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,

Intel Announces Optane™ SSD 900P Series – Perfect Match for CIG’s Star Citizen

Intel is announcing its newest Optane™ SSD, designated as the Intel® Optane™ SSD 900P Series.  The 900P Series is the industry-leading drive for enabling a smooth gaming experience with CIG Roberts Space Industries’ (RSI) latest game Star Citizen.  Star Citizen is an epic space adventure where the player controls their own destiny.  Players decide how to make their own way …

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Crucial Announces BX300 SSD – Value-Oriented Yet Featuring 3D MLC NAND

Crucial is announcing the release of their latest SSD offering, designated as the BX300.  Crucial has designed the BX300 as a value-conscious offering for builders and upgraders, but goes one better than other value-oriented drives by utilizing 3D MLC NAND (most other value offerings utilize TLC NAND). Crucial supports the BX300 with a mobile-friendly install guide.  This allows users of …

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Samsung Announces T5 Portable SSD Featuring Latest 64-Layer V-NAND

Samsung is announcing the Samsung Portable SSD T5, built with Samsung’s latest 64-layer V-NAND technology.  The T5, a refresh of the popular T3, offers industry-leading data transfer speeds in a durable, compact housing that allows users to access or carry their data virtually anywhere, any time.  The move to 64-layer 3D V-NAND provides a 20% performance boost over the T3.  …

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Intel Continues to Transform Storage With Innovative Designs and New SSD Form Factor – Flash Memory Summit 2017 Update

Intel is announcing updated data center offerings, including a new family of SATA SSDs for the data center, and new dual port Intel Optane™ SSDs and new dual port 3D NAND SSDs, as well as a new “ruler” form factor of SSD at Flash Memory Summit 2017 in Santa Clara, California.  These new Intel technologies and products further advance data …

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Micron Announces Enterprise 9200 SSD Series – New NVMe Flagship Solid-State Storage Family

Micron is announcing their new 9200 SSD series of NVMe SSDs, their latest flagship performance solid-state storage family.  The Micron 9200 SSDs bring innovative architecture and industry-leading performance that will enable users to access their data ever faster, and stay on top of ever-increasing data demands and workloads. The 9200 series of SSDs combine cost-effective 3D NAND with the superior …

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Toshiba Announces PM5 and CM5 Enterprise SSDs Featuring 64-Layer 3D BiCS Flash Memory

Toshiba is announcing development of their newest flagship enterprise SSDs, both featuring Toshiba’s latest generation of 64-layer 3D BiCS FLASH™ memory.  The PM5 is a 12Gbit/s SAS series of drives, while the CM5 is their new enterprise NVMe drive.  Both are built with Toshiba’s latest 64-layer 3D 3-bit-per-cell enterprise-class TLC (triple-level-cell) BiCS FLASH™, allowing today’s demanding storage applications to expand …

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Toshiba Announces BG3 SSD Series Featuring Single Package BGA 64-Layer BiCS 3D Flash Memory

Toshiba is announcing its newest client SSD product that features their latest 64-layer TLC BiCS Flash memory on a single-package ball grid array.  The new BG3 series is geared toward future mobile devices, and offers superior performance in a smaller footprint than SATA SSDs.  Its DRAM-less design also reduces the cost and power requirements to enable higher quality user experiences. …

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Toshiba Announces TR200 SATA Consumer SSD Featuring 64-Layer 3D NAND

Toshiba is announcing its latest consumer SSD, designated as the TR200, providing DIY enthusiasts and gamers with the first storage upgrade option that utilizes 64-layer 3D flash memory.  The TR200 represents an affordable means of upgrading your desktop or notebook PC to being far more responsive and productive than those that still utilize traditional hard disk drives (HDDs). The TR200 …

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