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 Availability of PX04SL Series of Enterprise SAS SSDs For Read-Intensive Applications

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is announcing availability of a new SAS enterprise SSD, designated as the PX04SL series. The PX04SL is geared toward very read-intensive usage scenarios, such as web servers, data warehousing, video-on-demand (VOD) and media streaming. The PX04SL series are available in both 2TB and 4TB versions, and in both self-encrypting (SED) and non-self-encrypting models. The PX04SL …

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PNY Announces CS1311 Consumer SSD and CS2211 Gamer/Enthusiast SSD

PNY Techonologies, Inc. is announcing its next generation of high-performance consumer solid-state drives (SSDs) that are designed to optimize the performance and responsiveness of both laptops and desktop systems with their CS1311 and CS2211 series of SSDs. As consumer-oriented SSDs, the CS2211 is engineered for gamers and enthusiasts, while the CS1311 is geared toward the entry-level value market segment. These …

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Transcend Announces SuperMLC Technology – An Alternative to SLC-based Flash Solutions

Transcend Information, Inc., a leading producer of industrial-grade flash storage devices, is announcing its newly developed SuperMLC technology, a cost-effective flash storage solution with nearly equal performance to SLC NAND flash devices. Utilizing pre-selected high-quality flash chips and combining them with adjusted firmware coding, Transcend’s SuperMLC technology eliminates the performance bottleneck associated with smaller-capacity SSDs. SuperMLC technology is able to …

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Unirex Memory Displays USB Flash Drives, SD Cards, Micro SD Cards, Hubs and Readers — CES 2016 Update

One interesting aspect of CES is encountering new entrants into certain product categories, such as is the case with Unirex Memory. Unirex Memory is a California-based company that has recently launched their line of Unirex Digital Memory products that include Micro SD cards and Micro SD cards with adaptors, SD Cards, Micro SD cards with USB readers, flash memory USBs, …

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OWC Doubles Envoy Pro Mini SSD in Thumb Drive Form Factor Capacity to 480GB – CES 2016 Update

OWC, a leading producer of Mac and PC flash storage products and accessories, is announcing that it has double the largest capacity of their Envoy Pro Mini SSD in thumb drive form factor to 480GB. This stylish, aluminum cased, pocket-sized thumb drive offers the full capabilities of a standard desktop SSD in a much more portable form factor. OWC announced …

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Marvell Shows Off 88NV1140 SSD Controller Supporting NVMe 1.2 Host Memory Buffer (HMB) and Project Dean SSD Controller – CES 2016 Update

Wednesday afternoon brought us to the Sands Expo Center for a one-on-one meeting with Marvell. Their CES 2016 announcement centers around the addition of support for Host Memory Buffer (HMB) to their Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) 88NV1140 SSD controller. HMB is an NVMe revision 1.2 feature that enable DRAM-less SSDs to utilize host memory to achieve the performance of SSD …

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Silicon Motion Announces Updated SM2246EN SSD Controller Supporting 3D NAND — CES 2016 Update

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation, a world-leading provider of NAND flash controllers for solid-state drives (SSDs), is announcing that its widely-adopted SM2246EN controller has been updated to support commercial 3D NAND.  This represents the world’s first turnkey merchant SSD controller that supports 3D NAND from multiple vendors.  The enhanced SM246EN will further drive the adoption of the most price-competitive high-performance SSDs …

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SanDisk Announces Big Capacity Boost For SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick and SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0: CES 2016 update

SanDisk Corporation, a world-leading producer of flash storage devices, is announcing a huge capacity boost for their SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick and SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0. The SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick is now available in a capacity of 200GB, and the SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0 is now offered in a 128GB capacity.  This gives consumers even …

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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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