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Allyn Malventano
Storage Editor
Florence, KY

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Western Digital Gets Back in the SSD Game With Blue and Green SSDs!

10/11/2016 - 11:50

It has been over 6 years since we saw an SSD come out of Western Digital, but we suspected some new ones may be coming after their recent acquisition of SanDisk. That say has come, and today we have two new SSD models announced by WD: [inline:files/news/...

Western Digital Refreshes Colorful My Passport and My Book Lines

10/11/2016 - 10:22

Western Digital has refreshed their My Passport and My Book lines with a new industrial design: [inline:files/news/2016-10-11/MP_Lumen_FAMILY_HiRes.jpg] The My Passport line (pictured above) features a new design and colors. Capacities now extend all the...

Drobo 5C 5-bay USB Type-C DAS Review - More Bays!

10/10/2016 - 11:04

The Drobo 5D launched a few years ago and continues to be a pricey solution, running close to $600. This was due to added complexity with its mSATA hot data cache and other features that drove the price higher than some potential buyers were happy...

Performance, Pricing and Conclusion

10/06/2016 - 19:30

Performance To simulate a typical user upgrade from the 4-bay Drobo, I shut down our older unit (still with a set of 4x 4TB WD Reds installed), moved the pack of disks to the 5C, fired it up, and the array appeared as if I hadn't even switched the...

Installation and Drobo Dashboard Features

10/06/2016 - 19:01

For those looking for a teardown, the Drobo 5C is similar in construction to the 3rd gen Drobo that we disassembled in its own review. Installing the Drobo is about as easy as it could be. Plug in the power supply, connect to your system with the...

Podcast #420 - REVEEN JUSTICE, Silverstone Strider 550W PSU, NVIDIA Xavier and more!

10/06/2016 - 15:26

PC Perspective Podcast #420 - 10/06/16 Join us this week as we discuss the REVEEN JUSTICE Air Cooler, Silverstone Strider 550W PSU, NVIDIA Xavier SoC, Google Pixel, Logitech C922, 1050Ti, and more! You can subscribe to us through iTunes and you can...

Drobo Launches 5C - 5-bay USB 3.0 Type-C (Type-A) Direct Attached Storage Solution

10/04/2016 - 08:30

We looked at the third-gen 4-bay Drobo over a year back, and while the performance and price were great, it was held back by its limited number of drive bays. Drobo fixed that today: [inline:files/news/2016-10-04/drobo5c-front-big.png] The new Drobo 5C...

Toshiba Announces OCZ TL100 2.5" SATA SSDs - 240GB at $0.28/GB!

09/27/2016 - 17:51

Toshiba launched the OCZ TL100 series today: [inline:files/news/2016-09-27/unnamed.jpg] These are TLC SSDs aimed at the budget sector. They are using the ever more common SLC cached TLC hybrid configuration, and come in at bargain basement pricing. Here...

*Updated* Samsung 960 PRO and 960 EVO Announced - Details and Specifications Inside

09/21/2016 - 00:00

I'm currently running around at the various briefings and events here at Samsung's Global SSD Summit, but we did get some details on the 960 PRO and EVO that I've set to go live at the NDA time of 1 PM Seoul time. [inline:files/news/2016...

Samsung Kicks Off Global SSD Summit With 960 EVO and 960 PRO

09/20/2016 - 06:01

Your humble Storage Editor is once again in Seoul, Korea. With these trips comes unique skylines: [inline:files/news/2016-09-20/DSC03160.jpg] ...the Seoul Tower: [inline:files/news/2016-09-20/DSC03182.jpg] ...and of course, SSD announcements! Samsung has...