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Allyn Malventano
Storage Editor
Florence, KY

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Latency Percentile and Conclusion

03/18/2016 - 01:09

Latency Percentile

Internals and Simple Tests

03/18/2016 - 00:19

Internals: [inline:files/review/2016-03-18/DSC00221.jpg] [inline:files/review/2016-03-18/DSC00219.jpg] Opening these up we see that the V2 (right) can achieve its 1TB capacity with half the number of packages as the V1 model (left). The V2 employs 4x 8-...

Helium-filled Drobo B810i Packs 64TB into a Compact 8-bay Package

03/17/2016 - 19:13

We've got a lot of storage testing cooking at the PC Perspective offices, and while I usually hold off on publishing things until all testing is complete, I found myself merging two new products in a way that just begged for a photo and quick status...

Seagate to Show 10 GB/s PCIe x16 Flash Drive at OCP Summit

03/08/2016 - 15:07

Today Seagate announced that they are production ready on a couple of NVMe PCIe SSD models. These are data-center tailored units that focus on getting as much parallel flash into as small of a space as possible. From engineering drawings, the first...

Western Digital Infuses Consumer HDDs with HGST HelioSeal Tech - Increases Capacity to 8TB

03/01/2016 - 08:00

Helium-filled HDD technology has been around for a few years, but since HGST launched their He series a couple of years ago, Helium has been stuck in the enterprise sector. Western Digital has been in a lengthy merger process with HGST, and I figured (...

Drobo Launches B810i 8-Bay Dual iSCSI SAN

02/23/2016 - 08:05

Today Drobo (makers of the original DroboPro and newer Drobo 4-bay Gen3) have launched an update to their B800i iSCSI SAN device: [inline:files/news/2016-02-23/slide.png] The B810i comes with several improvements over preceding products in the line:...

Samsung Portable SSD T3 2TB Review - 2TB In Your Pocket

02/22/2016 - 10:00

Introduction Around this same time last year, Samsung launched their Portable SSD T1. This was a nifty little external SSD with some very good performance and capabilities. Despite its advantages and the cool factor of having a thin and light 1TB SSD...

Performance, Pricing and Conclusion

02/22/2016 - 09:54

Performance: As with the T1, the T3 is a fully functional mSATA 850 EVO, and performs as such when directly connected via SATA (not that any consumer would do such a thing). It is a handy data point though, as it does enable data recovery from the bare...

Internals and Software

02/22/2016 - 09:28

Internals Before the breakdown, here's a look at the rear: [inline:files/review/2016-02-22/160217-180822.jpg] ...and a few comparisons between the T3 and the T1: [inline:files/review/2016-02-22/160217-181258.jpg]

Samsung 750 EVO 120GB and 250GB 2.5" SATA SSD Full Review - The Return of 2D NAND

02/16/2016 - 10:44

Introduction The steady increase in flash memory capacity per die is necessary for bringing SSD costs down, but SSDs need a minimum number of dies present to maintain good performance. Back when Samsung announced their 48-layer VNAND, their...