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Allyn Malventano
Storage Editor
Florence, KY

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Performance Comparisons - Mixed Burst

12/21/2016 - 13:03

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

12/20/2016 - 15:55

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

12/20/2016 - 14:23

Just as we did on the last page, I'll start us off with Sequentials: [inline:files/review/2016-12-20/comp-seq-r.png] [inline:files/review/2016-12-20/comp-seq-w.png]

Performance Focus - 750 EVO 500GB

12/20/2016 - 14:00

[inline:files/review/2016-12-20/seq-750-500_0.png] As we get to the 500GB model, we note that the increased parallelism of flash dies and added DDR cache help keep performance more consistently near SATA saturation at varying queue depths. [inline:files/...

Performance Focus - 750 EVO 250GB

12/20/2016 - 13:54

[inline:files/review/2016-12-20/seq-750-250.png] The 250GB model comes in slightly higher than the 120, but still a bit shy of pure saturation of the SATA interface. [inline:files/review/2016-12-20/rnd-750-250.png] Now for random access. The blue and red...

Performance Focus - 750 EVO 120GB

12/20/2016 - 13:51

Before we dive in, a quick note: I’ve been analyzing the effects of how full an SSD is on its performance. I’ve found that most SSDs perform greater when empty (FOB) as they do when half or nearly filled to capacity. Most people actually put...

A New Test Suite - An Introduction

12/20/2016 - 13:37

A New Test Suite

Internals, Testing Methodology and System Setup

12/20/2016 - 13:34

Internals [inline:files/review/2016-12-20/160610-150447.jpg] The 500GB model needed four flash packages so achieve the 500GB capacity, so the PCB is a bit larger than the comically small version present in the 120GB and 250GB capacities. [inline:...

WD and HGST Refresh Enterprise SSDs to Include 8TB, Push HDDs to 12TB and Beyond

12/06/2016 - 08:58

Since their acquisition of SanDisk and recent wrapping up of a long-time integration with HGST's Helium tech, Western Digital took the lid off of a round of product updates this morning. [inline:files/news/2016-12-06/wd-9-.png] First up is a second...

Micron Launches 5100 Series Enterprise SSDs - 3D TLC up to 8TB!

12/05/2016 - 14:48

Today Micron initiated the first of a multi-tier launch of a new SATA Enterprise SSD lineup built around their IMFT 32-layer 3D NAND Flash. It may seem odd for a full enterprise line to use IMFT 3D TLC, as that flash has not been known for the high...