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Allyn Malventano
Storage Editor
San Antonio, TX

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06/30/2014 - 12:58

YAPT (yet another performance test) is a benchmark recommended by a pair of drive manufacturers and was incredibly difficult to locate as it hasn't been updated or used in quite some time.  That doesn't make it irrelevant by any means though...

IOMeter - Average Transaction Time (rev 1)

06/30/2014 - 12:56

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

06/30/2014 - 12:54

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

06/30/2014 - 12:47

For trace based testing, we are replacing the outdated PCMark 05 results with a pair of newer versions of the same.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...


06/30/2014 - 12:45

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...


06/30/2014 - 12:41

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

06/30/2014 - 12:34

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...

Specifications, Packaging, Internals, Testing Methodology and System Setup

06/30/2014 - 12:31

Specifications: Straight from Samsung: [inline:files/review/2014-06-30/specs.png] Packaging: [inline:files/review/2014-06-30/DSC01476.JPG] Packaging is identical to that of the 840 series products from Samsung. Internals: Even though we already took the...

OCZ RevoDrive 350 480GB PCIe SSD Full Review - Revo Drives Toshiba Flash

06/30/2014 - 11:21

Introduction: OCZ's RevoDrive series has been around for quite some time. We reviewed the first of the series over four years ago, and they just kept coming after that initial launch.  [inline:files/review...

Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB Review - Big Hybrid, Little Cache

06/18/2014 - 16:07

Introduction We've looked at many hybrid options over the past few years. First we checked out Intel's RST Caching solution, introduced on the Z68 chipset. Then we looked into Seagate's first few rounds of SSHD's, which were basically a...