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Allyn Malventano
Storage Editor
Florence, KY

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Mixed Results

01/28/2015 - 21:44

The original thread simmered down somewhat after Samsung released their tool, with most questions directed towards updating EVOs in unique configurations (RAID, etc). More recently those posts have begun trending back towards the slowdown...

Samsung Portable SSD T1 500GB Review - External EVO

01/20/2015 - 11:00

Introduction: Today Samsung has lifted the review embargo on their new Portable SSD T1. This represents Samsung's first portable SSD, and aims to serve as another way to make their super speedy VNAND available. We first saw the Samsung T1 at CES, and...

Performance, Pricing and Conclusion

01/20/2015 - 03:03

Performance: We did some performance testing of the mSATA unit connected directly to our storage testbed. This testing verified performance nearly identical to that of a retail 850 EVO. This means the T1's ultimate performance is going to boil down...

Internals and Software

01/20/2015 - 02:28

Internals: Don't let the lack of screws fool you - it is *very* difficult to get the T1 apart without destroying it in the process. The shell is sturdy yet slightly flexible, and should handle the rigors of tossing into backpacks and travel...

CES 2015: Crucial launches new MX200, BX100 SSDs, intros Storage Executive

01/09/2015 - 16:21

At CES, I took a trip to the LVCC to be briefed us on a pair of new Crucial SSD models: [inline:files/news/2015-01-09/1.png] The new MX200 is an evolution of the previous MX100 line, with the most notable addition being Dynamic Write Acceleration. DWA...

CES 2015: OCZ shows off new JetExpress SSD controller, Vector 180, Z-Drive 6000

01/09/2015 - 15:36

At CES, we stopped by OCZ and were briefed on their new SSD controller, the JetExpress: [inline:files/news/2015-01-09/DSC07253_resize.JPG] As indicated on the placard, the JetExpress supports M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 (M.2 is typically PCIe 2.0), and natively...

CES 2015: Plextor announces M7e

01/08/2015 - 02:44

Today Plextor announced the successor to the M6e (that we reviewed here) - the M7e: [inline:files/news/2015-01-08/DSC07310_resize.JPG] The M7e uses the same Marvell 88SS9293 that will be in Kingston's Hyperx Predator, and the performance is...

CES 2015: Silicon Motion SM2256 seen in action, capable of hybrid TLC/SLC caching

01/08/2015 - 02:17

We first saw the Silicon Motion SM2256 controller at Flash Memory Summit, but now we've seen it live, in action, and driving several different types of TLC NAND. [inline:files/news/2015-01-08/DSC06942_resize.JPG] Silicon Motion had this live demo...

CES 2015: Mushkin launches Striker SSD, teases 4TB consumer PCIe, new M.2 and SandForce SSDs

01/08/2015 - 02:00

At CES 2015, Mushkin launches their Striker 2.5" SSD product line: [inline:files/news/2015-01-08/DSC07432_resize.JPG] The Striker is based on the Phison S10 controller, which should perform comparably to the Neutron XT that we reviewed back in...

CES 2015: Storage Visions Sightings Part 2: OWC, Intel, Micron, Samsung

01/08/2015 - 01:40

We covered some other Storage Visions sightings in a prior post, so now that a bit of the CES dust is settling down, here's the rest of what was cool to see at Storage Visions: [inline:files/news/2015-01-08/DSC06833_resize.JPG] We'll start off...