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,

OWC Announces Industry’s First High-Performance SSD and Enclosure Bundle for MacBook Air

Other World Computing (OWC) has announced the release of the OWC Mercury Aura Pro Express / Mercury Aura Envoy as the industry’s first high-performance Solid State Drive upgrade and bus-powered enclosure bundle for 2010-2011 MacBook Air computers.  OWC is referring to this as a “Dream Team” of performance and convenience.  The Mercury Aura Bundle includes a Mercury Aura Pro Express …

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ADATA Targets Gamers with XPG SX910 SSD Release

ADATA Technology has announced a new addition to its powerful XPG line of SSDs in the form of the new XPG SX910 SSD, adding on to the XPG SX900 family. Highlighted by ADATA’s new industry leading five year warranty, the XPG SX910 is one of what seems to be only ADATA SSDs to offer the famous LSI SandForce processor name …

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LSI Announces DataBolt Technology to Accelerate Datacenter Performance

LSI Corporation is announcing its new DataBolt technology for bandwidth optimization in datacenter applications.  This unique performance acceleration feature for LSI’s 12 GB/s SAS products is designed to allow users to take advantage of 12 GB/s speeds with their existing 6 GB/s drive infrastructure. This technology will deliver up to a 2X increase in throughput performance  for 6 GB/s systems.  It …

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MOSAID First to Achieve Single Channel Full Performance 16-Die NAND Flash Stack

MOSAID Technologies Inc. announces that it is sampling the industrys first NAND Flash MCP (multi-chip package) with a 16-die NAND stack operating on a single high-performance channel. MOSAIDs 512Gb HLNAND (HyperLink NAND) MCP combines a stack of 16 standard 32Gb NAND Flash die with two HLNAND devices to achieve 333MB/s output over a single byte-wide HLNAND interface channel. Imagine 1TB capacity …

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Corsair Announces Accelerator Series SSD Cache Drives

The trend toward SSD caching solutions continues with Corsair’s announcement of availability of its Accelerator series of solid-state cache drives. Corsair is advertising the Accelerator series as an easy and affordable way to boost your PC system performance by up to 5 times! The Accelerator series of cache SSDs  support Windows 7 operating systems with support for Windows 8 already …

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Intel And Micron NAND Flash Memory Joint Venture Modernized

Intel Corporation and Micron Technology have announced that they are expanding their existing joint venture relationship for production and use of NAND flash memory. As part of this expansion, Micron increases its share of the overall NAND Flash output by purchasing the assets of IM Flash Singapore (IMFS) and also the assets of IM Flash Technologies (IMFT) in Manassas, Va. …

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SanDisk Co-Founder States Flash Memory Will Checkmate Hard Drives by 2020

Eli Harari,  one of flash memory’s founding fathers, was not reserved when speaking Monday at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC). The SandDisk co-founder predicts that flash memory will “checkmate” hard drives by 2020.  He goes on to state that DRAM, as we know it, may not be far behind. This is quite the counterpoint to the recent Microsoft Research …

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Hitachi Releases Ultrastar SSD400S.B Enterprise SSD Introducing Intel 25nm SLC NAND

Hitachi has announced the release of their Ultrastar SSD400S.B Series of enterprise SSDs, these SSDs being the first to employ 25nm SLC NAND flash memory ensuring ultra-high performance and endurance.  The SSD400S.B features the 6GB/s SAS interface and is available in capacities of 100GB, 200GB, and 400GB. Specifications detail performance at 536MB/s read and 502MB/s write (64K sequential) with random …

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