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Allyn Malventano
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Florence, KY

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Physical Design, OSD Settings, Overdrive, TCON Artifacts

08/25/2015 - 00:10

Physical Design: We were sampled the ‘B’ model with the basic base design, but here is an image supplied by Nixeus showing the ‘A’ type stand: [inline:files/review/2015-08-25/NX-VUE24A.tilt_.jpg] Here is a quick look at the front...

IDF 2015: OCZ RevoDrive 400 PCIe NVMe Spotted in HHHL and M.2 Packaging

08/19/2015 - 20:41

While roaming around at IDF, Ryan spotted a couple of new OCZ parts that were strangely absent from Flash Memory Summit: [inline:files/news/2015-08-19/IMG_20150819_162439772.jpg] You are looking at what is basically a Toshiba NVMe PCIe controller and...

IDF 2015: Updated: Kingston NVMe PCIe Prototype Shown With New Phison E7 Controller

08/19/2015 - 20:26

**Edit** There was some speculation about which controller was in this SSD. It has since been solved. Here's a shot of the top of the PCB: [inline:files/news/2015-08-19/IMG_20150819_161653031-.jpg] Now lets compare that with a shot I caught at FMS...

IDF 2015: Intel Launches Optane Technology - XPoint for Everyone!

08/18/2015 - 13:20

Just three weeks ago, we reported 3D XPoint Technology. This was a 2-layer stack of non-volatile memory that couples the data retention of NAND flash memory with speeds much closer to that of DRAM. [inline:files/news/2015-08-18/XPoint.png] The big...

Western Digital Launches 5TB and 6TB Black and Red Pro

08/18/2015 - 07:00

It's been a while since Western Digital updated their Black series of HDDs, with their 4TB release taking place over two years ago. I'm happy to say that for those looking for a massive HDD suited for holding that enormous games folder too large...

FMS 2015: Silicon Motion SM2260 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe Controller Spotted

08/14/2015 - 15:44

We’ve reviewed a few Silicon Motion SSDs in the past (Angelbird | Corsair Force LX | Crucial BX100), and I have always been impressed with their advances in SSD controller technology. Their SM2246EN SATA controller was launched two years ago, and...

FMS 2015: Novachips HLNAND Pushes SSDs Beyond 16TB Per SSD Controller

08/13/2015 - 19:12

It turns out Samsung wasn’t the only company to have 16TB SSDs at Flash Memory Summit after all: [inline:files/news/2015-08-13/DSC04501.jpg] Now that I’ve got your attention, Novachips is an SSD company that does not make their own flash, but...

FMS 2015: Toshiba Announces QLC (4-bit MLC) 3D Archival Flash

08/11/2015 - 19:40

We occasionally throw around the '3-bit MLC' (Multi Level Cell) term in place of 'TLC' (Triple Level Cell) when talking about flash memory. Those terms are interchangeable, but some feel it is misleading as the former still contains the...

FMS 2015: Samsung's New 256Gbit VNAND Enables 16TB PM1633a Datacenter SSD

08/11/2015 - 15:59

I get these emails and comments all the time - "I want a larger capacity SSD". Ok, here ya go: [inline:files/news/2015-08-11/DSC04114_DxO.jpg] Samsung's earlier 48-layer VNAND announcement was exciting, but we already knew about it going...

FMS 2015: *UPDATED* Samsung Adds Layers to its 3D VNAND, Doubling Capacity While Reducing Power Consumption

08/11/2015 - 15:39

FMS 2015: Samsung Adds Layers to its 3D VNAND, Doubling Capacity While Reducing Power Consumption Samsung recently added 2TB capacity parts to their 850 EVO SATA SSDs, but today’s announcement may double that. Today at Flash Memory Summit, Samsung...