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

Toshiba Announces HK4 Series of Enterprise SATA SSDs in Both Read-Intensive and Value-Endurance Versions

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is announcing the HK4 series of enterprise SATA 6Gb/s solid-state drives (SSDs) that are geared toward read-intensive and value-endurance usage scenarios. The HK4 series represents Toshiba’s first enterprise SSDs that utilize embedded 15nm MLC NAND flash memory for data center and enterprise applications, and include low latency that is tuned for high quality of service …

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Toshiba’s 12Gb/s PX04S SAS SSD Powers Dell’s Fastest SAS-Based Servers – 340,000 Random Read IOPS With a Single Drive!

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is announcing a new collaboration with Dell, who becomes the first global server original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to utilize Toshiba’s PX04S solid-state drives (SSDs). By utilizing the PX04S family of SAS SSDs, Dell now offers SAS-based servers with the fastest random read enterprise SSDs in the market. A Dell PowerEdge R730 is able to demonstrate …

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Toshiba Announces SG5 Series of Consumer SSDs With Embedded TLC NAND

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is announcing their newest client solid-state drive (SSD), which is designated as the SG5 Series. The SG5 Series will utilize embedded 15nm TLC NAND flash, creating higher storage capacities within smaller form factors, as well as creating a lower price point for consumers. The SG5 represents Toshiba’s first consumer SATA SSD that supports up to …

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Virtium Announces StorFly XE Class SSDs – Middle Endurance Category to Extend StorFly Lineup of Industrial-Grade Offerings

Virtium, a leading producer of industrial solid-state drives (SSDs) and memory products, is announcing the expansion of their StorFly lineup of high-endurance industrial SSDs with the addition of the StoryFly XE Class of SSDs. Virtium’s new XE Class of drives fits between their current StorFly CE Class SSDs and their StorFly PE Class drives. The CE Class of SSDs are …

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Micron Discusses Both MLC and TLC Products Utilizing Their 3D NAND As Well As Future 3D NAND Plans

We had the opportunity last week to chat with Kevin Kilbuck, Micron’s director of NAND strategic planning, to discuss their current 3D NAND generation, as well as their future 3D NAND plans.  Not only for SSDs, data storage usage opportunites for NAND continue to grow in embedded markets, such as mobile devices, automotive, industrial and the Internet of Things. In …

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Kingston Announces Acquisition of IronKey USB Technology and Assets From Imation

Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., is announcing that it has acquired the USB technology and assets of IronKey™ from Imation Corp. Kingston has been a leader in encrypted portable storage solutions for businesses for over 10 years, when they launched their first DataTraveler encrypted USB Flash drive. IronKey is one of the top …

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Sony Enters SSD Market With SLW-M Consumer SSD

Sony Electronics is dipping its toe into the consumer SSD market with the release of their new SLW-M series of consumer SSDs. Sony had been selling some SSDs in Japan, but this is their first foray into the international SSD market. Image source :  techpowerup.com The SLW-M is to be sold in two capacity points – 240GB (SLW-MG2) and 480GB …

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Toshiba Announces Next Generation OCZ Trion 150 Series of SSDs

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., a global technology leader, is announcing its new OCZ Trion 150 SSD series, representing a cost-effective performance upgrade option for notebooks and desktop PCs. Pairing Toshiba’s 15nm Triple-Level Cell (TLC) NAND flash memory with a Toshiba controller, the Trion 150 series provides a superior blend of reliability, endurance and value with increased real-world performance. The …

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Xitore Announces DRAM Bus-Attached SSD – 25.6 GB/s, 4 Mil IOPS and Sub 2 µs Latency

Hmmm, a solid-state storage system with an operating bandwidth of 25.6 GB/s, 4 million IOPS, sub-2 microsecond latency and unmatched endurance? Are these performance metrics actually achievable? Xitore Inc. is a 2014 start-up based in Mission Viejo, California, and their answer to this question is “Absolutely”! Xitore is designing a solid-state storage system that is truly a game-changer. All of …

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Foremay Announces Self Encrypting Drive (SED) Enabled SSD With Full Disk Encryption and Crypto Erase

Foremay, Inc., a leading producer of rugged solid state drives (SSDs), is announcing the release of their Self Encrypting Drive (SED) enabled SSD. This new SSD utilizes hardware encryption technologies to encrypt and decrypt every individual piece of data during every read and write process, ensuring that all data on the drive is secure. Additionally, the Foremay SED SSD offers …

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