Stec (STEC - $23.70): Flash memory storage products maker Stec raised its second-quarter outlook 50% on strong sales of its ZeusIOPS solid-state drives (NYSE:SSD). I emailed a very tech savvy friend of mine about this company and here is his reply. "The success of this company will be based on the success of the deal with HP. The drives have been out for a while but no big name to back them. Definitely has big potential, SSD drives are the next big advancement in computers, we have been using the same basic storage technology for 20 years. There are probably 20 manufacturers of SSD drives but these are the first that I have seen using the SAS or FC interface, they are specific to enterprise level server hardware. The other SSD companies produce drives with SATA interface that only works in consumer hardware, like laptops and PC's." I think STEC has upside to $30+. If looking for a stock replacement trade...I also like the August $25 calls.