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QNAP Collaborates with Vinpower Digital for TVS-882BR

QNAP

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.

The TVS-882BR series provides an excellent solution for storing large amount of digital contents and allows for easy sharing through a network. However, it’s always recommended to follow a “3-2-1” rule when storing digital content. The “3-2-1” rule represents having at least three copies of your data, of which two should be stored on two different media and one backup copy should be kept offsite. This rule is specifically designated for protecting against natural disasters that could potentially destroy all property and data stored in an affected region. That is why QNAP had the foresight to also include a Blu-ray writer drive onto theTVS-882BR Blu-ray NAS series.

By integrating Vinpower’s industrial-grade Blu-ray writer drive, QNAP TVS-882BR series allows users to create a backup copy onto virtually all formats of optical discs, such as CD, DVD, and Blu-ray discs (including the 100GB+ BDXL media) that can be safely stored offsite. Optical discs are made from plastic with an archival grade hard coating, ensuring the backup data will not degrade or be susceptible to the elements, thus providing a longer archival offering.“QNAP is excited to work with Vinpower Digital in integrating the industrial-grade Blu-ray writer drive,” said Dan Lin, Product Manager of QNAP. “Vinpower has been a leading innovator in the field of optical disc hardware for over 20 years and has been integral in working with QNAP to add optical disc burning capabilities that meet QNAP’s high standards for reliability and longevity,” Lin added.

“In the past year, we’ve seen a number of natural disasters that have destroyed whole communities, making storing content in a single location alone highly dangerous and susceptible to complete data loss,” said Ryan Swerdloff, Vice President of Vinpower Digital. “Utilizing the optical disc writer drive on the TVS-882BR series provides an added layer of protection not found on most common NAS back-up solutions. In essence, it’s an added level of insurance added to an excellent secure storage solution, similar to getting earthquake or flood insurance on top of your standard home insurance policy. You may never need to use it, but should the worst case scenario happen, you’ll be protected and relieved you had it.”

For more details about the TVS-882BR Blu-ray NAS series press release, click on the following link:
https://hexus.net/tech/items/network/111923-qnap-collaborates-vinpower-digital-tvs-882br/

For more details about Vinpower’s full product line, please visit www.vinpowerdigital.com or speak with a Vinpower representative near you.

Vinpower getting into the Halloween holiday spirit…keeps good moral and fuels excitement and comradery amongst co-workers

Halloween

Vinpower celebrated the Halloween festivities this past October 31st, by having a small costume party in the office. It’s always a good idea to let your hair down and have a little fun in the office to help fuel the creative juices and unwind. At Vinpower, we care about making our office an enjoyable work environment so that we can better assist our customers. You know what they say, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”

Letting loose on holidays and special occasions allows Vinpower to better focus on our core product lines and deliver the best quality and reliability for all of our Optical Disc, Flash, and HDD/SSD duplicators, media, and accessories. So if you’re in the market for digital duplication media or hardware, Vinpower is your friendly and down to earth partner that can assist you with all your needs.

For more details about any of Vinpower Digital’s range of hardware, software, and media offerings, visit our website, www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with an authorized Vinpower representative near you.

Western Digital announced they will produce a hard drive capable of holding over 40TB of data.

40TB HDD

At a recent event, Western Digital announced a recent breakthrough in microwave-assisted magnetic recording (MAMR) technology. Through this incredible technology, WD projects that they will be able to build individual hard drives capable of holding over 40TB of data by 2025. Imagine the capacity of a small server farm contained in a single pocket sized HDD. This would open so many doors for both businesses and individuals alike to maintain and store an enormous amount of data onto a drive that would be portable and adaptable to use with virtually any computer.

Just as many falsely prophesized the death of optical media with the adoption of flash USB and SD, the demise of the standard magnetic HDD due to the propagation of the flash oriented SSD is similarly mistaken. The reason being is the same for both optical discs and HDD’s, in short, the cost per GB of storage. The Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for both optical discs and HDD’s in much lower and will continue to remain considerably lower than that of flash oriented products. The reason is the cost of production and the volume of production. Both optical discs and magnetic HDD’s can be made cheaper, faster, and in greater quantities than their flash counterparts. So we will not see the demise of either anytime soon.

