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

ADATA Announces Premier SP610 SSD With Silicon Motion Controller

ADATA Technology, a leading producer of DRAM modules and NAND Flash devices, is announcing the launch of the Premier SP610 2.5″ SATAIII (6Gb/s) solid state drive (SSD).  Featuring a Silicon Motion (SMI) controller, ADATA’s Premier SP610 consistently maintains high read and write speeds to enhance performance stability, and also utilizes advanced BCH ECC (Error Correction Code) technology.  This makes the …

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SanDisk Announces X300s Self-Encrypting Solid State Drive

SanDisk Corporation, a world-leading producer of flash storage devices, is announcing the X300s self-encrypting solid state drive (SSD).  The X300s is designed with corporate users in mind, reflecting today’s increasingly risky corporate landscape. Not all data breaches are the result of hacking into corporate systems, with a large percentage due to loss or theft of mobile devices; especially laptops.  Less …

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Mach Xtreme DIY Series SATA-DOM 32GB SSD Review – Small O/S Storage In Postage Stamp-Sized Form Factor

The continuing evolution of flash storage is producing a variety of new form factors, often trending towards ever-smaller devices.  One of the smallest we have encountered yet is the DOM (disk-on-module) form factor.  A SATA-DOM is a DOM with a standard SATA data connection incorporated, such as the DIY series of SATA-DOM SSDs from Mach Xtreme Technology, with a footprint …

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SanDisk Announces Lightning Gen.II Enterprise SSD Family — 12GB/s Interface Doubles Throughput

SanDisk Corporation, a world-leading producer of flash storage devices, is announcing the Lightning Gen.II family of enterprise-class solid state drives (SSDs).  These Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) SSDs have been upgrade to a 12GB/s interface, effectively doubling the throughput over previous 6GB/s interface versions. According to John Scarramuzzo, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Enterprise Storage Solutions at SanDisk, “Business …

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SanDisk Announces World’s First 4TB SAS Enterprise SSD

SanDisk Corporation, a world-leading producer of flash storage devices, is announcing its new Optimus MAX Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) solid state drive (SSD), representing the world’s first 4TB SAS SSD.  SanDisk’s Optimus MAX offers storage capacity that even exceeds the current highest-capacity 2.5″ 10,000 rpm and 15,000 rpm SAS hard disk drives (HDDs), creating the first true replacement for legacy …

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Samsung Announces Mass Production of Industry’s First 3-bits-per-cell (MLC) NAND-based SSDs For Data Centers

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a global leading producer of memory products, is announcing that it has begun mass production of the industry’s first high-performance SSDs utilizing  three-bits-per-cell (MLC) NAND that is geared toward servers and data centers.  This new SSD will allow IT pros to better manage workloads that are related to e-mail, web browsing and social networking, helping to …

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Toshiba Announces Mass Production of 15nm Process Technology NAND Flash Memory

Toshiba Corporation is announcing development of the world’s first 15nm process technology for production of NAND flash memory.  Toshiba will begin mass production of two-bits-per-cell, 128Gb (16GB) NAND modules at the end of April 2014 at its Fab 5 Yokkaichi Operations, which is Toshiba’s primary NAND flash production facility.  The new 15nm process replaces Toshiba’s second generation 19nm process technology, …

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LSI Nytro Flash Accelerator Cards Boost Performance Of SQL Server 2014

LSI Corporation is announcing that its LSI Nytro flash accelerator cards have been successfully tested in helping boost the performance of Microsoft’s SQL Server 2014 operating system.  This cooperative effort between LSI and Microsoft combines technologies to assist businesses in overcoming I/O bottlenecks, accelerate database transactions, and achieve additional value from their data.  LSI’s Nytro flash cards will also be …

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SanDisk Announces Availability Of 15nm Process Technology NAND Flash

SanDisk Corporation, a leading producer of flash storage products, is announcing availability of its latest 1Z-nanometer (nm) technology, providing the world’s most advanced process node to date.  The 15nm process node technology will be ramped up on both its two-bits-per-cell (X2) and its three-bits-per-cell (X3) architectures for NAND flash memory.  Volume production of the new 15nm process NAND is anticipated …

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Kingston Adds 240GB And 480GB Capacities To SSDNow mS200 mSATA SSD Lineup

Kingston Digital, Inc., which is Kingston Technology Company, Inc.’s Flash memory division, and also a leading global producer of memory products, is announcing the addition of 240GB and 480GB capacity points to its existing SSDNow mS200 mSATA lineup of SSDs.  The addition of larger capacity points offers enthusiasts and system builders a cost-effective performance upgrade compared to HDDs, providing quicker …

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