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Allyn Malventano
Storage Editor
Florence, KY

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Internals, Testing Methodology and System Setup

09/21/2015 - 21:45

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 - 11:32

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 - 21:59

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...

Conclusion, Pricing, and Final Thoughts

09/08/2015 - 18:40

Conclusion: PROS: Excellent sequentials (finally beating the 10K RPM Velociraptor!) Larger DRAM cache enables best-in-class IOPS performance 5 year warranty (great to see on a mechanical storage device) CONS: Higher power consumption / heat output of...

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

09/08/2015 - 18:08

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)

09/08/2015 - 18:02

We have shifted over to combining our results into two groupings for consumer reviews. First up is sequential performance: HDTune:

Internals, Testing Methodology and System Setup

09/08/2015 - 17:47

Internals: [inline:files/review/2015-09-08/DSC05191.jpg] These are hard drives, and we don't have an awesome clean room, so the extent of disassembly that I will undertake on drives that I need to keep working for future testing is as follows: [...

Western Digital Releases My Book Pro - up to 12TB of Thunderbolt Connected Storage

09/08/2015 - 15:43

Western Digital has launched a new Thunderbolt RAID-capable external drive called the My Book Pro: [inline:files/news/2015-09-08/wdfMB_Pro_lifestyle.jpg] The My Book Pro connects a pair of 3, 4, 5, or 6TB HDD's to a host system via either 20 Gbps...

Seagate Pushes in to 8TB Territory with New Enterprise HDD Models

09/01/2015 - 08:00

Just when we were starting to get comfortable with the thought of 6TB hard drives, Seagate goes and announces their lineup of 8TB HDDs: [inline:files/news/2015-09-01/lineup.png] Now before you get too excited about throwing one of these into your desktop...

Western Digital Updates My Cloud OS3, Refreshes My Cloud Mirror

09/01/2015 - 03:00

A little over a year ago, we took a look at the Western Digital My Cloud Mirror. This was a simple network connected storage device that came with a suite of software and mobile apps to give remote access to the data stored at home. [inline:files/news/...