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Allyn Malventano
Storage Editor
Florence, KY

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OCZ Vector 180 SATA SSD Full Capacity Roundup - Barefoot 3 M00 with PFM Plus

03/25/2015 - 15:38

Introduction: OCZ has been on a fairly steady release track since their aquisition by Toshiba. Having previously pared down their product lines, taking a minimalist approach, the other half of that cycle has taken place with releases like the OCZ AMD...

SSD Guru, Conclusion, and Final Thoughts

03/24/2015 - 17:05

SSD Guru: In conjunction with the Vector 180 launch, OCZ also launched a replacement for their OCZ Toolbox. Out with the old, and in with the SSD Guru: [inline:files/review/2015-03-24/11.png] SSD Guru has everything you would expect from a SSD software...

TRIM Performance and Write Hitching

03/24/2015 - 16:33

TRIM Performance: For those unfamiliar with TRIM, it is the method by which an OS tells an SSD that specific areas no longer contain valid data. As an example, if you delete some files from your SSD, the OS removes those entries from the Master File...

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

03/24/2015 - 15:26

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)

03/24/2015 - 15:25

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

03/24/2015 - 15:22

Internals: [inline:files/review/2015-03-24/DSC09890.JPG] Opening the housing, we see the thermal pad conducting heat away from the Barefoot M00 controller and onto the housing back plate. [inline:files/review/2015-03-24/DSC09891.JPG] Opening further, we...

NVIDIA Announces DIGITS DevBox - 28 TFLOPS, 1300 Watts, $15k

03/17/2015 - 15:44

At GTC, NVIDIA announced a new device called the DIGITS DevBox: [inline:files/news/2015-03-17/GTC-30.jpg]         The DIGITS DevBox is a device that data scientists can purchase and install locally. Plugged...

Internals, Roundup/Results, and Pricing

03/13/2015 - 17:55

Internals: [inline:files/review/2015-03-13/150311-203116.jpg] Disassembly of the Phoenix was simple enough. [inline:files/review/2015-03-13/150311-203437.jpg] Internals consist of a Phison controller driving Toshiba flash. There are empty pads at the PCB...

Patriot Memory Supersonic Rage 2 and Phoenix 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Mini-roundup

03/13/2015 - 17:16

Introduction: We're getting back into USB device roundup testing. To kick it off, Patriot passed along a couple of USB samples for review. First up is the Supersonic Phoenix 256GB: [inline:files/review/2015-03-13/150311-202020.jpg] Specs: Read speed...

Western Digital Launches Re+ Datacenter HDD, Bests HGST He6 in Power Consumption

03/10/2015 - 15:44

Western Digital has just launched a new entry in their Datacenter Capacity HDD lineup: [inline:files/news/2015-03-10/WD_Datacenter_PRN Graphic.jpg] The Re+ is based on the Re series of enterprise 3.5" HDDs (first revision reviewed here), but...