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Allyn Malventano
Storage Editor
Florence, KY

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FMS 2016: Samsung To Announce 64-Layer 4th Gen V-NAND, 32TB 2.5" SSD

08/10/2016 - 14:00

At a huge press event like Flash Memory Summit, being in the right place at the right time (and with the right camera), matters greatly. I'll just let a picture say a thousand words for me here: [inline:files/news/2016-08-09/64-Layer V-NAND.jpg] .....

FMS 2016: Seagate Demos Facebook Lightning, 60TB 3.5" SSD!

08/10/2016 - 13:59

Seagate showed off some impressive Solid State Storage at Flash Memory Summit 2016. [inline:files/news/2016-08-10/DSC02135.jpg] First up is the Nytro XM1440. This is a 2TB M.2 22110 SSD complete with enterprise firmware and power loss protection. Nice...

FMS 2016: Facebook Talks WORM QLC NAND Flash, Benchmarks XPoint

08/09/2016 - 17:59

At their FMS 2016 Keynote, Facebook gave us some details on the various storage technologies that fuel their massive operation: [inline:files/news/2016-08-09/DSC02009.jpg] In the four corners above, they covered the full spectrum of storing bits. From...

FMS 2016: Micron Keynote Teases XPoint (QuantX) Real-World Performance

08/09/2016 - 15:33

Micron just completed their keynote address at Flash Memory Summit, and as part of the presentation, we saw our first look at some raw scaled Queue Depth IOPS performance figures from devices utilizing XPoint memory: [inline:files/news/2016-08-09/U.2.jpg...

FMS 2016: Micron Launches 3D UFS SSDs, Brands 3D XPoint as QuantX

08/09/2016 - 13:09

The UFS standard aims to bring us lightning fast microSD cards that perform on-par with SATA SSDs. Samsung introduced theirs earlier this month, and now Micron has announced their solution: [inline:files/news/2016-08-09/Mobile 3D NAND UFS with specs and...

Power Consumption, Conclusion, Pricing, and Final Thoughts

08/05/2016 - 16:14

[inline:files/review/2016-08-05/power.png] [inline:files/review/2016-08-05/power-tb.png] Power consumption figures look good, and turn into impressive once capacity is taken into account. Realize that the BarraCuda Pro is not a NAS drive, so the second...

Random Performance - Iometer (IOPS/latency), YAPT (random)

08/05/2016 - 16:00

We are trying something different here. Folks tend to not like to click through pages and pages of benchmarks, so I'm going to weed out those that show little to no delta across different units (PCMark). I'm also going to group results...

Sequential Performance - HDTune, File Copy, YAPT (sequential)

08/05/2016 - 15:39

We have shifted over to combining our results into two groupings for consumer reviews. First up is sequential performance: HDTune:

Internals, Testing Methodology and System Setup

08/05/2016 - 15:37

Internals [inline:files/review/2016-08-05/160802-160737.jpg] [inline:files/review/2016-08-05/160802-160754.jpg] The SATA connector is in an 'odd' place at the rear, but this makes sense for cases with the SATA connectors in a backplane, where you...

Seagate BarraCuda Pro 10TB Review - Massive Helium Client HDD

08/05/2016 - 15:29

Introduction Barracuda is a name we have not heard in a good while from Seagate. Last seen on their 3TB desktop drive, it appears they thought it was time for a comeback. The company is revamping their product lines, along with launching a full round of...