@/talks/discussions image

Synology® Inc. announced the official launch of new product lineup featuring:

DS3018xs: Synology's first 6-bay tower NAS with optional 10GbE and NVMe SATA SSD supports

Plus-series DS918+, DS718+, and DS218+: Designed to meet your intensive daily workloads

Value-series DS418: Featuring optimized 4K online transcoding capability

To allow for ultra-high performance using SSD cache without occupying internal drive bays, DS3018xs features a PCIe slot, which can be installed with a dual M.2 SATA SSD adapter card (M2D17). DS918+ comes with dedicated dual M.2 NVMe slots at the bottom where you can directly install M.2 NVMe SSDs. DS418 features 10-bit H.265 4K video transcoding, and while supporting the next-generation Btrfs file system in DSM 6.2 official, expected to release in early Q1 next year. Btrfs provides reliable data protection through its cutting-edge self-healing and point-in-time snapshot features.

DS3018xs, Synology's first 6-bay tower NAS, is compact yet powerful as it features the Intel’s advanced Pentium D1508 dual-core 2.2GHz processor (Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz) with AES-NI encryption engine; offering scalability of RAM up to 32 GB and storage capacity up to 30 drives with two Synology DX1215. In addition to four Gigabit LAN ports, DS3018xs takes advantage of boosting maximum throughput with an optional 10GbE network interface card, delivering stunning performance at over 2,230 MB/s sequential reading and 265,000 sequential read IOPS.

DS918+ and DS718+ are powered by Intel‘s Celeron® J3455 quad-core processor. DS218+ is powered by Intel’s Celeron® J3355 dual core processor. Both models are equipped with AES-NI hardware encryption engine and support up to two channels of H.265/H.264 4K video transcoding.DS918+’s RAM is scalable up to 8GB, while DS718+ and DS218+ are scalable up to 6 GB, allowing you to operate more intensive tasks at once. DS918+ and DS718+ are equipped with two LAN ports, and their storage capacity can be scaled up to 9 and 7 drives, respectively, with Synology’s DX517 expansion unit.

"Responding to the demands from our customers, DS3018xs is built as a comprehensive business-ready desktop NAS. Running mission-critical applications or planning virtualization deployment with DS3018xs has never been easier." said Katarina Shao, Product Manager at Synology Inc. "The new DS918+, DS718+, and DS218+ are optimized to be your digital video libraries, and will bring you an excellent viewing experience with high definition live video transcoding, regardless of device limitations."

DS418 is equipped with a 1.4GHz quad-core processor with hardware encryption engine, 2 GB RAM, and two LAN ports. Powered by the hardware transcoding engine, DS418 supports H.265 4K transcoding allowing it to serve as your media library. Combined with Btrfs and Snapshot supports, DS418 is delivers more efficient data storage and more reliable data protection.

For more information on DS3018xs, please visit https://www.synology.com/products/DS3018xs

For more information on DS918+, please visit https://www.synology.com/products/DS918+

For more information on DS718+, please visit https://www.synology.com/products/DS718+

For more information on DS218+, please visit https://www.synology.com/products/DS218+

For more information on DS418, please visit https://www.synology.com/products/DS418

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Sony 300MB/s SD Cards http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16493/sony-300mbs-sd-cards Wed, 22 Feb 2017 03:56:34 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16493@/talks/discussions image

  • SF-G series memory cards
  • UHS-II compatible
  • 32GB, 64GB and 128GB versions
  • Available in March 2017
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ADATA Premier ONE V90 UHS-II SD Cards http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16761/adata-premier-one-v90-uhs-ii-sd-cards Tue, 18 Apr 2017 01:21:22 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16761@/talks/discussions image

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Panasonic WiGig 1Gbps Wireless SD Memory Card http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/2149/panasonic-wigig-1gbps-wireless-sd-memory-card- Mon, 30 Jan 2012 20:15:40 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 2149@/talks/discussions

Panasonic is currently developing applications for the new WiGig gigabit wireless communications technology. In this concept demonstration, a communications module which supports WiGig is embedded on an SD memory card.

Although Panasonic is still in the process of prototyping the WiGig-enabled SD card, the company demonstrated how it will be possible to transmit videos, photos and other local data from a wireless controller such as a tablet, to the displays mounted in the passenger seats of a car. At gigabit speeds, it will be possible to wirelessly transfer a full DVD video in one minute.

