PioData iXflash Flash Drive

PioData is no stranger to the data storage industry. Established in 2002, the company got its start as a distributor of optical drives and recordable media. PioData expanded its product lineup to include duplicators, LCD monitors and digital cameras before becoming a casualty of the highly competitive optical storage market. PioData's story does not end there though. A few years ago, Vinpower Digital re-launched the brand to fill a void left by a top Japanese manufacturer when it decided to exit the optical disc drive market. In addition to optical drives and blank media, PioData currently offers a growing number of flash based storage solutions.



Optiarc VP Series 480GB Solid State Drive

Optiarc is no stranger to the data storage industry. Originally established in 2006 as a joint venture between Sony and NEC, Optiarc combined the technologies and expertise of its parent companies to provide some of the best optical drives in the world. Sony soon took over NEC's share of the company, making it a wholly-owned subsidiary. By 2013 though, Sony would be forced to shut Optiarc's doors. Despite having a 15% market share, increased competition from overseas manufacturers had forced the price of optical drives down to unsustainable levels. Thankfully, Optiarc's story does not end there. In 2017, Vinpower Digital acquired rights to the brand and re-launched it with a new series of DVD writers.

iXflash: Piodata’s Wonderful iDevice media library

Since their introduction in late 2000, I have collected a whole host of flash drives to use for a variety of purposes. The USB-A male connector was the original link to my computer, and it continues to be the anchor for most such devices. Many other changes have been added over the past 19 years, and this is a review of a great new version.

QNAP Collaborates with Vinpower Digital for TVS-882BR Blu-ray NAS

QNAP Systems, Inc. partnered with Vinpower Digital, a leading supplier in Optical Disc hardware and media solutions, to integrate Vinpower's industrial-grade blu-ray optical disc drive for the TVS-882BR Blu-ray NAS series, allowing users to write NAS-based content directly onto CD, DVD, or Blu-ray optical discs as an additional back-up solution.

Vinpower Digital Unveils Optiarc 5290S-PLUS With DVD+R Overburn Feature

At COMPUTEX 2017, Vinpower Digital had a number of optical storage products on display, including new drives from Piodata, Plexdisc and Optiarc. Yes, thanks to Vinpower, the Optiarc brand is back in a big way with its 5200 series of DVD writers. The line includes the 5290S and 5290S-PLUS which are capable of 24x DVD±R, 8x DVD±R DL, 8x DVD+RW and 6x DVD-RW writing speeds and a maximum DVD read speed of 16x. The two drives are also built using the true Japanese design and parts lists for a stronger and more reliable system.



そのソニーオプティアークが今回、「Optiarc(オプティアーク)」ブランドで完全復活することが、COMPUTEXで明らかになった。製造や開発を担当するのは、業務用の光学ドライブデュプリケータなどを製造するVinpower Digitalだ。ちなみに、同社はPlextorブランドの光学ドライブも一部販売を担当している。

Computex: Optiarc en Plextor DVD-branders zijn terug

Er was een tijd dat een computer zonder optisch station ondenkbaar was. Dat is inmiddels veranderd en dat heeft ook gevolgen gehad voor de markt. Bekende merken zijn verdwenen, zoals bijvoorbeeld Optiarc. Dat was een samenwerking tussen Sony en NEC. Op de Computex waren we verbaasd, ze weer tegen te komen. Inmiddels is het een merk van Vinpower Digital geworden en dat heeft zich ook bekommerd over het merk Plextor. Die laatste is nog een naam van Lite-On die dat onder andere gebruikt voor haar SSD’s. De focus bij dat bedrijf is verlegd naar dat opslagmiddel en dat gaf Vinpower de mogelijkheid om het merk te gebruiken voor optische producten.

Panasonic Exhibits Prototype Of World's First(1) Next Generation Blu-ray Disc Player At CES 2015

OSAKA, Japan, Jan. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic Corporation announced today that it has developed the world's first1 Blu-ray Disc™ playback technology supporting the latest technologies such as 4K and High Dynamic Range , which are expected to be adopted in the next generation Blu-ray Disc standards2 (ULTRA HD BLU-RAY™). A prototype player will be on display at the 2015 International CES (Las Vegas, NV, United States) January 6-9, 2015.

Dolby Atmos Comes to the Home Via Blu-ray and VUDU

Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. movies featuring Dolby Atmos soundtracks will soon be available for home theater enthusiasts with Dolby Atmos enabled AV receivers and speakers. Dolby Atmos movies will also be available this fall on Blu-ray Disc and through content service provider VUDU.

Blu-ray Discs For 4K Content And 4K Players Coming Next Year

Although there has been some progress in industries and infrastructure related to the streaming of 4K content, it seems that the Blu-ray disc will remain a feasible solution for the distribution of 4K premium content, and the Blu-ray Disc Association has almost finalized the 4K Blu-ray disc format specs.

Vinpower Digital Partners With Plextor To Distribute PX-891SAW DVD Writer

Vinpower Digital, a recognized global manufacturer and distributor of digital duplication equipment and accessories, has added the prestigious Plextor brand to its arsenal of products. Vinpower partnered with Philips & Lite-On Digital Solutions (PLDS), to distribute the full line of Plextor PX-891SAW Optical Disc Drives (ODD) worldwide.