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

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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SuperTalent Announces Two M.2 Form Factor NGFF SSD Devices

SuperTalent Technology, a leading producer of Flash and RAM memory devices, is announcing release of two new M.2 form factor NGFF SSDs; one being a SATA III full-length NGFF card, and the other a SATA II half-length card.  The relatively new NGFF form factor is significantly smaller, lighter and less power-hungry than standard SSDs.  Both of SuperTalent’s new NGFF drives …

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Kingston Announces New SSDNow E50 Enterprise SSD For Big Data And Virtualization Applications

Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., who is the global leader in memory products, is announcing the SSDNow E50.  The E50 is Kingston’s newest enterprise-grade solid-state drive (SSD).  The SSDNow E50 will be marketed as a more economical alternative to the SSDNow E100.  Performance-driven usage scenarios that do not require heavy endurance can achieve …

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SanDisk Completes Its Acquisition Of SMART Storage Systems

SanDisk Corporation, a world leader in Flash memory storage technologies, has announced the completion of its acquisition of SMART Storage Systems, a developer and producer of leading enterprise solid-state drives (SSDs) based on SATA and SAS connection interfaces.  We had originally reported the news of the acquisition back on July 2nd. Completion of the acquisition results in SMART Storage Systems …

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TCS Announces Next-Gen Proteus 2 and Galatea 2 SSDs — Larger Capacity And Improved Performance

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS), a leader in highly rugged and high-reliability soild-state drives (SSDs), is announcing availability of its new Proteus 2 and Galatea 2 SSDs.  The Proteus 2 and Galatea 2 both feature larger capacities and improved performance.  Many security and defense applications operate in very harsh environments, making the Proteus 2 and Galatea 2 ideal for those usage …

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Mach Xtreme Technology Announces MX-EXPRESS Driver-less PCIe SSD — 850 MB/s Reads And 100,000 IOPS!

Mach Xtreme Technology Inc., a global producer of high-performance, high-reliability and user-friendly PC devices, is announcing the MX-EXPRESS PCIe soild-state drive (SSD).  The MX-EXPRESS utilizes an advanced dual-controller architecture, and features a unique design requiring no drivers. The low-profile MX-EXPRESS PCIe 2.0 x 2 SSD will interface with any standard PCIe 2X / 4X / 16X slot.  The MX-EXPRESS offers …

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