The tablet can also connect with the car's computer, so the user can easily see relevant information such as battery capacity and tire pressure.

Panasonic's WiGig implementation uses the 60GHz spectrum to transmit data at gigabit speed, but it is limited to a range of 1-3 meters. Due to this limited range, it will not take over from the current Wifi standard, but Panasonic is coming up with a range of situations where it can be used effectively.

Via: http://www.diginfo.tv/v/12-0007-d-en.php

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Toshina 256GB UHS-I MicroSD card http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17658/toshina-256gb-uhs-i-microsd-card Sat, 02 Sep 2017 05:18:28 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17658@/talks/discussions image

  • M203 microSD card
  • Available from 16GB to 256GB
  • Read speed up to 100MB/s,
  • Shock proof, water resistant and x-ray proof.
  • Three versions with an adapter for mobile phone, camera or PC use as well as a version without an adapter for phone use only.
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Sandisk 400GB MicroSD card http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17644/sandisk-400gb-microsd-card Thu, 31 Aug 2017 09:48:33 -0600 eatstoomuchjam 17644@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • 400GB Storage Capacity
  • UHS-I / A1 / U1 / Class 10
  • Max Read Speed: 100 MB/s
  • Min Write Speed: 10 MB/s
  • Records Photos & Full HD Video
  • Optimized for Mobile Users
  • Water / Shock / Temp / X-Ray Proof
  • SanDisk Memory Zone App Available
  • Includes SD Adapter

Today, Sandisk announced a new 400GB MicroSD card. I'd be leery of putting all of my eggs in one basket like that, but if nothing else, it might make nice secondary storage or maybe one could use a couple to dump footage from other/smaller cards.

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Western Digital MyBook Duo up to 20TB Storage http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17598/-western-digital-mybook-duo-up-to-20tb-storage Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:44:49 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17598@/talks/discussions image

Western Digital Corporation, (NASDAQ: WDC), a global data storage technology and solutions leader, today unveiled My Book® Duo storage system designed to give both consumers and professionals the capacity they need to keep up with their expanding digital content libraries and the performance to maintain pace with the speed of today’s small business landscape. With this extreme capacity and fast content transfer speeds, the new desktop RAID storage system has the capability to back up colossal amounts of photos, videos, music and important documents in one place while also providing users with complete control of their content.

“Both at home and in the office, people are creating and amassing huge volumes of data, and need high capacity, high speed solutions to easily and confidently move and store that data in a single location,” Sven Rathjen, vice president of product marketing, Client Solutions, Western Digital. “We see it within new content creation segments such as the drone market and with enthusiasts, as well as professionals, producing and editing massive, high-quality photo and video files. There has never been more of a need for a simple-to-use, massive capacity desktop storage solution such as My Book Duo for these content creators to keep pace with their growing storage demands.”

Whether set up as a home back up system, or for a small business, the My Book Duo storage system can quickly and reliably back up an enormous amount of data in any environment. It comes with RAID-optimized WD Red™ hard drives inside to deliver high-speeds of up to 360 MB/s sequential reads1, and RAID-optimized firmware which is perfect for two-disk array systems with auto management of drive operations to help ensure read/write cycle data integrity.

“As a creative professional, I constantly have several photo and video projects in the works. With the way files sizes are increasing and demand for higher-quality content is growing, I need a reliable, massive storage system that I can quickly and easily access while managing my business. The My Book Duo combines the speed, capacity and features I need to help keep my content in control and securely backed up,” said Trevor Traynor, Director, Photographer, and Producer.

The My Book Duo storage system also features a USB Type-C™ port with all cables included so it’s universally compatible (supports USB 3.1 Gen 1/3.0/2.0) right out of the box and offers high-speed connectivity. The storage system also has two additional USB Type-A hub ports to allow for additional accessories, including drones, action cameras, card readers, keyboards, mice, USB drives or phone syncing and charging.

The My Book Duo storage system delivers extreme capacity and file transfer speeds. Available in 20TB, 16TB, 12TB, 8TB, 6TB and 4TB capacities2, the storage system also comes with password protection and 256-bit AES hardware encryption with WD Security™ software built in to help keep private content secure.

