2Corsair SSDs with Marvell Controllers
3Seagate GoFlex for Mac OS
4Lexar 128GB Media Cards
5OCZ Technology SSDs
These new solid-state drives from rising new storage company OCZ are designed for gamers and enterprise systems. The Vertex 3 SSD series and the Z-Drive R3 SSD are both based on the latest SandForce SF-2000 controllers; the Vertex 3 comes in two versions, with the Vertex 3 Pro for consumers and Vertex 3 EX for the enterprise. The consumer-grade Vertex 3 Pro SSD features multilevel cell NAND technology, while the enterprise Vertex 3 EX features single-level cell NAND flash memory. Both versions are capable of performances of up to 80,000 I/Os per second.
6WD Scorpio SATA Drive
This 2.5-inch, 750GB SATA hard drive is for high-performance laptops and portable storage devices. WD’s Scorpio Black drives, which are speedier than most current HHDs at 7,200 rpm, include 16MB of solid-state cache. They are designed primarily for professional-grade laptops to handle video creation and storage, animation and heavy graphics.
7Intel 310 SSDs
CloudStor looks and operates just like a hard drive inside a computer, accessible via a drive letter on Windows PCs and as a device through Finder on Macs. With Pogoplug apps for mobile devices, plus Twitter and Facebook integration, users have a wide variety of options to access and share their data.
9Azio External 3.5-Inch HDD Enclosure
Azio, which also makes other peripherals that include wireless keyboards, has introduced a lightweight aluminum-cased external storage drive enclosure with a SATA interface and USB 3.0 connectivity. It takes up only a small footprint on a desktop at 2 by 6 by 8 inches. The drive supports Windows 2K/XP/Vista/Win7 or Mac OS 10.4 (or greater). It can take any capacity 3.5-inch SATA drive and goes for about $40.
10Asus Tablet and SanDisk SSDs
11Verbatim Portable HHD
12Verbatim NAND Flash SSD
Toshiba America Electronic Components came out Jan. 6 with some new secure digital memory cards to go with some new solid-state SATA drives. The removable SD memory cards-which hold up to 64GB of content-are for cameras and video cameras designed to work optimally with a new high-speed SD bus interface, the UHS-I (Speed ModeSDR104).
14Maxell Encrypted Storage Drives
15Iomega Personal Cloud
The San Diego-based consumer division of EMC unveiled several new products at CES. They include Web-enabled updates to its network storage drives to provide what it calls a “personal” cloud, a new iPhone/iPod Touch dock, and a pair of television-connected machines that run the popular Boxee software.