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Allyn Malventano
Storage Editor
Florence, KY

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Internals, Testing Methodology and System Setup

03/24/2015 - 15:22

Internals: [inline:files/review/2015-03-24/DSC09890.JPG] Opening the housing, we see the thermal pad conducting heat away from the Barefoot M00 controller and onto the housing back plate. [inline:files/review/2015-03-24/DSC09891.JPG] Opening further, we...

NVIDIA Announces DIGITS DevBox - 28 TFLOPS, 1300 Watts, $15k

03/17/2015 - 15:44

At GTC, NVIDIA announced a new device called the DIGITS DevBox: [inline:files/news/2015-03-17/GTC-30.jpg]         The DIGITS DevBox is a device that data scientists can purchase and install locally. Plugged...

Internals, Roundup/Results, and Pricing

03/13/2015 - 17:55

Internals: [inline:files/review/2015-03-13/150311-203116.jpg] Disassembly of the Phoenix was simple enough. [inline:files/review/2015-03-13/150311-203437.jpg] Internals consist of a Phison controller driving Toshiba flash. There are empty pads at the PCB...

Patriot Memory Supersonic Rage 2 and Phoenix 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Mini-roundup

03/13/2015 - 17:16

Introduction: We're getting back into USB device roundup testing. To kick it off, Patriot passed along a couple of USB samples for review. First up is the Supersonic Phoenix 256GB: [inline:files/review/2015-03-13/150311-202020.jpg] Specs: Read speed...

Western Digital Launches Re+ Datacenter HDD, Bests HGST He6 in Power Consumption

03/10/2015 - 15:44

Western Digital has just launched a new entry in their Datacenter Capacity HDD lineup: [inline:files/news/2015-03-10/WD_Datacenter_PRN Graphic.jpg] The Re+ is based on the Re series of enterprise 3.5" HDDs (first revision reviewed here), but...

Intel 750 Series SSD Spotted at PAX East, Appears to be SSD DC P3500-based

03/09/2015 - 16:56

At PAX East, what appears to be the new Intel SSD 750 Series was spotted: [inline:files/news/2015-03-09/b7684a3fb48d3cbea13dff718c34b6d9_XL.jpg] The above article mentiones the 750 will be available in 400GB and 1.2TB versions, with an 800GB model '...

Connected Data Updates Transporter Line, iOS App, Adds Standard Links

03/09/2015 - 14:50

Transporter is a pairing of hardware and software to accomplish the goal of having your own personal file storage cloud - but this one scales all the way from a single user to enterprise. Connected Data has been on a bit of a roll these past couple of...

Samsung Promises Another Fix for 840 EVO Slow Down Issue

02/20/2015 - 19:21

Some of you may have been following our coverage of the Samsung 840 EVO slow down issue. We first reported on this issue last September, and Samsung issued a fix a couple of months later. This tool was effective in bringing EVOs back up to speed,...

Crucial BX100 250 and 500GB SATA SSD Review - Silicon Motion Returns

02/16/2015 - 09:57

Introduction: Micron's Crucial brand has been cranking out some great low cost SSDs for the past several years now. While their early drives pushed into the SATA 6Gb/sec interface before most of the competition, their performance was inconsistent and...

First Look at USB 3.1 - The MSI X99A Gaming 9 ACK

02/12/2015 - 20:42

We first got a peek of USB 3.1 at CES 2015. MSI had a cool demo showing some throughput figures including read and write speeds as high as 690 MB/s, well over the ~450 MB/s we see on USB 3.0 options shipping today.  [inline:files/review/2015-02-11/...