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

Micron P420m PCIe SSD Released Using 25nm MLC NAND Flash For Enterprise Applications

Micron is announcing release of their P420m PCIe SSD for enterprise and data center applications requiring high performance read operations. Micron utilizes their own 25nm MLC NAND Flash in the P420m to provide enterprise-class reliability and performance at a mainstream price point.  The P420m is designed for applications such as caching, cloud and data centers, web acceleration, and online transaction …

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SMART Announces Optimus Eco Enterprise SSD — Up to 2TB in 2.5″ Form Factor Using 19nm MLC Flash

SMART Storage Systems, a leading enterprise SSD technology developer, is announcing their new Optimus Eco enterprise SSD — the first SAS 6 GB/s SSD utilizing 19nm multi-level cell (MLC) Flash.  Anticipating the ever-changing needs of enterprise data centers, SMART continues their efforts to usher in a new era of Flash storage.  Their Optimus Eco SSD offers an industry best combination …

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SMART Storage Systems And Diablo Technologies Partner Up On Ultra-Low Latency Enterprise SSDs

SMART Storage Systems, Inc., a creative provider of solid-state drive (SSD) technology for enterprise applications, and Diablo Technologies, Inc., an innovative provider of memory system interface solutions, are announcing an exclusive agreement.  This agreement will combine SMART Storage Systems’ Guardian Technology Platform with Diablo’s Memory Channel Storage (MCS).  The partnership will result in a new tier of enterprise SSDs that …

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Asus To Release RAIDR Express SSD Line

Asustek Computer appears to be preparing to bring its own line of SSDs to market, possibly as early as May of this year.  The RAIDR Express series will be marketed through Asustek’s ROG (Republic of Gamers) branding.  By releasing its own line of SSDs, Asustek hopes to promote its full line of ROG-branded products, including motherboards, graphics cards, and accessories.  Better …

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HGST Releases Industry’s First 12GB/s SAS Solid State Drives For Enterprise Applications

HGST, formerly known as Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (now part of Western Digital), is announcing the industry’s fastest and most advanced enterprise muti-level cell (MLC) SAS SSD family. The Ultrastar SSD800MH, Ultrastar SSD800MM, and the Ultrastar SSD1000MR are the first drives to double today’s standard SAS interface of 6 GB/s to now achieve an amazing 12 GB/s interface. HGST’s new …

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Samsung Begins Mass Producing 128GBPS MLC NAND Chips Using Sub-20 nm Architecture

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., A global force in NAND technology, is announcing mass production of a 128Gb, 3-bit multi-level-cell (MLC) NAND chip. Now breaking the 20nm barrier, this new architecture is classified as 10 nanometer (nm)-class process technology. These advanced, high density memory chips will enable even larger capacities for embedded NAND storage, and especially for solid state drives (SSDs). …

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VeloBit Offers vBoost For Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Acceleration And Expansion

VeloBit is now offering vBoost — virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) optimization software for Windows.  vBoost accelerates popular Citrix XenDesktop deployments by improving how system storage interacts with Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisors.  Hypervisors are groups of virtual desktops that allow multiple users  to access the same commonly used data and applications simultaneously. VeloBit vBoost dramatically reduces the I/O workload on storage systems …

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News of Alleged Upcoming of OCZ Vertex 5 SSD Floods Web

Sources are reporting that OCZ Technology may be readying a new generation of its Vertex line of high-performance consumer SSDs.  To be called the Vertex 5,OCZ may be preparing to bring a new flagship product to market, supplanting the Vector series. OCZ and others have been chasing Samsung and its 840 and 840PRO series, which lately have been pretty much …

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