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VisionTek Expands Super-Speed USB 3.0 Pocket SSD Line with Three New Storage Capacities

Portable 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB models offer upgrades to many internal SSDs and produce up to 20 times the speed of traditional USB flash drives.

December 16, 2015, East Dundee, IL – VisionTek Products LLC, (VisionTek®) http://www.visiontek.com, a leading manufacturer of award-winning, high-performance upgrades and accessories for PCs and Macs, today announced an expansion to the VisionTek USB 3.0 Pocket SSD line of thumb drive-sized Solid State Drives.


The Pocket SSD line is ideal for creative professionals, IT power users, and performance enthusiasts seeking ultra-fast media and large file transfers. Available in full density storage capacities of 128 gigabyte (GB) with an SRP of $89.99, 256 GB with an SRP of $149.99, and 512 GB with an SRP of $279.99, the 3.0 Pocket Drive will launch in North America later this month.


Sleek, Portable Storage for All Types of Data and Devices


The next generation of VisionTek USB 3.0 Pocket SSDs combines a sleek portable design and ultra-fast read/write demands, all without compromising large capacity requirements. The VisionTek USB 3.0 Pocket SSD can be plugged into any computer’s USB 3.0 port to save or share work files, movies, images, music libraries, and more.
The speed, reliability, and storage capacity of the VisionTek USB 3.0 Pocket SSD rivals internal SSDs, exceeds standard USB flash drive speeds, and demolishes the read/write speeds of external hard disk drives. They can be used with nearly any Windows®, Mac® OS X®, and Linux® based system with a USB 3.0/2.0 interface.


Fastest, Smallest, and Most Durable Portable SSD


The VisionTek USB 3.0 Pocket SSD is similar in size to a standard USB thumb drive, but that’s where all similarities end. The aircraft-grade aluminum housing contains a fully functional Solid State Drive with a multi-chip design utilizing high endurance MLC NAND that delivers consistent 450MB/s reads and 155MB/s writes, which makes it possible for file transfers to and from the VisionTek USB 3.0 Pocket SSD to be done 20 times faster than standard USB 2.0 flash drives or external hard disk drives.*


“Launching the VisionTek USB 3.0 Pocket SSD in full-capacity versions was a high priority for us,” said Mark Bilson, Executive Vice President of VisionTek. “We opted to expand the line fully, offering 128GB and 256GB, and adding a 512GB version as well, allowing for customers who have larger storage capacity needs to take full advantage of this fantastic, portable form factor.”


Designed in USA and Built for Reliability and Endurance


All three models of the full-capacity VisionTek USB 3.0 Pocket SSD are designed in the US and built with the same award-winning technology as VisionTek’s other internal SSDs. The technology’s design architecture employs a USB to SATA bridge, connected to an SSD controller for the highest speed, durability, and reliability. Data refresh technology ensures data integrity and the redundant storage elements produce some of the longest life expectations in its class.


VisionTek’s USB 3.0 Pocket SSDs are launching immediately at Amazon.com, with expanded availability later in the month at leading resellers and distributors across North America. For more information on the new line of portable SSDs from VisionTek, as well as their existing line of 2.5" and PCIe SSDs and accessories, visit www.visiontek.com/solid-state-drives.html.



*Transfer to drive up to 20 times faster than standard USB 2.0 drives (20MB/s Read/Write); USB 3.0 port required. Based on internal testing; performance may vary depending on host system. 1MB=1,000,000 bytes. USB 2.0. Read/Write speed will be lower and device compatibility varies.

VisionTek is a registered trademark of VisionTek Products, LLC. Apple, Mac, and OS X, are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. Linux is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

VisionTek Announces Radeon R9 Fury X, Alongside Five New Virtual Reality Ready R9 and R7 Graphic Cards

VisionTek Unleashes R9 Fury X Radeon Cards with a Wicked New Look

June 24, 2015, East Dundee, IL - VisionTek Products LLC, (VisionTek®), a leading manufacturer of award-winning, high-performance upgrades and accessories for PCs and Macs®, today announced the Radeon™ Fury X, alongside five other new Radeon™ R9 300 and R7 300 graphics cards designed with Advance Micro Devices (AMD) GPUs. The new VisionTek Radeon graphics cards will feature a new extreme look and are available starting June 24th, 2015.

 

The VisionTek Radeon Fury X opens a whole new dimension of gaming, for an unbelievable alternate reality. It is the world’s first graphics card with AMD-pioneered High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) integrated on-chip, delivering 60% more memory bandwidth over GDDR5.

