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Allyn Malventano
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Storage Editor
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Florence, KY
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7 years 9 weeks

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Toshiba RC100 M.2 2242 240GB and 480GB SSD Review - Tiny NVMe

06/12/2018 - 09:50

Introduction: Budget SSDs are a tough trick to pull off. You have components, a PCB, and ultimately assembly - all things which costs money. Savings can be had when major components (flash) are sourced from within the same company, but there are several...

Conclusion, Pricing, and Final Thoughts

06/12/2018 - 09:48

Conclusion PROS Good to see more companies pushing the envelope with smaller SSD packages. Decent sequential performance given low power consumption. CONS Moderate workloads were sufficient to overload the cache / impact performance. [inline:files/...

Performance Comparisons - TRIM Speed

06/12/2018 - 09:27

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

06/12/2018 - 09:21

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

06/12/2018 - 09:18

These results attempt to simplify things by focusing on what really matters - the Queue Depths that folks actually see when using these products. A dimension is eliminated from the previous charts by applying a weighted average to those results. The...

Performance Comparisons - Sequential and Random

06/12/2018 - 09:06

[inline:files/review/2018-06-12/bsw.png] Both capacities of the RC100 do fairly well here. Note that we have included some SATA parts in this comparison since the cost/GB is theoretically comparable (more on that at the end of the article). [inline:files...

Performance Focus - Toshiba RC100 240GB

06/12/2018 - 08:45

I'm sticking with the 'burst vs. saturated' plots here, as they do well to show both sustained performance and the more realistic (for client PC usage) burst throughputs. Sequential [inline:files/review/2018-06-12/240-sbs_0.png] Random [...

Performance Focus - Toshiba RC100 480GB

06/12/2018 - 08:36

I'm sticking with the 'burst vs. saturated' plots here, as they do well to show both sustained performance and the more realistic (for client PC usage) burst throughputs. Sequential [inline:files/review/2018-06-12/240-sbs.png] Random [inline:...

PC Perspective Custom SSD Test Suite Introduction

06/12/2018 - 05:11

Back in late 2016, we implemented a radically new test methodology. I'd grown tired of making excuses for benchmarks not meshing well with some SSD controllers, and that matter was amplified significantly by recent SLC+TLC hybrid SSDs that can be...

Internals, Testing Methodology and System Setup

06/12/2018 - 05:01

Internals [inline:files/review/2018-06-12/DSC04990.JPG] There's really nothing 'internal' about these, well not without taking apart that single package and separating the dies from the controller, but we won't be doing that today :)....