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Allyn Malventano
Storage Editor
Florence, KY

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5100 ECO 1920GB - Saturated IOPS Performance - 4KB, 8KB Random, 128K Sequential

01/31/2017 - 08:19

I'm carrying over the IOPS vs. % Read charts from my P3608 review. The former IOPS vs. Latency plots also used in that review has been superseded by the far superior Percentile method (on the next page). With sweeps of R/W in 10%...

Enterprise SSD Testing and Jargon

01/31/2017 - 08:05

While enterprise SSDs typically share controller and flash memory architecture with consumer products shipping from the same company, there are some important differences to take note of. Enterprise units are typically equipped with high grade / more...

Internals, Testing Methodology and System Setup

01/31/2017 - 08:02

Internals: [inline:files/review/2017-01-31/170130-192850.jpg] Digging into these was quite easy. No screws to get the lid open. Thermal pads help conduct heat to the lid. [inline:files/review/2017-01-31/170130-193109.jpg] Further disassembly revealed...

CES 2017: Western Digital Launches WD Black NVMe PCIe SSD

01/05/2017 - 05:32

Following up on their Blue and Green SSDs launched back in October, Western Digital has now launched a Black series SSD: [inline:files/news/2017-01-05/170105-014630.jpg] Unlike the Green and Blue which are SATA products available in 2.5" and M.2 (...

CES 2017: Kingston Launches 2TB DataTraveler Ultimate GT USB 3.1 Portable SSD

01/03/2017 - 14:46

Kicking off the storage announcements at CES 2017, Kingston announced a 2TB thumb drive: [inline:files/news/2017-01-03/dtgt.image_resize.jpg] Ok, well it's a bit big for a thumb drive, but it is definitely a high capacity portable SSD with a narrower...

Phison Announces UFS 2.1 NAND Controller - Death to eMMC!

12/22/2016 - 16:03

Following up on Micron's UFS 2.1 announcement, Phison has announced the launch of their own PS8311 UFS 2.1 controller: [inline:files/news/2016-12-22/blockdiagram-PS8311.png] For those unaware, UFS 2.1 is a much-anticipated replacement for eMMC,...

Samsung 750 EVO Full Capacity Roundup - Planar Performance

12/22/2016 - 11:28

Introduction Earlier this year we covered the lower two capacities of the Samsung 750 EVO. We had some requests for a review of the 500GB model as soon as it was added to their lineup, and Samsung promptly sent a sample, but I delayed that review in the...

Conclusion, Pricing, and Final Thoughts

12/21/2016 - 16:30

Conclusion PROS Great performance at this form factor and price point CONS TLC write speed of the 500GB capacity could / should be faster Prices are still running higher than competing budget products [inline:files/review/2016-12-21/160610-...

Performance Comparisons - Caching and SLC / TLC Write Speed

12/21/2016 - 16:16

I've chosen to split the caching results off of the respective product pages in this review so that we can better compare them side-by-side on this page. First lets look at 750 EVO vs. 850 EVO at each capacity point: 120GB: [inline:files/review/2016-...

Performance Comparisons - TRIM Speed

12/21/2016 - 13:18

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...