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

SanDisk Announces TLC Based Ultra II SSD — Over 90,000 Read IOPS For 50Cents/GB!

SanDisk Corporation, a world-leading producer of flash storage solutions, is announcing the Ultra II SSD, their first TLC memory equipped SSD, which is being targeted to the mainstream notebook and PC market.  Notebook-compatible SSDs continue to increase in capacity, at the same time as they continue to go down in cost.  More and more laptops and notebooks are shipping with …

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Enterprise Flash-Based Storage Adoption Is On The Rise

Historically, Flash-based storage has been considered to be a rather expensive niche technology that is targeted at a rather narrow range of workloads, as opposed to anything resembling mainstream technology.  According to an International Data Corporation (IDC) analysis, the tide is definitely beginning to turn to much broader adoption of Flash-based storage for data center usage.  The momentum for this …

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Plextor M6e PCIe SSD Wins Best Of Show — FMS 2014 Update

Plextor, a leading producer of digital storage devices, has won a Best of Show award for most innovative flash memory technology at the 2014 Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, California.  Plextor’s M6e PCIe SSD was first-to-market for this technology that interfaces into a PC motherboard’s M.2 slot, eliminating the need for either a power or data cable. The M6e …

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Samsung Announces SM1623 SAS-Interface SSDs To Enhance Enterprise Offerings

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world-leader in solid-state storage technology, is announcing mass production of a new high-performance SAS-interface SSD featuring 10-nm class MLC NAND flash memory.  The new SM1623 is targeted to meet the needs of enterprise customers worldwide who are in need of high-capacity, yet cost-effective SSDs.  Release of the SM1623 enhances Samsung’s lineup of SAS (Serial Attached …

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SanDisk Memory-Channel Connected ULLtraDIMM SSDs To Be Utilized In Supermicro Platforms

SanDisk Corporation, a world-leading producer of flash storage devices, and Supermicro Computer, Inc., are announcing that SanDisk’s ULLtraDIMM(TM) solid-state drives (SSDs) will begin shipping in Supermicro’s Green SuperServer and SuperStorage platforms.  SanDisk’s ULLtraDIMM SSD is the industry’s first enterprise-class, ultra-low latency storage solution that is memory-channel connected.  By adding flash storage onto the memory bus, Supermicro will be able to …

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Marvell Announces 88SS1093 NVMe SSD NAND Controller — Up To 4GB/s Interface To Host

Marvell Technology Group, Ltd., a leading producer of NAND flash memory controllers and other semiconductor devices, is announcing the 88SS1093 — its first Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) solid-state drive (SSD)  controller.  The flash-optimized architecture of the 88SS1093 overcomes SAS/SATA performance bottlenecks by optimizing the hardware and software to take full advantage of the NAND’s capabilities.  The 88SS1093 also features Marvell’s …

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Silicon Motion Announces SM2256 — World’s First 6Gb/s SSD Controller Supporting TLC NAND

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation, a world-leading designer and marketer of NAND flash controllers for solid-state storage devices, is announcing the SM2256 6Gb/s SSD controller.  The SM2256 represents the world’s first complete merchant ASIC/firmware SATA 6Gb/s controller supporting triple-level cell (TLC) 1x/1y/1znm NAND from all major NAND producers. The SM2256 features Silicon Motion’s proprietary NANDXtend technology.  This state-of-the-art error detection and …

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PMC Announces Flashtec NVRAM Drives — More Than 10,000,000 IOPS And Sub-Microsecond Latency!!

PMC, a leading semiconductor and software solutions innovator, is announcing a new ultra-fast storage class memory tier that accelerates critical applications in all-flash arrays and scale-out storage used in data centers and enterprise deployments.  PMC’s new Flashtec(TM) NVRAM drives are able to combine the endurance and speed of DRAM with the persistency of NAND flash memory to deliver performance that …

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HGST Announces New PCIe SSD And Caching Software — Up to 540,000 Read IOPS

HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies), a Western Digital company, is announcing the launch of its new FlashMAXTMIII series of PCIe accelerator cards.  HGST’s newest PCIe SSDs offer a dramatic improvement in the price-to-performance ratio of today’s most demanding cloud and database workloads.  HGST is also introducing its new ServerCacheTM caching software that enables IT admins to add acceleration into …

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BiTMICRO Announces MAXio Enterprise PCIe SSDs — Up To 6TB On A Single Card

BiTMICRO Networks, Inc., who have been shipping SSDs since 1999, are announcing the MAXio(TM) family of PCIe solid-state drives for the enterprise market.  Featuring BiTMICRO’s proprietary Talino(TM) ASIC architecture, the MAXio E-series of SSDs offers performance and reliability, as well as huge capacity, for companies operating high-volume application workloads. The E-series of BiTMICRO’s new MAXio SSDs also ensure data integrity via …

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