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256GB SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive Now Available!

256 GB SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive Now Available!

Hot on the heels of its recent unveiling at the Consumer Electronics Show 2018 (CES 2018), Western Digital is pleased to announce that the new 256 GB SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive, the world’s smallest 256GB USB flash drive, is now available in Malaysia.

 

The 256 GB SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive

The new 256 GB SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive is a low-profile USB drive for people who want to add more photos, videos, games and audio files to their notebooks, tablets, TVs, gaming consoles and car audio systems.

With 256 GB of storage capacity, people have the flexibility to keep more content at their fingertips – approximately, 14,000 photos, 10 hours of full HD video and 16,000 songs, with 64 GB still available for files.

Below are more features of the SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive:

  • World’s smallest 256 GB USB 3.1 flash drive
  • High-speed USB 3.1 performance enables write speeds up to 15X faster than standard USB 2.0 drives – A full-length movie can be transferred to the drive in less than 30 seconds
  • Warranty: 5-year limited warranty

 

SanDisk Ultra Fit Price & Availability

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The SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.1 flash drives are available in storage capacities from 16 GB to 256 GB. Their MSRP prices are :

Customers will also receive a free SanDisk travel pack when they purchase the SanDisk Ultra Fit (64GB and above) at 11street, Shopee, Lazada, from now onwards, while stock lasts.

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The 4 Transcend Winners Of The 2018 Taiwan Excellence Award!

Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend) is proud to announce that four of its cutting-edge products have been awarded the 2018 Taiwan Excellence Award for their innovation. The winners include the StoreJet 25M3E and StoreJet 25C3 portable hard drives, CM42 M.2 SSD enclosure kit, and ESD220C portable SSD.

 

The 2018 Taiwan Excellence Award

The Taiwan Excellence Awards are granted by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) on behalf of the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Nominees are put through a rigorous evaluation based on four major criteria – R&D, design, quality, and marketing to be identified outstanding and offer “Innovative Value”. According to TAITRA, 503 products from 226 companies received awards this year.

 

The 4 Transcend Winners Of The 2018 Taiwan Excellence Award

StoreJet 25M3E and StoreJet 25C3 Portable Hard Drive

The award-winning StoreJet 25M3E (1 TB) is equipped with a SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen 1 / USB 3.0 interface that allows users to store and back up their files with incredible transfer rates. Featuring three-stage shock protection system that meets U.S. military drop-test standards, the StoreJet 25M3E offers a fully data protection stored in the drive.

The other winning portable hard drive, StoreJet 25C3 (2 TB | 1 TB), features an extra-slim design at just 9.95mm, taking up little space in users’ briefcase on business. Despite its slim dimensions, the StoreJet 25C3 is available in high capacities of up to 2TB and high-speed transfer rates, allowing users to easily store and backup all of their files to a single location.

CM42 M.2 SSD Enclosure Kit

Transcend’s CM42 M.2 SSD enclosure kit (M.2 2242 | M.2 2280/2260) is designed specifically for M.2 SATA SSDs. By following the quick and easy installation guide, users can transform an M.2 SATA SSD into a portable USB 3.1 Gen 1 external drive to maximize utilization. The M.2 SSD enclosure features a lightweight aluminum construction, making it both portable and durable while on the move.

The M.2 SSD enclosure uses the USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface incorporated with UASP that enhances its transfer speeds. To accommodate devices with different USB ports, the M.2 SSD enclosure is engineered to convert to a USB Type-C port, offering flexibility of being used on different platforms with either USB Type-A or Type-C port.

In addition to the Taiwan Excellence Award, the CM42 M.2 SSD enclosure kit also received Japan’s Good Design Award 2017.

ESD220C Portable SSD

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Transcend’s ESD220C portable SSD (480 GB | 240 GB | 120 GB) features both portability and reliability. Taking full advantage of the SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface and built-in SLC caching technology, the ESD220C achieves exceptional transfer speeds faster than external hard drives.

Engineered with a RAID engine and LDPC (Low-Density Parity Check) coding, a powerful ECC algorithm, and built-in wear-leveling technology, the ESD220C is a reliable data storage that ensures data integrity during transmission.

Besides, the ESD220C is designed with a USB Type-C port and can be used with on-the-go mobile devices, offering the flexibility of being used on different platforms. Its credit-card size can also fit in user’s wallet for businesspeople to take important files on their travels.

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The Transcend StoreJet 200 For Mac Revealed!

Transcend Information Inc. just announced the StoreJet 200 for Mac portable hard drive. This is a large capacity and lightweight drive for Mac devices.

 

The Transcend StoreJet 200 For Mac

Featuring the USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface, a USB Type-C connector, and pre-formatted with the HFS+ file system, the Transcend StoreJet 200 is ready to go right out of the package.

