I tested multiple samples with the following procedure, but I will single out single units to show the various peformance differences. I'll start with a 120GB 840 EVO:
Our test sample...
The tale of the Samsung 840 EVO is a long and winding one, with many hitches along the way. Launched at the Samsung 2013 Global SSD Sumit, the 840 EVO was a unique entry into the SSD market. Using 19nm planar TLC flash, the EVO would have had only...
While we suspect the firmware update will be available through the new Magician, we tested this in beta form and the normal update method was not available to us. We had to update the old fashioned way - with the DOS-based updater. Things went smoothly,...
Starting at the rear we see a standard power connector, Kensington Lock port, three position fan speed control switch, eSATA, and USB 3.0 ports.
First lets take a look at the rear, as that is where the most is happening on the ICYRaid:
Today we're taking a quick look at a pair of drive enclosures sent to us by ICY DOCK.
To the left is the ToughArmor MB996SP-6SB, which is a 5.25" bay hot swap chassis capable...
ToughArmor MB996SP-6SB - $90.14 (Amazon)
ICYBento MB559U3S-1S - $66.84 (Amazon)
The ToughArmor is in line with other (more cheaply made) equivalent solutions, but the ICYBento seems a bit on the high side compared to other equivalent 3.5"...
The housing is nicely built, with an aluminum 'taco' and plastic center band.
At the rear we find power, switch, USB 3.0, eSATA, Kensington lock...
Outside the housing:
At the rear we find molex power connectors. There are two, but you don't need to connect both if the power needs do not warrant...