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

Fasetto Introduces LINK Featuring up to 2TB of Samsung NVMe PCIe SSD Storage – CES 2017 Update

Fasetto is announcing LINK, the living storage and communications device featuring its own scalable and flexible platform.  This new platform is now powered by Samsung technologies that include up to 2TB of Samsung NMVe PCIe SSD storage, along with the first Linux-driven Exynos 7 Octa 7420 processor.  LINK combines the capabilities of an LTE hotspot with the large storage of …

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PNY Announces CS2030 PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD Series

PNY is announcing its latest SSD offering – the CS2030 Series of high-performance PCIe NVMe M.2-2280 SSDs.  The CS2030 utilizes the PCIe 3.0 x4 interface (via 32Gb/s M.2 slots) along with the NVMe protocol to achieve its high levels of performance.  The CS2030 is designed as a simple and lightweight replacement drive for ultrabooks, laptops and desktop PCs.  Users of …

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Maxiotek Begins Mass Production of Their MK8115 DRAM-less SSD Controller Supporting 3D NAND

Back in August of this year our Sean Webster was at Flash Memory Summit 2016, and had the opportunity to visit the Maxiotek display (view our coverage here).  On display was their new MK8115 DRAM-less SSD controller that supports 3D MLC and 3D TLC NAND.  The new Maxiotek controller has reportedly been widely adopted by numerous major SSD brands, resulting …

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Corsair Announces Force Series MP500 M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD – Their Fastest Ever Series of SSDs!

Corsair is announcing immediate availability of their newest flash storage product, designated as the Force Series MP500 range of M.2 NVMe PCIe SSDs.  With sequential read speeds of up to 3000 MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 2400 MB/s, the Force Series MP500 represents Corsair’s fastest-ever solid state storage devices.  This level of performance is some 5 X …

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Micron Announces 5100 Series of Enterprise SATA SSDs With Tunable Drive Performance

Micron is announcing their latest enterprise SATA SSD lineup, designated as the 5100 series. This new series of enterprise SATA SSDs gives data storage platform designers the ability to future-proof their data storage with ideal combinations of performance, capacity and enterprise-class reliability. The 5100 series provides IT with a realistic upgrade path as storage systems migrate to an all-flash data …

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Silicon Motion Announces Industry’s First SD 5.1-Compliant Merchant Flash Controller

Silicon Motion is announcing that its premier SM2703 SD Flash controller has now attained the performance standards of the A1 (Application Performance Class 1) requirements to meet the latest SD 5.1 specification.  SM2703’s fastest random read performance of up to 2000 IOPS and random write performance of up to 800 IOPS meets the A1 performance standard, and provides compatibility with …

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ADATA Announces SD700 Durable External SSD With 3D NAND

ADATA is announcing the SD700 durable external SSD, representing the first time that a 3D NAND SSD has achieved the IEC IP68 dust and waterproof specifications compliance, as well as military-grade shock resistance.  The SD700 utilizes a USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface, allowing it to connect to Windows, Android and Mac OS devices.  The USB 3.1 Gen 1 connection enables …

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Plextor Announces EX1 External SSD With USB Type-C Interface

Plextor is announcing a new generation of external SSDs that feature a USB Type-C interface.  The Plextor EX1 is slim and lightweight, as well as offering extreme data transfer speeds.  The EX1 features a shock-proof case design that is both rugged and attractive, offered in either a  titanium silver or gold finish. The USB Type-C interface (USB 3.1 Gen 2) …

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Toshiba Building New Fab Facility at Yokkaichi (Japan) to Expand 3D Flash Memory Production Capacity

Toshiba is announcing their outline schedule for constructing a new state-of-the-art fabrication facility at their Yakkaichi Operations in Mie, Japan.  The new fab will be geared toward expanding production of Toshiba’s proprietary 3D Flash memory, also known as BiCS FLASH™. Toshiba had announced their intention to build a new BiCS FLASH™ facility back in March of this year, and they …

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