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Allyn Malventano
Storage Editor
Florence, KY

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Crucial MX300 750GB 2.5" SATA SSD Review - 3D NAND on a Budget

06/14/2016 - 03:16

Introduction Micron joined Intel in announcing their joint venture production of IMFT 3D NAND just a bit over a year ago. The industry was naturally excited since IMFT has historically enabled relatively efficient production, ultimately resulting in...

Conclusion, Pricing, and Final Thoughts

06/14/2016 - 01:52

Conclusion PROS Good overall performance. Very low MSRP cost/GB (see below). Company extremely receptive and responsive to reviewer feedback. CONS Latency Percentile revealed some inconsistencies at higher write QD and overall elevated read latencies...

Latency Percentile - Intro and Comparative Results

06/14/2016 - 01:40


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

06/14/2016 - 01:26

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)

06/14/2016 - 01:21

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

Internals, Testing Methodology and System Setup

06/14/2016 - 00:54

Internals First a look at the front and rear: [inline:files/review/2016-06-14/DSC01072.jpg] [inline:files/review/2016-06-14/DSC01070.jpg] Now let us crack open the screwless housing: [inline:files/review/2016-06-14/DSC01073.jpg] No screws present at...

Leaked Intel Roadmap Details Upcoming Optane XPoint SSDs and Storage Accelerators

06/13/2016 - 03:46

A recent post over at included a slide of some significant interest to those who have been drooling over XPoint technology: [inline:files/news/2016-06-13/intel-octane-ssd-roadmap.jpg] For those unaware, XPoint (spoken 'cross-point...

Podcast #403 - Fractal Define S, Corsair Lapdog, Pascal dropping 3+4 way SLI game support, EVGA SLI HB's, and more!

06/09/2016 - 14:21

PC Perspective Podcast #403 - 06/09/2016 Join us this week as we discuss the Fractal Define S, Corsair Lapdog, Pascal dropping 3+4 way SLI game support, EVGA SLI HB's, and more! You can subscribe to us through iTunes and you can still access it...

Intel Adds M.2 Adapter Option to SSD 750 Series

06/07/2016 - 14:42

Back when Intel launched their SSD 750 Series product line, their hope was that the motherboard industry would adopt the U.2 PCIe connector and add those ports to all motherboards. Well, it's over a year later, and we've only seen U.2 appear on a...

Corsair Lapdog Gaming Control Center Review - Game Comfortably From Your Couch!

06/06/2016 - 14:42

A few years ago, Ryan reviewed the Couchmaster. It was a simple keyboard and mouse holder that suspended those parts above your lap, much like a computer chair, but at your couch. It was a cool concept, but at the time, living room PC gaming hadn't...