OCZ launched the original Z-Drive R4 back in 2011 (reviewed here). That unit proved OCZ's VCA 2.0 architecture could scale to very high IOPS under extremely heavy loads. With the recent changes, OCZ has been revamping their existing lines to include...
Last October, Western Digital launched the My Cloud. This device was essentially a network connected version of their My Book line of external hard drives, but with Internet connectivity and apps that could reach back to the My Cloud even...
With the EX2 on our local network, and while minimizing other network use, we performed some large file copies to and from the EX2.
There are several options available depending on what you'd like to accomplish. You can view the software download page directly at this link. Here's a pic for reference:
Exploring the configuration options further, we see plenty of options and features. So many in fact that it's probably best to just walk you through a slideshow of notable highlights:
While I didn't field strip the EX2, I did pop open its lid to see how easy hard drive swaps were:
Drives can be easily hot swapped with the device still on, though the swaps are not completely...
Intel launched their first consumer SSD more than five years ago. Their very first SSD, the X25-M, might have gotten off to a bit of a rocky start, but once the initial bugs were worked out, it proved to be an excellent example of what a...
Excellent performance, especially IOPS at low QD
Data Center pedigree and reliability
Data Center grade power loss protection
Good cost/GB (se below)
High power draw and corresponding high temps may be an issue for some
Performance Over Time and TRIM:
After a brief fragmentation run and without TRIM in use, here is the first sequential scrub:
The SSD 730 is clearly intended to be used with TRIM, and when optimizing as such,...
Yapt (yet another performance test) is a benchmark recommended by a pair of drive manufacturers and was incredibly difficult to locate as it hasn't been updated or used in quite some time. That doesn't make it irrelevant by any means though...