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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

Lite-On Announces MU-II Series of Solid State Drives Featuring Toshiba 15nm TLC NAND

Lite-On is announcing its MU-II series of solid-state drives (SSDs).  Built in a standard 2.5” x 7mm form factor, the MU-II series of SSDs operate via the SATA 6 Gb/s interface.  These drives feature Toshiba 15nm TLC NAND, enabling an extremely competitive price point. The MU-II series will be offered in capacities of 120GB, 240GB, 480GB and 960GB.  Sequential read …

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SanDisk Announces Z410 Client SSD — Optimized For Everyday Computing

SanDisk Corporation, a world-leading producer of flash storage devices, is announcing the SanDisk Z410 SSD, a competitively priced solid-state drive (SSD) that allows OEMs to incorporate it into a broad range of laptops and desktop PCs.  The Z410 features 15nm three-bits-per-cell (TLC) NAND, enabling the performance, capacities and form factor that are easily incorporated into most mainstream computing platforms. The …

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Sonnet Announces Lightning-Fast Fusion Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Flash Drive – Up to 2100 MB/s Transfer Speeds!

Sonnet Technologies is announcing its new Fusion™ Thunderbolt™ 3 PCIe® Flash Drive – Windows® Edition, which is a rugged, pocket-size solid-state drive (SSD) featuring the Thunderbolt 3 interface.  Containing 512GB of flash storage onboard, the Fusion Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Flash Drive utilizes Thunderbolt 3’s 40Gb/s bandwidth to attain data transfer speeds of up to 2100 MB/s. Sonnet has designed the …

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IDrive One WiFi Storage Released for HDD or SSD

IDrive Online Backup is announcing the launch of their IDrive One, a wireless storage device that provides advanced wireless connectivity, as well as streaming capabilities.  The IDrive One is offered in both an HDD version with capacities of either 1TB or 2TB, and an SSD  version with capacities of either 128GB or 256GB.  Both versions comes with 1TB of IDrive …

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Everspin Announces 256Mb ST-MRAM – Highest Density MRAM Currently Available With 1Gb To Follow

Everspin Technologies is announcing that they have begun shipping 256Mb ST-MRAM samples to select global customers, enabling new storage solutions that use true MRAM-based Storage Class Memory (SCM).  Their new 256Mb ST-MRAM represents a new record for the highest density commercial MRAM currently available in today’s market.  Everspin, who is breaking their own previous record, is a consistent industry leader …

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Zstor Announces NV-Series – NVMe Over Fabric Storage Array For Ultra-Low Latency

Zstor, a Germany-based leading producer of high-performance storage offerings for compute-intensive applications, is announcing its newest flagship storage solution family based on the latest NVMe specification.  Zstor’s new NV-Series is developed in conjunction with Mangstor Inc., and uses Ethernet or Infiniband Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) networks to take advantage of the low latency benefits of the NVMe standard.  This …

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Plextor Announces M7V Series of SSDs Featuring TLC NAND And Superior Endurance

Plextor, a world-leading producer of high-performance digital storage devices, is announcing the M7V series of solid-state drives (SSDs), their longest lifespan SSDs to date. The M7V is Plextor’s first SSD utilizing TLC NAND, and when coupled with firmware from Plextor’s in-house firmware team, it is able to achieve up to 2,000 program/erase (P/E) cycles. This is an endurance level that …

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Intel Announces First 3D NAND SSDs Optimized For Cloud and Enterprise

Intel Corporation is announcing their first dual-port PCI Express (PCIe) SSDs that utilize the Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) protocol.  The dual-port design of the new Intel SSD DC D3700 and D3600 series provides failover and redundancy, which are critical in safeguarding against data loss.  Systems utilizing the D3700 can realize up to a 6 X performance increase as compared to …

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QNAP Announces TBS-453A NASbook – World’s First M.2 SSD-Based NAS

QNAP Systems, Inc. is announcing the TBS-453A NASbook – the world’s first M.2 SSD-based NAS.  The TBS-453A features an Intel quad-core processor and uses M.2 SSDs for storage, providing full NAS functionality with RAID protection in an ultra-compact form factor.  Also, the TBS-453A can double as a physical network switch, providing shared network access to multiple users.  The compact and …

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Renice Announces X9 R-SATA Military-Grade 2TB Solid State Drive

Shenzhen Renice Technology Co., Ltd., Chinese producer of high-end solid-state drives, is announcing its latest military-grade rugged 2TB SSD featuring the R-SATA interface. R-SATA, or Rugged SATA interface is designed to mitigate shock and vibration problems that might cause the SATA gold finger connection to spike or become intermittent. The X9 R-SATA SSD utilizes Renice’s own RS3502-IT SATA3 NAND controller, …

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