Items tagged with PhotoFast

We're sure you realize we have an affinity for all things SSD around these parts.  And you have to admit, any self-respecting computer geek can appreciate the blazing fast response times of the latest generation of SATA-based Solid State Drives. However, as we've said before, we think SATA some day will be a Dinosaur of sorts that we all remember and love but moved on from long ago in a galaxy far away.  Still, we're not there yet obviously.  There have been some interesting products to come to market based on native, system-level interfaces like PCI Express but we're just getting... Read more...
Quick, what's bright red, crazy fast,and comprised of multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash memory? If you guessed PhotoFast's new PowerDrive-LSI PCI-E solid state drive (SSD) line, then give yourself a cookie. And while you're at it, thank a teacher, because we both know you cheated and read the headline. We're glad you did, because PhotoFast has put something together worth salivating over. Forget about SATA 6Gpbs, the PowerDrive-LSI slides into a x8 PCI Express 2.0 slot and serves up blistering fast transfer speeds you won't get from your SATA controllers. We're talking up to 1,400MB/s reads and... Read more...
There's no question that USB 3.0 is a godsend for those transferring huge amounts of data on a regular basis, but what about individuals with machines that lack the protocol? Rather than buying a new machine (a notebook, in this case), PhotoFast are giving users a better and more affordable option: the new GM3000EX ExpressCard.For notebook owners who have yet to find a reason to utilize their ExpressCard slot, this is a solid option. Slip in the card, connect a USB 3.0 hard drive with the bundled USB 3.0 cable, and suddenly you've got USB 3.0 transfer rates on your existing laptop. No price or... Read more...
Solid State storage products continue to evolve at a rapid pace. Over the last year or so, solid state drives, or SSDs, specifically targeted at PC enthusiasts have transformed from buggy, generally underperforming products to the preferred, high-end storage solution for performance hungry enthusiasts. Available capacities have increased, cost per gigabyte has decreased significantly, and a number of useful features have been introduced that enhance or otherwise optimize performance. We have already covered a number of different solid state storage products at HotHardware, but in this article we're... Read more...
Solid State storage products continue to evolve at a rapid pace. Over the last year or so, solid state drives, or SSDs, specifically targeted at PC enthusiasts have transformed from buggy, underperforming products to the preferred, high-end storage solution for performance hungry enthusiasts and even more mission critical applications. Available capacities have increased, cost per gigabyte has decreased significantly, and a number of useful features have been introduced that enhance or otherwise optimize performance.We have already covered a number of different solid state storage products here... Read more...
There is a ton of activity in the solid state drive market, with new products announced seemingly on a weekly basis. One SSD product that generated some buzz out at Computex last month was the PhotoFast G-Monster-V5, due to its claimed 270MB/s read and write speeds. It wasn't available back then, however, we just got our hands on one for a quick evaluation and thought we'd give you a sneak peek at the goods.We'll be doing a more thorough evaluation of this drive in the days ahead, but we wanted to show you some pictures and preliminary numbers to whet your appetites.       256GB... Read more...
With adapters coming out faster than we could ever keep track of, it's not often that we take time to point one out in particular. But this is just too handy to pass on. PhotoFast, a company based in Japan and known more for its SSD solutions than anything else, has just issued one of the most amazing adapters we have ever had the pleasure of seeing. The CR-7100 MicroSDHC-to-CompactFlash converter is pretty easy to understand. It's a CF card, but rather than having internal storage, it has four MicroSDHC slots that enable users to shove up to four of their MicroSDHC cards in to use as storage.... Read more...
Enthusiasts and power users will want to pay attention to this: PhotoFast announced its fastest solid state disk to date. Reportedly, the new G-Monster-Promise SSD can reach speeds up to 1000MB/s. The drive connects to an x8 PCI-Express slot and comes in capacities of 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB. The drive supports MLC flash and features a ECC DDRII and 256MB of SDRAM memory for local cache. PhotoFast bills the new SSD as ideal for high-end digital and video editing as well as for a high-capacity data server. With super-fast read and write speeds of 1000MB/s and 100 MB/s respectively, the G-Monster-Promise... Read more...
PhotoFast may not be a household name in North America, but it may be soon given its freshest line of solid state drives. Over in Japan, the company has announced the impeccably titled G-Monster SSDV4 SLC Series, a lineup which includes 32GB and 64GB models. Both variants promise read speeds of up to 270MB/sec and write speeds of up to 170MB/sec, but those figures aren't what is most interesting.Unlike most other SSDs and HDDs, these two will include 64MB of internal cache; not that such a number is completely unheard of, but it's certainly not standard fare at this point. PhotoFast has also stated... Read more...