Apacer's Got You Covered With The Latest Flash Memory Tech At Computex 2012
As the IT world shifts towards more rugged flash memory, the global market for it is becoming much more lucrative, but also much more competitive due to improving technologies and dropping prices. More and more players are staking their claim with very similar product lines, and so now the challenge for manufacturers not only lies in quality and reliability but also special features and design. Taiwanese memory maker Apacer looks to the needs of its customers as the inspiration for its latest products, as presented during Computex 2012.
Storage - When & Where You Need It
Storage capacity is great and all, but you also need speed. Apacer knows this, and with its 2012 product line, it aims to lead the way in both categories for all your flash memory needs, with both quality and style to match.
Apacer has a full lineup of memory cards available, from the tiny microSD for use in smartphones to big, rugged CompactFlash (CF) cards ideal for DSLR photography and videography. Capacities across the board range from 8GB to a whopping 64GB, with minimum transfer speed of 4MB/s (for microSD) to a lightning-quick 90MB/s from its 16GB CF cards.
In the weeks and months running up to Computex 2012, Cloud Storage had become the hot new trend in storing and sharing files on the fly. However, this technology is still limited in terms of space available, file size and of course is still dependent on the speed of your internet connection. Flash drives on the other hand have slowly grown in capacity, and have achieved a quantum leap in speed with USB 3.0. For 2012, Apacer has come up with a comprehensive set of USB 3.0 thumb drives in several shapes and sizes that cater to every need, including the world’s smallest with a maximum capacity of 64GB.
Shifting To Overdrive
In the IT world, if it’s not bigger, it’s faster. The word on every techie’s mouth these days is a three-letter acronym: SSD. Solid State Drives used to be low-capacity and expensive, but now the speedy drives are getting more affordable, and with capacities in the triple digits. Supporting these speed demons are equally quick DDR3 memory modules.
For the SSD product category, Apacer has three models to choose from. Two of them are SATA III, which means they can transfer files at 6.0Gbps. One of them has 60GB-480GB variants, while the other goes from 64GB to 512GB. For those with older systems, a SATA II drive is available, called the Pro II, with capacities of 32GB to 256GB.
For PC speed freaks, you’re going to need blazing fast memory to complement it your speedy SSD. Again, Apacer’s got you covered. Three models are found in the high-performance category, the ARES, Giant II and Black Panther. The Black Panther is the most cost-effective of the series, using a 3D heatspreader to dissipate heat.
The Giant II on the other hand, has a larger heatspreader design with “air-fall” vents. Lastly, the top-of-the-line ARES model has a more traditional heat pipe and heatsink cooling design that ensures zero noise. The memory modules run at a minimum of 1600MHz up to an overclocked 2400MHz with the ARES.
For more information, head on over to Apacer's official website.