Pricing and Availability

The My Book Duo storage system is protected by a three-year limited warranty and is available now from wd.com and at select retailers and distributors around the world. In the UK, the My Book Duo storage system has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of £559.99 (16TB), £479.99 (12TB), £359.99 (8TB), £299.99 (6TB) and £269.99 (4TB).

https://www.wdc.com/products/external-storage/my-book-duo.html

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Samsung T5 540MB/s portable SSD http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17531/samsung-t5-540mbs-portable-ssd- Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:01:33 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17531@/talks/discussions

Samsung Electronics today announced the introduction of the Samsung Portable SSD T5 – the newest portable solid state drive (PSSD) that raises the bar for the performance of external memory products. The T5, built with Samsung’s latest 64-layer V-NAND technology, delivers industry-leading transfer speeds with encrypted data security in a compact and durable design, making it easier than ever for consumers to access their most valuable data anywhere, at any time.

“Samsung has been pushing the envelope of what is possible in portable storage and solid state drives for years, and the Portable SSD T5 continues our legacy of leadership and innovation,” said Un-Soo Kim, Senior Vice President of Brand Product Marketing, Memory Business at Samsung Electronics. “We are confident that the T5 will exceed consumers’ expectations for external storage by offering faster speeds and a solid design that is lightweight and conveniently pocket-sized. It is the ideal portable storage product for consumers and professionals who are in search of a fast, durable and secure device.”

Delivering stunning speeds of up to 540 MB/s – up to 4.9 times faster than external HDD products – the new T5 is designed especially for content creators, business and IT professionals as well as mainstream consumers to give instant, easy access to data. Also, the T5 is smaller than an average business card at 74 x 57.3 x 10.5 millimeters (3.0 x 2.3 x 0.4 inches) and incredibly lightweight at a mere 51 grams, comfortably fitting in the palm of your hand. The aluminum exterior comes in two distinct metal finishes – Deep Black (1TB and 2TB models) and Alluring Blue (250GB and 500GB models).

With no moving parts and a shock-resistant internal frame, the T5 offers users peace of mind as it can withstand accidental drops of up to 2 meters (6.6 feet). The Samsung Portable SSD Software4 for PCs and Macs based on the AES 256-bit hardware data encryption makes it easy to configure security settings and receive the latest firmware and software updates. A mobile app5 is also available for Android smartphones and tablets for even further convenience. In addition, the T5 includes two connection cables – USB-C to C and USB-C to A – for enhanced compatibility across numerous devices.6

The T5 comes with a three-year limited warranty and will be available globally Aug. 15 with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $129.99 for the 250GB model. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com/T5.

Key Specifications

  • 2TB/1TB/500GB/250GB Capacity
  • Interface USB 3.1 (Gen 2, 10Gbps)
  • Weight 51 grams
  • Transfer Speed Up to 540 MB/s
  • AES 256-bit hardware data encryption
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DiskStation DS418j 4 bay up to 40TB NAS http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17520/diskstation-ds418j-4-bay-up-to-40tb-nas Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:16:09 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17520@/talks/discussions image

Synology® Inc. today launched the new DiskStation DS418j, a budget-friendly 4-bay NAS server designed to help home and individual users to manage, protect and share data effectively.

DS418j is powered by a brand-new 64-bit dual-core CPU and delivers an outstanding encrypted file transfer performance at over 112 MB/s reading and 87 MB/s writing under a RAID 5 configuration in a Windows® environment. Equipped with a 1GB DDR4 memory, which is twice the size of its predecessor, and over 40TB single volume raw capacity support, DS418j brings flexible storage management in addition to smooth performance.

"In the digital era, photos, videos, and digital assets are being generated faster than ever. For home and individual users, it is essential to have a private storage solution that can satisfy the needs for both large storage capacity and secure data sharing," said Michael Wang, Product Manager at Synology® Inc. "Combining hardware innovations and rich applications, the 4-bay DS418j allows users to enjoy cloud synchronization and multimedia streaming at a competitive price."

Designed with user experience and energy efficiency in mind, DS418j is equipped with adjustable front LED indicators, allowing users to precisely control and schedule the brightness in four levels. In addition, the model consumes only 21.22 watts in full operation and as little as 8.97 watts in HDD hibernation.