Lightweight and capacious

Transcend’s StoreJet 200 for Mac is only 9.95 mm thick and weighs in at just 133 g. Yet, the StoreJet 200 for Mac comes with a storage capacity of 2TB.

Stylish and speedy

Enclosed in a sleek aluminum housing, the StoreJet 200 for Mac features a classic silver color, CNC-finished edges, and sturdy industrial design. In addition, it utilizes the high speed USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface and USB Type-C port.

Both a USB Type-C cable and a USB Type-C to Type-A cable are included in the package to ensure that it will work with all MacBook, Macbook Pro, and iMac models.

Native formatting in HFS+

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The StoreJet 200 for Mac is factory formatted with the HFS+ file system, allowing it to be used right out of the box with Time Machine. Users can select it as a backup destination directly without worrying about the storage capacity.

Advanced Transcend Elite software

Transcend Elite is an advanced software suite compatible with both macOS and Windows that features powerful and user-friendly applications, such as backup and restore, data encryption, and cloud backup that help users manage data and increase productivity.

Warranty

The Transcend StoreJet 200 for Mac portable hard drive is backed by Transcend’s three-year limited warranty.

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The GIGABYTE Z270X-DESIGNARE Motherboard Launched

Taipei, Taiwan, March 24th, 2017 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd is proud to announce the addition of the GIGABYE Z270X-DESIGNARE to GIGABYTE’s 200 Series Family.

 

The GIGABYTE Z270X-DESIGNARE

The DESIGNARE motherboards, as the name implies, are geared towards the creative minds of content creators. This series of motherboards was first introduced in the Intel 100 Series Chipset to promote NVIDIA Quadro graphics cards. By placing it through tried and tested benchmarks with real world environment settings, the DESIGNARE motherboards are optimized for content creators of all levels.

With the 200 series GIGABYTE has done it again and this time with a distinctive silver alloy PCB design and unique markings along the front and rear of the board. Just like its predecessor, the GIGABYE Z270X-DESIGNARE is fully validated and optimized for NVIDIA Quadro graphics cards and high-performance graphics to ensure designers have nothing holding them back.

“Content creators need a high-performance platform that can keep up with the inventive minds as they craft their masterpieces.” – Henry Kao, Vice President of GIGABYTE’s Motherboard Business Unit.

Not only is the GIGABYE Z270X-DESIGNARE motherboard the perfect canvas for any artist, it also has the technology to transfer media via the newest standards, USB 3.1. With the first onboard USB 3.1 header the GIGABYE Z270X-DESIGNARE is not only breathtaking but revolutionary.

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SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.1 Solid State Flash Drive

24 February 2017Western Digital Corporation, a global storage technology and solutions leader, today announced its fastest, high-capacity USB flash drive to date with the launch of its high-performance 256GB* SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.1 Solid State Flash Drive. The new drive delivers the speed, capacity, and reliability of an SSD in the convenient form factor of a small USB flash drive, and is ideal for creative professionals, tech enthusiasts, or anyone who creates and shares massive files.

A game-changer in the USB storage category, the drive is capable of read speeds up to 420MB/s and write speeds up to 380MB/s. With its unprecedented speeds, you can transfer full-length 4K movie to the drive in less than 15 seconds. With its USB 3.1 interface, people can rapidly access and move files on the go, without having to worry about a cable. The new drive also features a sophisticated design with a durable aluminum metal casing and a retractable connector for ultimate style and reliability.

 

“The combination of SSD performance and a compact USB form factor offers the ultimate performance and convenience for moving files easily and quickly,” said Peter Mah, regional director of SanDisk APAC marketing for Western Digital Corporation. “With its increased capacity and blazing speeds, the SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.1 Solid State Flash Drive is our sleekest, most powerful SanDisk USB device yet.”

The SanDisk Extreme PRO Solid State Flash Drive is available up to 256GB, giving consumers plenty of room to manage large files. For added file protection, it includes the SanDisk SecureAccess software, which offers 128-bit file encryption and password protection. The drive also comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

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SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.1 Pricing and Availability

The SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.1 Solid State Flash Drive is now available in Malaysia in capacities of 128GB and 256GB with MSRPs of MYR 469 / ~US$ 104 and MYR 769 / US$ 170, respectively.

 

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Limited Edition Kingston Rooster USB Drive Announced!

Hsinchu, 12 January 2017 – To celebrate the Lunar New Year, Kingston today announced The Year of the Rooster USB drive, the latest addition to its Data Traveler Chinese Zodiac USB drive lineup. Build with metallic rose-gold hue and USB 3.1 speeds, the Year of the Rooster USB drive has superior quality in a high-end design, which makes it a special gift for the joyful season.

 

Kingston Rooster USB Drive

Kingston Data Traveler Chinese Zodiac USB drive lineup has been one of the most popular products among collectors over the years. This year, the laser cut-out Rooster USB drive comes in a unique-designed red-themed box. Shipping now, the simple plug-and-play drive with fast USB 3.1 performance offers convenient and easily transportable storage for pictures, music, video and other important data files.

