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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

Marvell Announces 88SS1074 SATA 6Gb/s SSD Controller Supporting 15nm TLC NAND Flash

Marvell Technology Group, Ltd., a leading producer of NAND flash controllers and other semiconductor devices, is announcing its 5th generation of SATA 6Gb/s solid-state drive (SSD) controllers.  Marvell’s 88SS1074 SATA SSD controller features Marvell’s 3rd generation NANDEdgeTMerror correction, and low-density parity check (LPDC) technology, and embraces the use of 15nm triple-level cell (TLC) NAND flash memory in either consumer or …

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Plextor Adds M.2 (2280) Form Factor To M6e Lineup Of PCIe Gen2 X2 SSDs

Plextor, a leading producer of high-performance digital storage devices, is announcing the launch of the M6e M.2 Gen X2 solid state drive (SSD) in the 2280 (80.0mm x22.0mm) form factor.  Originally available only as part of Plextor’s multiple-award winning PCIe gaming SSD, the stand-alone version is designed to provide high performance storage for modern gaming notebooks, and the newest generation …

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Japanese Research Team Develops Garbage Collection Middleware To Improve SSD Write Speeds By Up To 300%!

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) recently held its 2014 IEEE International Memory Workshop (IMW) from 5/18/2014 to 5/21/2014 in Taipei, Taiwan.  This workshop is an international academic conference on semiconductor memory technologies, and while much of the discussion is even more specialized than us technology buffs get into, the occasional significant development is featured.  Such was the …

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Marvell Announces PCIe SSD Controller 88SS1083 Supporting SATA Express

Marvell Technology Group Ltd., a leading producer of NAND flash controllers and other semiconductor devices, is announcing the launch of their new 88SS1083 PCI Express (PCIe) solid state drive (SSD) controller.  The new 2-lane PCIe Gen2 SSD controller will enable transfer speeds of up to 1 GB/s (1000 MB/s), and will help SSD producers to offer PCIe SSDs at prices …

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Edge Boost Server 7mm SSD Review — LSI-SandForce Performance With Enterprise-Level Durability Features

Edge Memory is a leading supplier of DRAM memory and other flash-based devices, including solid-state drives (SSDs).  Back in February, we reviewed their diskGO Super-speed USB 3.0 pocket SSD.  While offering a variety of consumer-level products, Edge’s expertise and passion are focused on the enterprise market and corporate-level projects. Edge is best known for their “Boost” series of both client …

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ADATA Announces Premier SP610 SSD With Silicon Motion Controller

ADATA Technology, a leading producer of DRAM modules and NAND Flash devices, is announcing the launch of the Premier SP610 2.5″ SATAIII (6Gb/s) solid state drive (SSD).  Featuring a Silicon Motion (SMI) controller, ADATA’s Premier SP610 consistently maintains high read and write speeds to enhance performance stability, and also utilizes advanced BCH ECC (Error Correction Code) technology.  This makes the …

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SanDisk Announces X300s Self-Encrypting Solid State Drive

SanDisk Corporation, a world-leading producer of flash storage devices, is announcing the X300s self-encrypting solid state drive (SSD).  The X300s is designed with corporate users in mind, reflecting today’s increasingly risky corporate landscape. Not all data breaches are the result of hacking into corporate systems, with a large percentage due to loss or theft of mobile devices; especially laptops.  Less …

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Mach Xtreme DIY Series SATA-DOM 32GB SSD Review – Small O/S Storage In Postage Stamp-Sized Form Factor

The continuing evolution of flash storage is producing a variety of new form factors, often trending towards ever-smaller devices.  One of the smallest we have encountered yet is the DOM (disk-on-module) form factor.  A SATA-DOM is a DOM with a standard SATA data connection incorporated, such as the DIY series of SATA-DOM SSDs from Mach Xtreme Technology, with a footprint …

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SanDisk Announces Lightning Gen.II Enterprise SSD Family — 12GB/s Interface Doubles Throughput

SanDisk Corporation, a world-leading producer of flash storage devices, is announcing the Lightning Gen.II family of enterprise-class solid state drives (SSDs).  These Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) SSDs have been upgrade to a 12GB/s interface, effectively doubling the throughput over previous 6GB/s interface versions. According to John Scarramuzzo, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Enterprise Storage Solutions at SanDisk, “Business …

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SanDisk Announces World’s First 4TB SAS Enterprise SSD

SanDisk Corporation, a world-leading producer of flash storage devices, is announcing its new Optimus MAX Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) solid state drive (SSD), representing the world’s first 4TB SAS SSD.  SanDisk’s Optimus MAX offers storage capacity that even exceeds the current highest-capacity 2.5″ 10,000 rpm and 15,000 rpm SAS hard disk drives (HDDs), creating the first true replacement for legacy …

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