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

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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Samsung Begins Mass Production of Industry’s First M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD for PCs And Workstations

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, world-leading producer of advanced memory devices, is announcing that it has begun mass production of the industry’s first NVMe PCIe solid-state drive (SSD) in the M.2 form factor for PCs and workstations. Samsung is also announcing that they are the industry’s first to begin shipping NVMe SSDs to OEMs for use in their PCs. Samsung’s new …

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Corsair Announces Expansion of Force LS Series of SSDs – 480GB and 960GB Capacities Now Available

Corsair, a global producer of high-performance PC hardware components, is announcing the expansion of the Force LS series of solid-state drives (SSDs) to include 480GB and 960GB capacity versions. The Force LS series of SSDs in all capacities offer consumers a cost-effective upgrade path for their notebook or desktop PCs to more reliable and faster solid-state storage. The Force Series …

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Kingston Announces KC310 960GB Business-Class SSD

Kingston Digital, Inc., which is Kingston Technology Company, Inc.’s Flash memory division and a world-leading producer of memory devices, is announcing the 960GB KC310 solid-state drive (SSD), making it Kingston’s largest-capacity business-class SSD. The KC310 represents a bona fide HDD replacement, with the large capacity required to store more data and/or applications. The KC310 features Phison’s PS3110-S10 NAND controller, which …

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HGST Announces Ultrastar SN100 Series of NVM Express Compliant PCIe SSDs For Cloud And Enterprise

HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies), now a Western Digital company, is announcing its NVMe-compliant Ultrastar SN100 series of  PCIe solid state drives (SSDs) — the industry’s top-performing NVMe-compliant SSDs.  The Ultrastar SN100 series is ideal for data center usage, including scale-out databases enabling the largest cloud and online services.  These services are able to achieve an improved return on investment, …

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Super Talent Announces SJ2 mSATA SSD For Industrial And Embedded Applications

Super Talent Technology, a leading producer of NAND flash storage devices, is announcing its latest solid state drive (SSD) – the SJ2 mSATA SSD for industrial and embedded applications. The SJ2 is geared toward small form factor usage scenarios such as military and aerospace, notebooks, casino gaming, medical devices and embedded systems. The SJ2 mSATA SSD is being offered in …

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Samsung 850 EVO mSATA SSD Review (120GB/1TB) – Another Form Factor Option For A Great-Performing Drive

Back in December, Samsung launched the 850 EVO series of SSDs in the standard 2.5” form factor. Along with the 850 PRO, these were the first SSDs to utilize Samsung’s new 32-layer 3D V-NAND technology. When combined with Samsung’s TurboWrite technology, the 850 EVO’s can attain some amazing data transfer speeds. Samsung is now expanding its lineup of 850 EVO …

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