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

Toshiba Announces PX02SS Enterprise Solid State Drive For Write-Intensive Applications

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., a global storage products developer and producer, and their Storage Products Business Unit are announcing the PX02SS enterprise solid state drive (eSSD).  This new addition to Toshiba’s eSSD family is optimized for write-intensive usage scenarios, such as data processing and online transaction processing. The PX02SS utilizes a 12 GB/s SAS interface (backwards compatible with 6 …

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MyDigitalSSD 128GB mSATA SuperCache 2 Caching SSD Review

Today’s review is of MyDigitalSSD’s SuperCache 2 mSATA 128GB SSD, and the FNet HybriDisk caching software.  A license key for the HybriDisk software is included with the purchase of the SuperCache 2. INTRODUCTION How does a caching SSD work?  It works in conjunction with a hard drive disk (HDD) to create what the operating system sees as a single, combined storage partition. …

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Adata Announces SE720 DashDrive Elite Ultra-Thin External SSD

Adata Technology, a leading producer of NAND Flash products and high-performance DRAM modules, is announcing a new wafer-thin external solid state drive (SSD), featuring a SuperSpeed USB connection.  Adata has dubbed it the DashDrive Elite SE720, combining Adata’s proven NAND Flash storage with the slim stainless steel chassis of their award-winning DashDrive Elite HE720 portable hard drive. SSDs are superior …

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Super Talent Announces DX1 PCIe SSD To Expand Their NGFF Offerings

Super Talent Technology, a leading producer of DRAM memory and NAND Flash storage products, is announcing the Super Talent PCIe DX1 NGFF SSD.  The next generation form factor (NGFF/M.2) DX1 measures a mere 22.0mm X 80.0mm X 3.5mm. Despite its relatively small space footprint, the DX1 has the speed to meet the demands of either server or mobile applications.  Utilizing …

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Samsung Announces Innovative High-Efficiency Green Memory Solution Combining DDR4 DRAM And PCIe SSD

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world-leading developer and producer of advanced semiconductor solutions, is utilizing its Memory Solutions Forum 2013 to announce its fifth generation of green memory products.  Today’s announcement was made in Seoul, Korea at the first of Samsung’s such forums.  A second Memory Solutions Forum 2013 will be held later this month in the U.S., and will …

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Toshiba Announces New Q Series Pro PC/Laptop/Ultrabook Internal Solid State Drives

Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD) is announcing the Toshiba Q Series Pro PC Internal Solid State Drive.  The new Q Series Pro is a high performance upgrade for PCs/laptops/Ultrabooks that provides a convenient and reliable method for boosting productivity, and offers the peace of mind of safe storage for all personal data.  The Q Series Pro is ideal for users …

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Super Talent Announces Addition Of ZT3 To DuraDrive Lineup

Super Talent Technology, a leading producer of NAND flash storage products, is announcing the addition of the DuraDrive ZT3 solid-state drive (SSD) to its DuraDrive product lineup.  The DuraDrive family of SSDs, including the new ZT3, feature enhanced performance, durability and reliability for environments where something tougher than a standard SSD are required.  The ZT3 utilizes a ZIF/IDE interface, and …

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Samsung Announces VMware Virtual SAN Certification For SM1625 Enterprise SSD

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., global memory technology leader, is announcing that its SM1625 enterprise SSD has been certified by VMware as an optimized solution when utilized with VMware’s Virtual SANTM.  VMware Virtual SAN is a new software-defined enterprise storage system that enables users to pool server HDDs with Flash resources, creating a resilient, high-performance and dynamic shared storage solution for …

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Corsair Force Series LS 240GB SSD Review – Phison Controller Displays Increased Write Speeds

When it comes to SSD controllers, up until recent times LSI/SandForce and Marvell have pretty much “ruled the roost”.    Other than a few instances of utilizing proprietary controllers (such as Samsung does in most of their SSDs), and a smaller player in Indilinx (acquired by OCZ),  there were no other options for manufacturers to engineer a new SSD with.  That has …

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Xi3 Announces Ship Date For Its New PISTON Console — Step Aside, Wii, Xbox, PlayStation!!

Xi3 Corporation has tapped “Black Friday” (11/29/2013), marketing’s traditional start to the holiday shopping season, as the date for general availability of its highly-acclaimed PISTONTM gaming console.  Pre-orders are anticipated to be in purchasers’ hands on or before 11/15/2013, a full two weeks prior to general availability. Xi3 originally debuted the PISTONTM Console at the International CES trade show in …

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