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

Plextor M6e Black Edition PCIe SSD Specs And Photos Leaked

Our friends over at Hardware.Info just came into some pictures and specifications of a new Plextor PCIe SSD, which will reportedly be called the M6e Black Edition. It is anticipated that it will be unveiled and/or launched at CES 2015 in Las Vegas next week. The original M6e was basically a green PCB, while the Black Edition will come shrouded …

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Western Digital / HGST Announces Acquisition of Enterprise All-Flash System Developer Skyera

HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies), a division of Western Digital Corp., is announcing that it has completed an all-cash acquisition of Skyera, a leading developer of all-flash enterprise storage systems for data centers and scale-out cloud applications. Skyera will be fully integrated into HGST, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of WD. The Skyera acquisition enhances HGST’s existing portfolio and …

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Avago (Formerly LSI) Announces 9300 Series Of 16-Port 12Gb/s SAS Host Bus Adapter — Up To Nearly 2,000,000 IOPS!!

Avago Technolgies, via its recent acquisition of LSI, is announcing that it is expanding its industry-leading lineup of 12Gb/s SAS host bus adapters (HBAs) to include new 16-port offerings.  The 9300-16i (internal connectivity) and 9300-16e (external connectivity) are their newest high port count SAS HBAs, providing 12Gb/s of bandwidth and (up to) nearly 2,000,000 IOPS of performance.  Avago’s new 16-port …

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OWC Announces Aura SSD – Industry’s 1st SSD Upgrade For 2013 Mac Pro — 1TB And 2TB Available For Preorder

Other World Computing (OWC), a leading producer of solid-state storage products for Mac computers, is announcing its new 1TB and 2TB Aura SSD upgrades for the 2013 Mac Pro. This makes OWC the first company to offer cost-effective and easy DIY storage capacity upgrade solutions for the 2013 Mac Pro. This new Aura SSD is custom engineered for the 2013 …

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Memblaze And PMC Collaborate On PBlaze4 PCIe SSD For Hyperscale Data Centers – 3.2GB/s Reads and 850,000 IOPS!

PMC-Sierra, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise storage system solutions, is announcing that Memblaze Technology Co., Ltd., a leading provider of flash storage devices, is utilizing PMC’s Flashtec NVM Express (NVMe) SSD controllers in its newest generation of PCI Express (PCIe) flash accelerator cards. Memblaze’s Flashtec-based PBlaze4 solutions are geared toward Open Compute Project and hyperscale data center deployments. The …

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Sonnet Announces Tempo Ultra-High Performance PCIe SSD

Sonnet Technologies is announcing the Tempo PCI Express (PCIe) solid-state drive (SSD) card, containing a 512GB SSD module, becoming the newest offering in the Sonnet Tempo series of high-performance storage cards. The Sonnet Tempo PCIe SSD card represents an ultra-fast alternative to traditional storage devices by mounting a high-performance SSD on a low-profile card that installs into a computer’s PCIe …

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Toshiba Announces HK3E2 And HK3R2 Series Of Enterprise SSDs Utilizing Toshiba-Designed Controller

Toshiba America Electronics Components, Inc.’s Storage Products Business Unit is announcing a new series of enterprise SSDs (eSSD).  The HK3E2 and HK3R2 both feature Toshiba’s second generation A19(nm) MLC NAND flash memory coupled with a Toshiba-designed enterprise controller.  The HK3E2 series is geared toward value endurance workloads, while the HK3R2 series is geared toward read-intensive workloads. Ideally suited for enterprise …

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Transcend Announces StoreJet For Mac SJM500 Portable SSD With Thunderbolt And USB 3.0 Connections

Transcend Information, Inc., a leading producer of multimedia and storage devices, is announcing the launch of the StoreJet for Mac SJM500 portable SSD that features both a Thunderbolt connection and a USB 3.0 connection. The SJM500 is natively formatted in HFS+ and provides full support for Apple’s Time Machine backup software, giving users “plug and play” backup capabilities. Advanced Thunderbolt …

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Mushkin Announces REACTOR 1TB SSD Based On Silicon Motion SM2246EN Controller

Mushkin Enhanced Mfg., a leading producer of high-performance digital storage products, is announcing their new REACTOR series of solid-state drives (SSDs) that feature 1TB of capacity. The REACTOR SSD is a great combination of the extreme performance benefits of an SSD and the larger 1TB capacity traditionally only found in mechanical hard drives (HDDs). The REACTOR 1TB SSD features Silicon …

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