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Allyn Malventano
Storage Editor
Florence, KY

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

10/04/2016 - 07:30

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 - 16:51

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

09/20/2016 - 23:00

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 - 05:01

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...

Podcast #415 - ASUS GeForce GTX 1060 Turbo, Intel SSD P3520, HUAWEI Mate 8, ASUS Strix X99, and more!

09/01/2016 - 13:57

PC Perspective Podcast #415 - 09/01/2016 Join us this week as we discuss the ASUS GeForce GTX 1060 Turbo, Intel SSD P3520, HUAWEI Mate 8, ASUS Strix X99, and more! You can subscribe to us through iTunes and you can still access it directly through the...

Intel SSD 600p Series 256GB Full Review - Low Cost M.2 NVMe

09/01/2016 - 10:49

Introduction: It's been quite some time since we saw a true client SSD come out of Intel. The last client product to use their legendary 10-channel controller was the SSD 320 (launched in 2011), and even that product had its foot in the...

Conclusion, Pricing, and Final Thoughts

08/30/2016 - 16:53

Conclusion PROS Good overall performance. Excellent cost/GB for an M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD. CONS Inconsistent / stuttery performance while operating with a full write cache. [inline:files/review/2016-08-30/DSC03068_0.jpg] Pricing and Warranty (MSRP /...

Mixed Burst R/W Throughput, Load Times, and Latency Percentile

08/30/2016 - 16:52

In an attempt to better represent the true performance of hybrid (SLC+TLC) SSDs and to include some general trace-style testing, I’m trying out a new test methodology. First, all tested SSDs are sequentially filled to 100%. Then the first 8GB span...

Random Performance - Iometer (IOPS/latency), YAPT (random)

08/30/2016 - 16:38

We are trying something different here. Folks tend to not like to click through pages and pages of benchmarks, so I'm going to weed out those that show little to no delta across different units (PCMark). I'm also going to group results...

Sequential Performance - HDTach, HDTune, File Copy, YAPT (sequential)

08/30/2016 - 16:34

We have shifted over to combining our results into two groupings for consumer reviews. First up is sequential performance: HDTach: