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Allyn Malventano
Storage Editor
Florence, KY

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Samsung 850 EVO and Pro 2TB SATA SSD Review - Multi-terabyte Consumer SSDs Are Here!

07/06/2015 - 10:00

Introduction: Where are all the 2TB SSDs? It's a question we've been hearing since they started to go mainstream seven years ago. While we have seen a few come along on the enterprise side as far back as 2011, those were prohibitively large...

Conclusion, Pricing, and Final Thoughts

07/05/2015 - 16:00

Conclusion: PROS: 2TB is the highest available capacity in 2.5"x7mm SATA form factor Excellent sequential read / write / random IOPS performance Industry leading warranty and endurance rating Competitive introductory MSRP CONS:

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

07/05/2015 - 15:54

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)

07/05/2015 - 15:52

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

07/05/2015 - 15:49

Internals: Cracking these open, I expected to see some sort of PCB changes as comapred to the 1TB and lower models of the 850 EVO and Pro. Let's see what has changed: [inline:files/review/2015-07-05/150705-185645.jpg] There have been some changes,...

Lexar Professional Workflow HR2, UR1, SR1, CFR1, DD256 Review - Fully Loaded Media Hub

06/30/2015 - 11:18

Lexar is Micron’s brand covering SD Cards, microSD Cards, USB flash drives, and card readers. Their card readers are known for being able to push high in the various speed grades, typically allowing transfers (for capable SD cards) much faster than...

ASUS MG279Q 27-in 1440P 144Hz IPS 35-90Hz FreeSync Monitor Review

06/29/2015 - 15:32

AMD fans have been patiently waiting for a proper FreeSync display to be released. The first round of displays using the Adaptive Sync variable refresh rate technology arrived with an ineffective or otherwise disabled overdrive feature, resulting in less...

Gaming Impressions, Pricing, and Final Thoughts

06/26/2015 - 19:07

Gaming Impressions (Ryan's Note): As with most of all of our reviews of the new variable refresh rate technology based monitors, the ASUS MG279Q requires some discussion of the gaming experience it provides. Though clearly it doesn't provide the...

OSD Settings, Overdrive and TCON Artifact testing

06/26/2015 - 18:49

OSD Settings: [inline:files/review/2015-06-26/DSC02559.jpg]

Physical Design and Viewing Angles

06/26/2015 - 18:07

Physical Design: The MG379Q bears some resemblance to the ROG Swift, and it is apparent that ASUS used it as a base for this design. [inline:files/review/2015-06-26/outside1.jpg] That said, there are some differences. The back of the display is not as...