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Allyn Malventano
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Florence, KY

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Podcast #425 - Samsung 960 EVO, NZXT S340, NVIDIA revenue, wireless Vive, Serious Sam VR, Steam VR on Linux and more!

11/17/2016 - 15:53

PC Perspective Podcast #425 - 11/17/16 Join us this week as we discuss new Samsung 960 EVO, NZXT S340, NVIDIA revenue, wireless Vive, Serious Sam VR, Steam VR on Linux and more! You can subscribe to us through iTunes and you can still access it directly...

Samsung 960 EVO 250GB and 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD Full Review - TurboWrite Squared

11/15/2016 - 10:06

Introduction: Since Samsung’s announcement of the 960 Series SSDs, I have been patiently waiting not for the 960 PRO (reviewed a few weeks back), but for the 960 EVO. It is the EVO, in my opinion, that is the big release here. Sure, it doesn’...

Conclusion, Pricing, and Final Thoughts

11/15/2016 - 10:00

Conclusion PROS Best performing M.2 (TLC) SSDs tested to date Outsanding performance for their price Write speeds in our mixed workload test beat even the 960 PRO CONS Compared to 600p, cost is still high (but these 960 EVO outperforms by a large...

Performance Comparisons - TRIM Speed

11/15/2016 - 09:52

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...

Performance Comparisons - Mixed Burst

11/15/2016 - 09:46

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

11/15/2016 - 09:40

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

11/15/2016 - 09:32

Just as we did on the last page, I'll start us off with Sequentials: [inline:files/review/2016-11-15/comp-seq-r.png] [inline:files/review/2016-11-15/comp-seq-w.png]

Performance Focus - 960 EVO 1TB

11/15/2016 - 09:20

[inline:files/review/2016-11-15/f-seq-1tb.png] Very impressive speeds for the 1TB 960 EVO. Remember these are burst-based tests which hit the cache exclusively for writes (more on that below). [inline:files/review/2016-11-15/f-rnd-1tb.png] Now for random...

Performance Focus - 960 EVO 250GB

11/15/2016 - 09:07

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

11/15/2016 - 08:58

A New Test Suite