Transcend SSD370S

The Transcend SSD370S which retails for $320 is a premium solid-state drive (SSD) and is offered from the brand you trust. Transcend has been the leading manufacturer for solid-state memory and the storage business for the last twenty years.


The Transcend SSD370S which is offered in 1 terrabyte, contains all the bells and whistles you could want from a primary (C:) drive replacement and included is the accessories that have been left out of competing products.


Although virtually any SSD replacement will be faster when compared to your traditional spinning hard drive the Transcend SSD370S which is available in 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB capacities is one of Transcend’s top selling models. And it wasn’t too long ago that you had to settle for a smaller capacity drive due to the cost however now with the Transcend SSD370S one could replace almost any size hard drive without compromising storage capacity or cost.


Transcend understands the daily issues consumers face with upgrading SSD for desktops due to the desktop-class drives being 3.5-inch compared to the 2.5-inch bays cases that SSDs typically require. To address that issue Transcend is offering an adapter bracket that will allow users to fit the SSD370S in a 3.5-inchy bay along with a strong SSD-monitoring utility software (SSD Scope) with disk-cloning functionality built right in. To top that off Transcend is offering the SSD370S with a three year warranty although this pales in comparison to other premium drives which typically offers five years of protection.


The Samsung SSD 850 Pro however takes the cake with its ten year warranty. In spite of the lower warranty, the Transcend SSD370S does offer DevSleep which is an ultra-low power mode designed to conserve battery power when your system is in idle.


When compared as a benchmark to other competing SSDs, the Transcend SSD370S is only middle of the road in terms of performance. It will still look like a speed demon in contrast to your old hard drive but the selling point is definitely its cost-effective utility. All in all your computer will still boot up in a matter of seconds rather than minutes.


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Samsung 256 GB Memory Card

Samsung Electronics most advanced removable memory card has been released.  The Universal Flash Storage (UFS) was purposely composed for a higher resolution on mobile devices which include DSLRs, 3D VR cameras, action cams and drones. A wide variety of storage size offered which include 32, 64, 128, 256 (GB)s with different cards.


Samsung believes that they have changed the game with such a remarkable high def memory card like no other. “By launching our new high-capacity, high-performance UFS card line-up, we are changing the growth paradigm of the memory card market to prioritize performance and user convenience above all.” aid Jung-bae Lee, senior vice president, Memory Product Planning & Application Engineering, Samsung Electronics.


Not only will it retain such high quality production within its self but will allow it to be read just as fast. The UFS has the luxury of reading or downloading something worth 5 GBs in 10 seconds of speed. Appose to Its leading competitors that can only 95MB in a slow as 50 seconds such as the typical UHS-1 microSD card.


Jam packed with multi-tasking technology supported with command querying features which allows various reading and writing through different paths, doubling throughput. “When it comes to writing, the new 256GB UFS card processes 35,000 random IOPS, which is 350 times higher than the 100 IOPs of a typical microSD card, and attains a 170MB/s sequential write speed, almost doubling the top-end microSD card speed.” With such speed it increases the time for thumbnails loading, reduces buffering in boost shoot mode and reduces multimedia data download time all at the same time.


With Samsung’s UFS it is only the icing on the cake for their company’s success. Formally putting out their standard JEDEC in September 2013, followed by their first 128GB UFS chip January 2015 ending with their recent accomplishment. The UFS cards have been approved by the UFSA certified allowing it to use the UFS logo for the first time in company’s history.


At ASAP Memory we offer a wide range of Universal Flash Storage (UFS), removable memory cards, computer hardware parts for compatible prices. For Instant RFQs email us at sales@asap-memory.com or give us a call at  1-714-705-4780.

 

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Knights Landing MIC Xeon Phi processor

Intel Corporation, one of the world’s premier semiconductor chip maker, has finally launched the much anticipated “Knights Landing” (KNL) version of their MIC Xeon Phi processor.


This new chip offered by Intel is the first full implementation of Intel’s Scalable System Framework and differs from its predecessors in three critical ways. First the chip is a bootable CPU and not a PCIe accelerator. Second the chip has an on-die Omni-Path interconnect for high bandwidth and low latency scaling between nodes. Finally the chip offers high bandwidth stacked die memory.


KNL was unveiled at the ISC High Performance event which was originally the international supercomputing event designed to target High Performance Computing (HPC) and for training Deep Neural Networks (DNNs). DNNs are used to power autonomous cars, natural language processing, image recognitions and the ads you see on Google.