DS418j runs on DiskStation Manager (DSM), one of the most advanced and intuitive operating systems for network-attached storage devices which offers a wide range of applications from backup to multimedia for home and personal use. With DSM, Synology® has received numerous media accolades, including PC Mag Readers' Choice for seven years in a row.

For more information, please visit https://www.synology.com/products/DS418j

Availability

Synology DiskStation DS418j is available worldwide immediately.

$330/£284/€312 price.

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SanDisk Extreme Pro USB 3.1 USB Flash storage http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17512/sandisk-extreme-pro-usb-3.1-usb-flash-storage Sun, 13 Aug 2017 04:00:54 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17512@/talks/discussions image

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SD cards speed tests http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/3152/sd-cards-speed-tests Wed, 09 May 2012 07:50:51 -0600 humpman 3152@/talks/discussions Here are the simple instructions.

  1. Download HD_Speed zip file from http://www.steelbytes.com/?mid=20
  2. Extract the HD_Speed.exe executable from the zip file and start it. It may hang for a while (Not Responding) when it starts up because it is scanning your system for drives but eventually will become available.
  3. Set the parameters to Bits/Sec, BlockSize=32KB, Mode=Write and Duration 01:00.
  4. Insert your blank SD card in your computer. HD_Speed will destroy all data on your card.
  5. Choose the appropriate drive letter in HD_Speed and run the test. Be careful here, don't choose your other drives. When you're done, you'll want to format your card before using it.
  6. Report your results in Mbps along with the following information:
  • Card Reader
  • Card Brand
  • Card Type (SD or SDHC or SDXC)
  • Card Class
  • Card Size (in GB)
  • Date Purchased
  • Card Write Speed (in Mbps) Current and Average
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MIXZA U3 64GB SDXC Micro SD Card with real 80MB/s write speed for $31.5 http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17394/mixza-u3-64gb-sdxc-micro-sd-card-with-real-80mbs-write-speed-for-31.5 Sun, 23 Jul 2017 13:25:44 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17394@/talks/discussions image

Can be used in GH5 and Sony 4K cameras.

http://www.gearbest.com/catalog/pp_402474.html

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Micron Discontinuing Lexar Cards Brand http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17253/micron-discontinuing-lexar-cards-brand Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:50:56 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17253@/talks/discussions

Micron Technology today announced that it is discontinuing its Lexar® retail removable media storage business. The decision was made as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to focus on its increasing opportunities in higher value markets and channels.

The Lexar portfolio includes memory cards, USB flash drives, readers, and storage drives for retail and OEM customers.

Micron is exploring opportunities to sell all or part of the Lexar business.

The company will continue to provide support to existing customers through this transition period. Customers should contact their Lexar sales representative to discuss specific requirements.

I’d like to thank our team members and partners for their contributions to the Lexar business. As difficult as this decision is, the company is making this adjustment in its business to ensure it continues to be well-positioned for the future.

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SD Cards Case with USB 3.0 reader http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17336/sd-cards-case-with-usb-3.0-reader Thu, 13 Jul 2017 04:27:46 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17336@/talks/discussions image

Has read speed up to 100MB/sec

http://www.gearbest.com/catalog/pp_612748.html

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Proper modern camera medium http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17159/proper-modern-camera-medium Fri, 16 Jun 2017 05:33:42 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17159@/talks/discussions Time of SD cards and CFast is passed

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Modern media must be simple M.2 enclosure with USB 3.1 interface.

It is cheap, reliable, easy to transfer to any PC/Mac.

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Delkin UHS-II SD BLACK Rugged Memory Cards http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17157/delkin-uhs-ii-sd-black-rugged-memory-cards Fri, 16 Jun 2017 03:36:00 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17157@/talks/discussions image

Delkin Devices, a manufacturer of flash storage solutions and camera accessories, announced today the newest additions to their growing line of BLACK ruggedized products: Delkin BLACK UHS-II (U3/V60) SD Rugged Memory Cards. Combining industrial strength & reliability with unparalleled performance, Delkin BLACK UHS-II SD cards provide the ultimate physical protection, while offering speeds suitable for professional photographers and videographers.

