PCR’s guide to the latest SSDs, hard drives, NAS and storage products

Whether you’re looking to stock SSDs, portable hard drives or NAS, here are some of the latest storage products of the market.

Ortial vPRO SATA III 2.5 Performance Class SSD

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Specs: 3D NAND Flash technology, up to 560MBs read and 520MBs write speeds, throughput speeds (IOPS) up to 100k read and 90k write, 120GB, 240GB, 960GB and 2TB capacities, TLC flash media type,
SMI controller.

“The Ortial vPRO performance class solid state drive is the perfect companion for server, laptop and desktop upgrades as well as gaming systems providing superior stability, durability and power efficiency. With latest generation 3D NAND Flash technology the Ortial vPRO offers high storage density, excellent reliability, power efficiency and performance compared to traditional 2D NAND.”

Contact: CMS Distribution

Kingston IronKey D300S

Specs: 32GB / 64GB / 128GB capacities, USB 3.1 interface, FIPS 140-2 L3 hardware encryption, virtual software keyboard, epoxy sealed IXP82 waterproof zinc case.

“An encrypted USB drive that uses FIPS 140-2 Level 3 256-bit hardware encryption and digitally signed firmware to reassure administrators that their users can work with USB drives, even when sensitive data is being handled. The devices are tamper resistant, all encrypting of data is on the D300S itself and each drive has a unique serial number and barcode for easy auditing.”

Contact: Simms, Exertis, Memory Bank, Hahnel, Ingram Micro UK, Hammer, Tech Data

Verbatim Store ‘n’ Go Secure Portable Hard Drive

Specs: 2TB and 1TB capacities, USB 3.1 interface, LED indicator, 283g in weight.

“Verbatim’s Store ‘n’ Go Secure Portable Hard Drive with keypad access is here for your peace of mind. The AES 256-bit hardware encryption seamlessly encrypts all data on the drive in real-time with a built-in keypad for password input. The hard drive does not store passwords
in the computer or system’s volatile memory making it far more secure than software encryption. Also, if it falls into the wrong hands, the hard drive will lock and require re-formatting after 20 failed password attempts.”

Contact: Verbatim GmbH

Patriot Scorch 512GB NVMe M.2 SSD

Specs: Ultra-fast PCIe gen 3.0 x 2 NVMe 1.2 interface, read speeds up to 1,700MH/s, 3x faster than SATA SSDs.

“The Patriot Scorch M.2 Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF) SSD is the perfect solution for consumers
and professionals looking to get blazing fast start up times and instantaneous access to their data for better productivity and reliability from their SSD. Powered by the Phison 5008 controller, the Scorch M.2 uses an ultra-fast PCIe gen 3.0 x 2 NVMe 1.2 interface to deliver read and write speeds with high performance.”

Contact: Target Components

Netgear RN620 series

Specs: Quad-core 2.4GHz Intel Xeon processor, 8GB DD4 ECCC memory, 2 x 10GBase-T ports, 4K multi-streaming, storage going up to 112TB, up to 120 users, best-in-class data protection, ReadyNAS OS 6 (featuring encryption, anti-virus, unlimited snapshots, cloud-managed replication and instant provisioning).

“10 Gigabit Ethernet is quickly becoming the standard for business networks, driven by a proliferation of wireless mobile devices demanding higher speeds, along with faster computing end-points. The RN620 series meets the demand of next generation networking with ease, integrating dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, offering best-in-class data protection and speeds, customisable bay size and capacities, and seamless file sharing between Windows, Mac and Linux. The RN620 series is a no-compromise, high-performing data storage system that excels in capacity, performance and security.“

Contact: Tech Data, Ingram Micro, Exertis

ADATA HD830 External HDD

Specs: 2TB / 4TB / 5TB capacities, USB 3.1, aluminum and anti-shock silicone, USB 3.1 cable included.

“Whereas other external drives might be durable, the ADATA HD830 is virtually indestructible. It features a robust triple-layer construction and sturdy aluminum exterior that can withstand 3000kg of downward pressure. What’s more, it’s waterproof and dustproof.”

Contact: Spire Technology, Tech Data

Ortial Pro SATA III 2.5 Enterprise Class SSD

Specs: 3D TLC NAND Flash technology, data transfer speeds up to 520MBs read and 490MBs write, throughput speeds (IOPS) up to 98k read and 50k write, 240GB, 480GB and 960GB capacities, wear levelling, SMI controller.

“A key part of any datacentre or desktop environment, the Ortial Pro enterprise class solid state drive instantly upgrades servers, desktop and notebooks. Designed to enable advanced storage and improve everything from boot times, to read/write speeds, the Ortial Pro offers wear levelling, high speed capacities, superb reliability and intelligent TLC caching and DRAM cache buffer to boost read/write performance.”

Contact: CMS Distribution

Seagate 14TB SATA3 IronWolf NAS Hard Drive

Specs: 3.5” form factor, 14TB capacity, SATA III – 6Gb/s interface speed, 256MB cache, 690g in weight.

“IronWolf is designed for everything NAS. Get used to tough, ready, and scalable 24×7 performance that can handle multi-drive environments across a wide range of capacities. AgileArray enables dual-plane balancing and RAID optimisation in multi- bay environments, with the most advanced power management possible.”

Contact: Spire Technology

Freecom mHDD Slim Mobile Drive USB 3.0

Specs: 1TB and 2TB capacities, 5400 rpm disk speed, 2.5” SATA hard drive, 150g in weight, Type-C and USB 3.0.

“Backup in style with this stunning mobile hard drive. Compact, lightweight and housed in a stylish brushed metal enclosure, the Freecom mHDD Slim Mobile Drive lets you take your digital life with you.”

Contact: Verbatim GmbH


Specs: 256GB / 512GB / 1TB capacities, M.2 2280 form factor, 2nd generation 3D TLC NAND flash, Realtek controller.

“Boot, load and transfer faster with the XPG SX6000 Pro PCIe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 solid state drive (SSD). With support for NVMe 1.3 and equipped with 3D NAND Flash, it offers up to four times faster performance than SATA SSDs and up to 1TB of capacity. What’s more, the SX6000 Pro is slimmer than standard M.2 2280 SSDs for a higher level of compatibility thanks to its single-sided design.”

Contact: Spire Technology, Tech Data

Team L5 LITE 3D 480GB SATA 3 SSD

Specs: 3D NAND, read/write speed 4x faster than traditional hard drive, up to 470 MB/s of reading speed, ultra lightweight and slim, 2.5-inch hard drive with just 7.0 mm thickness, SMART technology support.

“The L5 LITE solid state drive uses SATA III 6Gbps specification with sequential read/write speeds up to 500MB/s. It not only greatly improves the performance of your PC or laptop, it’s also an amazingly priced upgrade with built-in SMART technology and 3-year warranty including technical support.”

Contact: Target Components

Seagate 12TB SATA3 IronWolf Pro NAS Hard Drive

Specs: 3.5” form factor, 12TB capacity, SATA III – 6Gb/s interface speed, 256MB cache, 705g in weight.

“The 12TB Seagate IronWolf Pro is a high-quality HDD built for NAS storage that delivers incredible performance thanks to its easy to use 3.5-inch form factor that is just 26.1mm in height. The drive runs at 7200 rpm and its technical highlight is its 6Gb/s interface, which is the latest SATA III standard. This drive in particular has a storage capacity of 12000GB with a 256MB Cache.”

Contact: Spire Technology

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