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

Western Digital Displays New WD and SanDisk Products — CES 2018 Update

Western Digital is utilizing CES 2018 to announce several new products, under both the WD and SanDisk brands.  These new solutions help consumers to gather, share, preserve and access their files, photos and videos.  Today’s data-driven life includes rich content from drones, action cameras, smartphones and even VR headsets. The first announcement is of the SanDisk Ultra Fit 256GB USB …

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Patriot Announces EVLVR Thunderbolt™ 3 Portable SSD — CES 2018 Update

Patriot is debuting their latest evolution in SSD technology at CES 2018.  The EVLVR Thunderbolt™3 is a portable SSD that delivers 3 times the transfer speeds of traditional external SSDs.  The EVLVR utilizes Phison’s E8 PCIe controller and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity to deliver sequential read speeds of up to 1500MB/s, and sequential write speeds of up to 1000MB/s.  Thunderbolt 3 …

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Toshiba Announces RC100 Mainstream NVMe M.2 SSD — CES 2018 Update

Toshiba Memory Corporation is starting off its CES 2018 presence by announcing its latest NVMe M.2 SSD, designated as the RC100 Series.  This new SSD offering from Toshiba is geared toward mainstream users, including retail, system integrators and channel markets.  The RC100 Series features Toshiba’s own 64-layer, 3-bits-per-cell TLC (triple-level cell) BiCS FLASH™ combined with an in-house developed controller in …

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Toshiba Memory America Begins Sampling New Automotive UFS Embedded Memory Solutions

Toshiba Memory America is announcing that they have begun sampling of their new Automotive UFS embedded memory devices that support JEDEC specification ver. 2.1 HS-G3.  This latest automotive UFS memory joins TMA’s Automotive e-MMC family of products to diversify their automotive product offerings.  As the widespread adoption of entertainment and information systems continues, the market for applicable memory devices also …

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Toshiba Announces XG5-P 2TB NVMe SSD – Enhanced Performance and Capacity Over Standard XG5 Series

Toshiba Memory Corporation is announcing its latest addition to its client SSD lineup with the XG5-P 2TB NVMe model.  This premium addition to the XG5 series features improved performance as well as doubling the maximum capacity to 2TB. The XG5-P series of SSDs will also be offered in self-encrypting drive (SED) models that support TCG Opal Version 2.01, making it …

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ADATA Announces XPG STORM Cooling Solution For M.2 2280 SSDs

ADATA is announcing the launch of the XPG STORM add-on heatsink with fan for M.2 2280 SSDs.  The STORM features an aluminum heatsink with a fan that is readily attached to any compatible M.2 SSD to provide much-improved cooling.  One of the first knocks on M.2 SSDs when they were first released was that a number of versions tended to …

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AccelStor Announces NeoSapphire H710 All-Flash Array — Scale-up and High Availability With Barrier-Smashing Performance

AccelStor, a leading provider of software-defined all-flash storage arrays, will be demonstrating their newest all-flash storage array at SC17 (SuperComputing 2017) for high performance computing.  Their new NeoSapphire H710 all-flash array, along with their advanced AccelStor FlexiRemap® technology improves the simplicity and efficiency of high performance computing (HPC) applications via its impressive scalability and impressive performance. Flash appliances typically provide …

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SANBlaze Announces Dual Port NVMe Drive Test Capability for Their SBExpress Platform

SANBlaze is a leader in innovative storage emulation and validation, and they are announcing the launch of the Dual Port NVMe Drive Test Platform.  This unique appliance enables connection of dual port 2.5” NVMe drives to a host system, which makes a simple to use test and development platform for drive vendors.  This allows for engineering debugging, validation and quality …

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Microsemi Announces New Smart Storage HBAs and RAID Adapters for Enterprise Applications

Microsemi is announcing production release of their new Smart Storage SAS/SATA adapters.  These latest offerings from Microsemi further advance their Smart Storage offerings for SAS/SATA server storage for data centers with both full board-level solutions and silicon-plus-software solutions for custom embedded storage.  These newest additions to Microsemi’s product portfolio include the Adaptec HBA 1100 series, the SmartHBA 2100 series, and …

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