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Allyn Malventano
Storage Editor
Florence, KY

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Latency Percentile, IO Percentile, and Saturated (High-Res) QoS

08/25/2016 - 12:16

Required reading (some additional context for those unfamiliar with our Percentile testing):

Saturated IOPS Performance - 4KB, 8KB Random, 128K Sequential

08/25/2016 - 12:04

I'm carrying over the IOPS vs. % Read charts from my P3608 review. The former IOPS vs. Latency plots also used in that review has been superseded by the far superior Percentile method (on the next page). With sweeps of R/W in 10%...

Enterprise SSD Testing and Jargon

08/25/2016 - 11:58

While enterprise SSDs typically share controller and flash memory architecture with consumer products shipping from the same company, there are some important differences to take note of. Enterprise units are typically equipped with high grade / more...

Internals, Testing Methodology and System Setup

08/25/2016 - 11:49

Internals: Comparing to P3700: [inline:files/review/2016-08-25/DSC03030.jpg] [inline:files/review/2016-08-25/DSC03028.jpg] After noting that the PCB / layout of the P3520 was virtually identical to the compared P3700, I opted to not risk damage...

IDF 2016: ScaleMP Merges Software-Defined Memory With Storage-Class Memory, Makes Optane Work Like RAM

08/16/2016 - 16:05

ScaleMP has an exciting announcement at IDF today, but before we get into it, I need to do some explaining. Most IT specialists know how to employ virtualization to run multiple virtual environments within the same server, but what happens when you want...

IDF 2016: Intel To Demo Optane XPoint, Announces Optane Testbed for Enterprise Customers

08/16/2016 - 14:00

IDF 2016 is up and running, and Intel will no doubt be announcing and presenting on a few items of interest. Of note for this Storage Editor are multiple announcements pertaining to upcoming Intel Optane technology products. [inline:files/news/2016-08-16...

FMS 2016: Phison E8 Controller - NVMe Speed at SATA Cost

08/11/2016 - 12:27

I visited Phison to check out their new E8 controller: [inline:files/news/2016-08-11/DSC02725.jpg] Phsion opted to take a step back from the higher performance PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe controllers out there, offering a solution with half the lanes. PCIe 3.0...

FMS 2016: Micron QuantX XPoint Prototype SSD Spotted

08/11/2016 - 12:06

Earlier this week, Micron launched their QuantX branding for XPoint devices, as well as giving us some good detail on expected IOPS performance of solutions containing these new parts: [inline:files/news/2016-08-11/U.2.jpg] Thanks to the very low latency...

FMS 2016: Liqid Combines Quad M.2 in to Powerful Packages

08/11/2016 - 11:18

A relative newcomer this year at Flash Memory Summit was Liqid. These guys are essentially creating an ecosystem from a subset of parts. Let's start with Toshiba: [inline:files/news/2016-08-11/DSC02652.jpg] At Toshiba's booth, we spotted their...

FMS 2016: Supermicro All-Flash NVMe Systems - Switching PCIe up to 48 SSDs!

08/11/2016 - 10:59

Supermicro was at FMS 2016, showing off some of their NVMe chassis: [inline:files/news/2016-08-11/DSC02290.jpg] The first model is the SYS-1028U-TN10RT+. This 1U chassis lets you hot swap 10 2.5" U.2 SSDs, connecting all lanes directly to the...