JMicron and Vinpower Unveil 10Gbps Portable SSD for Apple iOS at Computex

May 25, 2024 by our News Team

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JMicron and Vinpower have collaborated to create the Enhanced 10Gbps Portable SSD, the first of its kind to be compatible with Apple iOS devices and offering lightning-fast data transfer speeds, setting a new standard for secure, high-powered backup and storage across multiple platforms.

  • product that sets a new standard for secure, high-powered, and high-speed backup and storage
  • Compatible with multiple platforms, including Apple iOS, Android, PC, MacBook, Chromebook, and more
  • Offers lightning-fast Read/Write data transfer speeds of over 800 MB/sec, significantly faster than most USB flash storage devices for smartphones and tablets

JMicron Technology Corporation and Vinpower, Inc. have joined forces to create a product: the Enhanced 10Gbps Portable SSD (PSSD). This innovative device, powered by the iVP817 IC Chip, is the first of its kind to be compatible with Apple iOS devices supporting the iPhone iAP2. The PSSD offers lightning-fast Read/Write (R/W) data transfer speeds and sets a new standard for secure, high-powered, high-speed backup and storage across multiple platforms, including Apple iOS, Android, PC, MacBook, Chromebook, and more.

While most USB flash storage devices for smartphones and Tablets have R/W transfer speeds ranging from 20 MB/sec to 80 MB/sec, the enhanced PSSD achieves verifiable R/W transfer speeds of over 800 MB/sec when used with an iPhone 15Pro or 15Pro Max. This means that with Vinpower’s iAP2-based App, users can back up a 10 GB video from their iPhone 15Pro or 15Pro Max in just around 12 seconds. Additionally, the PSSD supports a range of NVMe SSDs with various form factors and capacities up to and exceeding 8 TB of secure storage.

JMicron is a leading IC design company specializing in high-speed data and signal interfaces bridge controllers, including NVMe to USB bridges. Vinpower, on the other hand, is a expert in designing IC chip firmware, circuit design, and manufacturing Apple iOS backup and storage devices and related Apps. Recognizing the untapped potential in the market for a solution that offers smooth, fast, and secure data transfer and backup for portable mobile devices, especially on the Apple iOS platform, the two companies joined forces to create the PSSD.

“The PSSD with the integrated iVP817 will enhance the user experience and provide a necessary expedited backup solution for millions of iPhone and iPad users around the world,” says Tim Liu, CEO & General President of JMicron Technology Corporation. The collaboration between JMicron and Vinpower was a natural fit, given JMicron’s expertise in storage market technologies and Vinpower’s focus on Apple iOS platforms.

Although the current iPhone 15Pro and 15Pro Max series offer a USB Type C connection that allows access to the Files App and real-time transfer of Apple Pro Res video content, there are limitations in terms of security for standard USB-connected storage devices. These devices use the MSC protocol, while Apple iOS devices require the proprietary iAP2 protocol, available only for MFi certified devices. This creates a barrier for traditional USB-C connected storage devices to access critical content stored on an iPhone or iPad. Vinpower’s experience in MFi certified storage products and Apps allows the PSSD to use the iAP2 protocol through an expanded range of connections and storage devices, providing a wider array of access to critical content such as photos, videos, contacts, and more.

Research indicates that there are approximately 146 billion iPhone users and 850 million iCloud users worldwide. Out of those 850 million iCloud users, around 70% pay for higher capacity storage, which translates to approximately 585 million iPhone/iPad users who pay for access to higher capacity cloud storage. This means that about 40% of iPhone users may not have a true full backup solution. In other words, more than 800 million global iPhone users could benefit from a secure, high-capacity, fast, and easy method to backup, share, and transfer their critical content to or from an iPhone or iPad.

Calvin Chang, CEO of Vinpower, Inc., emphasizes the need for speed and convenience in today’s fast-paced world: “We live in a fast-paced world and have become a culture obsessed with instantaneous gratification. If it takes more than a few seconds to access content, we become impatient and frustrated. That’s why Vinpower collaborated with JMicron in developing the PSSD with the iVP817, to address a growing need in the market for a backup and storage solution, especially for Apple iOS users, that can provide incredibly fast data transfer speeds with high-capacity storage, beyond anything on the market today.”

