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Allyn Malventano
Storage Editor
San Antonio, TX

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PCPer File Copy Test

09/02/2014 - 14:39

Our custom PCPer-FC test does some fairly simple file creation and copy routines in order to test the storage system for speed.  The script creates a set of files of varying sizes, times the creation process, then copies the same files to another...

Internals, Testing Methodology and System Setup

09/02/2014 - 13:49

Internals: Disassembly: [inline:files/review/2014-09-02/DSC05023.JPG] Rear PCB, 4x Micron 20nm Sync Flash, custom packaged by ADATA: [inline:files/review/2014-09-02/DSC05024.JPG] Close-up of the RAM packages. Two are needed for additional table space...

Internals, Testing Methodology and System Setup

09/02/2014 - 13:44

Internals: Disassembly: [inline:files/review/2014-09-02/DSC05013.JPG] Micron 20nm Sync flash, custom packaged x4 at the rear: [inline:files/review/2014-09-02/DSC05014.JPG] Four more custom Micron flash packages at the front: [inline:files/review/2014-09-...

AMD Radeon R7 480GB SATA SSD Full Review - Gaming Barefoot

08/21/2014 - 11:10

Introduction: AMD has been branching their brand out past CPUs for nearly a decade now. Back in 2006, AMD acquired ATI, and their video card branch has been highly competitive ever since. Then in 2011, AMD entered the RAM market by partnering with...

Conclusion, Pricing, and Final Thoughts

08/20/2014 - 19:36

Conclusion: PROS: High performing Barefoot 3 M00 controller launched at a competitive MSRP CONS: Limited write speeds and maximum IOPS in the 128GB model Performance gain over competing products may not be worth the added cost/GB [inline:files/review...


08/20/2014 - 17:32

Yapt (yet another performance test) is a benchmark recommended by a pair of drive manufacturers and was incredibly difficult to locate as it hasn't been updated or used in quite some time.  That doesn't make it irrelevant by any means though...

IOMeter - Average Transaction Time (rev 1)

08/20/2014 - 17:30

Back with the Kingston SSDNow V Series 40GB review, I revised the layout of these graphs to better show SSD latency and access time.  First, I have removed HDD results as they throw the scale too far to tell any meaningful difference in the SSD...

IOMeter - IOps

08/20/2014 - 17:29

Iometer is an I/O subsystem measurement and characterization tool for single and clustered systems. It was originally developed by the Intel Corporation and announced at the Intel Developers Forum (IDF) on February 17, 1998 - since then it got wide...

PCMark Vantage and 7

08/20/2014 - 17:25

For trace based testing, we are replacing the outdated PCMark 05 results with a pair of newer versions of the same. PCMark Vantage and PCMark 7 results will be included moving forward. We are also running PCMark 8 on samples as we receive them, however...


08/20/2014 - 17:21

HDTune tests a similar level of features as compared with HDTach, but with a different access pattern. Thus provides us with an additional set of benchmark numbers to compare between storage configurations. Here we can get the minimum, maximum...