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Allyn Malventano
Storage Editor
Florence, KY

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Conclusion, Pricing, and Final Thoughts

09/08/2015 - 17:40

Conclusion: PROS: Excellent sequentials (finally beating the 10K RPM Velociraptor!) Larger DRAM cache enables best-in-class IOPS performance 5 year warranty (great to see on a mechanical storage device) CONS: Higher power consumption / heat output of...

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

09/08/2015 - 17:08

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)

09/08/2015 - 17:02

We have shifted over to combining our results into two groupings for consumer reviews. First up is sequential performance: HDTune:

Internals, Testing Methodology and System Setup

09/08/2015 - 16:47

Internals: [inline:files/review/2015-09-08/DSC05191.jpg] These are hard drives, and we don't have an awesome clean room, so the extent of disassembly that I will undertake on drives that I need to keep working for future testing is as follows: [...

Western Digital Releases My Book Pro - up to 12TB of Thunderbolt Connected Storage

09/08/2015 - 14:43

Western Digital has launched a new Thunderbolt RAID-capable external drive called the My Book Pro: [inline:files/news/2015-09-08/wdfMB_Pro_lifestyle.jpg] The My Book Pro connects a pair of 3, 4, 5, or 6TB HDD's to a host system via either 20 Gbps...

Seagate Pushes in to 8TB Territory with New Enterprise HDD Models

09/01/2015 - 07:00

Just when we were starting to get comfortable with the thought of 6TB hard drives, Seagate goes and announces their lineup of 8TB HDDs: [inline:files/news/2015-09-01/lineup.png] Now before you get too excited about throwing one of these into your desktop...

Western Digital Updates My Cloud OS3, Refreshes My Cloud Mirror

09/01/2015 - 02:00

A little over a year ago, we took a look at the Western Digital My Cloud Mirror. This was a simple network connected storage device that came with a suite of software and mobile apps to give remote access to the data stored at home. [inline:files/news/...

Nixeus Vue 24-in 1080P 144Hz TN 30-144Hz FreeSync Monitor Review

08/25/2015 - 13:11

Introduction: We have reviewed a lot of Variable Refresh Rate displays over the past several years now, and for the most part, these displays have come with some form of price premium attached. Nvidia’s G-Sync tech requires an additional module...

Conclusion, Pricing, and Final Thoughts

08/25/2015 - 02:04

Conclusion: PROS: COST - This is the cheapest VRR 144Hz capable display available! FreeSync fucntions across the *full* range of 30-144 FPS (bravo, Nixeus!) No glossy parts on screen, bezel, or stand (take note, Acer) Very light weight, especially in...

Gamma, Calibration, and Viewing Angles

08/25/2015 - 01:40

Gamma: When we first fired up the NX-VUE24, the first thing to strike us was that the display just didn't seem to have as much contrast as we expected even from a TN panel. The display appeared washed out, even at the default 'Gamma Off'...