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 Announces P410m SAS SSD For Enterprise and DataCenter Applications

Micron Technology is announcing the release of its new P410m SAS SSD for enterprise and datacenter applications.  This 6 Gbps SSD is available in 2.5″ x 7mm form factor and features SAS connectivity to interface with mission-critical datacenter storage arrays.  This will be the first SAS SSD to implement Micron’s XPERT architecture, which extends performance and enhances the drive’s life …

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TRIMcheck: Does Your SSD Really have TRIM Working?

The question of whether TRIM is working, and working correctly, remains to be one of the most active SSD discussions to date. What started out as a Forum thread identifying a free new software that allows the SSD user to determine if TRIM is working, has grown to a full fledged working group where new members and our ‘in house …

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OCZ Upgrades the Vertex 3 To 20nm MLC Synchronous NAND

OCZ Technology Group, Inc. is announcing a new 20nm NAND flash version of its award-winning Vertex 3 series of SSDs.  This new Vertex “3.20” is a SATA III (6 GB/s) multi-level cell (MLC) drive in the now standard 2.5″ form factor.  The Vertex 3 series will now be built around smaller, state-of-the-art NAND flash process geometry at 20nm. Utilizing the …

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Marvell Partners With MemoRight To Enhance SSD Offerings

Marvell Technology (US-based) has reportedly invested in Memoright (Taiwan-based) to enhance its SSD offerings to include firmware, this according to a Digitimes story.  This alliance w0uld allow Marvell to couple its SSD controllers with Memoright’s firmware technology, and let Marvell offer a more complete SSD solution to its customers and clients. The SSD controller IC market is currently dominated by …

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Marvell Unveils Dragonfly NVDRIVE – World’s First NVRAM-Powered PCIe SSD Cache Solution

Marvell has announced availability of the Marvell DragonFlyTM NVDRIVE – the world’s first NVRAM-powered PCIe SSD cache solution.  This turnkey enterprise-class caching solution with built-in SSD modules extends the company’s award-winning DragonFly NVCACHE and NVRAM adapter product offerings that were released last August.  The DragonFly NVDRIVE is targeted to large-scale Internet and cloud computing datacenters.  It will dramatically scale both …

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Just How Far Will SSD prices Drop?

For many models of solid state drives, the last two years has been turbulant with certain models dropping from $3/GB to less than $1/GB.  A quick look at e-tailers, even today, shows quality brand name SSDs as low as the 80-90 cents/GB range.  The Crucial M4 256GB SSD has even been seen on sale as low as 67 cents/GB!  According …

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LSI AIS 2012: Everspin Debuts ST-MRAM Ultra-High Storage Performance Via DRAM-like DDR3 Interface

This week at AIS 2012, Everspin Technologies announced commercial production of the first ever Spin-Torque Magnetoresistive RAM (ST-MRAM). This new type of ultra-low latency and high-performance memory is expected to transform storage architecture, while driving the continuous evolution of Moore’s Law.  Sampling has already begun with select customers, and Everspin is engaging strategic partners to prepare design and manufacturing ecosystems. …

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VeloBit Celebrates 2ND Birthday With Two Important New Releases

Velobit, a provider of high-performance solid state drive caching software, is marking their second anniversary with two new releases that reflect an amazing two years of growth. One of the few prior drawbacks to utilization of Velobit software was lack of support for Windows-based operating systems. WINDOWS AND HYPER-V OS SUPPORT ADDED VeloBit is pleased to announce that Windows and …

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VeloBit Announces Caching Software Trial Bundle Featuring Micron SSDs

VeloBit, a provider of high-performance SSD caching software, is announcing a trial sampling program via a bundle that will feature PCIe and SATA SSDs from Micron Technology, Inc.  Potential customers will be able to receive a 60-day free trial to evaluate the use of VeloBit’s HyperCache software bundled with certain PCIe and SATA SSDs from Micron.  Customer looking to integrate …

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KINGMAX Launches New mSATA SSD MMP20 for Easy Upgrade

World renowned memory and flash module manufacturer Kingmax has announced their new mSATA SSD — the MMP20.  Upgrading to an SSD has a lot of appeal to many notebook users, but they may have concerns about having to settle for smaller capacity; or spending a tidy sum to have similar capacity to their original 2.5″ HDD.  The Kingmax MMP20 reconciles …

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