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Allyn Malventano
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Florence, KY

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Samsung 960 PRO 2TB M.2 NVMe SSD Full Review - Even Faster!

10/18/2016 - 11:15

Introduction: Just under a year ago we published our review of the Samsung 950 PRO, their first foray into NVMe SSD territory. Today we have a 960 PRO, which strives to be more revolutionary than evolutionary. There are some neat new features like 16-die...

Conclusion, Pricing, and Final Thoughts

10/18/2016 - 11:07

Conclusion PROS Best performing M.2 SSD Tested Best performing SSD Tested Highest available capacity in M.2 form factor CONS Cost (the upcoming 960 EVO should help with that, though) [inline:files/review/2016-10-18/161018-081014_0.jpg] Pricing and...

Performance Comparisons - TRIM Speed

10/18/2016 - 11:01

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

10/18/2016 - 10:47

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

10/18/2016 - 10:44

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

10/18/2016 - 10:36

Just as we did on the last page, I'll start us off with Sequentials: [inline:files/review/2016-10-18/comp-seq-w.png] [inline:files/review/2016-10-18/comp-seq-r.png] In these comparison charts, I've included the 950 PRO 512GB, Intel 600p 512GB,...

Performance Focus - 960 PRO 2TB

10/18/2016 - 10:22

I think the easiest way to get through these new results for the first time is to just get the charts out there and walk you through them, so here goes. This page is meant to focus on results specific to the subject of the review - in this case, the 960...

A New Test Suite - An Introduction

10/18/2016 - 10:02

A New Test Suite

Internals, Testing Methodology and System Setup

10/18/2016 - 09:44

Internals [inline:files/review/2016-10-18/161018-080624_0.jpg] [inline:files/review/2016-10-18/161018-080647.jpg] At the rear we have, well, nothing but a label. [inline:files/review/2016-10-18/161018-080750.jpg] I'm leaving the heat spreading labels...

Intel Optane (XPoint) First Gen Product Specifications Leaked

10/14/2016 - 20:05

Intel and Micron jointly launched XPoint technology over a year ago, and we've been waiting to see any additional info ever since. We saw Micron demo a prototype at FMS 2016, and we also saw the actual prototype. Intel's last demo was not so...