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Allyn Malventano
Storage Editor
Florence, KY

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G-Sync Errata and TCON Artifacts

05/13/2015 - 23:41

G-Sync Errata

OSD Settings, Viewing Angles

05/13/2015 - 21:18

OSD Settings The OSD settings for this panel are fairly straightforward. The first thing to pop up is a quick menu of icons corresponding to color settings, brightness (0-100), Overdrive (3 levels), ULMB (85 and 100Hz), and more detailed settings: [...

Physical Design

05/13/2015 - 18:09

The XB270HU is an identical stand and layout to the Acer 27" 1080P TN G-Sync display and the Acer 28" 4K TN G-Sync displays. Here's a quick run through: [inline:files/review/2015-05-13/DSC01241.jpg] Let's start at the rear: [inline:...

Phison S10 Roundup - Kingston HyperX Savage vs. Patriot Ignite vs. Corsair Neutron XT

05/06/2015 - 11:32

Introduction: Back in November of last year, we tested the Corsair Neutron XT, which was the first product to feature the Phison PS3110-S10 controller. First spotted at Flash Memory Summit, the S10 sports the following features: Quad-core...

Conclusion, Pricing, and Final Thoughts

05/04/2015 - 15:27

Conclusion: PROS: Good file creation and copy performance. Decent cost/GB (Patriot Ignite). CONS: Poor IOPS / queued performance on mixed workloads (where writes are involved). Poor sequential performance on previous small block writes (HDTach/HDTune...

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

05/04/2015 - 15:22

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)

05/04/2015 - 15:18

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

05/04/2015 - 15:12

Internals: First up is the Kingston HyperX Predator: [inline:files/review/2015-05-04/150430-154541.jpg]

Samsung 840 EVO Standalone ISO Updater Now Available

04/28/2015 - 12:44

For those of you following the Samsung 840 EVO saga, last week we saw the release of Magician 4.6. Samsung was initially throttling downloads and firmware update rates, but those limits appear to have been lifted as of this morning. Another thing we...

Samsung Magician 4.6 and 840 EVO Firmware Released - Downloads Throttled

04/23/2015 - 14:21

For those who watched last night's podcast live, I predicted that Samsung would be posting their 840 EVO Firmware and new Magician 4.6 software 'soon'. Turns out that 'soon' was actually this morning, but there's a catch - Samsung...