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

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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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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