PhotoFast iFlashDrive arrives stateside
PhotoFast teamed up with Sanho on Tuesday to bring the iFlashDrive to the US and the UK. The add-on is billed as the only drive of its kind to give iPads, iPhones, and iPods two-way storage. An officially sanctioned Dock Connector links as much as 32GB of storage up to the device with a USB port for when the content needs to be shuttled to or from a computer. A companion iOS app (free, App Store) helps transfer files in storage both on the iOS hardware and off.
Drive bridges iPads, iPhones, iPods, PCs, Macs
PhotoFast has introduced a flash drive that makes it easy to transfer data from Apple portable devices to others as well as Macs or even a Windows PC. The i-FlashDrive features a standard USB connector on one side and an iPhone, iPad or iPod connection on the other. An accompanying app enables file storage, viewing and management.
PhotoFast told to stop MB Air SSD kits by Apple
PhotoFast may have been asked by Apple to halt production of its SSD upgrade kit for the new MacBook Air. One source said that the Japanese storage maker had been asked to stop production a week ago. The reasons were unknown, the tipster told 9 to 5 that PhotoFast agreed to keep its involvement in Apple's MFi accessories program.
Toshbia X-Gale blade SSD shares MB Air tech
Toshiba tonight shared word that the special blade solid-state drive from the new MacBook Air will be launched for all computer builders, not just Apple. The Blade X-gale uses the same dimensions and is just an inch wide and 0.09 inches thick. The design is nonetheless as fast as many of the best full-size SSDs and can peak at 220MB per second in read speeds and 180MB per second in writes, a key to the Air's near-instant response times.
PhotoFast intros drop-in SSD MacBook Air kit
Japan's PhotoFast had the distinction of becoming the first company to offer a storage upgrade for the new MacBook Air. The GM2 SFV1 Air not only gives an SSD in the narrow card format needed for the Air but goes beyond what Apple itself is delivering. It gives the 11-inch model its first 256GB option and uses a SandForce SF1200 memory controller that should be about 30 percent faster than the original, at 250MB per second peak in read and write performance.