Posts Tagged ‘SSD’

New arrival: WD Blue & WD Green Solid State Drives (SSD)

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Both WD Blue SSDs and WD Green SSDs are available now in Singapore and are distributed by Eternal Asia Singapore in Singapore. Prices start from SGD79.90 onwards.

Both WD Blue SSDs and WD Green SSDs are protected by a 3-year limited warranty and come with one year complimentary data recovery service from Kroll Ontrack.

Both WD Blue SSDs and WD Green SSDs are protected by a 3-year limited warranty and come with one year complimentary data recovery service from Kroll Ontrack.

The new WD Blue and WD Green solid state drives are Western Digital’s first WD-branded SATA client SSDs.

The new SSDs complement the company’s family of hard drives for PCs and workstations, providing a full portfolio of WD storage devices for a wide range of applications.

More details from the press release below.

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New arrival: SanDisk SSD Plus internal notebook storage

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

SanDisk SSD Plus come with a three-year warranty and will be available in capacities of 120GB (S$89), 240GB (S$189) and 480GB (S$239).

The SanDisk SSD Plus is for users looking to improve performance on an existing laptop or notebook at a fraction of the price of purchasing a new system.

The SanDisk SSD Plus is for users looking to improve performance on an existing laptop or notebook at a fraction of the price of purchasing a new system.

The SanDisk SSD Plus offers customers faster boot-up and shutdown times, improved application response and data transfer and improved overall system performance.

By installing the SanDisk SSD Plus, users can instantly upgrade their laptop or PC, and eliminate the need to completely replace an aging laptop or desktop PC.

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New arrivals: WD debuts world’s 1st SSD+HDD Black2 dual drive

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

The WD Black2 dual drive (S$459) is available in Singapore with 5-year limited warranty.

WD Black2 dual drive (S$459) is available in Singapore through selected retailers and distributed by Achieva Technology Pte Ltd  and Eternal Asia (S) Pte Ltd.

WD Black2 dual drive (S$459) is available in Singapore through selected retailers and distributed by Achieva Technology Pte Ltd and Eternal Asia (S) Pte Ltd.

The 2.5-inch drive pairs a 120GB SSD with a 1TB hard drive and connects through a single cable and fits into a conventional 9.5 mm slot.

“Our customers told us they like our Solid State Hybrid Drive technology, but our tech savvy users asked for more control of where they store their data,” said Matt Rutledge, senior vice president of WD’s Storage Technology business unit.

The dual-drive solution is targeted at consumers and service providers looking to upgrade notebooks, small form factor desktops, and single-slot and all-in-one (AIO) systems with both SSD level performance and HDD capacity.

Designed for enthusiasts, creative professionals, gamers and PC builders, the WD Black2 dual drive provides improved overall drive capacity, performance, and reliability, while offering the flexibility to choose how and where their data is stored.

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IT Show 2013 promotions: Samsung computers, monitors & printers

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Samsung will be at IT Show 2013 at Marina Bay Sands at Level 1, Booth 1421.

Click to view or download Samsung promotions during IT Show 2013. Caution: large 3.4MB PDF file with 11 pages of flyers.

Click to view or download Samsung promotions during IT Show 2013. Caution: large 3.4MB PDF file with 11 pages of flyers.

Check out Samsung’s Home Entertainment Systems, Smart TVs, monitors, notebooks, Ultrabooks and tablets, laser printers, SSD storage, SD and microSD memory cards.

Special promotions/bumdles include those for GALAXY Note 10.1 WiFi, GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0) WiFi (8GB), and the NX1000 camera.

IT Show 2013 promotions: SanDisk memory devices

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

SanDisk will be at IT Show 2013 at Marina Bay Sands at Booth B251.

Click to view or download SanDisk promotions during IT Show 2013.

Click to view or download SanDisk promotions during IT Show 2013.

Check out SanDisk’s range of memory cards, Solid State Drive and Memory Vault at IT Show 2013.

Purchase any SanDisk High Performance product (16GB and above) or any SanDisk product (32GB and above) and get a Sure-win Scratch & Win Card to win a selection of prizes, including a Samsung GALAXY Camera.

