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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

Toshiba Announces Next Generation OCZ Trion 150 Series of SSDs

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., a global technology leader, is announcing its new OCZ Trion 150 SSD series, representing a cost-effective performance upgrade option for notebooks and desktop PCs. Pairing Toshiba’s 15nm Triple-Level Cell (TLC) NAND flash memory with a Toshiba controller, the Trion 150 series provides a superior blend of reliability, endurance and value with increased real-world performance. The …

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Xitore Announces DRAM Bus-Attached SSD – 25.6 GB/s, 4 Mil IOPS and Sub 2 µs Latency

Hmmm, a solid-state storage system with an operating bandwidth of 25.6 GB/s, 4 million IOPS, sub-2 microsecond latency and unmatched endurance? Are these performance metrics actually achievable? Xitore Inc. is a 2014 start-up based in Mission Viejo, California, and their answer to this question is “Absolutely”! Xitore is designing a solid-state storage system that is truly a game-changer. All of …

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Foremay Announces Self Encrypting Drive (SED) Enabled SSD With Full Disk Encryption and Crypto Erase

Foremay, Inc., a leading producer of rugged solid state drives (SSDs), is announcing the release of their Self Encrypting Drive (SED) enabled SSD. This new SSD utilizes hardware encryption technologies to encrypt and decrypt every individual piece of data during every read and write process, ensuring that all data on the drive is secure. Additionally, the Foremay SED SSD offers …

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Fixstars Announces SSD-13000M – World’s Largest SSD at 13TB Worth Of Object Storage or Content Streaming!

Fixstars Corporation has announced the launch of two new solid-state drives (SSDs), the 10TB SSD-10000M and the 13TB SSD-13000M. The SSD-13000M sets a new standard at 13TB as the world’s largest SSD. These two new Fixstars SSDs are ideal for object storage and content streaming usage scenarios. Utilizing a proprietary Fixstars controller paired with 15nm MLC NAND, the SSD-10000M and …

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Toshiba Announces Availability of PX04SL Series of Enterprise SAS SSDs For Read-Intensive Applications

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is announcing availability of a new SAS enterprise SSD, designated as the PX04SL series. The PX04SL is geared toward very read-intensive usage scenarios, such as web servers, data warehousing, video-on-demand (VOD) and media streaming. The PX04SL series are available in both 2TB and 4TB versions, and in both self-encrypting (SED) and non-self-encrypting models. The PX04SL …

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PNY Announces CS1311 Consumer SSD and CS2211 Gamer/Enthusiast SSD

PNY Techonologies, Inc. is announcing its next generation of high-performance consumer solid-state drives (SSDs) that are designed to optimize the performance and responsiveness of both laptops and desktop systems with their CS1311 and CS2211 series of SSDs. As consumer-oriented SSDs, the CS2211 is engineered for gamers and enthusiasts, while the CS1311 is geared toward the entry-level value market segment. These …

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Transcend Announces SuperMLC Technology – An Alternative to SLC-based Flash Solutions

Transcend Information, Inc., a leading producer of industrial-grade flash storage devices, is announcing its newly developed SuperMLC technology, a cost-effective flash storage solution with nearly equal performance to SLC NAND flash devices. Utilizing pre-selected high-quality flash chips and combining them with adjusted firmware coding, Transcend’s SuperMLC technology eliminates the performance bottleneck associated with smaller-capacity SSDs. SuperMLC technology is able to …

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Unirex Memory Displays USB Flash Drives, SD Cards, Micro SD Cards, Hubs and Readers — CES 2016 Update

One interesting aspect of CES is encountering new entrants into certain product categories, such as is the case with Unirex Memory. Unirex Memory is a California-based company that has recently launched their line of Unirex Digital Memory products that include Micro SD cards and Micro SD cards with adaptors, SD Cards, Micro SD cards with USB readers, flash memory USBs, …

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OWC Doubles Envoy Pro Mini SSD in Thumb Drive Form Factor Capacity to 480GB – CES 2016 Update

OWC, a leading producer of Mac and PC flash storage products and accessories, is announcing that it has double the largest capacity of their Envoy Pro Mini SSD in thumb drive form factor to 480GB. This stylish, aluminum cased, pocket-sized thumb drive offers the full capabilities of a standard desktop SSD in a much more portable form factor. OWC announced …

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Marvell Shows Off 88NV1140 SSD Controller Supporting NVMe 1.2 Host Memory Buffer (HMB) and Project Dean SSD Controller – CES 2016 Update

Wednesday afternoon brought us to the Sands Expo Center for a one-on-one meeting with Marvell. Their CES 2016 announcement centers around the addition of support for Host Memory Buffer (HMB) to their Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) 88NV1140 SSD controller. HMB is an NVMe revision 1.2 feature that enable DRAM-less SSDs to utilize host memory to achieve the performance of SSD …

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