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Allyn Malventano
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Storage Editor
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San Antonio, TX
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The Intel SSD DC P3500 is coming sooner than we thought

11/12/2014 - 16:44

Since we reviewed the Intel SSD DC P3700, many of you have been drooling over the idea of an 18-channel NVMe PCIe SSD, even more so given that the P3500 variant was to launch at a $1.50/GB target price. It appears we are getting closer to that release,...

Intel refreshes SSD DC S3500 Series to include larger capacities, M.2 form factor

11/11/2014 - 17:32

Today Intel refreshed their Datacenter Series of SSDs, specifically their DC S3500. We have reviewed this model in the past. It uses the same controller that is present in the S3700, as well as the SSD 730 Series (though it is overclocked in that series...

G.Skill Phoenix Blade 480GB PCIe SSD Review - PCIe Competition

11/11/2014 - 12:04

Introduction: G.Skill is likely better known for their RAM offerings, but they have actually been in the SSD field since the early days. My first SSD RAID was on a pair of G.Skill Flash SSDs. While they were outmaneuvered by the X25-M, they were equipped...

Conclusion, Pricing, and Final Thoughts

11/07/2014 - 18:50

Conclusion: PROS: Increased IOPS and throughput as compared to the OCZ RevoDrive 350 Lower cost/GB than the OCZ RevoDrive 350 (see below) SCSI device boot compatibility more widely supported than NVMe at present CONS:

Random Performance - Iometer (IOPS/latency), YAPT (random)

11/07/2014 - 18:07

We are trying something different here. Folks tend to not like to click through pages and pages of benchmarks, so I'm going to weed out those that show little to no delta across different units (PCMark). I'm also going to group results...

Sequential Performance - HDTach, HDTune, File Copy, YAPT (sequential)

11/07/2014 - 17:16

We are trying something different here. Folks tend to not like to click through pages and pages of benchmarks, so I'm going to weed out those that show little to no delta across different units (PCMark). I'm also going to group results...

Internals, Testing Methodology and System Setup

11/07/2014 - 16:52

Internals: After the carnage: [inline:files/review/2014-11-07/DSC06017.JPG] The heat sinks are plentiful in this design, and the cover plate is aluminum, and with integrated vents. Thermal pads make contact with the SandForce controllers and one...

Samsung 850 Pro Full Capacity Roundup - Capacity Independent Speed

11/03/2014 - 18:02

Given that we are anticipating a launch of the Samsung 850 EVO very shortly, it is a good time to back fill on the complete performance picture of the 850 Pro series. We have done several full capacity roundups of various SSD models over the past...

Conclusion, Pricing, and Final Thoughts

10/31/2014 - 15:17

Conclusion: PROS: Outstanding performance, especially at lower capacities Excellent fragmentation resiliency in higher capacities 10 Year Warranty CONS: Pricing runs higher than competing units (but you get what you pay for) [inline:files/review/2014...

Performance Over Time and TRIM

10/31/2014 - 15:14

Performance Over Time: After a particularly fragmenting portion of our test sequence, I run a couple of HDTach passes to get a feel for how well the drive can defragment portions of itself on-the-fly, and without TRIM at play. I use these results to...