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Allyn Malventano
Storage Editor
Florence, KY

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A Quick Look at AMD Ryzen X470 NVMe Storage Performance

04/19/2018 - 09:00

With Ken testing all of the new AMD X470 goodness that we had floating around the office here at PCPer, I snuck in some quick storage testing to get a look at just how the new platform handled a typical power user NVMe RAID configuration. We will be...

Western Digital Launches Ultrastar DC HC530 - TDMR 14TB HDD

04/18/2018 - 17:39

Following up on the prior release of a 14TB SMR (shingled magnetic recording) HDD, WD has launched a PMR (parallel magnetic recording)version of the same - the Ultrastar DC HC530: [inline:files/news/2018-04-18/UltrastarDC-HC530.jpg] While the new model...

Toshiba Refreshes HDD Branding, Intros Surveillance and Video Streaming Models

04/16/2018 - 22:11

Today (well, tonight) Toshiba changed up their HDD branding to make things a bit easier to grasp for the consumer, as well as adding surveillance and video streaming models to their lineup: [inline:files/news/2018-04-16/2018-04-16-21-48-50.png] Toshiba...

ICY DOCK ToughArmor MB516SP-B Review - High Density 16-Bay Hot-Swappable SAS/SATA

04/11/2018 - 14:51

Introduction A while back, we reviewed the ICY DOCK ToughArmor MB998SP-B and MB993SK-B hot-swap SATA docks. These were well built, high-density docks meant for 7mm height SSDs and HDDs. The former part was unique in that it let you squeeze eight...

Warranty, Pricing, and Conclusion

04/10/2018 - 17:00

Warranty The ICY DOCK ToughArmor MB516SP-B (and virtually every other ToughArmor branded product) ships with a 3-year warranty. Pricing

Externals, Internals, Installation, and Testing

04/10/2018 - 15:41

Externals We've already shown the front, so here is the rear layout: [inline:files/review/2018-04-10/180221-154436.jpg]

WD Black NVMe and SanDisk Extreme PRO M.2 NVMe 3D 1TB SSD Review - Outstanding

04/05/2018 - 10:14

Introduction: While Western Digital has a huge history with spinning disks, their experience with SSDs has been touch and go. They expanded further into the HDD arena with their very long merging process with HGST, but they have only really dabbled in...

Conclusion, Pricing, and Final Thoughts

04/05/2018 - 10:13

Conclusion PROS Outstanding write performance! Highly competitive read performance. Competitive cost/GB. CONS Possible (minor) caching inconsistencies noted during cache testing. [inline:files/review/2018-04-05/180404-204841.jpg] Pricing,...

Performance Comparisons - TRIM Speed

04/05/2018 - 09:52

Thanks to the plethora of data we have at our disposal from the new suite, I can derive some additional interesting data that nobody seems to have been paying any attention to yet. Have you ever deleted a large file and then noticed your system seem to...

Performance Comparisons - Mixed Burst

04/05/2018 - 09:45

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.