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

Viking Technology Moves Write Cache To Non-Volatile DIMMs To Improve SSD Endurance

Viking Technology has developed non-volatile DIMMs, employing their ArxCis-NV technology to provide data retention in the event of a power failure or system crash.  When these NV-DIMMs are utilized in conjunction with SSDs, the ArxCis-NV creates dramatic improvements in application performance and SSD endurance by being used as the write cache. Instead of relying on customized firmware or software, the …

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ADATA Announces SX1000L SSD Family For Enterprise

ADATA Technology, Taiwanese manufacturer of premium performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash storage products, is announcing the launch of its enterprise grade SX1000L solid state drive (SSD).  This represents ADATA’s first SSD tailored towards server applications, following on the heels of a number of well-established and successful consumer-level SSDs. ADATA is emphasizing the performance and reliability of the SX1000L, as …

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Thinfilm Receives First Order For Thinfilm Memory Brand-Protection System

Thin Film Electronics ASA (“Thinfilm”) has announced receipt of their first order for use of Thinfilm Memory for brand protection. The order was received from a global consumer packaged goods company, and will utilize Thinfilm’s system of specialized electronics labels to help thwart product counterfeiting. According to Davor Sutija, Thinfilm’s CEO, “The largest companies in the world lose billions of …

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Innodisk Creates iSLC Flash Technology – MLC NAND Flash Approaches SLC Performance And Reliability

Innodisk, a Taiwanese designer and manufacturer of industrial application SSDs, is announcing its development of its new patent pending technology called iSLC.  By gleaning only the best quality multi-level cell NAND Flash modules, and managing them with Innodisk’s patented Flash management algorithms, iSLC is able to approach performance and reliability levels normally associated with more expensive SLC NAND.  iSLC creates …

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QLogic Releases FabricCache — Shared Resource SAN Caching

QLogic is announcing release of their QLogic FabricCache QLE10000 adapter, the first product released based on QLogic’s innovative Mt.Ranier technology.  FabricCache is a combination of QLogic’s market-leading FibreChannel adapter, intelligent caching and I/O management in a server-based PCIe flash card form factor.  FabricCache transforms single-server, captive cache into a shared resource for a wide variety of enterprise applications that utilize …

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Flash Memory To Be Based on 2D Materials — A Single Atom Thick?

Memory cells are one of the most important building blocks utilized in digital electronics.  The explosion in growth of mobile devices has fueled the continuing miniaturization of components.  Some technologies eventually reach the point of their smallest possible functional versions being achieved.  Any further attempts at size reduction run smack up against limitations that often seem insurmountable.  This sets the …

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VeloBit HyperCache 1.12 Earns Storage Magazine Products Of The Year 2012 Bronze Award

Storage Magazine / searchStorage.com recently announced their “Best Data Storage Products of 2012”.  Now in its 11th year, the awards are made to the most innovative new products and/or established products that received significant enhancements.  The gold, silver, and bronze awards are given in the following six categories: backup and disaster recovery software and services, backup hardware, networking equipment, storage …

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Western Digital Co-Invests Another $51 Million in Skyera Solid State Storage Expertise

Western Digital and Skyera have announced that Skyera is receiving strategic funding from Western Digital as  part of its recently announced Series B round of financing.  Western Digital had previously funded Skyera as the initial outside investor, and has now co-invested to the tune of an additional $51 million as an extension of the strategic relationship.  The relationship between the …

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Seagate To End Production Of 7200rpm Laptop HDDs Later This Year

As further proof that solid state drives (SSDs) have become the storage drive of choice for ultrabooks and upper-tier laptops, Seagate Technology has revealed that 2013 will be the last year of production for its 7200 rpm notebook hard disk drives (HDDs). Seagate is presently one of the world’s biggest manufacturers and suppliers of hard disk drives. During a conversation …

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