With a capacity of 32GB *, the Year of the Rooster USB drive is backed by a 5-year warranty, free technical support, and legendary Kingston reliability.

 

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Limited Edition Kingston Rooster Features & Specifications

Dimensions : 47mm x 29mm x 8mm
Compliant : USB 3.1
Capacity : 32GB
OS Compatibility : Windows10, 8.1, 8, 7(SP1), Vista(SP2), Mac OS X v.10.7.x+, Linux v 2.6.x+, Chrome OS
Part Number : DTCNY17/32GB
Warranty / Support : 5-year warranty with free technical support

* Some of the listed capacity on a Flash storage device is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. As such, the actual available capacity for data storage is less than what is listed on the products.

 

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GIGABYTE Aero 14 Gaming Laptop Revealed

On the third day of Computex 2016, we were invited to the GIGABYTE VIP Showroom up on the 36th floor of Taipei 101. On display was the new GIGABYTE Aero 14 gaming laptop [Amazon]. It claims the title of the world’s most portable 14″ gaming laptop. Let’s find out why.

 

GIGABYTE Aero 14 Overview

In this video, Cyril Largent, GIGABYTE Senior Marketing – Europe, gives us an overview of the new GIGABYTE Aero 14 gaming laptop’s key features.

 

Unique Aesthetics

The GIGABYTE Aero 14 uses a unique and environmentally-friendly Nano-Imprint Lithography process to impart a 3D look while retaining the solid metallic feel with its full aluminium chassis.

You may be surprised to learn that the Aero 14 is only 19.9 mm thick, and weighs just under 1.9 kg. The Aero 14 will come in three colour options – black, green and orange.

 

Gaming Performance

The GIGABYTE Aero 14 is no ordinary Ultrabook. It is a gaming Ultrabook  powered by the latest 6th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with dual-channel DDR4 memory and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M/965M GPU.

It also features M.2 SSD internal storage, with a Type C USB 3.1 port for external storage. Even with so much high-end hardware, the Aero 14 has a battery life of 10 hours, thanks to its large battery capacity of 94.24 Wh.

Gamers will also enjoy the customisable Macro keys on the keyboard. They can use the GIGABYTE Macro Hub software to customise them to assign them to launch key combinations.

 

Brilliant Display

The GIGABYTE Aero 14 also comes with a magnificent IPS display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440, so gamers will have a great gaming experience on-the-go.

Gamers who prefer larger, and higher-resolution displays will love the fact that it comes with both a HDMI 2.0 port and a Mini DisplayPort. This allows the Aero 14 to display out to, not one, but two 4K monitors simultaneously!

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Sharkoon QuickPort USB Type C Docking Station Launched

Sharkoon expands its range of docking stations and introduces the fastest QuickPort to the product family, which thanks to USB 3.1, offers a data transfer rate of up to 10 gigabits per second.

The Sharkoon QuickPort USB 3.1 Type C is a compact docking station for convenient connection of a SATA hard drive to a PC or laptop. With USB 3.1 support, the QuickPort offers a transfer rate of up to 10 gigabits per second and is backwards compatible to USB 3.0 and USB 2.0. The docking station is suitable for a 2.5″ HDD/SSD or a 3.5″ hard drive, which slides easily into the drive bay of the QuickPort.

Installation is also simple; your operating system recognizes the QuickPort without having to install a driver. If there is no hard drive inserted, a spring-loaded flap protects the inside against dust and dirt. The internal SATA interface of the docking station supports SATA Revision 3.0 and is backwards compatible to previous SATA Revisions.

[adrotate banner=”4″]A status LED on the front indicates operation and data transfer. The on/off switch is located on the back, along with the power inlet and USB the USB 3.1 Type C port for connecting to a computer. A USB 3.1 cable (Type A plug to Type C plug) and a power adapter is included, as well.

Fittingly, Sharkoon also introduces a new expansion card: The Sharkoon USB 3.1 Host Controller Card Type A+C conveniently expands a PC with two USB 3.1 ports. Here, both a Type A port and Type C port are available. Each port provides a transfer rate of up to 10 gigabits per second.

The PCIe expansion card supports PCIe 2.0 x2 as well as PCIe 3.0 x1 and is backwards compatible to USB 3.0 and USB 2.0. An internal SATA power inlet provides the necessary power supply. Windows 7, 8 and 10 operating systems are supported.

 

Sharkoon Quick Port Price & Availability

The Sharkoon QuickPort USB 3.1 Type C is available now for the suggested retail price of 39.99 euros from authorized retailers. The Sharkoon USB 3.1 Host Controller Card Type A+C is also now available for the suggested retail price of 29.99 euros.

 

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