With the help of TestMy’s speed test, we take a look at the real world throughput of several Internet providers against happens when we attempt to simulate the network activity of Ookla’s Speedtest.net, the preferred speed service most Internet providers recommend using. A few ISPs delivered 3 to 6 times greater throughput despite using the same test server each time, while many other ISPs behave properly, delivering a consistent throughput.
Welcome to Myce’s review of the Toshiba PX04SMB Series of SAS 3 Enterprise SSDs.
Frankly, I was disappointed by the first wave of SAS 3 drives which didn’t unlock the performance potential promised by SAS 3, and its 1200 Gbit/s bandwidth; but with this drive Toshiba smashes it out of the park!
Please read on as I feel this is the best Enterprise SSD I have ever tested!
Time to take a quick look at the White Crucial BallistiX Sport DDR4 RAM, and find out how this awesome looking RAM performs.
Continue reading to find out more.
Review: Miroland retro filament light bulbs Models: G19 & G80 Reviewed by: Seán Byrne Provided by: GearBest Power rating: 40W 220-240V (both bulbs) GearBest has kindly sent us two different retro style incandescent light bulbs for review, the Miroland models G19, and G80, both rated at 40 watts. LED lightbulb technology has come on […]
It has been a while since I reviewed a SATA SSD, and with the ZOTAC ZTSSD A5P Premium SSD, the first SSD I have reviewed which uses the Phison S10 SSD controller.
The ZOTAC ZTSSD A5P Premium is aimed at the upper end of the budget consumer SSD market, but how will it perform?
Let’s find out in this review.
DVDFab has released a new version of their software, with an additional capability that will be welcomed by their existing customers, and will certainly increase interest in their products. This new feature is the removal of the Cinavia signal found in many Blu-ray movies. They call their solution CinaviaRemoval HD and told us it has been developed totally in-house. In this review we’re going to test if it indeed removes Cinavia and if so, how good the resulting audio quality is.
Today I am taking a closer look at the Crucial BX200 SSD, this is the first generation of TLC SSD from Crucial. The drive promises a very good performance and also a very aggressive pricing. So its time to investigate how mush better is the BX200, especially ont he drive that it replaces, the BX100 and if it can also deliver a good value and performance.
Continue reading to find out more about the Crucial BX200 SSD.
Today I’m looking at the 512GB version of the Samsung 950
Pro M.2 NVMe SSD.
Is it faster than the 256GB version I tested a couple of weeks ago?
Let’s find out in this review
Time to take a closer look on the latest Hyperx SSD, the Savage SSD is a top of the line drive that not only looks incredible but also performs very good. So lets find out everything there is to know about the Hyperx Savage SSD.
PCIe3 from the CPU for connecting SSDs is a known quantity. They have a high bandwidth, low latency connection.
Now that NVMe SSDs are making their way into the consumer market segment, in the form of M.2 NVMe SSDs. How will these SSDs compare when they are connected to a ‘native’ M.2 socket, managed by a native chipset solution such as the Intel Z170 hyper M.2 socket.
Let’s find out how they compare in this article.
Welcome to Myce’s review of the Shuttle NC01U Mini PC.
The NC01U is incredibly small – please read on to see how it performs.
Samsung was kind enough to send me one of their brand new 950
Pro M.2 series NVMe SSDs for review. In this case the 250GB M.2 NVMe version.
There is also a 512GB version available, which I hope to review soon.
The Samsung 950 Pro NVMe M.2 range of SSDs are aimed squarely at mainstream consumers, where the price of the product matters.
Therefore the Samsung 950 Pro will have to compete head on with SATA SSDs where price is concerned.
Let’s find out how this brand new SSD range performs.
Welcome to Myce’s review of the Toshiba NFC 32GB SD Memory Card.
This is another first for Toshiba as this is the first NFC card to come to market. NFC stands for ‘Near Field Communication’, which is a clever bit of technology that allows one to preview the contents of a card using an NFC enabled smart phone without having to plug it into a camera or card reader.
We also provide a quick update on the latest generation of Toshiba Flashair SD Memory Card, that we have previously reviewed.