SITEX 2012 promotions: SanDisk memory and storage devices

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

SanDisk will be at SITEX 2012 at Hall 6, Booth 6B10 in the Singapore EXPO.

Click to view or download SanDisk promotions for SITEX 2012.

Click to view or download SanDisk promotions for SITEX 2012.

Purchase any High Performance (16GB and above) SanDisk product and stand a chance to win a notebook, tablet or camera. Check out the bundle promotions too.

A*STAR DSI launches world thinnest 5mm hybrid hard drive in Singapore

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

The “A-Drive” is one of the world’s thinnest 5mm hybrid hard drive in a 2.5-inch form factor. Increased storage capacity, reduced power consumption, and at a lower cost of manufacture.

A*STAR’s Data Storage Institute (DSI) launches next generation 5mm hybrid hard disk drive.

A*STAR’s Data Storage Institute (DSI) launches next generation 5mm hybrid hard disk drive.

S. Iswaran launched the drive to commemorate 20 years of R&D by the Data Storage Institute (DSI) into data storage capabilities.

“We have managed to fit an amazing amount of innovation and advanced technology into a thinner, cheaper, and faster design, and we think the consumer and enterprise impact will be significant,” said Dr. Pantelis Alexopoulos, Executive Director of DSI.

“We have managed to fit an amazing amount of innovation and advanced technology into a thinner, cheaper, and faster design, and we think the consumer and enterprise impact will be significant,” said Dr. Pantelis Alexopoulos, Executive Director of DSI.

Iswaran is a Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Home Affairs and Trade & Industry.

The “A-Drive” has capacities of up to 1TB Hard Disk Drive (HDD) with 32 GB Solid State Drive (SSD), allowing it to store over 250,000 songs.

The “A-Drive” addresses limitations of the popular and fast but expensive flash-based SSD, as well as the conventional HDD for the consumer and business industry.

DSI’s “A-Drive” is targeted at tablets, ultrabooks, and future data centres.

With its slim form factor, the “A-Drive” could fit into tablet devices, greatly expanding its storage space while extending battery life by up to 30%.

The innovations for the HDD portion of the A-Drive should be applicable to the manufacture of conventional hard disk drives as low-hanging fruits for monetising the research investments.

The innovations for the HDD portion of this A-Drive should be applicable to the manufacture of conventional hard disk drives as low-hanging fruits for monetising the research investments.

The “A-Drive” will be a cheaper alternative to the SSDs currently used in ultrabooks, offering the same instant-on capability but with larger storage capacity.

For enterprise storage applications, the “A-Drive” reduces power consumption by up to 50%, resulting in greener and more efficient data centres with better optimisation of the already limited rack space.

One of the main challenges in reducing the thickness of current 7mm hard disk drives by almost 30% without compromising on its performance and stability is its spindle motor design.

“Our capabilities today have been the result of two decades of collaboration with industry partners around the world …We look forward to future partnerships as we continue our drive towards new innovations that will shape the data storage landscape,” said Dr. Alexopoulos.

To achieve a reduction in size, DSI researchers developed a proprietary axial field motor which runs smoother, quieter, and more efficiently – lowering power consumption by up to 70% – but costing only a fraction of the cost of SSDs.

The motor’s design has been patented, along with 30 other unique designs for the “A-Drive”.

In addition, DSI has collaborated with multinational corporations and local companies, such as Seiko Instruments, Miyoshi, and Unisteel, to develop key components for the “A-Drive”.

Why is DSI developing this technology?

Data storage manufacturing is an important sector for Singapore’s economy.

DSI’s research into data storage innovation enables Singapore to shift from assembly of hard disk drive components towards higher value-added activities such as hard disk drive design and hard media research.

In the 20 years since its founding, DSI has enabled data storage companies in Singapore to move up the value chain, creating high-value jobs and refining job skills in the process.

Sony showcases new VAIO Windows 8 notebooks in Singapore

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

In the run up to Windows 8 official release on October 26, Sony has revealed its Fall lineup of Intel-based VAIO notebooks running on the new operating system – including the VAIO Duo 11 slate that comes with sliding keyboard.

