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Allyn Malventano
Storage Editor
Florence, KY

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Performance Focus - 960 PRO 2TB

10/18/2016 - 09:22

I think the easiest way to get through these new results for the first time is to just get the charts out there and walk you through them, so here goes. This page is meant to focus on results specific to the subject of the review - in this case, the 960...

A New Test Suite - An Introduction

10/18/2016 - 09:02

A New Test Suite

Internals, Testing Methodology and System Setup

10/18/2016 - 08:44

Internals [inline:files/review/2016-10-18/161018-080624_0.jpg] [inline:files/review/2016-10-18/161018-080647.jpg] At the rear we have, well, nothing but a label. [inline:files/review/2016-10-18/161018-080750.jpg] I'm leaving the heat spreading labels...

Intel Optane (XPoint) First Gen Product Specifications Leaked

10/14/2016 - 19:05

Intel and Micron jointly launched XPoint technology over a year ago, and we've been waiting to see any additional info ever since. We saw Micron demo a prototype at FMS 2016, and we also saw the actual prototype. Intel's last demo was not so...

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

10/11/2016 - 10:50

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 - 09:22

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 - 10:04

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 - 18:30

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 - 18:01

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 - 14:26

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...