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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

ADATA Announces Ultimate SU700 SSD With 3D TLC NAND – Value-Oriented, With Data Integrity and Performance-Boosting Features

ADATA is announcing the Ultimate SU700 SATAIII (6Gb/s) SSD featuring 3D TLC NAND.    The Ultimate SU700 is being marketed as a value-oriented drive, yet with included data integrity and performance-boosting features.  This 2.5” x 7mm  drive features agile error correction, virtual parity recovery, 256-bit AES encryption and WriteBoost SLC caching. The Ultimate SU700 pairs Micron 3D TLC NAND with a …

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Transcend Announces MTE850 PCIe NVME M.2 Solid State Drive – 2500MB/s Reads and 1100 MB/s Writes

Transcend is announcing its newest solid-state storage product, designated as the MTE850 PCIe NVMe M.2 2280 SSD.  The MTE850 represents Transcend’s first SSD that utilizes the PCIe Gen 3.0 x4 interface, as well as being fully compliant with the NVM Express (NVMe) 1.2 protocol and specifications.  This enables the MTE850 to achieve sequential read speeds of up to 2500MB/s and …

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Intel Announces Optane™ Desktop Memory Modules — Up to 28% Performance Improvement and Up to 14x Faster Storage

Intel is announcing their latest Optane™ Technology offering in the form of Optane™ Memory, in either 16GB or 32GB modules for Optane™-ready desktop PC motherboards.  When Optane™ memory is installed in a 7th Gen Intel Core™ processor-based system, your computing experience will begin with the system booting twice as fast, see up to a 28% improvement in performance and responsiveness, …

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ADATA Announces XPG SD700X External SSD With 3D NAND

ADATA is announcing the XPG SD700X external SSD featuring 3D TLC NAND.  The SD700X is engineered to meet IEC IP68 dust and waterproofing standards, and is also military-grade shockproof.  The gaming-themed SD700X is plug-n-play operational via USB 3.1 with Windows, Android, PS4 and Xbox One, providing instant access to additional storage capacity. The SD700X is based on the SD700 external …

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Kingston’s 16% Market Share is #2 in Worldwide Channel for 2016

Kingston is announcing that they have been declared the shipper of the second-most solid-state drives (by units) to the worldwide channel in 2016, placing them at a 16% market share.  This information is based on data compiled by industry analysts Forward Insights, who has been researching and analyzing the non-volatile memory industry since 2008.  Forward Insights has been a key …

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Silverstone Releases TP01-M2 Thermal Pad Kit To Help Prevent Overheating and Throttling of M.2 SSDs

Silverstone Technology has been in business since 2003, and they are not only a PC hardware producer, but also offer an interesting and innovative array of adapters and devices to help broaden your options in building or upgrading your system.  Their latest offering is the TP01-M2 Thermal Pad Kit, which is designed to help prevent overheating, and thus throttling, of …

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Intel Announces DC P4800X Series — First Optane Device is World’s Most Responsive Data Center SSD

Intel is announcing the Intel® Optane™ SSD DC P4800X — the first solution that combines the attributes of memory and storage.  The DC P4800X provides an industry-leading combination of high throughput, low latency, ultra-high endurance and high Quality of Service (QoS).  Intel’s innovative new solution creates a new data storage tier that eliminates data access bottlenecks. Intel’s DC P4800X provides …

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Toshiba Is 2016’s Fastest Growing SSD and HDD Vendor

Toshiba is announcing that they were the fastest-growing hard disk drive (HDD) and solid-state drive (SSD) vendor of 2016.  According to two recent reports from industry analysts IDC, titled “Worldwide Solid State Storage Quarterly Update, CY 4Q16” and “Worldwide 4Q16 HDD Shipment Results and Four-Quarter Forecast Update“, Toshiba was fastest growing vendor in the global $25 billion HDD segment, as …

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