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

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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OCZ Announces New Deneva 2 Enterprise SSD Featuring 19nm NAND Flash And Lower Power Consumption

OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a leading producer and innovator of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs), is announcing a new version of their popular Deneva 2 series of enterprise SSDs.  The new Deneva 2 model will be produced utilizing 19nm process architecture NAND flash Multi-Level Cell (MLC) memory.  Not only will the new Deneva 2 SSD feature the smaller NAND process geometry, …

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sTec Announces s260 Series Of mSATA SSDs — Small Footprint, Ruggedness And Power-Fail Protection For Embedded Applications

sTec, Inc. a world leader in enterprise soild-state storage products (and in the process of being acquired by Western Digital), is introducing the sTec s260 mSATA family of solid-state drives (SSDs).  The s260 series will feature high reliability, a small storage footprint and low power consumption; making them ideal for embedded storage in rugged and/or space-constrained usage scenarios.  The s260 …

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Intel Announces SSD Pro 1500 Series For Business Class Applications — Performance, Manageability And Security In 2.5″ And M.2 (NGFF) Form Factors

Intel Corporation is announcing release of a new family of business-class SSDs.  The first member(s) of this new product family will be the Pro 1500 Series, which will offer improved manageability and security features when utilized with Intel’s vPro Technology and an Opal management suite of protocols. The Intel Pro 1500 Series helps IT departments to easily deploy and securely …

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Western Digital Acquires Virident To Further Extend HGST’s Flash Storage Offerings

Western Digital Corp., a global storage solutions leader, has announced that its HGST subsidiary (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies) has acquired Virident Systems, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise flash storage solutions.  The acquisition has a price tag of approximately $685 million in cash, and reportedly represents around $645 million in enterprise value. Virident has been a technology leader in …

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