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Allyn Malventano
Storage Editor
Florence, KY

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Samsung Promises Another Fix for 840 EVO Slow Down Issue

02/20/2015 - 18:21

Some of you may have been following our coverage of the Samsung 840 EVO slow down issue. We first reported on this issue last September, and Samsung issued a fix a couple of months later. This tool was effective in bringing EVOs back up to speed,...

Crucial BX100 250 and 500GB SATA SSD Review - Silicon Motion Returns

02/16/2015 - 08:57

Introduction: Micron's Crucial brand has been cranking out some great low cost SSDs for the past several years now. While their early drives pushed into the SATA 6Gb/sec interface before most of the competition, their performance was inconsistent and...

First Look at USB 3.1 - The MSI X99A Gaming 9 ACK

02/12/2015 - 19:42

We first got a peek of USB 3.1 at CES 2015. MSI had a cool demo showing some throughput figures including read and write speeds as high as 690 MB/s, well over the ~450 MB/s we see on USB 3.0 options shipping today.  [inline:files/review/2015-02-11/...

Micron Storage Executive, Conclusion, and Final Thoughts

02/12/2015 - 18:28

Micron Storage Executive: Micron has recently introduced their Storage Executive software: [inline:files/review/2015-02-12/7.png]

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

02/12/2015 - 18:26

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)

02/12/2015 - 18:23

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

02/12/2015 - 18:21

Internals: These are lower cost enclosures and feature a snap together design: [inline:files/review/2015-02-12/150212-173113.jpg] Contrary to what you might think, lack of screws does not mean flimsy construction or lots of rattles. These are quite solid...

Performance Testing and Conclusion

02/12/2015 - 14:57

Performance Testing We fired up the system sent over by MSI and started with some testing. First up were some simple file copies from within Windows 8.1. An Intel P3700 NVMe PCIe SSD was used as the source and destination for these copies, ensuring that...

Plextor M6e Black Edition 256GB PCIe SSD Review - SSD Bling

02/09/2015 - 14:33

Introduction: Plextor launched their M6e PCIe SSD in mid-2014. This was the first consumer retail available native PCIe SSD. While previous solutions such as the OCZ RevoDrive bridged SATA SSD controllers to PCIe through a RAID or VCA device, the M6e...

PlexTurbo 2.0, Conclusion, and Final Thoughts

02/05/2015 - 14:44

PlexTurbo: With the release of the M6e Black Edition, Plextor also announced an update to their Plextools suite. [inline:files/review/2015-02-05/plexturbo 2 - 4.png]