Scot Strong

Scot Strong is an automotive parts professional with 30 years experience in proprietary dealership computer systems, as well as a technology freak. He has been repairing, upgrading, and building personal and business computers for over ten years, has written articles for automotive parts management publications, and is a regular contributor at our sister site, TheSSDReview.com

AMD Partners With Dot Hill for APU Virtual RAID Adapter Technology – Is It Better Than Hardware RAID?

Storage specialist Dot Hill has announced a partnership with AMD to provide virtual RAID adapter technology to be utilized with AMD’s newer generation of APUs.  Dot Hill’s Virtual RAID Adapter technology is proving to be more flexible, and in many cases, better-performing than traditional RAID-on-motherboard or hardware RAID solutions. What is a Virtual RAID Adapter?  Traditionally, RAID protection has been …

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Kingston Digital Ships World’s Largest-Capacity USB 3.0 Flash Drive At An Astounding 1TB

Kingston Digital is using CES 2013 to announce the DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 USB Flash Drive.  The DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 is the world’s largest-capacity USB 3.o flash drive in its 1TB capacity version.  The 512GB version is available now; with the 1TB version expected to begin shipping later in the 1st quarter.  The DT HyperX 3.0 is now the …

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The Apple Samsung Duel Continues For Three More Rounds

ROUND 1 SAMSUNG LOSES BID FOR NEW TRIAL BASED ON JUROR MISCONDUCT Federal Judge Lucy Koh, the U.S. District Court judge presiding over the court case that saw Apple win (at least temporarily) a $1.375 billion verdict over software patents for mobile devices, has denied Samsung’s request for a new trial based on “misconduct” by the jury foreman. Samsung said …

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Cisco Believed To Be Seeking Linksys Buyer

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO), the world’s largest computer networking equipment maker, has hired Barclays Plc to find a buyer for its Linksys division, according to a Bloomberg.com article.  Linksys makes routers and networking equipment for home wireless access, whereas Cisco’s primary business is enterprise and business-related networking equipment. Cisco would like to sell Linksys as part of a strategy to …

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VIA Labs Inc Releases Two New USB 3.0 Host Controllers

Taiwan-based VIA Labs, Inc. has announced availability of two new USB 3.0 host controllers — The four-port VIA VL805 and the two-port VIA VL806.  These new USB 3.0 host controllers in PCI Express form factor allow utilization of multiple Super Speed USB devices simultaneously for transfer rates up to 5 Gbps.  The VL805 and VL806 both retain backwards compatibility with …

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NVELO Acquired By Samsung Electronics

NVELO, Inc., pioneer of the innovative Dataplex caching software for HDDs and SSDs, has been acquired by Samsung Electronics. Previously privately held NVELO, based in Santa Clara, California, has become an industry leader with its flagship Dataplex caching software. All technology and personnel of NVELO are included in this acquisition. Samsung will now be able to include storage software expertise to …

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