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Real Name
Allyn Malventano
Title
Storage Editor
Location
San Antonio, TX
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You can find Allyn on PC Perspective and a few other places:

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3 years 24 weeks

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Micron M600 SSD Review - Digging into Dynamic Write Acceleration

09/29/2014 - 12:54

Today Micron lifted the review embargo on their new M600 SSD lineup. We covered their press launch a couple of weeks ago, but as a recap, the headline new feature is the new Dynamic Write Acceleration feature. As this is a new (and untested) feature that...

Conclusion, Pricing and Final Thoughts

09/29/2014 - 11:02

Conclusion: Pros: Write speeds greatly improved(*) over prior generation Micron SSDs. Reduced write power consumption when in SLC mode (*). 16nm Micron flash should result in lower cost/GB. Very high endurance rating for a consumer / OEM SSD. Cons...

Results - M600

09/29/2014 - 10:13

The sequence, one last time:

Results - 840 EVO

09/29/2014 - 09:43

Here's the full sequence again, to save you from the need to flip back to page 2:

Results - M550 and MX100

09/29/2014 - 09:21

To get more of an apples to apples comparison, we subjected a few prior generation Micron samples to a similar test sequence:

Internals, Testing Methodology and System Setup

09/29/2014 - 09:11

Internals: [inline:files/review/2014-09-29/DSC05772.JPG] Simple, snap together housing, with a single screw to hold the PCB in place. Cost cutting design at its finest. I've included the 256GB MSATA SSD in this pic. No disassembly required...

Dynamic Write Acceleration

09/29/2014 - 08:47

One of the main things Micron has struggled with over the past few generations of SSDs has been write speeds. Take a look at this older spec sheet: [inline:files/review/2014-09-29/lineup.png]

Update - Temperature Effects

09/24/2014 - 10:50

After the initial posting of this article, further details have come to light. BrainSplatter got back to me with some data on temperature effecting the slowing effect on old file read speeds. The same test was run first at 32C (90f) and then at 52C (126F...

Samsung 840 / 840 EVO susceptible to flash read speed degradation over time

09/19/2014 - 19:57

** Edit ** (24 Sep) We have updated this story with temperature effects on the read speed of old data. Additional info on page 3. ** End edit ** ** Edit 2 ** (26 Sep) New quote from Samsung: "We acknowledge the recent issue associated with the...

Community involvement, possible causes, temporary fixes, and Samsung's statement

09/19/2014 - 19:48

Community involvement: