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Allyn Malventano
Storage Editor
Florence, KY

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PCPer Client SSD Test Suite - Introduction

06/27/2017 - 02:51

A New Test Suite

Internals, Testing Methodology and System Setup

06/27/2017 - 02:49

Internals First a look at the front and rear: [inline:files/review/2017-06-27/front.jpg] [inline:files/review/2017-06-27/back.jpg] Now let's crack this one open to find... [inline:files/review/2017-06-27/open-1.jpg] Well, there's not much in...

Intel SSD 545S Series 512GB Review - IMFT 64-Layer TLC

06/27/2017 - 02:39

Introduction Today Intel is launching a new line of client SSDs - the SSD 545S Series. These are simple, 2.5" SATA parts that aim to offer good performance at an economical price point. Low-cost SSDs is not typically Intel's strong...

How 3D XPoint Phase-Change Memory Works

06/02/2017 - 09:32

I’ve seen a bit of flawed logic floating around related to discussions about 3D XPoint technology. Some are directly comparing the cost per die to NAND flash (you can’t - 3D XPoint likely has fewer fab steps than NAND - especially when...

Selectors, Scaleability, and Conclusion

06/01/2017 - 18:17


ASUS X299 Enables Intel Virtual RAID on CPU - RAID-0 up to 20 SSDs!

05/31/2017 - 20:58

Ken and I have been refreshing our Google search results ever since seeing the term 'VROC' slipped into the ASUS press releases. Virtual RAID on CPU (VROC) is a Skylake-X specific optional feature that is a carryover from Intel's XEON...

Computex 2017: Toshiba Launches XG5 NVMe Client SSD With 64-Layer BiCS Flash

05/30/2017 - 09:00

Last night we saw WD launch the first client SSDs with 64-layer NAND Flash, but recall that WD/SanDisk is in partnership with Toshiba to produce this new gen 3 BiCS memory, which means Toshiba is also launching their own product wrapped around this new...

Computex 2017: Western Digital Launches Client SSDs Sporting 64-Layer NAND

05/29/2017 - 23:42

Western Digital bought SanDisk nearly two years ago, but we had not really seen any products jointly launched under both brand labels. Until today: [inline:files/news/2017-05-29/PRN-Graphic_3D-NAND.jpg] The WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD and SanDisk Ultra 3D...

Micron Launches SolidScale Platform Architecture, Consolidates NVMe in the Datacenter

05/24/2017 - 20:45

A few weeks back, I was briefed on Micron’s new SolidScale Architecture. This is essentially Micron’s off-the-shelf solution that ties together a few different technologies in an attempt to consolidate large pools of NVMe storage into a...

Western Digital Launches 10TB Red and Red Pro

05/17/2017 - 21:57

Western Digital increased the capacity of their Red and Red Pro NAS hard disk lines to 10TB. Acquiring the Helioseal technology via their HGST acquisition, which enables Helium filled hermetically sealed drives of even higher capacities, WD expanded the...