 

The VisionTek Radeon R9 Fury X features black-nickel aluminum exoskeleton, maintenance-free AIO closed-loop liquid cooling, GPU Tach activity indicator, and red LED “RADEON” illumination along the spine of this wicked beast. The compact 7.5-inch card packs a performance punch, leading the way to create small and powerful PCs by condensing the HBM memory into 94% less space than GDDR5. The VisionTek Fury X was built to enable the next generation of 4K and VR gaming. With this card, PC users won’t just upgrade, they will revolutionize!

 

VisionTekFuryX

 

A full line of graphics cards meets the needs of every consumer gaming segment.

 

VisionTek is also releasing their next generation of R9 300 & R7 300 cards for the most immersive 4K gaming experience, now and tomorrow. The new VisionTek line consists of the R9 390X, R9 390, R9 380, R7 370, and R7 360 models to meet the needs of every consumer gaming segment. These new graphics cards put 4K gaming and Virtual Reality within reach for smooth, true-to-life, stutter-free gameplay with ultra-high performance. The R9 and R7 cards all support AMD Eyefinity for dynamic, panoramic multi-screen gaming experience. Once again, VisionTek captivates the imagination with an extreme new look & feel to awaken the fire in passionate PC gamers.

 

“We are focused on alignment with PC Gamers and are excited to announce the new features embedded in AMD’s Fury X design,” said Michael Innes, President of VisionTek. “We believe Virtual Reality will transform the way we experience and interact with our PC. We are embarking on a new universe of entertainment and the new VisionTek AMD powered cards create the required platform for launch.”

 

The VisionTek line features the following ground breaking AMD technologies*:

 

  • AMD LiquidVR™ Technology: Offers plug-and-play ease for today’s evolving VR head-mounted displays and future-ready support for fantastic new VR technologies that will transform tomorrow’s gaming and entertainment.
  • AMD Freesync™ Technology: Provides liquid-smooth, artifact-free, 4K cinematic experience with the highest performance at virtually any frame rate.
  • VSR (Virtual Super Resolution): Get quality that rivals 1440p, even on a 1080p display while playing your favorite games thanks to AMD’s VSR.

Specific VisionTek Radeon model highlights:

 

VisionTek Radeon R9 Fury X

  • Graphics Engine: Radeon R9 Fury X
  • Core Speed: up to 1050MHz
  • Video Memory: 4GB HBM
  • Memory Interface: 4096-bit
  • Memory Speed: 500MHz

 

VisionTek Radeon R9 390X

  • Graphics Engine: Radeon R9 390X
  • Core Speed: Up to 1050MHz
  • Video Memory: 8GB GDDR5
  • Memory Interface: 512-bit
  • Memory Speed: 1500MHz (6Gb/s)

 

VisionTek Radeon R9 390

  • Graphics Engine: Radeon R9 390
  • Core Speed: Up to 1000MHz
  • Video Memory: 8GB GDDR5
  • Memory Interface: 512-bit
  • Memory Speed: 1500MHz (6Gb/s)

 

VisionTek Radeon R9 380

  • Graphics Engine: Radeon R9 380
  • Core Speed: Up to 970MHz
  • Video Memory: 2GB GDDR5
  • Memory Interface: 256-bit
  • Memory Speed: 1375MHz x4 (5.5Gb/s)

 

VisionTek Radeon R7 370

  • Graphics Engine: Radeon R7 370
  • Core Speed: 975MHz
  • Video Memory: 2GB GDDR5
  • Memory Interface: 256-bit
  • Memory Speed: 1425MHz x4 (5.7Gb/s)

 

VisionTek Radeon R7 360

  • Graphics Engine: Radeon R7 360
  • Core Speed: 1050MHz
  • Video Memory: 2GB GDDR5
  • Memory Interface: 128-bit
  • Memory Speed: 1625MHz x4 (7Gb/s)

 

The VisionTek R9 Fury X, R9 390X, R9 390, R9 380, R7 370, and R7 360 are immediately available at www.visiontek.com and from leading retailers in North America.

VisionTek Introduces DriveXpander 2.5" Drive Expansion Slot Adapter For Desktop PCs and 2006-2012 Mac Pros

$19.99 PCI/PCIe expansion slot adapter installs in two minutes to increase storage capacity or provide easy hot-swapping of 2.5" SATA hard disk drives or solid state drives.


February 26, 2015, East Dundee, IL – VisionTek Products LLC, (VisionTek®), a leading manufacturer of award-winning, high-performance upgrades and accessories for PCs and Macs, today announced the new VisionTek DriveXpander 2.5" drive expansion slot adapter. Designed to fit any full-sized PCI or PCIe expansion slot, the DriveXpander enables data transfer speeds up to 600MB/s from bare drives with nearly any Windows® based PC desktop or OS X® based 2006-2012 Mac Pro.


