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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

Avago Announces Syncro 9380-8e and Syncro 9361-8i High-Availability Shared Storage Solutions

Avago Technologies is announcing two new additions to their Syncro family of high-availability shared storage solutions. Featuring a 12Gb/s SAS interface, these newest Syncro offerings deliver twice the performance of previous generation versions with a 6Gb/s SAS interface. Avago’s Syncro solutions give small and medium businesses (SMBs), data centers and remote offices many of the advanced high-availability features of a …

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Samsung Announces Mass Production Of High-Density ePoP Memory For Smartphones

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world-leading producer of advanced memory technology devices, is announcing that it has begun mass production of the industry’s first ePoP (embedded package on package) memory. This is a single memory package with 3GB of LPDDR3 (low power double data rate 3), 32GB of eMMC (embedded multi-media card) and a controller. Samsung’s latest ePoP is designed …

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SanDisk Announces Automotive Grade Flash Storage For Vehicle Infotainment Systems

SanDisk Corporation, a world-leading producer of flash storage devices, is announcing a new family of automotive grade NAND flash solutions that are geared towards next-generation ‘connected cars’ and their vehicle infotainment systems. SanDisk’s latest automotive NAND storage devices are optimized to provide high-performance, reliable and durable storage to a wide variety of in-vehicle usage applications. These applications include entertainment systems, …

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840 EVO Performance Degradation Problems Persist

As we previously reported back in mid-October, some Samsung 840 EVO SSD owners were experiencing issues with low read speeds of data that had not been touched or moved for an extended period of time after being written.  In most cases, the data had been present in the flash memory for a period of weeks or months, and as time …

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Intel Announces DC S3710 and DC S3610 SATA 6Gb/s Data Center SSDs

Intel Corporation, a leading producer of solid state drives (SSDs) renowned for their reliability, is announcing the expansion of its data center family of SATA 6GB/s solid state drives to include the Intel SSD DC S3710 and the Intel SSD DC S3610. Both of these new drives offer increased write performance for faster processing of write data in data center …

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SanDisk Facing Court Injunction Banning Sale of UlltraDIMMs In U.S. Market

SanDisk Corporation, a world-leading producer of flash storage devices, has been delivered a preliminary injunction against the continued sale of their current version of UlltraDIMM memory channel storage devices in the United States. These UlltraDIMMs were produced in partnership with Diablo Technologies, who provides the memory controller ICs utilized in their production. The issue at heart is the fact that …

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SuperTalent Shows Off IVI DuraDrive AT7 Automotive Application SSDs – CES 2015 Update

CES 2015 rolls on, and this afternoon finds us at Super Talent’s display. Like a number of other SSD producers, they are finding a new market for their products in the automotive arena.  As vehicles become more technology-heavy, the means to effectively manage that technology needs to keep pace. With the explosion of in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems, the ability to …

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Silicon Motion Announces SM2256 SSD Controller With Support For TLC NAND — CES 2015 Update

We were privileged yesterday to meet with Robert Fan, Vice President and General Manager of Silicon Motion to discuss their latest SSD controller, the SM2256, which features support for TLC NAND.  Historically, TLC NAND has had a reputation of having low endurance and reliability, and hence was not suitable for use in solid state storage devices.  Fast-forward to today, and …

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