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

Industry Analyst TrendForce Sees PCIe SSDs and TLC SSDs Gaining Major Traction In 2014 PC SSD Market

There are two significant trends that will gain traction in the 2014 SSD market, says industry analyst TrendForce’s DRAMeXchange research division.  They are predicting that SATA III will be replaced by PCIe G2 (Generation 2.0) as the mainstream storage option in the high-end SSD market.  DRAMeXchange is also predicting that SATA III TLC SSDs will have a much bigger impact …

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Greenliant Announces Mass Production of eMMC NANDrive Embedded Solid State Drives

Greenliant Systems, a leading producer of industrial solid-state storage products, has announced that they are now mass producing their eMMC NANDriveTM embedded solid-state drives (SSDs).  This will provide customers with data storage in a small ball grid array (BGA) form factor that is able to withstand the severest of conditions, including temperature extremes from -40 to +85 degrees Celsius. All …

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LSI Acquired By Avago Technologies

Avago Technologies Limited and LSI Corporation have announced a definitive agreement whereby Avago will acquire LSI for $11.15/share; this being an all-cash transaction with a value of approximately $6.6 billion.  Avago is a global producer and supplier of analog semiconductor devices, offering thousands of products for wireless communication, wired infrastructure, and industrial (and other) markets.  By adding LSI’s enterprise storage …

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Toshiba Announces HK3R SATA III Enterprise SSD For Read-Intensive Applications

Toshiba Digital Media Network Taiwan Corporation, a global technology innovator, is announcing the HK3R series of enterprise solid-state drives (eSSD).  Optimized for read-intensive applications, the HK3R series are suitable for tasks such as read-caching, boot, error logging, and low-duty storage usage that requires end-to-end data protection and power-loss protection.  The HK3R series feature Toshiba’s own proprietary QSBCTM (Quadruple Swing-By Code) …

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OCZ Announces Intrepid 3000 Series of Enterprise SSDs — Superior Sustained IOPS and Low Latency

OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a pioneer of high-performing solid-sate drives (SSDs) for both client and enterprise, is announcing their next-generation of enterprise SSDs, dubbed the Intrepid 3000 series.  The enterprise-class SATA III Intrepid 3000 series, in capacities of  up to 800GB, becomes OCZ’s highest performing and largest capacity of enterprise SATA SSDs so far. Utilizing OCZ’s Everest 2 platform that combines …

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Toshiba Announces PX03SN Series Of Read-Intensive 12GB/s SAS Enterprise SSDs — Read Speeds of 900 MB/s And 130,000 IOPS

Toshiba Corporation, a global storage solutions leader, is announcing expansion of its enterprise SSD family to include new models keyed toward read-intensive applications.  It is anticipated that the new PX03SN series of 12GB/s SAS SSDs will begin shipping just before calendar year’s end. Toshiba’s PX03SN series will support up to one full drive write per day (DWPD), and are geared …

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OCZ Technology Prepared To File Bankruptcy — Possible Toshiba Takeover Pending

OCZ Technology, provider of high-performance solid state drives for both consumers and enterprise, has announced that Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. has taken exclusive control of the company’s depository accounts at Silicon Valley Bank and Wells Fargo Bank, NA.  As stated in OCZ’s recent SEC filings, OCZ and Hercules were parties to a loan and security agreement, the terms of …

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LSI’s Technology Partners at AIS Part II — LSI AIS 2013 Update

LSI’s Accelerating Innovation Summit 2013 has a host of technology partners and sponsors displaying their latest LSI-related wares for attendees to view.  This session has us visiting a few more booths and displays of exhibitors.  With only a couple of exceptions, everyone displaying is presenting technology that utilizes and/or features some of LSI’s latest software and hardware solutions. ARM, a major …

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