The DriveXpander increases the functionality of a PC or Mac Pro by:

  • adding additional storage capacity up to 2TB when internal bays are filled or are not accessible.
  • offering quick and easy bare drive status verification.
  • providing individual drive access from a storage array with minimal or no system down time.
  • enabling removable storage to be added to the rear of a system – especially handy for HTPCs - where it is less noticeable or accessible to unauthorized users.


Add A New Drive in Three Easy Steps

The DriveXpander eliminates the need for an external enclosure or power adapter for truly tool-free and screw-less drive use. After an easy, two minute installation, users can read and write a 2.5" SATA I/II/III hard drive or solid state drive from 7mm to 9.5mm by simply:

  1. opening the drive access lever on the DriveXpander,
  2. gently inserting a drive until resistance is felt,
  3. and closing the DriveXpander’s drive access lever to fully insert and connect drive.


Custom Adapter Assures Perfect Fit with Any Expansion Slot
Unlike other hot-swap drive adapter designs that only work with PCI slots, the DriveXpander includes a custom PCIe slot stability adapter for a snug, secure fit on either expansion slot type.


Patented Design Assures Trouble-Free Use
The DriveXpander features a patented non-scratch SATA (NSS) connector that makes a direct connection with a drive’s connector leads so users can install and eject a drive over 50,000 times with confidence. A perforated backplate and open cage design also ensures trouble-free drive use by providing effective passive drive cooling.


Lockable Access Panel Prevents Drive Theft
To prevent unauthorized removal of an installed drive, the DriveXpander features a special shaped key lock to provide peace-of-mind long-term drive installation.


Pricing & Availability
The $19.99 MSRP DriveXpander includes all data and power cables required for Plug and Play operation and is available immediately directly from VisionTek, select e-tailers such as Amazon, Tiger Direct, and Dell; and national distributors such as Ingram Micro and D&H. For more information on the new DriveXpander from VisionTek, as well as their existing high-performance adapters and accessories, visit: https://www.visiontek.com/cables-accessories.html


"One can never have enough options when it comes to the access and storage of data," said Mark Bilson, Executive Vice President of VisionTek. "The DriveXpander is a unique solution that gives hard drives and SSDs an ease of use similar to flash memory cards."


VisionTek is a registered trademark of VisionTek Products, LLC. Apple, Mac, Macintosh, Mac Pro, and OS X are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

VisionTek Introduces Wallet Drive Portable USB 3.0 2.5" Drive Leather Enclosure With Built-In Connecting Cable For PCs and Macs

$19.99 MSRP bus-powered, wallet-sized enclosure offers perfect combination of style, convenience, and performance with tool-less design for easy install and hot-swapping of HDDs and SSDs.

February 19, 2015, East Dundee, IL – VisionTek Products LLC, (VisionTek®), a leading manufacturer of award-winning, high-performance upgrades and accessories for PCs and Macs, today announced the new VisionTek Wallet Drive leather external drive enclosure. Designed for ultra-portable convenience, the Wallet Drive’s leather cover with magnetic flap closure conceals a hot-swappable, screw-less drive tray with an integrated 7" long USB 3.0/2.0 connecting cable. Any SATA hard drive or solid state drive can simply be slid into the Wallet Drive to deliver data transfer speeds up to 600MB/s with nearly any Windows® or Mac® OS X based computer with a USB 3.0/2.0 interface.


No Tools or Assembly Needed – Remove and Replace Drives Easily
To start storing, sharing, and/or backing up documents, music, videos, photos, and other data with the Wallet Drive, just slide any 2.5" 7mm or 9mm SATA I/II/III hard drive or solid state drive, including VisionTek’s Go Drive and Racer series of SSDs, into the hot-swappable drive tray. The snap tight, pressure fit tray securely holds the drive without the need for tools or screws.


Plug and Play Bus-Powered Convenience
Wallet Drive eliminates the driver install hassle and having to carry around a bulky AC adapter. After a drive is slid into the Wallet Drive’s drive tray, the 4.0 ounce enclosure can be connected to a PC or Mac and bus-powered via the built-in 7" long USB 3.0/2.0 cable.


Turns Storage into a Techno Style Statement
With its high-quality natural grain leather finish and fan-less ventilation for noise-free cooling, the Wallet Drive transforms mundane data storage and back-up into a sleek and stylish high-performance accessory for today’s mobile technology lifestyle.


