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Allyn Malventano
Storage Editor
Florence, KY

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Toshiba and Western Digital announce QLC and 96-Layer BiCS Flash

06/28/2017 - 21:49

A couple of announcements out of Toshiba and Western Digital today. First up is Toshiba announcing QLC (4 bit per cell) flash on their existing BiCS 3 (64-layer) technology. QLC may not be the best for endurance as the voltage tolerances become extremely...

Conclusion, Pricing, and Final Thoughts

06/27/2017 - 03:58

Conclusion PROS Among the best performance, we've seen out of a SATA SSD. Very competitive introductory cost (for an Intel SSD). CONS All capacities not yet available. [inline:files/review/2017-06-27/on-wafer_0.jpg] Pricing and Warranty (...

Performance Comparisons - Mixed Burst

06/27/2017 - 03:45

These are the Mixed Burst results introduced in the Samsung 850 EVO 4TB Review. Some tweaks have been made, namely, QD reduced to a more realistic value of 2. Read bursts have been increased to 400MB each. 'Download' speed remains unchanged.

Performance Comparisons - Client QD Weighted and TRIM Speed

06/27/2017 - 03:38

Client QD Weighted

Performance Comparisons - Sequential and Random

06/27/2017 - 03:26

Just as we did on the last page, I'll start us off with Sequentials: [inline:files/review/2017-06-27/128sr.png] [inline:files/review/2017-06-27/128sw.png] I've included mostly SATA parts but also tossed in an Intel 600p as well as a 960 EVO for...

Performance Focus - SSD 545S 512GB

06/27/2017 - 03:07

Preamble: I’ve been analyzing the effects of how full an SSD is on its performance. I’ve found that most SSDs perform greater when empty (FOB) as they do when half or nearly filled to capacity. Most people actually put stuff on their SSD. To...

PCPer Client SSD Test Suite - Introduction

06/27/2017 - 02:51

A New Test Suite

Internals, Testing Methodology and System Setup

06/27/2017 - 02:49

Internals First a look at the front and rear: [inline:files/review/2017-06-27/front.jpg] [inline:files/review/2017-06-27/back.jpg] Now let's crack this one open to find... [inline:files/review/2017-06-27/open-1.jpg] Well, there's not much in...

Intel SSD 545S Series 512GB Review - IMFT 64-Layer TLC

06/27/2017 - 02:39

Introduction Today Intel is launching a new line of client SSDs - the SSD 545S Series. These are simple, 2.5" SATA parts that aim to offer good performance at an economical price point. Low-cost SSDs is not typically Intel's strong...

How 3D XPoint Phase-Change Memory Works

06/02/2017 - 09:32

I’ve seen a bit of flawed logic floating around related to discussions about 3D XPoint technology. Some are directly comparing the cost per die to NAND flash (you can’t - 3D XPoint likely has fewer fab steps than NAND - especially when...