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

Storage Visions 2016 Overview — Partnerships and Collaboration That Benefit All

We are back in Las Vegas this week for CES 2016, which for us starts the day before with Storage Visions 2016.  CES, as the name implies, is the Consumer Electronics Show, while Storage Visions focuses on the Enterprise (non-consumer) side of  the storage industry.  Storage Visions’ main focus is on various forms of collaboration on storage initiatives and emerging technologies, …

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Samsung Announces The Portable SSD T3 For Fast And Dependable External Storage

Samsung Electronics America is announcing the Samsung Portable SSD T3, a premium multi-terabyte external solid state drive (SSD) in a palm-sized form factor.  The T3 features Samsung’s proprietary Vertical NAND (V-NAND), along with Samsung TurboWrite technology to provide superior performance to consumers, business and IT professionals, as well as content creators for the quick and easy  storage and transfer of large multimedia …

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VisionTek Announces Three New Capacities of USB 3.0 Pocket SSD in Thumb Drive-Sized Form Factor

VisionTek Products LLC, U.S.-based producer of award-winning, high-performance accessories and upgrades for PCs and Macs, is announcing the addition of three new capacities to its lineup of VisionTek USB 3.0 Pocket SSDs in thumb drive-sized form factor. The three new capacity offerings are 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB, all utilizing high-endurance MLC NAND. VisionTek’s USB 3.0 Pocket SSD is similar in …

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PMC-Sierra Announces HBA 1000 Series of 12Gb/s SAS/SATA Host Bus Adapters

PMC-Sierra, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise and big data hardware and software solutions, is announcing the HBA 1000 series of 12Gb/s SAS/SATA Host Bus Adapters. The HBA 1000 series represents the first products in PMC’s new Smart lineup of solutions for high-performance enterprise and cloud server storage connectivity. The HBA 1000 series utilizes PMC’s SmartIOC controller and Smart intellectual …

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Transcend Announces SSD570 2.5″ SATA III SSD With SLC NAND For Industrial and Embedded Usage

Transcend Information, Inc., a leading producer of industrial grade storage devices, is announcing its latest industrial/embedded application SSD in the 2.5” form factor. The SSD570 utilizes top quality NAND flash chips to achieve (up to) 510MB/s sequential reads speeds and sequential write speeds of (up to) 450MB/s. The SSD570 is geared toward industrial and embedded usage scenarios, and features value-enhancing …

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Micron Announces XTRMFlash NOR Memory For Instant-On Applications

Micron Technology, Inc. is announcing its new, faster NOR flash memory solution that is designed to revolutionize development of systems benefitting from “instant-on” performance. Such systems are becoming more and more prevalent in automotive, industrial and consumer devices. With a new simplified lower pin count using as little as 11 active signals, Micron’s XTRMFlash significantly outperforms other industry NOR flash. …

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Western Digital To Acquire SanDisk in $19 Billion Deal

Western Digital Corporation and SanDisk Corporation have announced that they have reached a definitive agreement that will see Western Digital acquire all of SanDisk’s outstanding shares for a combination of stock and cash. This offer places a value of $86.50 on each share of SanDisk common stock, resulting in a total equity valuation of approximately $19 billion (based on a …

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ZOTAC Announces Premium Edition SSDs With Enhanced Data Protection

ZOTAC International, a leading producer of graphics cards and mini PCs, is announcing expansion of its SSD lineup with their new Premium Edition Solid Sate Drives (SSDs) in 240GB and 480GB capacities. The new ZOTAC Premium Edition SSDs offer enhanced endurance and data protection, as well as robust performance. Both the 240GB and 480GB versions pair a Phison S10 four-channel …

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HP and SanDisk Join The Storage Class Memory Parade With Their Own “1000 Times Faster Than Existing Flash” Technology

HP and SanDisk are announcing a collaborative effort to bring their own new storage technology to market that is “1000 times faster than existing flash”. This new technology is being referred to as “Storage Class Memory” (SCM), and this latest version apparently will combine HP’s Memristor technology with SanDisk’s non-volatile ReRAM memory technology to produce a “universal memory” that can be …

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