Pricing & Availability
The $19.99 MSRP Wallet Drive is available immediately directly from VisionTek, select e-tailers such as Newegg, Tiger Direct, and Dell; and national distributors such as Ingram Micro and D&H. For more information on the new Wallet Drive from VisionTek, as well as their existing mobile storage line, visit: https://www.visiontek.com/mobile-lifestyle/mobile-storage.html


“With data access, storage, and backup a normal daily activity performed by millions of people worldwide, we were inspired to expand our mobile storage line with an enclosure that delivers the highest standards of performance, style, and convenience,” said Mark Bilson, Executive Vice President of VisionTek. “The Wallet Drive is a stylish alternative to common plastic and aluminum enclosures and offers far easier drive installation and removal over conventional drive enclosures while still delivering the speed benefits of USB 3.0.” 

VisionTek Introduces High-Performance Pocket-Sized USB 3.0 Solid State Drives For Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux Based Computers

Bus-powered, thumb drive sized 120GB and 240GB models starting at $109.99 MSRP rival internal SSD performance; can be used as bootable Windows drive on PCs and Macs for an "office-on-the-go” solution.


October 23, 2014, East Dundee, IL – VisionTek Products LLC (VisionTek®), a leading manufacturer of award-winning, high-performance upgrades and accessories for PCs and Macs, today announced the new VisionTek USB Pocket SSD line of thumb drive-sized Solid State Drives for creative professionals, IT power users, and performance enthusiasts seeking ultra-fast media and large file transfers. Offering speed, reliability, and storage capacity that rivals factory installed and aftermarket internal SSDs, the VisionTek Flash Drive can be used with nearly any Windows®, Mac® OS X®, and Linux® based system with a USB 3.0/2.0 interface.


More Than an Ordinary Thumb Drive
While it’s sized like an ordinary thumb drive sporting a USB 3.0 connector, the VisionTek USB Pocket SSD’s aircraft-grade aluminum housing contains a fully functional Solid State Drive featuring a high-performance LSI SandForce® controller that delivers up to 455MB/s reads and up to 440MB/s writes... nearly double the speed of other flash drives. Plus, by installing Windows 8/8.1 on it, the VisionTek USB Pocket SSD can provide a bootable, fully functional Windows environment for an "office-on-the-go” solution.


Uses the Common USB Port
Millions of computers have been put into use since the USB 3.0 interface was introduced in 2008. That means the VisionTek USB Pocket SSD can be plugged into a computer nearly anywhere in the world and use the computer’s USB bus power to save or share work files, movies, images, music libraries, and more.


Nearly 4x More Storage Capacity for Tablets
With today’s most popular tablet computers offering a maximum of 64GB of internal storage, the VisionTek USB Pocket SSD can be used as a high-capacity external storage upgrade to increase storage capabilities by up to nearly 4x more.


Run Windows On A Mac
Whether you’re a fan of PC games, want to run a specialty Windows only app, or are a web designer needing to confirm your work looks correct, the VisionTek USB Pocket SSD offers the best of both operating system worlds. Just by downloading and installing Boot Camp® drivers along with a legal copy of Windows 8 or higher, the VisionTek USB Pocket SSD can boot a full Windows environment without having to partition your internal drive. Jump from an iMac to a Mac mini to a Mac Pro without having to copy settings, files, or configurations.


Multiple Uses for Multiple Users
The VisionTek USB Pocket SSD offers the flexibility to be used for specific needs:

  • Create a custom user environment with approved videos, games, etc. for young children.
  • High-speed backup.
  • Download and save uncompressed HD content.
  • Backup drive for photographers/videographers. Shoot on SD card, transfer to computer for editing, save on VisionTek USB Pocket SSD for accessibility anywhere.
  • Bootable drive to run the Windows desktop and apps on other PCs and Macs.


Pricing & Availability
Both the 120GB ($109.99 MSRP) and 240GB ($174.99 MSRP) models are designed and built in the US and are available immediately directly from VisionTek, select e-tailers such as Newegg, Tiger Direct, and Dell; and national distributors such as Ingram Micro and D&H. For more information on the new line of portable SSDs from VisionTek, as well as their existing line of 2.5" and PCIe SSDs and accessories, visit: https://www.visiontek.com/solid-state-drives.html


"With our success in mSATA, notebook/ultrabook, and PCIe form factor SSDs, it made sense to explore innovative applications of flash memory storage performance,” said Mark Bilson, Executive Vice President of VisionTek. "This new line of ultra-portable drives delivers among the highest levels of reliability and performance in an SSD, but adds an incomparable level of convenience. Imagine... over 400MB/s of reliable storage speed that can attach to key ring and can provide a full Windows environment wherever you require it.”


VisionTek is a registered trademark of VisionTek Products, LLC. Apple, Mac, OS X, Boot Camp, iPod, iPhone, and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. Linux is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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