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Allyn Malventano
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Storage Editor
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Florence, KY
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Samsung SZ985 Z-NAND SSD - Upcoming Competition for Intel's P4800X?

11/20/2017 - 23:56

We haven't heard much about Samsung's 'XPoint Killer' Z-NAND since Flash Memory Summit 2017, but now we have a bit more to go on: [inline:files/news/2017-11-20/z-nand specs.png] Yes, actual specs. In print. Not bad either, considering the...

Micron Launches 32GB NVDIMM-N - Intel Announces 3D XPoint NVDIMM

11/15/2017 - 22:59

We're finally starting to see NVDIMM materialize beyond the unobtanium. Micron recently announced 32GB NVDIMM-N: [inline:files/news/2017-11-15/micron-nvdimm.png] These come with 32GB of DRAM plus 64GB of SLC NAND flash. [inline:files/news/2017-11-15/...

Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X 750GB Review - In the Flesh

11/09/2017 - 13:00

Back in April, we finally got our mitts on some actual 3D XPoint to test, but there was a catch. We had to do so remotely. The initial round of XPoint testing done (by all review sites) on a set of machines located on the Intel campus. Intel had their...

Write Pressure, Conclusion, Pricing, and Final Thoughts

11/09/2017 - 12:22

Write Pressure Before we wrap up, I wanted to reiterate and expand on a chart that Intel showed us at our briefing: [inline:files/review/2017-11-09/optane-16.png] Since we had an additional comparison point and some increased testing flexibility on our...

Bridging the Gap and Polling vs. IRQ

11/09/2017 - 11:54

Bridging the Gap [inline:files/review/2017-11-09/optane-4.png] XPoint sits in the middle of this 'gap', but the gap is way larger than this slide demonstrates! Some other charts I put together for this piece were to try and visualize just what...

High Resolution Quality of Service (QoS) 4KB Random

11/09/2017 - 11:46

*note* much of the writing on this page is a repeat of the 375GB review. Results for the P4800X are now the 750GB model tested in-house, and we re-tested the P3700 as a newer firmware had been released since the last review. Micron 9100 MAX results...

Saturated IOPS Performance - 4KB, 8KB Random, 128K Sequential

11/09/2017 - 11:30

*note* much of the writing on this page is a repeat of the 375GB review. Results for the P4800X are now the 750GB model tested in-house, and we re-tested the P3700 as a newer firmware had been released since the last review. Micron 9100 MAX results...

Enterprise SSD Testing and Jargon

11/09/2017 - 11:02

While enterprise SSDs typically share controller and flash memory architecture with consumer products shipping from the same company, there are some important differences to take note of. Enterprise units are typically equipped with high grade / more...

Intel Optane SSD 900P 480GB and 280GB NVMe HHHL SSD Review - Lots of 3D XPoint!

10/27/2017 - 09:30

Introduction: It’s been two long years since we first heard about 3D XPoint Technology. Intel and Micron serenaded us with tales of ultra-low latency and very high endurance, but when would we have this new media in our hot little hands? We got a...

Conclusion, Pricing, Endurance, and Final Thoughts

10/27/2017 - 06:20

Conclusion PROS Outstanding responsiveness and performance where it matters most. Outstanding endurance (especially for a client SSD). Free Star Citizen access and ship. CONS Cost is a bit higher than enthusiasts might be used to. 'Max'...