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,

It’s Official! Toshiba Completes Acquisition of OCZ’s Assets — Say Hello To OCZ Storage Solutions!

Toshiba Corporation, a world-leading producer of  NAND flash memory, has announced that it has finalized the purchase of nearly all of OCZ Technology Group’s assets.  OCZ’s new official name, effective immediately, is OCZ Storage Solutions.  Toshiba will operate OCZ Storage Solutions as an independent company, and plans for it to continue to be a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives …

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SanDisk Announces Shipment of ULLtraDIMM SSD — Industry’s First Flash-Based Ultra-Low Latency Storage Device

SanDisk Corporation, a world-leading producer of flash storage products, is announcing that it has begun shipping (for qualification) their ULLtraDIMMTM Solid State Drive.  The ULLtraDIMM represents the storage industry’s first enterprise-class, ultra-low latency, memory channel storage solution geared towards servers.  As use of flash storage technology continues to grow in enterprise data centers, adding flash technology onto the DRAM memory …

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OCZ Receives Court Approval For Toshiba To Acquire Its SSD Assets — The OCZ Name Lives On!

OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a prior leader in high-performance solid state drive (SSD) technology for client and enterprise markets, has announced that they have received approval from the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware to transfer the substantial portion of the SSD-related assets to Toshiba Corporation.  Many have asked if the OCZ name would live on under …

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Kingston Showcases New HyperX Predator PCIe SSD With LSI Griffin Speeds of 1.8GB/s & 150K IOPS – CES 2014 Update

CES 2014 is off and running, and our first stop this morning was to the Emeror’s Ballroom of Caesar’s Palace to meet with Kingston Technology.  The very first thing that caught our eye, and definitely piqued our interest, was the HyperX Predator PCIe SSD.  As with other products in the HyperX line, Kingston has dressed the card up with a …

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SanDisk X110 M.2 2260 SSD Enables High Performance SSD RAID in ASUS’ UX301LA Zenbook – Storage Visions 2014 Update

SanDisk Corporation, a world-leading flash storage producer, is announcing that ASUS is featuring the SanDisk X110 solid-state drive (SSD) ZENBOOK UX301LA Ultrabook.  The SanDisk M.2 2260 form-factor X110 SSD is a very thin and light-weight storage solution that is ideal for notebook / Ultrabook applications. The ASUS UX301LA also features quite the thin design, along with the high performance achieved …

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Mach Xtreme Technology Announces Postage-Stamp-Sized SATA DOM SSDs

Mach Xtreme Technology, a global producer of innovative PC components, is announcing its new DIY series of SATAII SSD.  The tiny-as-a-postage-stamp MX-DIY SATAII DOM (disk-on-module) offers energy efficiency and robust performance, and elminates the need for a SATA data cable. MX Technology’s new DIY series of SSD creates a new standard for compact-sized boot drives.  At 1/10th the size and …

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Western Digital Black2 Dual Drive Review (1TB HDD/120GB SSD) – Combining SSD Performance with HDD Capacity

Recent designs in the laptop market are now seeing the availability of both an mSATA connector for SSDs, as well as the typical SATA connector for hard drives; the Lenovo Thinkpad is a great example of this.  With the demand for additional capacity, we had also seen adapters which allowed for the swapping of optical drives for an additional hard …

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