The PSSD will be showcased at the upcoming 2024 Computex event, held from June 4th to 7th. Visitors can see the PSSD at two locations: JMicron’s Courtyard by Marriott Taipei suite (by invitation) or Vinpower’s booth at TWTC Nangang, J0310 inside the Computex tradeshow.

JMicron and Vinpower Unveil  10Gbps Portable SSD for Apple iOS at Computex

JMicron and Vinpower Unveil  10Gbps Portable SSD for Apple iOS at Computex

JMicron and Vinpower Unveil  10Gbps Portable SSD for Apple iOS at Computex

JMicron and Vinpower Unveil  10Gbps Portable SSD for Apple iOS at Computex

JMicron and Vinpower Unveil  10Gbps Portable SSD for Apple iOS at Computex

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Background Information

About Apple: Apple Inc., known for its iconic products, was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne in 1976. The company has since revolutionized the technology landscape with innovations like the Macintosh computer, iPod, iPhone, iPad, and more. for its emphasis on design, user experience, and ecosystem integration, Apple's devices and software have made a profound impact on various industries. With a commitment to quality and innovation, Apple remains a global technology leader.

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Event Info

About Computex: Computex, held annually in Taipei, Taiwan, stands as one of the world's leading technology trade shows, showcasing cutting-edge innovations in computing hardware, software, and emerging technologies. With a focus on industry trends and product launches, it serves as a pivotal platform for tech giants and startups alike to unveil their latest advancements and forge key partnerships, attracting a global audience of industry professionals, enthusiasts, and media representatives.

Technology Explained

Chromebook: A Chromebook is a type of laptop computer that runs on Google's Chrome OS operating system, designed for seamless online connectivity and cloud-based computing. These devices are optimized for web-based tasks, relying heavily on Google's suite of apps and services. Chromebooks are known for their fast boot times, ease of use, and security features, such as automatic updates and sandboxing. They often come with limited local storage, as they encourage users to store files and applications in the cloud

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NVMe: Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) is a newly developed technology that has been gaining traction in the computer industry. This technology is a standard interface which allows for high-speed storage and retrieval of data from solid state drives (SSDs). NVMe is designed to increase the speed of data transfers in storage systems by enabling a direct connection to PCI Express (PCIe) bus, resulting in significantly faster access times compared to traditional interface protocols such SSDs. NVMe is particularly useful for applications that require lightning-fast access to large amounts of high-value data. NVMe-based SSDs are being widely adopted in the computer industry and are being employed to power data centers, high-end workstations, and gaming machines to support lightning-fast data processing and retrieval, which unlocks possibilities for machine learning, real-time analytics, edge computing, and other cutting-edge applications. NVMe is proving to be an invaluable tool in the field of computing, offering immense

SSD: A Solid State Drive (SSD) is a modern data storage device that employs flash memory technology to store data electronically. Unlike traditional hard disk drives (HDDs), SSDs have no moving parts, resulting in significantly faster read and write speeds. This leads to quicker boot times, faster application loading, and smoother overall system performance. SSDs are known for their durability, shock resistance, and energy efficiency, making them ideal for laptops, ultrabooks, and other portable devices. They come in various form factors, including 2.5-inch, M.2, and PCIe cards, and are favored for their reliability, quiet operation, and reduced heat generation

USB-C: USB-C is a new type of USB connector that is quickly becoming the industry standard for connecting devices to computers. It is a reversible connector, meaning it can be plugged in either way, and it is capable of transferring data at speeds up to 10 Gbps. It is also capable of providing up to 100 watts of power, making it ideal for charging laptops and other devices. USB-C is quickly becoming the go-to connector for connecting peripherals to computers, such as external hard drives, monitors, and printers. It is also being used to connect smartphones and tablets to computers, allowing for faster data transfer and charging. USB-C is quickly becoming the industry standard for connecting devices to computers, and its applications are only expected to grow in the future.

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