Intel started the show off with a bang by boasting they can beat NVIDIA in Deep Learning by two times and NVIDIA countered by saying their new accelerators can beat Intel’s by double as well. Deep Learning has been touted by every tech company as the Next Big Thing. Intel is late to the party but has been expending a great deal of time, money and energy to capitalize on the potential of Deep Learning.


NVIDIA has seen their Datacenter business skyrocket by more than 63% to a mind-blowing $142 million dollars in their latest quarter with AI applications being a huge net boost to NVIDIA’s Telsa product sales.


Intel sees the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and is now offering a new more attractive approach to this market by offering t=e GPU-class performance on a host CPU that is potentially simplifying programming, compatible with the massive base of Xeon applications and reducing data movement costs. The issue however is that NVIDIA already has momentum from their GPUs therefore Intel will have to make sure the product they are offering is at the very least comparable to those already out on the market.


Consumers will be expectedly cautious and will take their time validating Intel’s GPU performance claims before making the transition. Given that NVIDIA currently dominates the Deep Learning application market, Intel will have a lot of ground to make up.


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Firepro

On April 16 2016, VR World released an article talking about AMD’s Firepro W9100 with 32 GB memory. They talk about how the first memory card as released by AMD themselves last year. This was the Firepro S9170 with a 32 GB GDDR5 memory. This was designed for servers using a very expensive 16 GB/ 2 GB memory chips. Not only were these memory chips very expensive, they were not widely available for the public to purchase alone.


AMD has released information about the Firepro W9100 with 32 GB memory just in time for the oldest tradeshow located in the western hemisphere. What makes this interesting is the fact that the W9100 is actually powered by a three year old GPU, called the Grenada XT.


Here’s what Raja Koduri, Senior Vice President and Chief Architect of Radeon Technologies Group, AMD has to say about this new W9100.


“The imagination of the creator is limitless so much so that the professional creator consumes all available resources to produce new and never before seen designs and experiences. Some professional creative workflows demand very high bandwidth memory subsystems while others demand high memory size.


AMD pioneered the era of High Bandwidth and Ultra Efficient Memory through the introduction of HBM technology in 2015 and will bring it to content creators with the introduction of Radeon™ Pro Duo graphics. With the new AMD FirePro W9100 32GB, AMD is unleashing the world’s largest memory size professional workstation graphics card. Along with exceptional hardware, AMD is also delivering software tools to leverage our high bandwidth and large memory GPU configurations effectively.”


AMD’s Firepro 32 GB is of the highest caliber in terms of workstation users.


Here at ASAP Memory, an ASAP Semiconductor owned company, we have the resources to supply a vast array of AMD products. We provide our customers with a simplified and speedy procurement process. We ensure that our customers production lines and prototype builds are always up and running effectively. We offer cost-effective component solutions by improving our customers’ negotiation power. If you are interested in a quote, please contact our friendly sales staff at sales@asap-memory.com or call us at toll free at 1-714-705-4780.


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Advanced-Micro-Devices

Advanced Micro Devices is looking into data centers and high-performance PCs for long-term profitability.


AMD is putting a good chunk of their chips on the table based on the theory that there will be a big spending spree in the near future for data center operators who will be demanding powerful new computer chips.


“We see strong long-term growth opportunities across a diverse set of markets for the kind of high-performance compute and visualization capabilities only AMD can provide,” said AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su.


“We are focusing our investments on our strongest opportunities to enable our customers to create great products that push the boundaries of what is possible and allow AMD to achieve profitable growth in the years to come.”


Intel has shown similar sentiments about this predicted boom in the market, which inspires AMD to take an even more aggressive stance. AMD missed out on mobile, and has been the little brother to Intel for years in the PC game. Their focus now turns to a new type of semiconductor, including graphics chips used in video game consoles and traditional X86 chips found inside computers.


AMD is now trying to win back all the things it missed out on in the past by doubling down on this latest idea. It’s a calculated risk, but some are doubting that it will be successful.


“This new approach using interposer technology could give them a time to market advantage, but it isn’t a sustainable one,” former AMD vice president Patrick Moorhead wrote. “Others will adopt this approach and therefore ADM’s CPU and GPU IP will still need to be stellar on their own.”


Via our proprietary website ASAP Memory, ASAP Semiconductor is a leading supplier of Advanced Micro Devices products. Prospective customers can browse our inclusive inventory of hard-to-find obsolete and current AMD parts at www.asap-memory.com. If you are interested in a part, please feel free to contact our knowledgeable sales staff at sales@asap-memory.com or 1-714-705-4780 for a quote.


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Buffalo surveillance systems

The duo of Buffalo Technology and EOS Digital Services have been providing state-of-the-art video surveillance systems that are revolutionizing the way airports track all the happenings on their grounds.


