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Allyn Malventano
Storage Editor
Florence, KY

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Performance Focus - 750 EVO 120GB

12/20/2016 - 14:51

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

12/20/2016 - 14:37

A New Test Suite

Internals, Testing Methodology and System Setup

12/20/2016 - 14:34

Internals [inline:files/review/2016-12-20/160610-150447.jpg] The 500GB model needed four flash packages so achieve the 500GB capacity, so the PCB is a bit larger than the comically small version present in the 120GB and 250GB capacities. [inline:...

WD and HGST Refresh Enterprise SSDs to Include 8TB, Push HDDs to 12TB and Beyond

12/06/2016 - 09:58

Since their acquisition of SanDisk and recent wrapping up of a long-time integration with HGST's Helium tech, Western Digital took the lid off of a round of product updates this morning. [inline:files/news/2016-12-06/wd-9-.png] First up is a second...

Micron Launches 5100 Series Enterprise SSDs - 3D TLC up to 8TB!

12/05/2016 - 15:48

Today Micron initiated the first of a multi-tier launch of a new SATA Enterprise SSD lineup built around their IMFT 32-layer 3D NAND Flash. It may seem odd for a full enterprise line to use IMFT 3D TLC, as that flash has not been known for the high...

Podcast #425 - Samsung 960 EVO, NZXT S340, NVIDIA revenue, wireless Vive, Serious Sam VR, Steam VR on Linux and more!

11/17/2016 - 16:53

PC Perspective Podcast #425 - 11/17/16 Join us this week as we discuss new Samsung 960 EVO, NZXT S340, NVIDIA revenue, wireless Vive, Serious Sam VR, Steam VR on Linux and more! You can subscribe to us through iTunes and you can still access it directly...

Samsung 960 EVO 250GB and 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD Full Review - TurboWrite Squared

11/15/2016 - 11:06

Introduction: Since Samsung’s announcement of the 960 Series SSDs, I have been patiently waiting not for the 960 PRO (reviewed a few weeks back), but for the 960 EVO. It is the EVO, in my opinion, that is the big release here. Sure, it doesn’...

Conclusion, Pricing, and Final Thoughts

11/15/2016 - 11:00

Conclusion PROS Best performing M.2 (TLC) SSDs tested to date Outsanding performance for their price Write speeds in our mixed workload test beat even the 960 PRO CONS Compared to 600p, cost is still high (but these 960 EVO outperforms by a large...

Performance Comparisons - TRIM Speed

11/15/2016 - 10:52

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

11/15/2016 - 10:46

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.