Incorporating the same proprietary injection molding process used to build their original Delkin BLACK SD memory cards, Delkin BLACK UHS-II SD cards are designed to be 3 times stronger than regular SD cards and able to withstand over 45 pounds of impact. Delkin BLACK cards are dust, water and shock-proof, as well as have an extended temperature range that allows the card to perform flawlessly in environments ranging from -25°C to 85°C.

Delkin's Retail Sales & Marketing Manager, Jenn Sherry, explains, "With an unwavering commitment to provide our customers with the most reliable and trustworthy products, the Delkin BLACK line has proven to perform and excel in even the most strenuous conditions without experiencing any data loss. Our new UHS-II cards take things a step further by not only offering the same level of ruggedized protection, but take advantage of the latest technology to offer speeds required in today and tomorrow's cameras."

The added ruggedness of Delkin BLACK has allowed Delkin to offer a unique built-in insurance policy for the cards, called their "48 Hour, No-Questions-Asked Replacement Guarantee".

Sherry further explains, "This covers the unthinkable, including pet and child inflicted damage, gum-in-the-camera-bag accidents, salt exposure, and more. Should anything happen, just give us a call and we'll send you a brand-new replacement card in less than 48 hours, along with a pre-paid shipping envelope to get your damaged product back to us."

The 48 Hour Replacement Guarantee is an included insurance policy for Delkin BLACK cards that is in addition to Delkin's Lifetime Warranty. Users are asked to register their Delkin BLACK card using the card's unique serial number to activate the policy, which enables traceability and gives each owner the added security against loss, theft, and damage.

Rated Video Speed Class 60 (V60) and utilizing two rows of pins, Delkin BLACK UHS-II SD memory cards boast recording speeds of 100MB/s and are optimized for flawless performance in the latest DSLRs and camcorders. Capture smooth, uninterrupted 4K, 3D and Full HD cinema-quality footage at high frame rates, without corruption or dropped frames. These cards also guarantee a minimum sustained write speed of 60MB/s, allowing for simultaneous multi-file recording, such as RAW + JPEG, and ensure that data is written swiftly and safely to the card. Each card is backwards compatible with non-UHS-II devices, and supports standard definition recording.

In addition, Delkin BLACK UHS-II SD memory cards are able to offload data at speeds up to 300MB/s for quick, efficient file transfer from card to computer. This is ideal for photographers and videographers who need to quickly unload large amounts of data and get back to shooting.

Delkin BLACK UHS-II (U3/V60) SD cards are available in capacities of 64GB and 128GB, and are sold exclusively through authorized camera stores in the US and in Europe; BLACK products are not available online. For a complete list of authorized dealers, visit http://www.delkindevices.com/black

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HDD survival rates by manufacturer http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9414/hdd-survival-rates-by-manufacturer Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:11:39 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9414@/talks/discussions image

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http://blog.backblaze.com/2014/01/21/what-hard-drive-should-i-buy/

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TLC and MLC difference in cheap SSDs http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15972/tlc-and-mlc-difference-in-cheap-ssds Mon, 31 Oct 2016 19:39:20 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15972@/talks/discussions image

Two cheap (not absolute bottom, Phison PS3110-S10, small size - 120GB, so speed is smaller) SSD drives, one is MLC (on left) and one is on TLC (on right). Sequential writing scenery.

As soon as SLC buffer in TLC disk ended write speed dropped to below HDD level.

Read speed is ok on both, nothing to worry.

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Intel Optane will be available since April for affordable prices http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16649/intel-optane-will-be-available-since-april-for-affordable-prices Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:48:14 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16649@/talks/discussions image

Sales start April 24th, 16GB module cost is $44 and 32GB module is $77.

They are made as M.2 PCIe 3.0 drives.

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Need Cheap device to backup SD-cards on the go. Ideas? http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16545/need-cheap-device-to-backup-sd-cards-on-the-go.-ideas Sun, 05 Mar 2017 12:43:29 -0700 fatpig 16545@/talks/discussions I have been looking at the WD MyPassport Drives for some time to backup SD cards to a 2.5 in HDD on set or on travels. They have an inbuilt SD slot and can do a backup without a Computer.

But: It only copies at around 55mb/s speeds and its still quite expensive ( 160$ for 2TB version ) Has anyone looked at cheaper, smaller devices like Raspberry Pi, android devices, etc - that feature USB3.0 for data backup to an external HDD? Obviously, Usb2 speeds are not of interest here.

