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Scot Strong

Scot Strong is an automotive parts professional with 30 years experience in proprietary dealership computer systems, He is also a technology freak the rest of the time. He has been repairing, upgrading, and building personal and business computers for over ten years. He has also written articles for automotive parts management publications, and is a regular contributor at our sister site, TechnologyX.com

Intel Announces DC P4501 Series NVMe Data Center SSD — Optimized For Power Conscious Storage

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Intel is announcing the DC P4501 data center SSD, a power-efficient and high-performance SSD for cloud storage.  The P4501 Series, featuring 2nd generation Intel 3D NAND technology, combines a new controller (Intel-developed), unique firmware and the density of 3D NAND to create an efficient, low power, high-performance small form factor design. The P4501 Series are optimized to meet the needs …

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Toshiba Announces XG5 NVMe SSD — Industry’s First 64-Layer BiCS 3D Memory SSD

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Toshiba is announcing the XG5 M.2 NVMe SSD, representing the industry’s first SSD to ship with 64-layer BiCS FLASH­­­™ 3D memory.  First demonstrated at Dell/EMC World, the XG5 is geared toward mainstream computing, thin performance notebooks, and enthusiast desktops and laptops. Utilizing Toshiba’s BiCS FLASH­™ 3D flash memory and its vertically stacked cell structure allows for higher capacity in the …

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Kingston Announces KC1000 NVMe PCIe SSD for Demanding Professionals and Enthusiasts

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Kingston is announcing the KC1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD, which is geared toward the power user, including professionals and enthusiasts.  The KC1000 is the ultimate performance boost for demanding applications such as high-resolution video editing, virtualization, augmented reality, gaming, and other data intensive workloads where typical storage is unable to keep pace with data demand. The KC1000 is being offered …

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HighPoint Announces SSD7101 PCIe NVMe SSD Featuring Samsung 960 Series Storage – Up to 20X Faster Than SATA SSDs

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HighPoint is announcing their new SSD7101 storage solutions, which utilize Samsung 960 Series NVMe M.2 SSDs to achieve transfer speeds that are up to 20X faster than SATA SSDs, and at a comparable price point.  This significantly reduces a system’s storage footprint, enabling a 20-bay rackmount chassis to be replaced with a single PCIe device that is the size of …

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Western Digital Announces HGST Ultrastar SS300 – Their Highest-Performing SAS SSD to Date

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Western Digital is announcing the HGST-branded Ultrastar SS300 SAS SSD, which is their highest-performing SAS SSD to date.  The Ultrastar SS300 has been developed in conjunction with Intel, providing best-in-class random performance, with random read speeds of up to 400,000 IOPS and random write speeds of up to 200,000 IOPS. The SS300 represents the latest addition to the popular Ultrastar …

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Micron Announces New Petabyte-Scale Data Center NVMe All-Flash Storage Solution – Accelerated Speed, Performance and Value

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Micron is joining forces with Red Hat and Supermicro to offer a new all-flash Ceph storage reference architecture that accelerates the speed and performance of network unified storage.  This new architecture combines the scalability of Red Hat Ceph Storage, the rack-space efficiency provided by Supermicro’s 1U Ultra SuperServer and the performance and endurance of Micron’s 9100 MAX NVMe flash PCIe …

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Micron SolidScale Platform Unlocks Capacity & Performance of NVMe Storage: 11 Million IOPS in 6U

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Micron is announcing their new SolidScale architecture, an integrated storage platform that enables breakthrough low-latency and high performance access to storage and computing. SolidScale allows users to deploy both next-generation, cloud-native applications as well as legacy applications prevalent in today’s enterprises.  Micron’s innovative SolidScale architecture’s extremely high throughput and unprecedented low latency deliver data quickly for usages such as virtual …

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Intel Announces DC P4500 and DC P4600 Series of Data Center PCIe SSDs Featuring New Controller And Firmware

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Intel is announcing its latest enterprise solid-state drives (SSDs) for data centers and cloud computing. The DC P4500 and DC P4600 Series pair a newly-developed Intel controller and unique firmware with Intel 3D NAND to create an all-PCIe solution that provides highly efficient storage and caching.  This allows data centers to do more per server, minimize service disruptions and manage …

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Toshiba Announces Collaboration With NetApp to Utilize Non-Encrypted HK4 SATA SSDs in SolidFire All-Flash Arrays

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Toshiba is announcing that its non-encrypted HK4 SATA SSDs are to be utilized in select NetApp SolidFire® all-flash storage arrays that do not require encryption.  This will allow NetApp to broaden their offering and reach into new markets.  Toshiba is a key supplier of SSDs for NetApp SolidFire solutions, and today’s news reinforces Toshiba’s commitment to growth, and comes on …

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