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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,

Mach Xtreme Technology Announces Postage-Stamp-Sized SATA DOM SSDs

Mach Xtreme Technology, a global producer of innovative PC components, is announcing its new DIY series of SATAII SSD.  The tiny-as-a-postage-stamp MX-DIY SATAII DOM (disk-on-module) offers energy efficiency and robust performance, and elminates the need for a SATA data cable. MX Technology’s new DIY series of SSD creates a new standard for compact-sized boot drives.  At 1/10th the size and …

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Western Digital Black2 Dual Drive Review (1TB HDD/120GB SSD) – Combining SSD Performance with HDD Capacity

Recent designs in the laptop market are now seeing the availability of both an mSATA connector for SSDs, as well as the typical SATA connector for hard drives; the Lenovo Thinkpad is a great example of this.  With the demand for additional capacity, we had also seen adapters which allowed for the swapping of optical drives for an additional hard …

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Industry Analyst TrendForce Sees PCIe SSDs and TLC SSDs Gaining Major Traction In 2014 PC SSD Market

There are two significant trends that will gain traction in the 2014 SSD market, says industry analyst TrendForce’s DRAMeXchange research division.  They are predicting that SATA III will be replaced by PCIe G2 (Generation 2.0) as the mainstream storage option in the high-end SSD market.  DRAMeXchange is also predicting that SATA III TLC SSDs will have a much bigger impact …

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Greenliant Announces Mass Production of eMMC NANDrive Embedded Solid State Drives

Greenliant Systems, a leading producer of industrial solid-state storage products, has announced that they are now mass producing their eMMC NANDriveTM embedded solid-state drives (SSDs).  This will provide customers with data storage in a small ball grid array (BGA) form factor that is able to withstand the severest of conditions, including temperature extremes from -40 to +85 degrees Celsius. All …

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LSI Acquired By Avago Technologies

Avago Technologies Limited and LSI Corporation have announced a definitive agreement whereby Avago will acquire LSI for $11.15/share; this being an all-cash transaction with a value of approximately $6.6 billion.  Avago is a global producer and supplier of analog semiconductor devices, offering thousands of products for wireless communication, wired infrastructure, and industrial (and other) markets.  By adding LSI’s enterprise storage …

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Toshiba Announces HK3R SATA III Enterprise SSD For Read-Intensive Applications

Toshiba Digital Media Network Taiwan Corporation, a global technology innovator, is announcing the HK3R series of enterprise solid-state drives (eSSD).  Optimized for read-intensive applications, the HK3R series are suitable for tasks such as read-caching, boot, error logging, and low-duty storage usage that requires end-to-end data protection and power-loss protection.  The HK3R series feature Toshiba’s own proprietary QSBCTM (Quadruple Swing-By Code) …

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OCZ Announces Intrepid 3000 Series of Enterprise SSDs — Superior Sustained IOPS and Low Latency

OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a pioneer of high-performing solid-sate drives (SSDs) for both client and enterprise, is announcing their next-generation of enterprise SSDs, dubbed the Intrepid 3000 series.  The enterprise-class SATA III Intrepid 3000 series, in capacities of  up to 800GB, becomes OCZ’s highest performing and largest capacity of enterprise SATA SSDs so far. Utilizing OCZ’s Everest 2 platform that combines …

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