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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

HighPoint Announces SSD7101 PCIe NVMe SSD Featuring Samsung 960 Series Storage – Up to 20X Faster Than SATA SSDs

HighPoint is announcing their new SSD7101 storage solutions, which utilize Samsung 960 Series NVMe M.2 SSDs to achieve transfer speeds that are up to 20X faster than SATA SSDs, and at a comparable price point.  This significantly reduces a system’s storage footprint, enabling a 20-bay rackmount chassis to be replaced with a single PCIe device that is the size of …

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Western Digital Announces HGST Ultrastar SS300 – Their Highest-Performing SAS SSD to Date

Western Digital is announcing the HGST-branded Ultrastar SS300 SAS SSD, which is their highest-performing SAS SSD to date.  The Ultrastar SS300 has been developed in conjunction with Intel, providing best-in-class random performance, with random read speeds of up to 400,000 IOPS and random write speeds of up to 200,000 IOPS. The SS300 represents the latest addition to the popular Ultrastar …

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Micron Announces New Petabyte-Scale Data Center NVMe All-Flash Storage Solution – Accelerated Speed, Performance and Value

Micron is joining forces with Red Hat and Supermicro to offer a new all-flash Ceph storage reference architecture that accelerates the speed and performance of network unified storage.  This new architecture combines the scalability of Red Hat Ceph Storage, the rack-space efficiency provided by Supermicro’s 1U Ultra SuperServer and the performance and endurance of Micron’s 9100 MAX NVMe flash PCIe …

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Micron SolidScale Platform Unlocks Capacity & Performance of NVMe Storage: 11 Million IOPS in 6U

Micron is announcing their new SolidScale architecture, an integrated storage platform that enables breakthrough low-latency and high performance access to storage and computing. SolidScale allows users to deploy both next-generation, cloud-native applications as well as legacy applications prevalent in today’s enterprises.  Micron’s innovative SolidScale architecture’s extremely high throughput and unprecedented low latency deliver data quickly for usages such as virtual …

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Intel Announces DC P4500 and DC P4600 Series of Data Center PCIe SSDs Featuring New Controller And Firmware

Intel is announcing its latest enterprise solid-state drives (SSDs) for data centers and cloud computing. The DC P4500 and DC P4600 Series pair a newly-developed Intel controller and unique firmware with Intel 3D NAND to create an all-PCIe solution that provides highly efficient storage and caching.  This allows data centers to do more per server, minimize service disruptions and manage …

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Toshiba Announces Collaboration With NetApp to Utilize Non-Encrypted HK4 SATA SSDs in SolidFire All-Flash Arrays

Toshiba is announcing that its non-encrypted HK4 SATA SSDs are to be utilized in select NetApp SolidFire® all-flash storage arrays that do not require encryption.  This will allow NetApp to broaden their offering and reach into new markets.  Toshiba is a key supplier of SSDs for NetApp SolidFire solutions, and today’s news reinforces Toshiba’s commitment to growth, and comes on …

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Toshiba Announces that Dell EMC PowerEdge 13G Servers Now Utilize Toshiba’s HK4 Series of Data Center SATA SSDs

Toshiba is announcing that Dell’s EMC PowerEdge 13G Servers now incorporate Toshiba’s HK4 series of 1.8” and 2.5” Data Center SATA SSDs.  The HK4 SATA Series of SSDs provide performance, latency, power and encryption capabilities that are enterprise-optimized, making them an ideal storage solution for file servers, web servers, media streaming, video-on-demand, warm data storage and search engines.  The HK …

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SK Hynix Announces Industry’s First 72-Layer 3D TLC NAND

SK Hynix is announcing development of the industry’s first 72-layer 3D TLC NAND in 256Gb density.  Each 256Gb NAND flash chip represents 32GB of storage.  SK Hynix launched their 36-layer (128Gb) NAND chips in April of 2016, followed by mass production of 48-layer (256Gb) 3D NAND chips beginning in November of 2016.  A mere 5 months later, SK Hynix is …

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Microsemi Announces New Smart Storage Platform & Controller Technology for Servers / Data Centers

Microsemi is announcing its latest generation of storage controllers, which will be featured in their new Smart Storage Platform for servers / data centers.  These new controllers, designated as the SmartROC 3100 and SmartIOC 2100, are designed to deliver new levels of power, performance, security and reliability. Modern data centers require: performance — take advantage of SSDs for performance and …

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