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Allyn Malventano
Storage Editor
Florence, KY

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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...

Intel 750 Series SSD Spotted at PAX East, Appears to be SSD DC P3500-based

03/09/2015 - 16:56

At PAX East, what appears to be the new Intel SSD 750 Series was spotted: [inline:files/news/2015-03-09/b7684a3fb48d3cbea13dff718c34b6d9_XL.jpg] The above article mentiones the 750 will be available in 400GB and 1.2TB versions, with an 800GB model '...

Connected Data Updates Transporter Line, iOS App, Adds Standard Links

03/09/2015 - 14:50

Transporter is a pairing of hardware and software to accomplish the goal of having your own personal file storage cloud - but this one scales all the way from a single user to enterprise. Connected Data has been on a bit of a roll these past couple of...