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 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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Samsung Announces Mass Production of Industry’s First 3-bits-per-cell (MLC) NAND-based SSDs For Data Centers

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a global leading producer of memory products, is announcing that it has begun mass production of the industry’s first high-performance SSDs utilizing  three-bits-per-cell (MLC) NAND that is geared toward servers and data centers.  This new SSD will allow IT pros to better manage workloads that are related to e-mail, web browsing and social networking, helping to …

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Toshiba Announces Mass Production of 15nm Process Technology NAND Flash Memory

Toshiba Corporation is announcing development of the world’s first 15nm process technology for production of NAND flash memory.  Toshiba will begin mass production of two-bits-per-cell, 128Gb (16GB) NAND modules at the end of April 2014 at its Fab 5 Yokkaichi Operations, which is Toshiba’s primary NAND flash production facility.  The new 15nm process replaces Toshiba’s second generation 19nm process technology, …

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LSI Nytro Flash Accelerator Cards Boost Performance Of SQL Server 2014

LSI Corporation is announcing that its LSI Nytro flash accelerator cards have been successfully tested in helping boost the performance of Microsoft’s SQL Server 2014 operating system.  This cooperative effort between LSI and Microsoft combines technologies to assist businesses in overcoming I/O bottlenecks, accelerate database transactions, and achieve additional value from their data.  LSI’s Nytro flash cards will also be …

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SanDisk Announces Availability Of 15nm Process Technology NAND Flash

SanDisk Corporation, a leading producer of flash storage products, is announcing availability of its latest 1Z-nanometer (nm) technology, providing the world’s most advanced process node to date.  The 15nm process node technology will be ramped up on both its two-bits-per-cell (X2) and its three-bits-per-cell (X3) architectures for NAND flash memory.  Volume production of the new 15nm process NAND is anticipated …

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Kingston Adds 240GB And 480GB Capacities To SSDNow mS200 mSATA SSD Lineup

Kingston Digital, Inc., which is Kingston Technology Company, Inc.’s Flash memory division, and also a leading global producer of memory products, is announcing the addition of 240GB and 480GB capacity points to its existing SSDNow mS200 mSATA lineup of SSDs.  The addition of larger capacity points offers enthusiasts and system builders a cost-effective performance upgrade compared to HDDs, providing quicker …

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Greenliant Announces Volume Production of mSATA ArmourDrive SSDs — Built-In Data Protection For Power Loss or Interruption

Greenliant Systems, a leading producer of high-reliability, high-security and energy-efficient solid state storage devices, is announcing that it has begun volume production of their mSATA ArmourDriveTM solid state drives (SSDs).  Designated as the GLS86 series, the mSATA ArmourDrive has an operating range of -40 degrees Celsius to 85 degrees Celsius, which is ideal for numerous industrial, medical, military computing and/or …

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SanDisk Announces CloudSpeed SATA SSDs — Taking Advantage Of Booming Enterprise Flash Storage Growth

SanDisk Corp., a global leader in flash storage solutions, is announcing its new CloudSpeedTM family of SSDs geared to enterprise/datacenter usage.  With the continuing explosion of big data and cloud-based storage, SanDisk is positioning itself to take full advantage by offering four new models, each geared to different enterprise usage scenarios. Cloud-based storage is growing exponentially — just look at …

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Plextor Announces Fast And Efficient M6S SSD — Write Speeds 50% Faster Than Predecessor M5S

Plextor, a leading producer of digital storage devices, is announcing launch of its new M6S solid-state drive (SSD).  The M6S replaces the top-selling M5S, and boasts improvements in every aspect of the drive.  The most popular capacity, the 128GB model, features write speeds that are a 50% improvement over the M5S, and is housed in a slimmer 7mm form factor …

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