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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

Team Group Announces T-FORCE CARDEA M.2 NVMe SSD

Team Group is announcing its fastest storage solution to date — the T-FORCE CARDEA M.2 solid-state drive.  Team Group’s newest is geared toward gamers, and features a PCIe 3.0 x4 interface that is capable of sequential read speeds of up to 2600MB/s.  The T-FORCE CARDEA also utilizes a custom-made cooling module that not only increases endurance for high-intensity continued usage, …

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ADATA Announces Release of XPG SX950 SSD and EX500 Enclosure

ADATA announced the XPG (Xtreme Performance Gear) SX950 SSD back in January, as our Sean Webster reported from CES 2017.  ADATA has now announced the official release of the SX950 SSD, as well as its accompanying gaming-style drive enclosure, designated as the EX500.   The SX950 features a custom ADATA PCB, as well as only the most select NAND chips to …

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Western Digital Announces SanDisk Skyhawk NVMe-compatible PCIe SSD – Up To 3.84TB Capacity

Western Digital is announcing the SanDisk Skyhawk NVMe-compatible PCIe SSD, their first NVMe-compliant enterprise SSD.  The Skyhawk is optimized to be an ideal balance of consistently fast performance, Quality of Service (QoS), and cost-to-performance value.  The Skyhawk PCIe SSD is geared toward large, unstructured data center workloads in cloud environments. Cloud storage solutions require faster response times and higher throughput, …

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Toshiba To Spin Off NAND Flash Production — Possible Investment by WD?

Confirming rumors making the rounds, Toshiba has announced that they will spin off the NAND production portion of their business.  At the same time, they will be selling off a 20% minority interest in the spun-off business. Toshiba would be generating a significant boost to their liquidity, while retaining majority control of their most profitable business. Specifics have not yet …

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Mushkin Displays Reactor Armor3D SSD – CES 2017 Update

We met today with Mushkin in a suite at the MGM. One of their new items on display was the Reactor Armor3D solid-state drive. This drive features 3D MLC NAND paired with a Silicon Motion SM2258 controller.  It is available in capacities ranging from 240GB all the way up to 2TB. The Reactor Armor3D is rated for sequential read speeds …

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Synology Shows Off Latest All-Flash Storage Appliance — CES 2017 Update

Friday afternoon found us chatting with Steven Peters, Lead Sales Manager for Synology America Corp., a leading producer of network-attached storage (NAS) products.  In their South Hall booth here at the Las Vegas Convention Center, they had on display their latest all-flash storage appliance, designated as the FS3017.  This 2u rack unit can house up to 24 hot-swappable solid-state drives (SSDs). …

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OWC Displays Base Unit Prototype For MacBook Pro Allowing Increased Storage and Function – CES 2017 Update

This week we met with Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO of Other World Computing (OWC). Much of OWC’s success has been as a provider of storage upgrade solutions for Apple-made computing devices.  Our meeting in a suite at the Venetian was to view and discuss OWC’s latest offerings and plans. Apple has had a bit of a history of producing computing …

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Patriot Adds 256GB LX Series microSDXC Card to Memory Card Lineup – CES 2017 Update

Patriot is announcing the addition of a 256GB capacity version to their LX Series of microSDXC memory cards, further expanding their memory card lineup. By utilizing 3D NAND technology that allows for packing more storage capacity into a dime-sized form factor, the 256GB LX Series can accommodate hours of 4K UHD or Full HD video, and thousands of high-resolution images. …

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