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Allyn Malventano
Storage Editor
Florence, KY

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Drobo 5N2 5-bay NAS Review - Bonded GbE Made Simple

03/29/2017 - 17:47

Data Robotics shipped their first product 10 years ago. Dubbed the Drobo (short for Data Robot), it was a 4-bay hot-swappable USB 2.0 connected external storage device. At a time where RAID was still a term mostly unknown to typical PC users, the...

Samsung EVO Plus (2017 Model) 128GB UHS-I U3 microSD Card Quick Look

03/28/2017 - 14:27

Today Samsung released an update to their EVO+ microSD card line. The new model is the 'EVO Plus'. Yes, I know, it's confusing to me as well, especially when trying to research the new vs. old iterations for this mini-review. Here's a few...

Intel Officially Launches Optane Memory, Shows Performance

03/27/2017 - 12:16

We are just about to hit two years since Intel and Micron jointly launched 3D XPoint, and there have certainly been a lot of stories about it since. Intel officially launched the P4800X last week, and this week they are officially launching Optane Memory...

Performance, Pricing, and Conclusion

03/21/2017 - 15:34

Performance For performance testing the 5N2, we went with a low-tech approach involving file copies to and from the unit across our LAN. The switch used was an older Netgear JGS524v1 unmanaged switch. For variety and additional data points, the two PCs...

Setup, Configuration, and Features

03/21/2017 - 15:33

Setup [inline:files/review/2017-03-21/170321-113217.jpg] This is always dead simple with a Drobo. Install drives, plug in and attach cables, power on, and let 'er rip. [inline:files/review/2017-03-21/drobo5n2-43.jpg]

Intel Officially Kicks Off Optane Launch with SSD DC P4800X

03/19/2017 - 12:21

Intel brought us out to their Folsom campus last week for some in-depth product briefings. Much of our briefing is still under embargo, but the portion that officially lifts this morning is the SSD DC P4800X: [inline:files/news/2017-03-19/...

AMD Ryzen and the Windows 10 Scheduler - No Silver Bullet

03/11/2017 - 00:41

** UPDATE 3/13 5 PM ** AMD has posted a follow-up statement that officially clears up much of the conjecture this article was attempting to clarify. Relevant points from their post that relate to this article as well as many of the requests for...

ioSafe Launches 5-Bay Xeon-Based 'Server 5' Fireproof NAS

03/08/2017 - 22:58

ioSafe, makers of excellent fireproof external storage devices and NAS units, has introduced what they call the 'Server 5': [inline:files/news/2017-03-08/Server5-front2-.jpg] The Server 5 is a completely different twist for an ioSafe NAS....

Intel Quietly Launches Official Optane Memory Site

02/15/2017 - 21:58

We've been hearing a lot about Intel's upcoming Optane memory over the past two years, but the information had all been in the form of press announcements and leaked roadmap slides. [inline:files/news/2017-02-15/optane-memory-marquee-16x9.png....

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Long-Term Review - OLED is AMAZING!

02/13/2017 - 11:08

Lenovo sent over an OLED-equipped ThinkPad X1 Yoga a while back. I was mid-development on our client SSD test suite and had some upcoming travel. Given that the new suite’s result number crunching spreadsheet ends extends out to column FHY (4289...