Lenovo, Intel, OCZ, Storage Visions and More
In addition, some of what we considered to be the "Best of CES" type products were featured in our full detailed coverage atop the home page, but we'll run down those stand-outs for you quickly as well. These larger headliners were:
- x86 Everywhere: Intel Announces Medfield Phones
- CES 2012 Asus X79 Boards, Transformer TF700T Action
- OCZ CES 2012: Z-Drive R5, Kilimanjaro and Everest 2
- Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga, New Tablets, CES 2012
However, there was a bucket load more to see at CES 2012 out in sunny Las Vegas, where the air was dry but our cup of technology and geek goodness runneth over last week. Stay with us on the pages ahead to re-visit all the best stuff we saw. There are easy to navigate menus at the top and bottom of each page of course, as always, if you're the type that likes to jump around a bit. That said, on with all the demos, sights and sounds of CES 2012!
Storage Vision 2012 Report: Micron/Crucial, Intel and Toshiba
Prior to the start of the CES 2012 show in Las Vegas this week, major players in the storage industry kicked off their mini conference, in an effort to get the buzz going early in consumer and enterprise storage. Of course Micron and Crucial were there in force to show us their latest SSD technologies, starting with their big, bad P320h PCI Express SSD.
Micron P320h PCI Express SSD
If you recall, the product is a co-development effort between Micron and IDT that sports a new Flash memory controller ASIC for direct-attached SSD storage over a X8 PCI Express Gen 2 link. Micron didn't have the drive up and running, though it was on display. Supposedly Micron is sampling customers right now and they hope to move to production sometime within the first half of this year.
Micron C400 Self-Encrypted SSD
Micron gave us a quick nickle booth tour as well, covering their Self-Encrypted C400SSD, new mSATA products and, of course, their 6Gbps SATA M4 drive.
Three terabytes over a USB 3.0 connection definitely sounds tasty and it's good to see more USB 3.0 products coming to market to help make use of these new ports coming to laptops and desktops lately.
Finally, Intel was demoing their upcoming Cherryville Intel 520 Series SSD showing the performance of the product versus a standard hard drive.
That's about it for our Storage Vision 2012 coverage. Stay tuned for more this week at CES 2012, almost live, (half dead?) from sunny Las Vegas.