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Allyn Malventano
Storage Editor
Florence, KY

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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-...

Podcast #397 - AMD Radeon Pro Duo, NZXT Manta, AMD's new deal with China, and more!

04/28/2016 - 13:50

PC Perspective Podcast #397 - 04/28/2016 Join us this week as we discuss the AMD Radeon Pro Duo, NZXT Manta, AMD's new deal with China, and more! You can subscribe to us through iTunes and you can still access it directly through the RSS page HERE....

Warranty, Pricing, and Conclusion

04/27/2016 - 21:39

[inline:files/review/2016-04-27/160426-154706.jpg] Warranty The ICY DOCK ToughArmor MB993SK-B and MB998SP-B (and virtually every other ToughArmor branded product) ships with a 3-year warranty. [inline:files/review/2016-04-27/160426-151905.jpg] Pricing...

Installation and Testing

04/27/2016 - 21:16

Installation First a look at the front and rear of these two units: [inline:files/review/2016-04-27/160426-152120.jpg] From the front, we find all real estate occupied by 2.5" x 7mm hot swap bays. The trays are labeled - the 8-bay model had labels...

DroboAccess Enables SSL Encrypted Remote File Access for Drobo 5N and B810n

04/19/2016 - 17:00

We are currently testing a round of Drobos here at PC Perspective, and Drobo recently rolled out a new feature that I thought would be better written up as a quick news post. This is a remote access feature that applies to the NAS-style models,...

Western Digital Reworks Enterprise Lineup, Launches 8TB Gold Datacenter HDD

04/19/2016 - 08:00

Western Digital rolled out their Se / Re / Xe branding back in mid-2013. Since that time, a lot has changed in the rapidly evolving enterprise storage industry. SSDs are encroaching into more of the data center rack space out there, and the need for...

IDF Shenzhen: Intel Demos 3D XPoint Optane File Copy at 2 GB/s

04/14/2016 - 15:56

At IDF Shenzhen, Intel talked more about 3D XPoint (spoken cross-point). Initially launched in July of last year, 3D XPoint is essentially a form of phase change memory which has speeds closer to that of DRAM. [inline:files/news/2016-04-14/XPoint.png] It...

Micron and Intel Launch a Wave of Enterprise Storage Products

04/12/2016 - 11:30

There has been a lot of recent shuffling about in the world of enterprise storage. I’m writing up this post from a Micron product launch event in Austin, Texas. Today they are launching a round of enterprise SSD products. These lines cover the full...

SteamVR HTC Vive In-depth - Lighthouse Tracking System Dissected and Explored

04/05/2016 - 17:05

Introduction VR is rapidly gaining steam lately with the recent launch of several capable platforms. I’ve briefly sampled the various iterations of development kits and pre-release units coming through our office, and understanding how they tracked...