More and more consumers are moving towards PCIe technology as server virtualization, virtual desktop infrastructure, in-memory computing applications, and the need for real-time analytics increases. Over 7,000 customers have already received more than a quarter million PCIe application accelerators from just SanDisk.


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Mushkin’s innovation has let to their creation of a few world’s firsts. In 2013, Mushkin released the world’s fastest 240 GB USB 3.0 Drive, the Ventura Ultra. As the fastest in the world of its kind, the unit is able to transfer data at the rates of up to 380 MB/s read and 325 MB/s write. Through its USB 3.0 connector, the unit is 10 times faster than USB 2.0 and is backwards compatible with legacy USB ports and devices. Other features include an aluminum casing and USB Attached SCSI Protocol support to maximize transfer rate potential. The world’s first 480 GB mSATA solid state drive, the Atlas mSATA, is another one of Mushkin’s innovative feats. Having a capacity of 480 GB, this mSATA solid state drive is able to reach read speeds of up to 540 MB/s and write speeds of up to 425 MB/s.


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G. Skill international Enterprise Co., Ltd. is a computer hardware manufacturing company that is based out of Taiwan. Established in 1989, G. Skill was started by a group of computer enthusiasts that eventually their computer memory products in 2003. Though G. Skill is based in Asia, the company operates worldwide as they have resellers and distributors in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.


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Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. is a premier provider of high-performance analog radio frequency (RF), microwave, and millimeter wave products that support next-generation Internet and modern battlefield systems. Established in 1950 as Microwave Associates, M/A-COM got its start by supplying the US Army Signal Corps with magnetrons—high-powered vacuum tubes that generate microwaves.


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The American data storage company, Seagate Technology, has been increasing its investments into laser-assisted hard disk drive technology. By utilizing this new technology, Seagate hopes to bring into the market a new hard disk drive with a capacity five times that of their current large capacity hard drives. The new technology, known as heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) will be able to write and record smaller, steadier bits to the magnetic exterior of a disk.


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On October 27, 2014, the computer storage company, Western Digital, announced their plans to expand their WD Purple line of 3.5-inc hard drives. This line of hard drives is made with a primary focus for video surveillance storage and includes ATA streaming to reduce error pixilation and video interruptions.


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Kingston Technology Corporation is a developer and manufacturer of computer memory and storage products. Located in Fountain Valley, California, this privately held company was founded by John Tu and David Sun in 1987 to supply a severe surface-mount memory chip shortage. Although it is a privately held company, Kingston Technology Corporation employees over 4,000 people and has met over $6 billion dollars in yearly revenue. Their product lines include DRAM, Solid State Drives, USB Drives, Flash Cards, and Wireless Readers that are used on the consumer, business, and enterprise level.


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