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Allyn Malventano
Storage Editor
San Antonio, TX

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Dynamic Write Acceleration

09/29/2014 - 08:47

One of the main things Micron has struggled with over the past few generations of SSDs has been write speeds. Take a look at this older spec sheet: [inline:files/review/2014-09-29/lineup.png]

Update - Temperature Effects

09/24/2014 - 10:50

After the initial posting of this article, further details have come to light. BrainSplatter got back to me with some data on temperature effecting the slowing effect on old file read speeds. The same test was run first at 32C (90f) and then at 52C (126F...

Samsung 840 / 840 EVO susceptible to flash read speed degradation over time

09/19/2014 - 19:57

** Edit ** (24 Sep) We have updated this story with temperature effects on the read speed of old data. Additional info on page 3. ** End edit ** ** Edit 2 ** (26 Sep) New quote from Samsung: "We acknowledge the recent issue associated with the...

Community involvement, possible causes, temporary fixes, and Samsung's statement

09/19/2014 - 19:48

Community involvement:

ADATA Premier SP610 SATA SSD - SM2246EN Full Capacity Roundup

09/17/2014 - 17:32

Introduction: It seems a lot of folks have been incorporating Silicon Motion's SM2246EN controller into their product lines. We first reviewed the Angelbird SSD wrk, but only in a 512GB capacity. We then reviewed a pair of Corsair Force LX's (...

Micron launches M600 SATA SSD with innovative SLC/MLC Dynamic Write Acceleration

09/16/2014 - 13:29

You may already be familiar with the Micron Crucial M550 line of SSDs (if not, familiarize yourself with our full capacity roundup here). Today Micron is pushing their tech further by releasing a new M600 line. The M600's are the first full lineup...

IDF 2014 Storage Roundup - RAM and NVMe and IOPS! Oh my!

09/16/2014 - 11:49

The Intel Developer Forum was last week, and there were many things to be seen for sure. Mixed in with all of the wearable and miniature technology news, there was a sprinkling of storage goodness. Kicking off the show, we saw new cold storage...

IDF 2014: Through Silicon Via - Connecting memory dies without wires

09/10/2014 - 14:34

If you're a general computer user, you might have never heard the term "Through Silicon Via". If you geek out on photos of chip dies and wafers, and how chips are assembled and packaged, you might have heard about it. Regardless of your...

IDF 2014: Western Digital announces new Ae HDD series for archival / cold storage

09/09/2014 - 15:51

We talked about helium filled, shingled HDD's from HGST earlier today. Helium may give you reduced power demands, but at the added expensive of hermetically sealed enclosures over conventional HDD's. Shingling may give added capacity, but at the...

IDF 2014: HGST announces 3.2TB NVMe SSDs, shingled 10TB HDDs

09/09/2014 - 13:00

It's the first day of IDF, so it's only natural that we see a bunch of non-IDF news start pouring out :). I'll kick them off with a few announcements from HGST. First item up is their new SN100 line of PCIe SSDs: [inline:files/news/2014-09-09...