Plextor is a familiar name to our readers, and the M6e drive is something that they already know, but this time I will be taking a closer look on the Plextor M6e Black a re-designed drive for those that not only want speed but also they value the overall appearance, not only of the drive but also of their system.
Lets find out more about the M6e black and mainly lets test its performance.
With the M510DC; Micron targets the intensely competitive ‘Read Centric, Low Cost’ market segment. Micron brings 16nm MLC NAND to the fight – how does it perform and how does it stand up against its competitors? Please read on to find out.
Time to take a closer look on the Micron M510DC SSD, a drive that is focused on read workload, but uses that SATA port instead of the SAS, and comes with a lot of enterprise features that can be found on SAS drives.
So time to see how the Micron M510DC does as an SSD, continue reading to find out more.
Welcome to Myce’s belated review of the Seagate 1200 400GB SAS Enterprise SSD (hereafter referred to as the Seagate 1200).
Belated, especially as the Seagate 1200 has recently been succeeded by the 1200.2 (which we hope to review soon).
There were a number of reasons for the delay.
Firstly, the sample drive that was sent to Myce came with an early version of the firmware (01), which I found problems with. My thanks to Seagate for sorting this out (especially to Andy Beckwith) and updating the firmware level to 04.
Secondly, the problems were with me.
Suffice to say I am now able to bring you the review using a recent version of the OakGate system, which now includes OakGate’s native 12 Gbit/sec driver. I am keen to put the review into our catalogue of enterprise reviews, even if it is late, as the Seagate 1200 is an important drive from a big player in the enterprise storage market.
Another advantage of performing this review belatedly is that the Seagate 1200 could be subjected to Myce’s comprehensive power consumption testing procedures, as announced here, and the Seagate 1200 gives us our first set of results for an SAS drive.
Time to take an in depth look at the Toshiba TransMemory EXII 128GB USB flash drive, a drive promises very fast read and write speeds up to 222MB/Sec for the read speeds and 205MB/Sec when it comes to write speed.
Continue reading to find out more about the Toshiba TransMemory EXII.
How much work does an SSD or HDD do for the power it consumes? This article reveals the truth, with unprecedented precision.
Storage device manufacturers by law must provide power consumption specifications with their storage device products. Quite often these specifications are quite vague, and rarely, if ever, publish the power efficiency of their storage devices with regard to how much work a storage device can do for a given amount of energy consumed. In this article we will disclose with unprecedented precision, the energy efficiency of some popular storage devices.
Let’s read on, and find out the energy efficiency of some popular storage devices.
Today I’m looking at something new. In fact this article will feature the world’s first SSD, aimed at the professional consumer, to utilise the new NVMe (Non-volatile Memory Express)
The Intel 750 NVMe SSD plugs into a generation 3 x4 PCIe interface, and is bootable via a motherboard that supports boot from NVMe.
Let’s find out how this SSD performs in this review.
Not that long a go I did take a look on the Crucial BallistiX Sport, now there is an newer version that has an update on the aesthetics, and also the LT in the name, the specifications on paper are identical to the previous kit, however lets find out if there are also any differences in the the performance, and also take a closer look on the RAM.
Continue reading to find out more about the Crucial BallistiX Sport LT DDR4
It’s time to take a closer look on on of the fastest USB3 flash drives, the Lexar P20 and see how it performs. Continue reading to out everything about the Lexar P20.
Time has come for me to take a closer look on the new Lexar S25, the Lexar S25 replaces the S23 and as as we can expect we can find some improvement on the specifications but the question remains how much better it is from the S23;
Continue reading to find out more about it.
This article describes the Power Testing Myce will perform as a standard part of its testing of Enterprise Solid State Storage solutions.
As at May 2015, Myce has been publishing Enterprise SSD reviews for 2 years and in all this time, although we have provided, arguably, the most comprehensive reports on the performance characterisation of solutions based on the use of a world class OakGate Technology test bench, we have not offered anything at all in the testing of a drive’s power consumption characteristics. I am delighted that we will now in one mighty step move from the bottom of the class right to the very top, by offering the most comprehensive power testing ever seen in data storage reviews.
Time to a take a closer look on the performance of the HyperX 2666MHz DDR4 RAM. Continue reading to find out more on how they perform.
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