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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

Innodisk Announces 3ME3 Series of DRAM-less SSDs With High IOPS in Multiple Form Factors

Innodisk, a Taiwanese producer of flash storage devices, is announcing the launch of its 3ME3 series of DRAM-less SSDs for enterprise, embedded and industrial usage. The 3ME3 series of SSDs utilize custom firmware paired with synchronous NAND to deliver robust real world performance in random and sequential I/O. The absence of DRAM in the design of the 3ME3 series means …

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Silicon Power Announces M.2 and mSATA Additions to M10 Lineup of SATA 6GB/s SSDs

Silicon Power, a world-leading producer of memory storage devices, is announcing expansion of its M10 lineup of SATA 6GB/s solid-state drives (SSDs) to include M.2 and mSATA form factors.  The M10 M.2 2280 and M10 mSATA SSDs are a high-reliability and high-performance upgrade for advanced portable devices. Systems utilizing motherboards with Intel 87/97 series chipsets and an M.2 slot, such …

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Toshiba Outs KV Drive Technology – Large Capacity HDD Combined With SSD, Gb Ethernet and Compute in a Single 3.5” Form Factor

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc, a leading storage technology producer and innovator, and its Storage Products Business Unit are announcing a new key value technology for scale-out object storage, virtualization, big data analytics and active archiving. Via this new technology, Toshiba storage products customers can attain the benefits of both large capacity and high-performance scale-out object storage, while maximizing uptime …

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Samsung 840EVO Performance Degradation Follow-Up — Latest Firmware Update and Magician 4.6 Software Now Available

In their continuing efforts to get a handle on the read performance degradation issue that some owners/users of 840EVO SSDs have experienced, Samsung has now released their newest firmware version (EXT0DB6Q), as well as the latest Magician 4.6 software (links are provided at the end of this article). The problem would manifest itself to users when they would notice that …

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Fixstars Announces SSD-6000M 6TB SSD — World’s Largest Capacity 2.5″ SATA SSD

Fixstars Solutions, Inc., a Japanese software company, is announcing the world’s first 6TB 2.5″ SATA solid-state drive (SSD).  The SSD-6000M is built in the 2.5″ x 9mm form factor to accommodate the larger capacity. Fixstars’ SSD-6000M pairs 15nm MLC NAND Flash memory with a proprietary controller to achieve stable, high sequential IOPS performance throughout the drive’s lifespan.  This is a …

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Intel Announces DC S3510 Series of SATA SSDs – High Performance and High Capacity Storage For Data Centers and Virtualization

Intel Corporation, a leading producer of high-reliability solid-state storage devices, is announcing availability of its latest addition to their Data Center Family of SSDs – the DC S3510 Series. As the technology related to hyper-converged storage continues to evolve, enterprises are more and more turning to virtualized applications to provide high-performance services to their end users. Along with the increased …

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Transcend Announces Addition of 256GB Version to JetDrive Lite Lineup of Expansion Cards for MacBook Laptops

Transcend Information, Inc., a leading global producer of storage and multimedia devices, is announcing the addition of a 256GB version of its JetDrive Lite expansion cards for MacBook laptops, including MacBook Pro with Retina display and MacBook Air models. This is in addition to the 64GB and 128GB versions already available. Transcend’s JetDrive Lite expansion cards are designed for use …

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SanDisk Announces Next Generation of Fusion ioMemory PCIe Application Accelerators to Boost Data Center Performance

SanDisk Corporation, a world-leading producer of flash storage devices, is announcing its new generation of Fusion ioMemory PCIe application accelerators that will significantly improve data center performance, while helping achieve data center consolidation and reducing total cost of ownership (TCO). The new Fusion ioMemory PCIe application accelerators combine SanDisk’s own NAND flash with their Virtual Storage Layer (VSL) data access …

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Patriot Memory Announces Addition of Ignite M.2 Series of SSDs

Patriot, a top producer of computing memory, SSDs, USB flash drives and mobile accessories, is announcing the launch of their latest additions to their Ignite solid-state drive (SSD) lineup, now available in the M.2 form factor. The compact M.2 form factor is ideal for use in portable computing devices, including notebooks, ultrabooks, and ultra-compact PCs, where they can deliver greatly …

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Samsung To Release Magician 4.6 and 840 EVO Firmware Update — Performance Degradation Fixed At Last?

Some owners of Samsung 840 EVO SSDs were among an unfortunate group that began to experience performance degradation over time.  (We previously covered this here and here)  In a nutshell, their drives could not read “cold” data (that had sat unmodified for an extended period of time) at full speed.  This issue thus far has been mostly limited to 840 …

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