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UHS-III memory cards coming with 624MB/sec speed http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16502/uhs-iii-memory-cards-coming-with-624mbsec-speed Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:14:32 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16502@/talks/discussions

Pacifico Yokohama, Japan — CP+ Camera and Photo Imaging Show Booth # G-16 — Feb. 22, 2017 — The SD Association announced today UHS-III, doubling the fastest SD memory card transfer rate up to 624 megabytes per second (MB/s). UHS-III faster speeds help move large amounts of data generated by data-intense Gbps wireless communication, 360-degree cameras, drones, 3D, 4K and 8K videos recorded on SDXC and SDHC memory cards.

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Immense storage capacities introduced with SDXC memory cards give users the ability to take more pictures and make unique video features on the latest imaging devices. Fast UHS bus interfaces help users manage that content more quickly. Since it is fully backwards compatible, devices offering UHS-III bus interface will accept the billions of existing SD memory cards in the market today.

“SD memory card capabilities continue to expand, paving the way for new and highly anticipated imaging and video features, from virtual reality to 8K video,” said Brian Kumagai, SDA president. “The SDA remains committed to supporting innovation by consumer electronics manufacturers and to delivering the same performance and interoperability consumers and professional users love about SD memory cards.” The SDA released a visual mark to denote UHS-III SD memory cards for easy matching with devices’ recommendation for the best SD memory card for optimal performance.

The UHS-III high-speed interface signals are assigned to the second row of SD memory card pins introduced with UHS-II. This newest bus transfer speed option will be available in full-size SDHC and SDXC cards, as well as microSDHC and microSDXC cards. It does not change the physical size or shape of the cards as the move from UHS-II to UHS-III involves only a PHY change, allowing relatively easy and fast upgrades of existing UHS-II products to UHS-III.

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Both UHS-I and UHS-II make the robust storage specified for SDHC and SDXC manageable and even more portable. Ultra High Speed was announced in June 2010 with UHS-I delivering top bus-interface speeds of 104 MB/sec, which was tripled to 312 MB/sec in UHS-II. UHS bus interfaces are backwards compatible and are exclusive to SDXC and SDHC products. All UHS-equipped memory cards achieve greatest performance when paired with corresponding UHS devices. SDXC and SDHC UHS-I and UHS-II products are already in retail outlets around the world and supported by leading camera manufacturers. You can read more about UHS on our website.

Find the SD Association at CP+ Camera and Photo Imaging Show in Booth G-16, February 23-26, 2017, in Pacifico Yokohama, Japan.

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External hard drive for editing video http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16294/external-hard-drive-for-editing-video Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:26:16 -0700 PeteK 16294@/talks/discussions Hey everyone! What do you guys recommend as a good external hard drive for editing videos on a late 2012 iMac with a 2.7 GHz intel core i5 processor using FCPX? I have been making videos for a while now and I've been looking at getting an external to make editing faster and less taxing on my computer. However, every higher end hard drive I have come across has had mixed reviews and I can't seem to make up my mind. I currently do short films which are shot on the GH2 with Sanity X on it. I may try different hacks such as driftwood and flowmotion later on. My films usually range from 2-10min long so nothing too big. I'm mainly looking for speed as opposed to storage and it would be amazing if I could find one for under $150 as I am hoping to get a new lens also :D. Any advice and suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!

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Western Digital 12TB HDDs http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16175/western-digital-12tb-hdds Tue, 13 Dec 2016 11:18:17 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16175@/talks/discussions

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BD-R one time readable http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16070/bd-r-one-time-readable Sun, 20 Nov 2016 04:13:01 -0700 davjd 16070@/talks/discussions I'm having a strange and weird problem. I create a BD-R (video) disc with encore. The blu ray is readable by any home blu ray player (as far as I tested) and (fortunately) every time I want to. BUT when I try to read it with my computer, in the same fixed internal drive I use for burning it, I'm able to do it only once. Every other time I insert the disc, I can't read it. After a while it tries to load it the disc seems to be empty. The same using another external usb bd burner/reader even on another computer. Both computers are Windows 7. BUT - external usb bd burner/reader - connected to my mac book pro - disc is readable again. I can't understand if the laser is going bad on my bd drive, if the disc gets modified somehow when I read it or what esle. Need help, suggestions are welcome

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