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

SanDisk Announces Extreme Pro SSD — Computex 2014 Update

SanDisk Corporation, a world-leading producer of flash storage devices, is announcing availability of its new SanDisk Extreme Pro solid-state drive (SSD).  The Extreme Pro is geared towards PC enthusiasts, gamers and media professionals, who demand the highest possible performance and consistency. It is anticipated that the PC gaming market will exceed $25 billion in 2014 (source: DFC Intelligence).  This growth …

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Crucial Announces MX100 SSD Family — Computex 2014 Update

Crucial, a division of Micron Technology and a leading producer of solid-state drive (SSDs) and DRAM modules, is announcing its new MX100 family of SSDs.  The Crucial MX100 offers unrelenting performance and one of the most complete feature sets available in a consumer-grade SSD, and at a low cost per GB.  The MX100 family are produced with Micron 16nm process …

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Intel Adds PCIe Solutions To Its Data Center Family Of SSDs

Intel is announcing the addition of three PCIe solid-state drive (SSD) solutions to its well-established data center family of storage products.  Intel’s SSD Data Center Family will now be offering both SATA and PCIe solutions in multiple endurance levels and multiple capacities, all featuring enterprise-class RAS (reliability, availability, serviceability)  features. The ongoing explosion of data storage requirements for data center …

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Seagate Acquiring LSI’s Flash Divisions From Avago Technologies

Seagate Technology, a world-leading provider of storage products, is announcing that they have entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement with Avago Technologies Limited, which will result in Seagate acquiring from Avago the assets of LSI’s Accelerated Solutions Division (ASD) and Flash Components Division (FCD) for a reported $450 million in cash.  Although a bit of a late-comer to the …

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Marvell Announces 88SS1074 SATA 6Gb/s SSD Controller Supporting 15nm TLC NAND Flash

Marvell Technology Group, Ltd., a leading producer of NAND flash controllers and other semiconductor devices, is announcing its 5th generation of SATA 6Gb/s solid-state drive (SSD) controllers.  Marvell’s 88SS1074 SATA SSD controller features Marvell’s 3rd generation NANDEdgeTMerror correction, and low-density parity check (LPDC) technology, and embraces the use of 15nm triple-level cell (TLC) NAND flash memory in either consumer or …

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Plextor Adds M.2 (2280) Form Factor To M6e Lineup Of PCIe Gen2 X2 SSDs

Plextor, a leading producer of high-performance digital storage devices, is announcing the launch of the M6e M.2 Gen X2 solid state drive (SSD) in the 2280 (80.0mm x22.0mm) form factor.  Originally available only as part of Plextor’s multiple-award winning PCIe gaming SSD, the stand-alone version is designed to provide high performance storage for modern gaming notebooks, and the newest generation …

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Japanese Research Team Develops Garbage Collection Middleware To Improve SSD Write Speeds By Up To 300%!

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) recently held its 2014 IEEE International Memory Workshop (IMW) from 5/18/2014 to 5/21/2014 in Taipei, Taiwan.  This workshop is an international academic conference on semiconductor memory technologies, and while much of the discussion is even more specialized than us technology buffs get into, the occasional significant development is featured.  Such was the …

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Marvell Announces PCIe SSD Controller 88SS1083 Supporting SATA Express

Marvell Technology Group Ltd., a leading producer of NAND flash controllers and other semiconductor devices, is announcing the launch of their new 88SS1083 PCI Express (PCIe) solid state drive (SSD) controller.  The new 2-lane PCIe Gen2 SSD controller will enable transfer speeds of up to 1 GB/s (1000 MB/s), and will help SSD producers to offer PCIe SSDs at prices …

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Edge Boost Server 7mm SSD Review — LSI-SandForce Performance With Enterprise-Level Durability Features

Edge Memory is a leading supplier of DRAM memory and other flash-based devices, including solid-state drives (SSDs).  Back in February, we reviewed their diskGO Super-speed USB 3.0 pocket SSD.  While offering a variety of consumer-level products, Edge’s expertise and passion are focused on the enterprise market and corporate-level projects. Edge is best known for their “Boost” series of both client …

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