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Allyn Malventano
Storage Editor
Florence, KY

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Conclusion, Pricing, RSTe, and Final Thoughts

09/23/2015 - 11:27

Conclusion: Pros: Very high data capacity and capability in a very small HHHL PCIe package. Near 100% performance scaling over the single controller model of the same. Cons: Higher capacities of the SSD DC P3608 have lower OP and reduced rated IOPS...

PC Perspective Enterprise Test Suite - 128K Sequential

09/23/2015 - 11:14

[inline:files/review/2015-09-23/128KB-1.png] It is far easier for these SSDs to ramp up their throughputs when dealing with larger sequential block transfers, which is visualized here by the minimal number of plot lines (queue depth) needed to scale to...

PC Perspective Enterprise Test Suite - 8K Random

09/23/2015 - 11:13

[inline:files/review/2015-09-23/8KB-1.png] R/W performance scales as expected, with no unexpected dips. This is the sign of a well tuned controller and firmware that shows no performance drop at mixed workloads. [inline:files/review/2015-09-23/8KB-2.png...

PC Perspective Enterprise Test Suite - 4K Random

09/23/2015 - 11:12

Taking a good hard look at the items we pointed out on the previous page, along with the current enterprise review landscape, I noted that the large amounts of data that can be obtained from a typical run through an enterprise testing suite is extremely...

Enterprise SSD Testing and Jargon

09/23/2015 - 10:51

While enterprise SSDs typically share controller and flash memory architecture with consumer products shipping from the same company, there are some important differences to take note of. Enterprise units are typically equipped with high grade / more...

Samsung Announces New Branding and Future SSD Capacity Expansion with their New 48-Layer V-NAND

09/22/2015 - 17:10

During yesterday's SSD Summit, obscured by their 950 PRO launch was new branding for their 32 (and now 48) layer Vertical NAND technology: [inline:files/news/2015-09-22/V-NAND branding.JPG] This new branding is more in line with what folks were...

Samsung Launches 950 PRO - 300,000 IOPS and 2.5 GB/sec from a M.2 V-NAND SSD!

09/22/2015 - 01:39

I’ve been waiting a long time for Samsung to put their V-NAND flash memory into a PCIe connected SSD, and such a product has just been officially announced at the Samsung SSD Global Summit. [inline:files/news/2015-09-22/DSC06308.jpg] Samsung’...

Internals, Testing Methodology and System Setup

09/21/2015 - 20:45

Internals: First a look at the outside: [inline:files/review/2015-09-21/DSC05842.jpg] Brackets were removed for these pictures as we were into partial disassembly at that point. I included a pair of P3700's along side the P3608 to emphasize the fact...

Good Morning (Night) From Seoul! New Samsung SSDs Are Coming!

09/21/2015 - 10:32

As I hinted during last week's podcast, I am in Seoul, Korea to cover an upcoming press conference. [inline:files/news/2015-09-21/IMG_4219.jpg] To those keen readers who have followed my previous trips here, it can only mean one thing - [inline:files...

Western Digital 6TB Black and 6TB Red Pro Review - Bigger and Faster!

09/09/2015 - 20:59

Introduction: It has been a while since we took a look at some hard drives here at PC Perspective. While seemingly everyone is pushing hard into Solid State Storage, those spinning platters have gotten the computer industry by for several decades, and...