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Allyn Malventano
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Florence, KY

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LiteOn announces EP1 Series Enterprise M.2 PCIe SSDs

10/28/2014 - 15:49

In conjunction with Dell World, LiteOn has announced their new EP1 M.2 PCIe SSD: [inline:files/news/2014-10-28/EP1 pic.png] Designed primarily for enterprise workloads and usage, the EP1 sports impressive specs for such a small device. Capacities...

Samsung 850 EVO SKUs leaked, leads to initial pricing, specs

10/28/2014 - 12:30

Thanks to an updated SKU list and some searching, we've come across some initial photos, specs, and pricing for the upcoming Samsung 850 EVO. [inline:files/news/2014-10-28/8310217.01.prod_.jpg] You may have heard of an 850 EVO 1TB listing over at...

Connected Data announces Transporter Genesis Private Cloud Appliance

10/27/2014 - 15:17

Connected Data (whose members are merged with Drobo), have really been pushing their new Transporter line. When we saw them this past CES, there was only a small desktop appliance meant to connect and sync files between homes or small offices. Now they...

Samsung updates 840 EVO Performance Restoration Tool

10/27/2014 - 13:59

Over the weekend Samsung silently updated their 840 EVO Performance Restoration Tool. The incremental update improved support for some system configurations that were previously not recognizing an installed 840 EVO. Samsung also improved how the GUI...

Samsung 840 EVO Performance Restoration Tool preview - Getting EVOs back up to speed

10/14/2014 - 18:30

** Edit ** The tool is now available for download from Samsung here. Another note is that they intend to release an ISO / DOS version of the tool at the end of the month (for Lunix and Mac users). We assume this would be a file system agnostic version of...

Update procedure in detail

10/14/2014 - 18:19

As for how the update process takes place, it is a two phase procedure. We gathered up our 840 EVO samples... [inline:files/review/2014-10-14/DSC05837.JPG] ...and then we fired up the tool: [inline:files/review/2014-10-14/66.png] The tool does a few...

WD Red 6TB Retested - Performance Restored

10/03/2014 - 14:51

A while ago, in our review of the WD Red 6TB HDD, we noted an issue with the performance of queued commands. This could potentially impact the performance of those drives in multithreaded usage scenarios. While Western Digital acted quickly to get...


10/03/2014 - 13:34

I won't go into every single test as this is only an update piece. Instead I'll step you though tests which showed the greatest differences in performance. While sequential performance is virtually identical between unpatched and patched Reds,...

Micron M600 SSD Review - Digging into Dynamic Write Acceleration

09/29/2014 - 12:54

Today Micron lifted the review embargo on their new M600 SSD lineup. We covered their press launch a couple of weeks ago, but as a recap, the headline new feature is the new Dynamic Write Acceleration feature. As this is a new (and untested) feature that...

Conclusion, Pricing and Final Thoughts

09/29/2014 - 11:02

Conclusion: Pros: Write speeds greatly improved(*) over prior generation Micron SSDs. Reduced write power consumption when in SLC mode (*). 16nm Micron flash should result in lower cost/GB. Very high endurance rating for a consumer / OEM SSD. Cons...