Available from November 2012. VAIO Duo 11 will be sold at S$1,999 (i5-3317U processor) and S$2,699 (i7-3517U). Prices for the other notebooks TBA.

Sony's new lineup of VAIO notebooks is helmed by the VAIO Duo 11, an Ultrabook slate with a slide-out keyboard and stylus pen; weighing only 1.3 kg and 17.85 mm thin. 11.6-inch display and available in November 2012 at S$1,999 (i5 CPU) and S$2,699 (i7 CPU).

Sony’s new lineup of VAIO notebooks is helmed by the VAIO Duo 11, an Ultrabook slate with a slide-out keyboard and stylus pen; weighing only 1.3 kg and 17.85 mm thin. 11.6-inch display and available in November 2012 at S$1,999 (i5 CPU) and S$2,699 (i7 CPU).

Sony showcased its new VAIO lineup for the Fall at the Red Dot Museum in Singapore today.

New S Series models come in 13.3" and 15.5" screens, i5 and i7 CPUs and comes with new colour Red.

New S Series models come in 13.3″ and 15.5″ screens, i5 and i7 CPUs and comes with new colour Red. 1.69 kg, 22.8 mm thin.

The new notebooks run on the latest Intel* chips and the new Windows 8 operating system, centering user experience around Touch interactivity.

These sleekly designed machines either have a 10-point multi-touch screen, or come with touchpads that enable users to utilise the touch interface of Windows 8.

As an electronics giant with a full range of electronic products, Sony demonstrated how the VAIO computers could be tightly integrated with other electronic gadgets in its stable.

These include large DLNA TV displays, cameras, video cameras, and Android smartphones.

Two new 14"E14P Series notebooks (i5 & i7). Note the soft-edged design with no bezels.

Two new 14″E14P Series notebooks (i5 & i7). Note the soft-edged design with no bezels.

A VAIO user can therefore download, edit and share photos/videos taken with a camera or smartphone and view them either on the Web or on a large TV.

Two new 13.3" VAIO T Series models (i5 & i7 CPU) using premium materials like  magnesium and aluminium.

Two new 13.3″ VAIO T Series models (i5 & i7 CPU) using premium materials like magnesium and aluminium.

The VAIO Duo 11 ultrabook can function as a flat slate but has a slide-out keyboard to become a laptop.

The new S Series models  has 5.5 hr battery life (additional 11 hr with optional extended battery) and a Dynamic Hybrid Graphics System that uses two graphics processors.

The two new T Series Ultrabooks has either SSD or hybrid HDD/SSD storage.

* In addition to the two new VAIO E14P Series models, the lineup also includes the VAIO E 11” and 15” series which are equipped with 3rd generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, or the AMD Radeon processor.

New notebooks: Dell Precision M4700 & M6700

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Dell announced today its new mobile workstations for engineering and design professionals working on the move. The 15-inch M4700 and 17-inch M6700 are available now with prices starting from S$2,854 and S$3,669 respectively.

The popular Covet Edition is back on the 17-inch version, featuring a brilliant Phoenix Red color finish for extra appeal and edge to edge Corning Gorilla Glass 2 for brighter images and increased resilience and protection.

The popular Covet Edition is back on the 17-inch version, featuring a brilliant Phoenix Red color finish for extra appeal and edge to edge Corning Gorilla Glass 2 for brighter images and increased resilience and protection.

The powerful mobile workstations are targeted towards those demanding high computing performance on the go.

Dell Precision M6700 mobile workstation.

Dell Precision M6700

Examples include film editors on movie sets, architects at construction sites, and geophysicists in the field.

The Dell Precision M4700 and M6700 incorporate the latest Intel Core i5, i7 and Extreme Edition processors with Turbo Boost Technology for optimal performance and an extensive choice of professional graphics including the NVIDIA Quadro K-series GPUS and AMD FirePro graphics.

The M6700 offers the AMD FirePro M6000 with PCIe x16 Gen 3 for fast data throughput.

