First a look at the outside:
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...
As I hinted during last week's podcast, I am in Seoul, Korea to cover an upcoming press conference.
To those keen readers who have followed my previous trips here, it can only mean one thing -
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...
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)
Higher power consumption / heat output of...
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...
We have shifted over to combining our results into two groupings for consumer reviews. First up is sequential performance:
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 has launched a new Thunderbolt RAID-capable external drive called the My Book Pro:
The My Book Pro connects a pair of 3, 4, 5, or 6TB HDD's to a host system via either 20 Gbps...
Just when we were starting to get comfortable with the thought of 6TB hard drives, Seagate goes and announces their lineup of 8TB HDDs:
Now before you get too excited about throwing one of these into your desktop...
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.