In saying this, it doesn’t mean the traditional optical disc and HDD will kill the flash market. Flash is still a growing and evolving storage medium in its own right and continues to gain in popularity. So flash is still the future of storage, but it will not fully replace or dominate the market as once foreseen. With the importance in both the professional and consumer market for high capacity storage, I foresee multiple forms of digital storage devices servicing an expanding and evolving marketplace that will have plenty of content to store across all forms of digital ecosystems.

Vinpower’s line of Pro Duplicator Optical Disc Drives (ODD) are readily available Globally!

ODD available globally

Now that fewer personal computers come standard with optical disc drives (ODD), there are fewer and fewer manufacturers producing them. The ODD manufacturers that remain are putting less resources into maintaining the drives and are actively trying to cost down on the components used to build those drives. These factors inevitably lead to lower quality drives with a shorter life span. That’s why Vinpower has worked diligently over the years to provide our own lines of professional series Half Height Optical Disc Drives, featuring the Plextor, Optiarc, and Piodata series. Each of these drives were developed to have greater compatibility, reliability, and longevity, compared to the standard off the shelf ODD’s currently on the market. These drives are perfect for building your own duplicators, replacing drives on older systems, such as manual towers, autoloaders, and publishing systems, regardless of the manufacturer, and for use with computers and high scale servers.

Now that you know these drives exist and would be the perfect solution for your needs, the next question is inevitably where can I find them to purchase? Fortunately, these drives are readily available in most countries around the world. They are available in North and South America, throughout Europe and Asia, including Australia. The drives are also readily available through Amazon in the US, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, and the UK, which in addition to Vinpower’s distributors & resellers can service customers in nearly every country.

Don’t settle for subpar drives that may look cheaper, but end up costing you far more money in the long run due to shorter lifespan and inconsistencies in the burn quality, which create numerous bad burns. Instead, you can easily and quickly order any one of Vinpower’s professional line of ODD to ensure the job will get done right the first time without downtime for a defective or overheated drive.

For more details about this product or any of Vinpower Digital’s range of hardware, software, and media offerings, visit our website, www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with an authorized Vinpower representative near you.

Vinpower will be launching the new line of Piodata USB Flash Drives Globally

pio flash

Vinpower will be introducing a new line of USB flash drives under the Piodata brand. This offering is in response to the many many requests we’ve received to provide flash drives due to the constant issues with defective or fake flash drives that have flooded the marketplace. When looking for flash drives, there are 3 key aspects to keep in mind:

1) Quality – Will the drive be recognized and will it properly store the content without the fear of losing the data due to poor quality flash chips and controller
2) Accuracy – Is the drive truly what it states that it is? Is the size of the memory or the read and write transfer speed accurate?
3) Price – Are you really getting a good deal or will the cost of the defective drives eat up any potential savings

When it comes to quality, Vinpower personally tests every flash drive through our own proprietary flash verification hardware. These systems will ensure the quality and reliability of each flash drive, which gives the customer confidence that if they purchase 100, 1000, 10,000, … flash drives, they will work and the content will not be compromised.

Vinpower would never offer a flash drive which is marked as a certain size, but in reality can only hold a much smaller volume of content. When Vinpower validates a flash drive as being a certain size, you can rest assured that the drive meets the specifications to qualify. Accuracy ensures reliability, which provides stability, which ensures that each flash drive will meet the high standard Vinpower has set for this project.

Typically, when people hear quality, they think that’s synonymous with expensive. Vinpower has and continues to be a leader in matching quality and affordability. This happens two ways:

1) Vinpower will maintain factory direct volume pricing that allows us to save on every order
2) Even when you are able to find a less expensive version, in order to increase their profit margins, many of these low quality low cost suppliers will purchase flash drives that have a consistent error rate, and that will be there profit margin by mixing defective elements with more reliable parts and/or products. So if you constantly run into trash flash drives, those costs in terms of both time and money will become a liability and ultimately cost you more than if you just bought a quality guaranteed flash drive.

