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Allyn Malventano
Storage Editor
San Antonio, TX

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IOMeter - Average Transaction Time (rev 1)

08/20/2014 - 17:30

Back with the Kingston SSDNow V Series 40GB review, I revised the layout of these graphs to better show SSD latency and access time.  First, I have removed HDD results as they throw the scale too far to tell any meaningful difference in the SSD...

IOMeter - IOps

08/20/2014 - 17:29

Iometer is an I/O subsystem measurement and characterization tool for single and clustered systems. It was originally developed by the Intel Corporation and announced at the Intel Developers Forum (IDF) on February 17, 1998 - since then it got wide...

PCMark Vantage and 7

08/20/2014 - 17:25

For trace based testing, we are replacing the outdated PCMark 05 results with a pair of newer versions of the same. PCMark Vantage and PCMark 7 results will be included moving forward. We are also running PCMark 8 on samples as we receive them, however...


08/20/2014 - 17:21

HDTune tests a similar level of features as compared with HDTach, but with a different access pattern. Thus provides us with an additional set of benchmark numbers to compare between storage configurations. Here we can get the minimum, maximum...


08/20/2014 - 17:19

HD Tach will test the sequential read, random access and interface burst speeds of your attached storage device (hard drive, flash drive, removable drive, etc). All drive technologies such as SCSI, IDE/ATA, 1394, USB, SATA and RAID are supported. Test...

PCPer File Copy Test

08/20/2014 - 17:15

Our custom PCPer-FC test does some fairly simple file creation and copy routines in order to test the storage system for speed.  The script creates a set of files of varying sizes, times the creation process, then copies the same files to another...

Internals, Testing Methodology and System Setup

08/20/2014 - 16:46

Internals: Rear: [inline:files/review/2014-08-20/DSC04643.JPG] Disassembly: [inline:files/review/2014-08-20/DSC04647.JPG] PCB front: [inline:files/review/2014-08-20/DSC04650.JPG] Standard layout - virtually identical to that of the OCZ Vertex, Vector,...

Western Digital launches My Passport Metal Edition. 10th Anniversary Edition coming soon.

08/19/2014 - 13:04

It's the 10th anniversary of Western Digital's My Passport line. To celebrate the occasion, they have launched an updated series: [inline:files/news/2014-08-19/mpultra_anniversary_1.jpg] The My Passport Ultra is available in 1TB and 2TB...

Angelbird SSD wrk 512GB Full Review - Silicon Motion all dressed up

08/18/2014 - 03:00

Introduction: You might have never heard of Angelbird - until now, that is. Angelbird Technologies GmbH is an SSD maker based out of Vorarlberg, Austria. Their product lines have historically focused around high end and Mac-based products, with a...

Conclusion, Pricing, and Final Thoughts

08/17/2014 - 23:01

Conclusion: PROS: Outstading sequential read performance (best we've seen on SATA 6Gb/sec) High quality construction and engineering CONS: Limited write speeds (further at 256GB and especially 128GB capacities) [inline:files/review/2014-08-18/...