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

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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SMART High Reliability Solutions Announces HRS-M1 Highly Ruggedized SSD With MLC NAND

SMART High Reliability Solutions is announcing their latest 2.5” SATA 6Gb/s SSD, designated as the HRS-M1.  Highlighting SMART HRS’s exclusive focus on highly ruggedized, highly secure and highly reliable solid-state storage solutions, the HRS-M1 comes housed in a high-strength and industrial designed enclosure to protect the components from harsh environments.  Key markets for these SSDs include aerospace, defense and industrial …

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Transcend Announces New SSD230 Featuring 3D NAND

Transcend is announcing its newest SSD featuring 3D TLC NAND and an SLC cache.  The SSD230 is built in the 2.5” form factor, and reflects Transcend’s move to 3D NAND flash technology for its latest SSD offerings, with its ability to increase storage capacity at reasonable price points, as well as enhanced performance and reliability. As we try to increase …

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Microsemi Announces Addition of Series 8E Entry-Level RAID Solutions to Adaptec Product Lineup for Server Storage

Microsemi is announcing two new adapters they are adding to their award-winning lineup of Microsemi® Adaptec® Series 8 product lineup of RAID solutions for server storage applications.  The 8405E and 8805E provides server storage customers with two entry-level options for systems with redundant array of independent disks (RAID) devices that provide application acceleration performance with a built-in cache, as well …

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G-Technology Announces G-DRIVE Slim SSD USB-C — Their First Solid State Portable Drive

G-Technology, a Western Digital brand, is announcing the G-DRIVE slim SSD USB-C, which expands their G-DRIVE lineup to include their first solid-state portable drive.  This new drive provides faster data transfer speeds via USB-C connectivity, and is an excellent option for expanded external storage for the latest next-generation computing devices, such as the MacBook and Apple’s all-new MacBook Pro, a …

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