Think about if you are copying 10 ~ 15 flash drives at a time, then every run you potentially have 1 defective drive. That could both cause you to waste time and resources constantly restarting the duplication job. Additionally you have potentially at least 1 dead drive you end up throwing away due to inferior parts after every duplication run which again ramps up your actual costs vs. your perceived costs.

For more details about this product or any of Vinpower Digital’s range of hardware, software, and media offerings, visit our website, www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with an authorized Vinpower representative near you.

Using Vinpower optical disc drives (ODD) and optical disc media will prevent the dreaded “Donut” rings on your duplicated media.

good vs bad drive and disc

You may have a different term for it, but when you copy a disc and you see intermittent light and dark rings on the burning side of the discs, (“Donut Rings”), that is a clear indication that you are having compatibility issues between your drive and your media. High quality duplication should leave the recordable side of a disc smooth and seamless for the most part. So when you can clearly see light and dark rings, what we refer to as Donut Rings, then that means the drive’s laser would burn harder/more intense and lighter/less intense due to constant stopping and starting, due to problems between the writers and the media. You could lower the burn speed to try and compensate for these issues, but that may not fully resolve the Donut Rings and will greatly increase your duplication time.

The Donut Ring is often attributable to the low compatibility between the media and the burner. Since the media and drive manufacturers do not work together to fine tune each item to prevent these issues, there’s not much you can do when you encounter these problems. That’s where Vinpower Digital can help. As the only duplication hardware supplier that provides our own proprietary Optical Disc Drives (ODD) and Optical Disc media (CD, DVD, & Blu-ray), we fine tune both the media and our drives to have the best compatibility to prevent the dreaded Donut Rings and provide the best quality burns.

So if you want to prevent Donut Rings and not waste time burning at a snails pace, you should use Vinpower’s drives and media together to ensure the best duplication results!

For more details about this product or any of Vinpower Digital’s range of hardware, software, and media offerings, visit our website, www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with an authorized Vinpower representative near you.

Vinpower has developed a true POWER WHITE inkjet printable media for the ultimate in print quality.

power white media

The standard inkjet printable media has been around for a long time, so people have just become accustomed to accepting that the inkjet printable surface is really off-white rather than a true white. So even though the color may look fine and the white content seems white, it’s really not as clean and bright as it could be. That’s why Vinpower created our line of Power White inkjet media to give a true bright white that helps your printed content really pop and look the best it possibly can look. So don’t settle for close enough when perfection is within reach. Check out the true difference that Vinpower’s Power White can make.

For more details about this product or any of Vinpower Digital’s range of hardware, software, and media offerings, visit our website, www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with an authorized Vinpower representative near you.

Your DIY suggestions for those failed discs you get when you DON’T buy from Vinpower Digital

DIY discs

We’ve all done it, tried to save a few bucks and bought a cheap alternative only to find out that it didn’t work or didn’t work for long. Then you end up throwing good money after bad to buy the product you should have bought the first time. That’s the same in the world of optical discs. You may think you’re getting a deal by saving a fraction of a penny buying media made in a 2nd or 3rd tier market, versus Vinpower’s line of Optodisc media made in the 1st tier Taiwan factories. In reality, the failure rate on those “cheap” discs will cause you to throw your potential savings in the trash and risk your customer’s constantly complaining about the bad quality.

So you went against your better judgement and bought the lower grade media, but then you learned your lesson and came back to the consistent quality and reliability Vinpower has built its reputation on. So the question lingers, what do you do with all those unused discs you ordered from those NON-Vinpower suppliers?

Vinpower has the perfect suggestion for you, mosaic arts and crafts. It’s simple to do. Just use any household scissors to cut up those bad discs and then glue the pieces (reflective side up) onto a table, flower pot, holiday ornaments, or any number of household items and voila, you have transformed that dull item into beautiful artwork. Not only will you find a way to recoup your money from those failed discs by selling your beautiful artwork online, but it will be therapeutic so that you can also calm your nerves from the frustration of wasting your money and not ordering from Vinpower to begin with.