Dell Precision mobile workstation.

Dell Precision mobile workstation.

Additionally, Dell provides DDR3 SDRAM with up to 32GB of system memory and 1600MHz of memory speed and up to 16GB of 1866MHz memory, the fastest memory available on a mobile workstation, for high performance and fast access to large data sets.

They also offer an optional SATA3 512GB solid state drive (SSD).

Both systems expandable in the form of RAID 0/1/5 and additional storage devices.

The M4700 can have up to three storage devices with up to 1.8TB of total storage, while the M6700 can have up to four storage devices with up to 2.8TB of total storage.

As desktop replacements, the M4700 and M6700 offer a wide array of ports to connect to a greater number of formats and devices.

The I/O ports include two USB 3.0, two USB 2.0 and one eSATA/USB combo ports and three integrated video ports – one VGA, one HDMI and one DisplayPort 1.2.

An optional slice battery, ExpressCharge battery is also available.

Refer to the press release for the full details.

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New storage products: 6 SanDisk memory devices

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

SanDisk launched in Singapore today the Cruzer Glide, Cruzer Facet, Cruzer Pop, and Extreme USB flash drives; as well as the Extreme Pro microSDHC UHS-1 card, and the Extreme SSD. Detailed prices and capacities below.

Mr Cheah Hon Wai (second from right), Senior Manager, Product Marketing Management, Asia Pacific; and Mark Eng (third from right), Country Manager, Singapore - launching SanDisk's latest range of portable memory devices in Singapore at The Screening Room.

Mr Cheah Hon Wai (second from right), Senior Manager, Product Marketing Management, Asia Pacific; and Mark Eng (third from right), Country Manager, Singapore – launching SanDisk’s latest range of portable memory devices in Singapore at The Screening Room.

Following the global launch in India, and subsequent launches in Taiwan and Korea, SanDisk has launched its new range of portable storage drives in Singapore.

Compared to the range of devices SanDisk released at its previous launch in September last year, the devices have naturally increased tremendously in read/write speeds.

The new devices are tabulated below.

Memory device Price & Description
SanDisk Extreme Pro microSDHC UHS-1 Card SanDisk Extreme Pro microSDHC UHS-1 Card
(8GB: S$69, 16GB, S$119)

  • For smartphones and tablets
    multi-tasking games, email, photo & Full-HD video recording.
  • Up to 95 MB/s read and 90 MB/s write speeds.
  • Compatible with microSDHC-slotted devices.
  • Ideal for UHS-enabled smartphones & tablets.
SanDisk Extreme USB Flash Drive SanDisk Extreme USB Flash Drive
(16 – 64GB: S$44.50 – S$139.50)

  • USB 3.0-enabled offers up to 190 MB/s performance.
  • 10 times faster than USB 2.0 drives.
  • Transfer 3GB and 40GB files in 20 sec and 4 min respectively.
Cruzer Glide USB Flash Drive Cruzer Glide USB Flash Drive
(4 GB – 64 GB: S$7.90 – S$80.90)
(128GB: S$150.90 in Q3 2012)

  • SanDisk’s highest-capacity USB drive.
  • 5-year limited warranty.
Cruzer Facet USB Flash Drive Cruzer Facet USB Flash Drive
(4 GB – 32 GB: S$7.90 – S$40.50)

  • Stainless steel casing.
  • Fashionable with rich colours and faceted texture.
  • Available in blue, red and white.
Cruzer Pop USB Flash Drive Cruzer Pop USB Flash Drive
(4 GB – 32 GB: S$7.50 – S$39.50)

  • Innovative pop design conceals and protects connector when not in use.
  • Rich colours and patterns.
SanDisk Extreme SSD SanDisk Extreme SSD
(120GB, 240GB, 480GB)

  • Solid State Drive (SSD) for the retail market instead of OEM.
  • Up to 550/520 MB/s in read/write speeds.
  • Offers low power consumption, silent and quick boot & launch.
  • 10 times faster than a 7,200 RPM hard disk.
  • Released earlier in Feb 2012.