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Allyn Malventano
Storage Editor
San Antonio, TX

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PCPer File Copy Test

02/26/2014 - 23:13

Our custom PCPer-FC test does some fairly simple file creation and copy routines in order to test the storage system for speed.  The script creates a set of files of varying sizes, times the creation process, then copies the same files to another...

Internals, Testing Methodology and System Setup

02/26/2014 - 23:12

Internals: After disassembly: [inline:files/review/2014-02-26/DSC00083.JPG] [inline:files/review/2014-02-26/DSC00091.JPG] Hmm, that looks familiar. Let's compare to a shot of the DC S3500 and S3700: [inline:files/review/2014-02-26/130611-221900-7.31....

Western Digital launches surveillance-oriented WD Purple series of 3.5" HDDs

02/25/2014 - 08:00

Western Digital has several lines of hard disks to choose from. You have Greens, Blues, Blacks, enterprise RE's, and even ones named after dinosaurs. Then came a mix of RE and GP in the form of the RE4-GP. Then came the Red series, which carried some...

OCZ Vertex 460 240GB SSD Full Review - Now with Toshiba 19nm flash

01/22/2014 - 09:00

Introduction: As of yesterday, the OCZ we all knew was officially acquired by Toshiba. They are now referred to as OCZ Storage Solutions, acting as a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba Group: [inline:files/review/2014-01-20/ocz-toshiba-logo-new.JPG] This...

Conclusion, Pricing, and Final Thoughts

01/20/2014 - 21:36

Conclusion: PROS: Excellent performance Excellent cost/GB (see below) CONS: Availability at MSRP? [inline:files/review/2014-01-20/2014-01-20 21-55-27_0.JPG] Pricing and Availability: For comparison, I'll first show the introductory MSRP's for...


01/20/2014 - 21:36

Yapt (yet another performance test) is a benchmark recommended by a pair of drive manufacturers and was incredibly difficult to locate as it hasn't been updated or used in quite some time.  That doesn't make it irrelevant by any means though...

IOMeter - Average Transaction Time (rev 1)

01/20/2014 - 21:35

Back with the Kingston SSDNow V Series 40GB review, I revised the layout of these graphs to better show SSD latency and access time.  First, I have removed HDD results as they throw the scale too far to tell any meaningful difference in the SSD...

IOMeter - IOps

01/20/2014 - 21:35

Iometer is an I/O subsystem measurement and characterization tool for single and clustered systems. It was originally developed by the Intel Corporation and announced at the Intel Developers Forum (IDF) on February 17, 1998 - since then it got wide...


01/20/2014 - 21:32

For these tests, we use RankDisk, an application developed and copyrighted by Intel. In our testing, we found RankDisk to be suitable for a neutral benchmark. RankDisk is used to record a trace of disk activity during usage of typical applications. These...


01/20/2014 - 21:31

HDTune tests a similar level of features as compared with HDTach, but with a different access pattern. Thus provides us with an additional set of benchmark numbers to compare between storage configurations. Here we can get the minimum, maximum...