This sort of technology is not exclusive to airports with everyday busy travelers—executive airports also have a high demand for the most modern way to monitor every action. Some of the areas that they need to keep tabs on at all times include: runways, hangars, terminals, and offices. An executive airport in Houston needed just that, so they contacted EOS to do the job, who turned to Buffalo Technology for support.


Eighteen high-definition IP surveillance cameras were installed in the airport, including two cameras that have dual day-and-night lenses in each hangar.


One of the specific uses for the high-tech surveillance system was to monitor all the activity that goes on in the hangars. This is crucial in determining liability should anything go wrong. The camera’s features include 180-degree high-resolution images and give the user the ability to pan and zoom from the console of a mobile device. This makes it easier to see who was working on the plane and who was near it.


The problem that EOS had to solve was finding a way to store such large amounts of video. They ended up choosing a 24-terabyte TeraStation 7120r Enterprise NAS solution. This system can go back as far as six months, is able to avoid problems with faulty discs, requires minimal updates, and is even able to function in the event of a power outage.


"The main thing we were looking for was a reliable piece of technology that could store video records. We'd looked at different storage solutions. In the end it was a function of cost-effectiveness, ease of use and reliability,” said EOS owner Ilan Saadia.


EOS has a history of success with their installations along with great customer service, so the choice was an easy one for the Houston airport. In fact, they were so satisfied that they immediately asked to have the same system set up at their Austin location. EOS and Buffalo Technologies are more than happy to give them a whole new way of seeing things.


Via our proprietary website ASAP Memory, ASAP Semiconductor is a leading supplier of Buffalo Technology products. Prospective customers can browse our inclusive inventory of hard-to-find obsolete and current Buffalo parts—ranging from switches and fans to antennas and more at www.asap-memory.com. If you are interested in a part, please feel free to contact our knowledgeable sales staff at sales@asap-memory.com or 714-705-4780 for a quote.


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HP Networking

As American Airlines campus switches approached their end of life, the demands being placed on the network continued to increase. To cope with the demand, American Airlines looked to restore all 550 global locations by reaching out to an industry leader for switch replacement.


The company selected was Hewlett-Packard—specifically, HP Networking and HP Enterprise Services. American Airlines’ choice of Hewlett-Packard was due to the company’s global influence along with their portfolio of reliable products.


Other deciding factors included HP’s open standards and network interoperability with American Airlines existing multiple vendor setup. The open standards that permit network interoperability and avoid any vendor lock-in to a proprietary network are designed to work in multiple vendor infrastructure situations. Additionally, the open standards provided American Airlines with a greater flexibility of different options to meet specific business requirements.


With the goal of a 24/7 LAN migration of a significant network, HP Networking replaced 3500 campus switches on all of American Airline’s worldwide campuses. American Airlines achieved an immediate benefit as user experience performance was improved. Another benefit of the switch update was a seamless experience of American Airlines business merger.


Throughout the duration of HP’s project, American Airlines completed its merger with US Airways. HP’s newly established platform of network interoperability allowed the staff of both American Airlines and US Airways to experience a smooth transition.Furthermore, the project permitted two companies with different systems to merge and network equipment to run flawlessly without the necessity of breaking and changing equipment.


Since the replacement of American Airlines switches, the company looks to continue business with HP. Currently, American Airlines and HP Networking have a project in the works on network enabled applications that will assist the behavior of network applications along with advanced capabilities for American Airlines to provide for its users.


Via our proprietary site ASAP Memory, ASAP Semiconductor is a leading distributor of Hewlett-Packard parts. We are ISO 9001-2008 certified, ASA 100 accredited, and a member of the Aviation Suppliers Association. Prospective customers can browse our inclusive catalogue of both obsolete and in-production HP parts ranging from cache processors to memory expansion boards and more at www.asap-memory.com. If you are interested in a part, please feel free to contact our knowledgeable sales staff at sales@asap-memory.com or 714-705-4780 for a quote.


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Gigabyte Technology Co

On January 13th, 2015, the computer hardware manufacturer, Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. announced their new high performance server hardware. Their new server products are two new models (H270-F4G and H270-H70) of high density rackmount servers which are based on the Intel C612 platform.


These 2U rackmounts feature four trays, each sporting a dual socket computing node. The nodes of the Onboard LAN solutions and storage connectors differentiate the trays. For the H270-F4G, the nodes are all equipped with Intel 82599ES network controller as well as a single QSFP+ fiber port. Each port is cabale of two separate 10GbE signals. On Gigabyte’s entry level high density server, the H2070-H70, the four nodes are not equipped with the LAN solution as they have two GbE LAN ports with an Intel I350 controller.


Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. is a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of hardware parts. Founded in 1986, the Taiwanese company has become one of the largest competitors in the computer hardware and electronics industry. Product profiles include air cooling, computer cases, computer peripherals, graphics cards, motherboards, notebooks, power supplies, server hardware, and smartphones. In addition to their own products, Gigabyte Technology also designs and manufactures motherboards for both AMD and Intel platforms as well as AMD and Nvidia GPUs. With over 7,100 employees, their success has led to a yearly revenue of over $1 Billion and over $78 Million in yearly profit.


ASAP Semiconductor is a leading distributor of both current and obsolete parts. Please browse our selection at ASAP Memory, the memory-related inventory of ASAP Semiconductor. We carry a wide range of memory products from companies like Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. that may not be sold anymore. For more information, check out our website at www.asap-memory.com or email us at sales@asap-memory.com for more information or to request a quote.


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SanDisk-X300-SSD

On September 30, 2014, the flash memory storage solutions and software company, SanDisk, announced their new SSD product dubbed the SanDisk X300 SSD. Using the latest advancements of X3 technology, the new SSD card is designed to meet mainstream business productivity needs.


The SanDisk X300 SSD is the first of the company’s X-series drives to utilize SanDisk’s nCache 2.0 tiered caching architecture and three bit-per-cell technology. These new features will combine SLC and X3/TLC flash blocks which will improve durability, effectiveness, and performance to handle corporate workloads including applications, media creation, and financial transactions. Security is also a key feature in the new storage system and includes a state of the art error handling mechanism called DataGuard.


This security feature operates XOR recovery technology that implements an extra layer of data protection. Software is also included with the X300 SSD which provides management tools such as drive performance and health monitoring, TRIM, and firmware updates.


Embedded applications are included such as the Apricorn EZ Gig IV cloning software which will provide the ability to duplicate an old hard drive onto the new SanDisk X300 SSD series. This feature will eliminate the need to re-install operating systems, programs, and settings when updates or crashes occur.


SanDisk Corporation is an American flash memory storage solutions and software company. Founded in 1988, the company is now one of the largest memory producers in the world. With their products such as embedded flash drives, Solid State Drives, Flash Memory Cards, USB flash Drive, and Digital Audio players, being distributed worldwide, SanDisk has met over $6 Billion in yearly revenue and employs over 5,400 people.


ASAP Semiconductor, through our proprietary website ASAP Memory, strives to be a premier distributor of all SanDisk memory products. We carry a comprehensive inventory of products as well as the database and procurement capabilities to help you meet all your requirements. Contact us today at sales@asap-memory.com.


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Micron automotive eMMC

On November 3, 2014 the American Semiconductor producer, Micron Technology, Inc., announced a new expansion of their automotive storage solutions portfolio. In mid to late 2015, Micron Technology will be releasing two new products, the M500IT Automotive SSD and the Automotive e-MMC 5.0 Memory.


The M500IT solid state drive (SSD) will be the industry’s first SSD made to meet automotive-grade standards. The drive will contain AEC-Q100-compliant NAND flash memory components and met system-level qualifications in certain automotive applications. Safety and security is also a major feature in the new drive as it includes hardware-based encryption, data-at-rest protection against unforeseen loss in power, and an adaptive thermal monitoring system.


Micron Technology’s new e-MMC 5.0 Memory will provide automotive application designers to develop new innovative programs. The e-MMC 5.0 Memory products are fully managed NAND solutions and will contain built-in controllers and industry-standard interfaces. They will also support current and upcoming navigation application requirements such as 3D mapping, environmental reporting, multimedia, satellite radio, phone call, and voice recognition. The memory concentrations of the e-MMC 5.0 Memory will range from 4GB to 128GB.


Named as one of Thomson Reuter’s top 100 global innovators in 2012 and 2013, Micron Technology is one of the leading Semiconductor producers in the world. With over 30,000 employees, the company has met over $14 Billion in yearly revenue and a market capitalization of $26 Billion. Since 1978, their computer memory and CMOS Image sensor products have been used by commercial, business, and OEM entities alike.


If you’re in the market for memory products, including from Micron Technology, ASAP Memory is a one-stop shop for all your procurement needs. ASAP Memory is a division of ASAP Semiconductor, a leading distributor for parts in the aerospace, industrial, and electronics industries. To browse our extensive inventory of connector parts please visit www.asap-memory.com or contact our sales staff at sales@asap-memory.com for more information or to place a request for a quote.


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