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Allyn Malventano
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Storage Editor
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Florence, KY
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You can find Allyn on PC Perspective and a few other places:

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Conclusion, Pricing, and Final Thoughts

05/24/2016 - 07:11

Conclusion PROS Good overall performance. First consumer M.2 available in 1TB capacity. Available with or without M.2 to PCIe adapter. CONS Latency Weighted Percentile revealed inconsistent latencies, especially at higher QD. Cost/GB is competitive,...

Latency Weighted Percentile - Comparisons

05/24/2016 - 06:34

This is the same data from the previous page, but this time, we are comparing all tested drives at a specified Queue Depth on each chart. I'm going to minimize writing between them so it is easier to scroll through and see the progression as QD...

Latency Weighted Percentile - Intro and Individual Results

05/24/2016 - 06:28

Intro

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

05/24/2016 - 03:22

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)

05/24/2016 - 03:12

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

05/24/2016 - 03:01

Internals [inline:files/review/2016-05-24/DSC00775.jpg] [inline:files/review/2016-05-24/DSC00776.jpg] The front and rear of the RD400 pre-installed on its adapter card look just about like any other adapter-installed M.2 SSD out there. [inline:files...

Podcast #399 - GTX 1080 Launch, UWP Updates, DOOM Vulkan Patch, Kaby Lake Leaks, ASUS ROG STRIX X99, and more!

05/12/2016 - 16:28

PC Perspective Podcast #399 - 05/11/2016 Join us this week as we discuss the GTX 1080 Launch, UWP Updates, DOOM Vulkan Patch, Kaby Lake Leaks, ASUS ROG STRIX X99, and more! You can subscribe to us through iTunes and you can still access it directly...

Podcast #398 - AMD Radeon Pro Duo Review, Godavari Refresh, ECS Z170-Claymore, ICY DOCK hot-swappable SSDs, and more!

05/05/2016 - 17:33

PC Perspective Podcast #398 - 05/05/2016 Join us this week as we discuss the AMD Radeon Pro Duo Review, Godavari Refresh, ECS Z170-Claymore, ICY DOCK hot-swappable SSDs, and more! You can subscribe to us through iTunes and you can still access it...

ICY DOCK ToughArmor MB998SP-B and MB993SK-B Review - Space Efficient Hot-Swappable SATA

05/04/2016 - 19:02

Introduction ICY DOCK has made themselves into a sort of Swiss Army knife of dockable and hot-swappable storage solutions. From multi-bay desktop external devices to internal hot-swap enclosures, these guys have just about every conceivable way to...

Seagate Begins Volume Shipment of 10TB Helium-Filled Enterprise Capacity 3.5" HDD

04/29/2016 - 13:36

We’ve seen a ramp up of Helium filled-hard drives lately, first with HGST, and more recently with Western Digital Red 8TB and Gold 8TB. It seems Seagate also wants in on the fun: [inline:files/news/2016-04-29/enterprise-capacity-3-5-hdd-10tb-...