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 Enterprise 9200 SSD Series – New NVMe Flagship Solid-State Storage Family

Micron is announcing their new 9200 SSD series of NVMe SSDs, their latest flagship performance solid-state storage family.  The Micron 9200 SSDs bring innovative architecture and industry-leading performance that will enable users to access their data ever faster, and stay on top of ever-increasing data demands and workloads. The 9200 series of SSDs combine cost-effective 3D NAND with the superior …

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Toshiba Announces PM5 and CM5 Enterprise SSDs Featuring 64-Layer 3D BiCS Flash Memory

Toshiba is announcing development of their newest flagship enterprise SSDs, both featuring Toshiba’s latest generation of 64-layer 3D BiCS FLASH™ memory.  The PM5 is a 12Gbit/s SAS series of drives, while the CM5 is their new enterprise NVMe drive.  Both are built with Toshiba’s latest 64-layer 3D 3-bit-per-cell enterprise-class TLC (triple-level-cell) BiCS FLASH™, allowing today’s demanding storage applications to expand …

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Toshiba Announces BG3 SSD Series Featuring Single Package BGA 64-Layer BiCS 3D Flash Memory

Toshiba is announcing its newest client SSD product that features their latest 64-layer TLC BiCS Flash memory on a single-package ball grid array.  The new BG3 series is geared toward future mobile devices, and offers superior performance in a smaller footprint than SATA SSDs.  Its DRAM-less design also reduces the cost and power requirements to enable higher quality user experiences. …

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Toshiba Announces TR200 SATA Consumer SSD Featuring 64-Layer 3D NAND

Toshiba is announcing its latest consumer SSD, designated as the TR200, providing DIY enthusiasts and gamers with the first storage upgrade option that utilizes 64-layer 3D flash memory.  The TR200 represents an affordable means of upgrading your desktop or notebook PC to being far more responsive and productive than those that still utilize traditional hard disk drives (HDDs). The TR200 …

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Apacer Announces PT920 COMMANDO PCIe NVMe SSD With Assault Rifle-Style Housing

Apacer is announcing their latest gaming-oriented PCIe NVMe SSD, designated as the PT920 COMMANDO.  The most immediately compelling aspect of the PT920 is that the shroud is shaped like the trigger guard, sight aperture and ejection port of an assault rife.  The housing also enables a convection cooling system to improve heat dissipation. Apacer is offering the PT920 COMMANDO in …

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Intel Announces DC P4501 Series NVMe Data Center SSD — Optimized For Power Conscious Storage

Intel is announcing the DC P4501 data center SSD, a power-efficient and high-performance SSD for cloud storage.  The P4501 Series, featuring 2nd generation Intel 3D NAND technology, combines a new controller (Intel-developed), unique firmware and the density of 3D NAND to create an efficient, low power, high-performance small form factor design. The P4501 Series are optimized to meet the needs …

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Toshiba Announces XG5 NVMe SSD — Industry’s First 64-Layer BiCS 3D Memory SSD

Toshiba is announcing the XG5 M.2 NVMe SSD, representing the industry’s first SSD to ship with 64-layer BiCS FLASH­­­™ 3D memory.  First demonstrated at Dell/EMC World, the XG5 is geared toward mainstream computing, thin performance notebooks, and enthusiast desktops and laptops. Utilizing Toshiba’s BiCS FLASH­™ 3D flash memory and its vertically stacked cell structure allows for higher capacity in the …

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Kingston Announces KC1000 NVMe PCIe SSD for Demanding Professionals and Enthusiasts

Kingston is announcing the KC1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD, which is geared toward the power user, including professionals and enthusiasts.  The KC1000 is the ultimate performance boost for demanding applications such as high-resolution video editing, virtualization, augmented reality, gaming, and other data intensive workloads where typical storage is unable to keep pace with data demand. The KC1000 is being offered …

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HighPoint Announces SSD7101 PCIe NVMe SSD Featuring Samsung 960 Series Storage – Up to 20X Faster Than SATA SSDs

HighPoint is announcing their new SSD7101 storage solutions, which utilize Samsung 960 Series NVMe M.2 SSDs to achieve transfer speeds that are up to 20X faster than SATA SSDs, and at a comparable price point.  This significantly reduces a system’s storage footprint, enabling a 20-bay rackmount chassis to be replaced with a single PCIe device that is the size of …

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Western Digital Announces HGST Ultrastar SS300 – Their Highest-Performing SAS SSD to Date

Western Digital is announcing the HGST-branded Ultrastar SS300 SAS SSD, which is their highest-performing SAS SSD to date.  The Ultrastar SS300 has been developed in conjunction with Intel, providing best-in-class random performance, with random read speeds of up to 400,000 IOPS and random write speeds of up to 200,000 IOPS. The SS300 represents the latest addition to the popular Ultrastar …

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