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Allyn Malventano
Storage Editor
Florence, KY

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Corsair NX500 400GB NVMe HHHL SSD Review - One Flashy SSD

08/10/2017 - 18:43

Introduction Today Corsair launched their first ever HHHL form factor SSD, the NX500: [inline:files/review/2017-08-10/170630-181216.jpg] Just from the looks of this part, it is clear they were pulling out all the stops with respect to product design...

Conclusion, Pricing, and Final Thoughts

08/10/2017 - 18:41

Conclusion PROS Outstanding design. Good overall performance. CONS Cost is high even at its performance level. [inline:files/review/2017-08-10/170630-180102.jpg] Pricing and Warranty (street price at the time of this writing)

Performance Comparisons - TRIM Speed

08/10/2017 - 18:24

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

08/10/2017 - 18:20

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

08/10/2017 - 18:03

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

08/10/2017 - 17:16

Just as we did on the last page, I'll start us off with Sequentials: [inline:files/review/2017-08-10/comp-seq-r.png] [inline:files/review/2017-08-10/comp-seq-w.png] Recall that all data points here are the result of cumulative sampling across...

Performance Focus - NX500 400GB

08/10/2017 - 16:57

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

08/10/2017 - 16:43

A New Test Suite

Internals, Testing Methodology and System Setup

08/10/2017 - 16:34

Internals First the outside: [inline:files/review/2017-08-10/170630-175935.jpg] [inline:files/review/2017-08-10/170630-180011.jpg] ...and now for the warranty breaking: [inline:files/review/2017-08-10/170630-180533.jpg]

FMS 2017: Intel's EDSFF 'Ruler' SSD Form Factor Details Emerge - 1 Petabyte in a 1U Chassis!

08/09/2017 - 21:19

Yesterday we saw Samsung introduce their 'NGSFF' form factor during yesterday's keynote. Intel has been at work on a similar standard, this one named EDSFF (Enterprise & Datacenter Storage Form Factor), with the simpler working name as...