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

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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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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