Of course you can save yourself the hassle, expense, and wasted time by just skipping the low grade media hassle and buying direct from Vinpower from the start. That will mean you’ll have to find your artistic outlet somewhere else, but at least it won’t be at the expense of your bottom line.

For more details on Vinpower’s line of media or any of the duplication products and accessories we carry, visit our website, www.vinpowerdigital.com, or contact a Vinpower representative near you.

When you’re deciding what product to buy, it’s the SERVICE provided that can make all the difference

customer service

If you buy a nonperishable product, especially a mechanical item, there’s often a warranty that comes with that purchase. The warranty is supposed to give us a sense of security that the product will function properly at least a certain period of time or else that item can be repaired or replaced at little to no cost to you. But what happens if the company or person offering the warranty either doesn’t have the capability or doesn’t have the empathy to provide the service that you relied upon when you purchased the item. It’s those incidents when you realize the true value of service and those that truly put the effort into the production of the product and can stand behind the product and fully support the item should there be any issues later.

Service is what separates Vinpower from other manufacturers and suppliers, because we have the knowledge and know how to provide reliable products and the capability to support them should there be any issues in the future. Take Vinpower’s line of optical disc drives (ODD), such as Optiarc, Plextor, or Piodata for instance. There are fewer and fewer companies offering ODD’s and those that do no longer have the financial incentive to provide the support needed that was prevalent in the height of the ODD market. So the current manufacturers simply provide minimal testing and even less trouble shooting to identify and resolve issues that customers, especially those in the production intensive duplication market. That’s where Vinpower shines. Not only does Vinpower provide enhanced duplication FW and hardware modifications, but we also have the ability to modify the ODD’s to best meet the needs of the customer and the media they are using.

So when someone says they don’t want to pay extra for service, they’ll soon learn how much extra that savings will cost them. They key is that Vinpower offers the service at a price comparable and sometimes less than those offering no service, so what’s the reason not to go with the support and reliability of a company that stands behind its products, can’t think of one.

For more details about the Vinpower line of ODD’s or any of the products Vinpower carries, visit our website, www.vinpowerdigital.com, or contact a Vinpower representative near you.

The most priceless possessions you own are your memories, the best way to protect them is on optical discs

Discs save memory

Seeing the devastation taking place in Houston, TX and the surrounding area, it makes everyone realize the how quickly our lives can be turned upside down. When I think about the massive flooding and the potential for even greater disaster if the rains persist, I can’t help but think how terrifying it must be for those inhabitants that are stuck in the midst of the chaos and even those fortunate enough to have escaped, but realizing their lives will forever be altered. In these times of upheaval and peril the first instinct is survival. But then once the danger subsides and the waters recede, the next thought is how you put your life back together. That’s when you assess what you have and what you lost and hopefully it’s only possessions, because those can be replaced.

However, there are items that if lost can often never be replaced and typically those are the photographs, videos, and mementos that represent a person’s life and the lives of those they care about. If those items are merely kept as standard pictures, film, or even stored on a hard drive, natural elements like water and mud can completely destroy them. However, optical discs are more durable and can withstand being submerged in water or covered in mud. So if you are able to convert those previous images and content onto optical discs, there’s a greater chance they will still endure the disaster and you can retain those treasures that would have been irreplaceable otherwise. Just like you shouldn’t keep all your eggs in one basket, it’s always wise to keep the most important content on multiple sources, possibly in the cloud and on 1 or more hard drives, but I would strongly suggest that at least one of your safety nets remain optical discs.

Most of us may never experience anything like the destruction that’s taking place now in Houston or has happened in many other locations around the world, but there are still small isolated incidents like a house fire, burglary, computer virus, or any number of incidents that could cause you to lose mementos and content that you could never replace unless you have adequate back-ups. So take the time to safeguard your treasures and back them up on optical discs.

For those of you that feel the heartache and want to help those afflicted and displaced by the flooding in Texas, here’s a link to the Red Cross relief effort for the residents of Houston.(make the words red cross the hyper link to this website: https://www.redcross.org/)