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Allyn Malventano
Storage Editor
Florence, KY

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Western Digital Infuses Consumer HDDs with HGST HelioSeal Tech - Increases Capacity to 8TB

03/01/2016 - 08:00

Helium-filled HDD technology has been around for a few years, but since HGST launched their He series a couple of years ago, Helium has been stuck in the enterprise sector. Western Digital has been in a lengthy merger process with HGST, and I figured (...

Drobo Launches B810i 8-Bay Dual iSCSI SAN

02/23/2016 - 08:05

Today Drobo (makers of the original DroboPro and newer Drobo 4-bay Gen3) have launched an update to their B800i iSCSI SAN device: [inline:files/news/2016-02-23/slide.png] The B810i comes with several improvements over preceding products in the line:...

Samsung Portable SSD T3 2TB Review - 2TB In Your Pocket

02/22/2016 - 10:00

Introduction Around this same time last year, Samsung launched their Portable SSD T1. This was a nifty little external SSD with some very good performance and capabilities. Despite its advantages and the cool factor of having a thin and light 1TB SSD...

Performance, Pricing and Conclusion

02/22/2016 - 09:54

Performance: As with the T1, the T3 is a fully functional mSATA 850 EVO, and performs as such when directly connected via SATA (not that any consumer would do such a thing). It is a handy data point though, as it does enable data recovery from the bare...

Internals and Software

02/22/2016 - 09:28

Internals Before the breakdown, here's a look at the rear: [inline:files/review/2016-02-22/160217-180822.jpg] ...and a few comparisons between the T3 and the T1: [inline:files/review/2016-02-22/160217-181258.jpg]

Samsung 750 EVO 120GB and 250GB 2.5" SATA SSD Full Review - The Return of 2D NAND

02/16/2016 - 10:44

Introduction The steady increase in flash memory capacity per die is necessary for bringing SSD costs down, but SSDs need a minimum number of dies present to maintain good performance. Back when Samsung announced their 48-layer VNAND, their...

Conclusion, Pricing, and Final Thoughts

02/16/2016 - 08:26

Conclusion PROS Solid, proven performance of the MGX controller and TurboWrite caching. Outstanding low latencies at lower queue depths. Lowest SSD launch MSRP (cost/GB) we have seen to date! CONS 120GB model cost is a bit high given its...

Latency Percentile and TurboWrite Cache Testing

02/16/2016 - 08:08

Latency Percentile

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

02/16/2016 - 08:00

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)

02/16/2016 - 07:57

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