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Allyn Malventano
Storage Editor
Florence, KY

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HGST Enterprise He8 HDD Found in Early Retail 8TB WD My Book

03/23/2016 - 18:34

As we were publishing our full review of the Western Digital Red 8TB, we noted something odd. While the street prices of the bare drives seemed to be a bit high ($333), the WD My Book was on sale for $250. Ryan happened to look them up and...

Western Digital Red 8TB Full Review - Consumer Helium Hard Disk

03/21/2016 - 20:07

Introduction Storage devices for personal computers have always been a tricky proposition. While the majority of computer parts are solid state, the computer industry has spent most of its life storing bits on electromechanical mechanical devices like...

Conclusion, Pricing, and Final Thoughts

03/21/2016 - 15:47

Conclusion: PROS: Highest sequential performance seen from a 5400 RPM HDD to date. Highest random / IOPS performance seen from a 5400 RPM HDD to date. Matured enterprise technology adopted for consumer usage, along with a hermetically sealed drive...

Latency Percentile and Power Consumption

03/21/2016 - 15:42

Latency Percentile We are replacing our old ‘Average transaction Time’ results with Latency Percentile data, as this exclusive new testing paints a much clearer picture than simple averages (or even plots of average over time) can show.

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

03/21/2016 - 15:39

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)

03/21/2016 - 15:35

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

Internals, Testing Methodology and System Setup

03/21/2016 - 15:28

Internals Due to some striking similarities between the new Red 8TB and the HGST He8, I've included that model in addition to the 6TB model of the Red for comparison to the prior generation model. [inline:files/review/2016-03-21/DSC00222.jpg] Just...

V-NAND Showdown - Samsung 850 EVO V1 and V2 Compared - 32 (V2) vs. 48 (V3) Layer Flash

03/18/2016 - 08:07

Since Samsung’s August 2015 announcement of their upcoming 48-layer V-NAND, we’ve seen it trickle into recent products like the SSD T3, where it enabled 2TB of capacity in a very small form factor. What we have not yet seen was that same...

Latency Percentile and Conclusion

03/18/2016 - 01:09

Latency Percentile

Internals and Simple Tests

03/18/2016 - 00:19

Internals: [inline:files/review/2016-03-18/DSC00221.jpg] [inline:files/review/2016-03-18/DSC00219.jpg] Opening these up we see that the V2 (right) can achieve its 1TB capacity with half the number of packages as the V1 model (left). The V2 employs 4x 8-...