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 New SM2246EN SATA 6 Gb/s SSD Controller — High-Performance And Low-Power Hardware And Firmware Solution

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation, a world leader in design and production of NAND Flash controllers for solid-state storage devices, is announcing its new SM2246EN SSD controller for client solid-state drives (SSDs) and NAND-cache SSD products.  Sampling is underway of the ultra high-performance and low power consumption SM2246EN SATA revision 3.1 (6 Gb/s) SSD controller. Independent testing results confirm that the …

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Seagate Makes Strategic Investment In eASIC To Further Joint Development Of Seagate SSDs

eASIC. a leading developer of new ASIC (Application-Specific Integrated Circuit) devices, has announced that Seagate Technology has made an equity investment in their operations.  It is anticipated that this will enhance opportunities for the two companies to jointly develop customized solid-state drives (SSDs) to add to Seagate’s portfolio. The ongoing rapid evolution of Flash memory from 2-bits-per-cell (MLC) (1Xnm architecture) …

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sTec Announces Availability Of Industry’s First Micro SAS 1.8″ Form Factor Solid-State Drive

sTec, a world leader in enterprise solid-state storage products (and in the process of being acquired by Western Digital),  is announcing general availability of the industry’s first Micro SAS solid-state drive (SSD).  The new Micro SAS SSD is an expansion of sTec’s s800 series of Serial Attached Storage (SAS) SSDs.  The new 1.8″ small form factor Micro SAS SSD will …

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Greenliant Announces mSATA ArmourDrive SSD For Industrial, Medical, Military And Networking Applications

Greenliant Systems, a leading producer of high-security and energy-efficient solid-sate storage devices, is announcing its entry into the removable solid-state drive (SSD) market.  Greenliant is sampling its new mSATA ArmourDrive GLS86 product series.  The mSATA ArmourDrive is designed toward usage scenarios requiring industrial temperature capabilities, higher reliability and long-life data storage and retrieval. The mSATA ArmourDrive has an operating temperature …

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ASUS Republic Of Gamers Announces RAIDR Express PCIe SSD — 830 MB/s Reads, 810 MB/s Writes And 100,000 Random 4K IOPS

ASUS ROG (Republic Of Gamers) is announcing the RAIDR Epxress, a PCIe-based SSD that features support for both older (legacy) BIOS motherboards; as well as for modern UEFI BIOS boards.  The RAIDR Express is targeted to serious gamers and PC power users who demand speed and durability from their systems.  The red and black design, including two-sided metal shields, is …

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Intel Announces New-Generation SSD 530 Series In 2.5″, mSATA, And The New M.2 Form Factors

Intel is announcing its newest generation of solid-state drives (SSDs), the Intel SSD 530 series.  Utilizing multiple small form factors, higher performance and low idle power, Intel is referring to the 530 series as the next evolution of Intel SSDs. Image credit:  pcper.com With the introduction of the latest M.2 form factor, Intel shrinks the total storage area dramatically versus …

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OCZ Announces ZD-XL SQL Server Accelerator — High-Performance PCIe SSD Integrated With Enterprise Acceleration Software

OCZ Technology Group, Inc. is announcing availability of its new ZD-XL SQL Accelerator.  The ZD-XL was first featured live at Interop 2013, and won a Best of Show Award in the Data Center and Storage segment.  By closely integrating OCZ’s high-performance PCIe solid-state drive (SSD) hardware with an enterprise software suite, users will see significant acceleration and optimization of their …

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Samsung Announces XS1715 SSD Capable Of 3GB/s & 740K IOPS – 2013 Samsung SSD Global Summit Update

Samsung’s 2013 SSD Global Summit has revealed another exciting development on the SSD front — Samsung’s announcement of development of the XS1715 enterprise SSD.  The XS1715 is the storage industry’s first SSD featuring the NVM Express (NVMe) PCIe interface, and can achieve sequential read speeds of 3000 MB/s and 740,000 IOPS! Samsung’s XS1715 will be available in capacities of 400GB, 800GB …

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Micron Announces Development Of 16nm Flash Process Technology As Moore’s Law Rolls On

Micron Technology, Inc., a global leader in storage technology, is announcing sampling of its next-generation 16nm (nanometer)  process technology.  Micron’s 16nm node is both the industry’s leading Flash process, and the most advanced processing node of any semiconductor device in sampling.  This latest die shrink will enable the industry’s smallest 128-Gigabit (Gb) multi-level cell (MLC) NAND Flash memory devices. Micron’s …

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Western Digital Grabs Storage Acceleration Software Specialist VeloBit

Western Digital Corp. has announced the acquisition of storage system performance acceleration software specialist VeloBit.  Previously a privately held company, VeloBit has made a strong name for themselves with ground-breaking software technology that utilizes SSDs to create a transparent application acceleration layer to significantly improve storage system performance.  VeloBit will be integrated into HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies), Western …

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