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

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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SATA-IO Readies SATA Express For Prime Time — Storage Visions 2015 Update

Day two at Storage Visions finds us visiting the SATA-IO booth and talking to Paul Wassenberg. Paul is the Director of Product Marketing for Marvell, and also a SATA-IO board member.  The Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO) is an independent, non-profit organization developed by and for leading industry companies for the purpose of providing the industry with guidance and support for …

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LiteOn Technology Corporation — Storage Visions 2015 Update

Next up at Storage Visions 2015 is a visit with LiteOn Technology Corporation, who is both an OEM supplier and also offers products under its own brand. They have been much more aggressive in the last couple of years in developing and marketing SSDs under the LiteOn label. Our meeting today was with Darlo Perez, managing director at LiteOn, and …

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Plextor M6e Black Edition PCIe SSD Specs And Photos Leaked

Our friends over at Hardware.Info just came into some pictures and specifications of a new Plextor PCIe SSD, which will reportedly be called the M6e Black Edition. It is anticipated that it will be unveiled and/or launched at CES 2015 in Las Vegas next week. The original M6e was basically a green PCB, while the Black Edition will come shrouded …

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Western Digital / HGST Announces Acquisition of Enterprise All-Flash System Developer Skyera

HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies), a division of Western Digital Corp., is announcing that it has completed an all-cash acquisition of Skyera, a leading developer of all-flash enterprise storage systems for data centers and scale-out cloud applications. Skyera will be fully integrated into HGST, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of WD. The Skyera acquisition enhances HGST’s existing portfolio and …

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Avago (Formerly LSI) Announces 9300 Series Of 16-Port 12Gb/s SAS Host Bus Adapter — Up To Nearly 2,000,000 IOPS!!

Avago Technolgies, via its recent acquisition of LSI, is announcing that it is expanding its industry-leading lineup of 12Gb/s SAS host bus adapters (HBAs) to include new 16-port offerings.  The 9300-16i (internal connectivity) and 9300-16e (external connectivity) are their newest high port count SAS HBAs, providing 12Gb/s of bandwidth and (up to) nearly 2,000,000 IOPS of performance.  Avago’s new 16-port …

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OWC Announces Aura SSD – Industry’s 1st SSD Upgrade For 2013 Mac Pro — 1TB And 2TB Available For Preorder

Other World Computing (OWC), a leading producer of solid-state storage products for Mac computers, is announcing its new 1TB and 2TB Aura SSD upgrades for the 2013 Mac Pro. This makes OWC the first company to offer cost-effective and easy DIY storage capacity upgrade solutions for the 2013 Mac Pro. This new Aura SSD is custom engineered for the 2013 …

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Memblaze And PMC Collaborate On PBlaze4 PCIe SSD For Hyperscale Data Centers – 3.2GB/s Reads and 850,000 IOPS!

PMC-Sierra, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise storage system solutions, is announcing that Memblaze Technology Co., Ltd., a leading provider of flash storage devices, is utilizing PMC’s Flashtec NVM Express (NVMe) SSD controllers in its newest generation of PCI Express (PCIe) flash accelerator cards. Memblaze’s Flashtec-based PBlaze4 solutions are geared toward Open Compute Project and hyperscale data center deployments. The …

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