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,

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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Kingston Set to Cut SSD prices — Could Force Competitors to Follow Suit!

Kingston Technology, a strong NAND-flash memory maker, is reportedly planning to cut prices for all of its NAND-flash products; possibly by as much as 15%.  This would include USB drives, memory modules, and its SSD products according to a Digitimes story. Kingston indicates that the anticipated price adjustments are coordinated with chips suppliers’ moving to more advanced process technologies that …

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LSI Contributes as Everspin Realizes In Excess of 300% Growth in 2011 MRAM Shipments

Everspin Technolgies is reporting record growth for 2011, with MRAM product shipments increasing over 300% from the prior year. The MRAM pioneer continues to shape the market for magnetic memories; gaining further momentum with over 250 design wins in the past year. Everspins patented MRAM technology is based on a magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) storage element that is deposited on …

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OWC Announces Mercury Aura Pro Express 6G 480GB – Smallest & Most Powerful SSD Available

Only 13 days remain until the anticipated shipment date 0f 1/21/2012 for OWC’s new 480GB Mercury Aura Pro Express 6G for MacBook Air 2011 editions. This portable form factor SSD that is capable of up to 511 MB/s sustained reads, and up to 448 MB/s sustained writes leaps to the top of the current marketplace as the smallest and most powerful SSD available! …

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