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

Samsung Begins Mass Producing 128GBPS MLC NAND Chips Using Sub-20 nm Architecture

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., A global force in NAND technology, is announcing mass production of a 128Gb, 3-bit multi-level-cell (MLC) NAND chip. Now breaking the 20nm barrier, this new architecture is classified as 10 nanometer (nm)-class process technology. These advanced, high density memory chips will enable even larger capacities for embedded NAND storage, and especially for solid state drives (SSDs). …

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VeloBit Offers vBoost For Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Acceleration And Expansion

VeloBit is now offering vBoost — virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) optimization software for Windows.  vBoost accelerates popular Citrix XenDesktop deployments by improving how system storage interacts with Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisors.  Hypervisors are groups of virtual desktops that allow multiple users  to access the same commonly used data and applications simultaneously. VeloBit vBoost dramatically reduces the I/O workload on storage systems …

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News of Alleged Upcoming of OCZ Vertex 5 SSD Floods Web

Sources are reporting that OCZ Technology may be readying a new generation of its Vertex line of high-performance consumer SSDs.  To be called the Vertex 5,OCZ may be preparing to bring a new flagship product to market, supplanting the Vector series. OCZ and others have been chasing Samsung and its 840 and 840PRO series, which lately have been pretty much …

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SanDisk Appoints Henri Richard As Senior Vice President Of Worldwide OEM and Enterprise Sales

SanDisk Corporation, a world-leading provider of flash memory storage, is announcing that Henri Richard has been appointed as senior vice president (SVP) for worldwide OEM & enterprise sales. Richard will report to SanDisk president and CEO Sanjay Mehrotra.  He brings 25 years worth of experience as a senior-level sales and marketing executive in the high tech industry. Richard’s significant experience …

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LSI Nytro MegaRAID Technology Selected By Intel for Intel RAID Solutions

LSI Corporation is announcing an expanded original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement with Intel.  This expanded agreement will see LSI Nytro MegaRAID technology available as part of Intel’s RAID product family.  Intel will offer LSI’s Nytro MegaRAID technology in their Intel RAID SSD Cache Controllers, models RCS25ZB040 and RCS25ZB040LX.  Intel’s RCS25ZB040 includes 256GB of embedded flash memory, while the RCS25ZB040LX includes …

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Viking Technology Moves Write Cache To Non-Volatile DIMMs To Improve SSD Endurance

Viking Technology has developed non-volatile DIMMs, employing their ArxCis-NV technology to provide data retention in the event of a power failure or system crash.  When these NV-DIMMs are utilized in conjunction with SSDs, the ArxCis-NV creates dramatic improvements in application performance and SSD endurance by being used as the write cache. Instead of relying on customized firmware or software, the …

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ADATA Announces SX1000L SSD Family For Enterprise

ADATA Technology, Taiwanese manufacturer of premium performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash storage products, is announcing the launch of its enterprise grade SX1000L solid state drive (SSD).  This represents ADATA’s first SSD tailored towards server applications, following on the heels of a number of well-established and successful consumer-level SSDs. ADATA is emphasizing the performance and reliability of the SX1000L, as …

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Thinfilm Receives First Order For Thinfilm Memory Brand-Protection System

Thin Film Electronics ASA (“Thinfilm”) has announced receipt of their first order for use of Thinfilm Memory for brand protection. The order was received from a global consumer packaged goods company, and will utilize Thinfilm’s system of specialized electronics labels to help thwart product counterfeiting. According to Davor Sutija, Thinfilm’s CEO, “The largest companies in the world lose billions of …

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Innodisk Creates iSLC Flash Technology – MLC NAND Flash Approaches SLC Performance And Reliability

Innodisk, a Taiwanese designer and manufacturer of industrial application SSDs, is announcing its development of its new patent pending technology called iSLC.  By gleaning only the best quality multi-level cell NAND Flash modules, and managing them with Innodisk’s patented Flash management algorithms, iSLC is able to approach performance and reliability levels normally associated with more expensive SLC NAND.  iSLC creates …

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