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Allyn Malventano
Storage Editor
Florence, KY

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FMS 2015: Silicon Motion SM2260 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe Controller Spotted

08/14/2015 - 16:44

We’ve reviewed a few Silicon Motion SSDs in the past (Angelbird | Corsair Force LX | Crucial BX100), and I have always been impressed with their advances in SSD controller technology. Their SM2246EN SATA controller was launched two years ago, and...

FMS 2015: Novachips HLNAND Pushes SSDs Beyond 16TB Per SSD Controller

08/13/2015 - 20:12

It turns out Samsung wasn’t the only company to have 16TB SSDs at Flash Memory Summit after all: [inline:files/news/2015-08-13/DSC04501.jpg] Now that I’ve got your attention, Novachips is an SSD company that does not make their own flash, but...

FMS 2015: Toshiba Announces QLC (4-bit MLC) 3D Archival Flash

08/11/2015 - 20:40

We occasionally throw around the '3-bit MLC' (Multi Level Cell) term in place of 'TLC' (Triple Level Cell) when talking about flash memory. Those terms are interchangeable, but some feel it is misleading as the former still contains the...

FMS 2015: Samsung's New 256Gbit VNAND Enables 16TB PM1633a Datacenter SSD

08/11/2015 - 16:59

I get these emails and comments all the time - "I want a larger capacity SSD". Ok, here ya go: [inline:files/news/2015-08-11/DSC04114_DxO.jpg] Samsung's earlier 48-layer VNAND announcement was exciting, but we already knew about it going...

FMS 2015: *UPDATED* Samsung Adds Layers to its 3D VNAND, Doubling Capacity While Reducing Power Consumption

08/11/2015 - 16:39

FMS 2015: Samsung Adds Layers to its 3D VNAND, Doubling Capacity While Reducing Power Consumption Samsung recently added 2TB capacity parts to their 850 EVO SATA SSDs, but today’s announcement may double that. Today at Flash Memory Summit, Samsung...

Intel SSD 750 Series 800GB SKU Appears!

08/06/2015 - 18:37

Back when we reviewed the Intel SSD 750, it was only available in a 400GB and 1.2TB capacity, leaving a wide expanse of capacity between those two figures. [inline:files/news/2015-08-06/DSC03622-.JPG] A new 800GB SKU of the Intel SSD 750 Series of PCIe...

Intel Skylake / Z170 Rapid Storage Technology Tested - PCIe and SATA RAID *updated*

08/06/2015 - 15:27

** This piece has been updated to reflect changes since first posting. See page two for PCIe RAID results! ** Our Intel Skylake launch coverage is intense! Make sure you hit up all the stories and videos that are interesting for you! The Intel Core i7-...

PCIe RAID Results

08/06/2015 - 15:13 after some more communication with ASUS, we were told that for PCIe RAID to work properly, we *must* flip this additional switch: [inline:files/review/2015-08-06/x4 switch.png]

Logitech G29 Driving Force Racing Wheel Review

07/30/2015 - 13:24

Introduction We haven’t had a chance to sit down with any racing wheels for quite some time here at PC Perspective. We have an old Genius wheel on a shelf in the back of our closet here at the office. Ryan played around with that a few years back,...

Breaking: Intel and Micron announce 3D XPoint Technology - 1000x Faster Than NAND

07/28/2015 - 12:41

Everyone that reads SSD reviews knows that NAND Flash memory comes with advantages and disadvantages. The cost is relatively good as compared to RAM, and the data remains even with power removed (non-volatile), but there are penalties in the relatively...