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

Zstor Announces NV-Series – NVMe Over Fabric Storage Array For Ultra-Low Latency

Zstor, a Germany-based leading producer of high-performance storage offerings for compute-intensive applications, is announcing its newest flagship storage solution family based on the latest NVMe specification.  Zstor’s new NV-Series is developed in conjunction with Mangstor Inc., and uses Ethernet or Infiniband Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) networks to take advantage of the low latency benefits of the NVMe standard.  This …

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Plextor Announces M7V Series of SSDs Featuring TLC NAND And Superior Endurance

Plextor, a world-leading producer of high-performance digital storage devices, is announcing the M7V series of solid-state drives (SSDs), their longest lifespan SSDs to date. The M7V is Plextor’s first SSD utilizing TLC NAND, and when coupled with firmware from Plextor’s in-house firmware team, it is able to achieve up to 2,000 program/erase (P/E) cycles. This is an endurance level that …

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Intel Announces First 3D NAND SSDs Optimized For Cloud and Enterprise

Intel Corporation is announcing their first dual-port PCI Express (PCIe) SSDs that utilize the Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) protocol.  The dual-port design of the new Intel SSD DC D3700 and D3600 series provides failover and redundancy, which are critical in safeguarding against data loss.  Systems utilizing the D3700 can realize up to a 6 X performance increase as compared to …

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QNAP Announces TBS-453A NASbook – World’s First M.2 SSD-Based NAS

QNAP Systems, Inc. is announcing the TBS-453A NASbook – the world’s first M.2 SSD-based NAS.  The TBS-453A features an Intel quad-core processor and uses M.2 SSDs for storage, providing full NAS functionality with RAID protection in an ultra-compact form factor.  Also, the TBS-453A can double as a physical network switch, providing shared network access to multiple users.  The compact and …

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Renice Announces X9 R-SATA Military-Grade 2TB Solid State Drive

Shenzhen Renice Technology Co., Ltd., Chinese producer of high-end solid-state drives, is announcing its latest military-grade rugged 2TB SSD featuring the R-SATA interface. R-SATA, or Rugged SATA interface is designed to mitigate shock and vibration problems that might cause the SATA gold finger connection to spike or become intermittent. The X9 R-SATA SSD utilizes Renice’s own RS3502-IT SATA3 NAND controller, …

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Seagate Demos Fastest-Ever SSD Flash Drive At Open Compute Project Summit 2016 — 10 GB/s!

The Open Compute Project Summit 2016 was held earlier this month in San Jose, CA, and Seagate was there demonstrating the fastest-ever SSD flash drive.  What they were demoing was a production-ready solid-state drive (SSD) with throughput performance of 10 GB/s.  This early unit meets Open Compute Project (OCP) specifications, creating an ideal solution for hyperscale data centers seeking to …

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Toshiba Announces New Availability of Dual Port Functionality on OCZ Z-Drive 6000/6300 NVMe U.2 SSDs

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is announcing immediate availability of dual-port functionality on their award-winning OCZ Z-Drive 6000 NVM Express™ (NVMe) Solid State Drive (SSD) series. By adding dual-port connectivity to the Z-Drive 6000, two host systems are able to concurrently access data from the same storage device. This can also provide a redundant access path to the drive, which …

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OWC Announces Aura PCIe-based SSD Upgrade Kits for Mid-2013 and Later Macs — OWC’s Most Anticipated Release Ever!

OWC Digital®, a world-leading producer of Mac and PC technology products, is announcing its all-new Aura SSD for Mid-2013 and later Mac laptops.  Being offered in both 480GB and 1TB capacities, the Aura SSD upgrade kits are the first and only PCIe-based flash storage upgrades available for both the MacBook Air (mid-2013 and newer) and MacBook Pro with Retina display …

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Transcend Announces 1TB Version of MTS800 M.2 SSD – Large Capacity in 2280 Form Factor For Ultra-Thin Computing Devices

Transcend Information, Inc., a leading producer of storage and multimedia devices, is announcing availability of their new MTS800 solid-state drive (SSD) in a 1TB version in the M.2 2280 form factor. The MTS800 is ideal for providing large storage capacity for ultra-thin computing devices, such as laptops, Ultrabooks and tablets. Transcend’s MTS800 utilizes high-quality MLC NAND flash memory and the …

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ZOTAC Announces SONIX PCIe SSD Featuring NVMe 1.2 PCIe Gen3 Interface and Phison E7 Controller

ZOTAC International, a leading producer of high-performance graphics cards and other PC components and accessories, is announcing the SONIX PCIe SSD to enhance their growing lineup of fast solid-state drives (SSDs). ZOTAC’s SONIX is geared toward enthusiasts, representing a top-of-the-line high performance SSD for serious gamers, enhanced productivity and even enterprise applications. SONIX is ZOTAC’s first PCIe-based storage device, with …

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