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Allyn Malventano
Storage Editor
San Antonio, TX

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Results - M600

09/29/2014 - 10:13

The sequence, one last time:

Results - 840 EVO

09/29/2014 - 09:43

Here's the full sequence again, to save you from the need to flip back to page 2:

Results - M550 and MX100

09/29/2014 - 09:21

To get more of an apples to apples comparison, we subjected a few prior generation Micron samples to a similar test sequence:

Internals, Testing Methodology and System Setup

09/29/2014 - 09:11

Internals: [inline:files/review/2014-09-29/DSC05772.JPG] Simple, snap together housing, with a single screw to hold the PCB in place. Cost cutting design at its finest. I've included the 256GB MSATA SSD in this pic. No disassembly required...

Dynamic Write Acceleration

09/29/2014 - 08:47

One of the main things Micron has struggled with over the past few generations of SSDs has been write speeds. Take a look at this older spec sheet: [inline:files/review/2014-09-29/lineup.png]

Update - Temperature Effects

09/24/2014 - 10:50

After the initial posting of this article, further details have come to light. BrainSplatter got back to me with some data on temperature effecting the slowing effect on old file read speeds. The same test was run first at 32C (90f) and then at 52C (126F...

Samsung 840 / 840 EVO susceptible to flash read speed degradation over time

09/19/2014 - 19:57

** Edit ** (24 Sep) We have updated this story with temperature effects on the read speed of old data. Additional info on page 3. ** End edit ** ** Edit 2 ** (26 Sep) New quote from Samsung: "We acknowledge the recent issue associated with the...

Community involvement, possible causes, temporary fixes, and Samsung's statement

09/19/2014 - 19:48

Community involvement:

ADATA Premier SP610 SATA SSD - SM2246EN Full Capacity Roundup

09/17/2014 - 17:32

Introduction: It seems a lot of folks have been incorporating Silicon Motion's SM2246EN controller into their product lines. We first reviewed the Angelbird SSD wrk, but only in a 512GB capacity. We then reviewed a pair of Corsair Force LX's (...

Micron launches M600 SATA SSD with innovative SLC/MLC Dynamic Write Acceleration

09/16/2014 - 13:29

You may already be familiar with the Micron Crucial M550 line of SSDs (if not, familiarize yourself with our full capacity roundup here). Today Micron is pushing their tech further by releasing a new M600 line. The M600's are the first full lineup...