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Allyn Malventano
Storage Editor
Florence, KY

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Mobile G-Sync Confirmed and Tested with Leaked Alpha Driver

01/30/2015 - 15:08

It has been an abnormal week for us here at PC Perspective. Our typical review schedule has pretty much flown out the window, and the past seven days have been filled with learning, researching, retesting, and publishing. That might sound like the norm,...

Drawbacks and Conclusion

01/30/2015 - 11:42

Low FPS flicker

Digging Deeper

01/30/2015 - 11:24

So there we were, left with G-Sync somehow working on a regular laptop. It just sat there on the table in front of us, showing off its smoothly sweeping pendulum. We bounced around some working theories, one of which was that perhaps this laptop series...

Samsung 840 EVO Performance Restoring Firmware Only Partially Effective

01/28/2015 - 21:37

Well here we are again with this Samsung 840 EVO slow down issue cropping up here, there, and everywhere. The story for this one is so long and convoluted that I’m just going to kick this piece off with a walk through of what was happening with...

Cold Storage Samples and Conclusion

01/28/2015 - 20:49

Cold Storage Samples Now let us move onto those samples we had sitting for four months: [inline:files/review/2015-01-28/840 evo retest - 11-.png] Above is the 250GB sample, which was half filled with 5 large files prior to storage. It’s pretty...

Mixed Results

01/28/2015 - 20:44

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 - 10:00

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 - 02:03

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 - 01:28

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 - 15:21

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...