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.
The Crucial Ballistix Elite is the top tier RAM that Crucial has to offer when it comes to DDR4, and in this review I will be taking a closer look on their performance. Continue reading to find out more.
The DS57U, as supplied by Shuttle, consists of a metal case with a pre-installed mainboard, processor, cooling system, external power adapter, and W-LAN. This leaves a small number of components for the customer to add to meet their specific needs – memory (low voltage) 1.35V SO-DIMM (max 2 x 8GB DDR3L-1333/1600), a 2.5” storage device (HDD or SDD), one mini-PCIe card or mSATA module, a keyboard and mouse (or alternative) and an operating system. To see what we thought of it – please read on.
Today I’m taking a look at a couple of variations to
the Samsung 850 EVO, which expands the 850 EVO SSD range into all ‘consumer
grade’ form factors, in the shape of the 850 EVO mSATA SSD, and the 850 EVO
Let’s see how they perform.
Time to take a quick look on the Vidon Box, a quad-core Android media player with XBMC, and many other features at a very attractive price. So lets find out more about the Vidon Box.
Time to take a closer look at the Crucial Ballistix Sport 2400MHz DDR4 RAM and see how they perform. Continue reading this review to find out all about the Ballistix Sport DDR4 RAM.
This is a bit of a departure for me, as I do not normally review HDDs, however this is a special example as it is Toshiba’s state of the art compact 15,000rpm Enterprise HDD and I was intrigued to find out how it would perform
Making an SSD that has good performance and a very aggressive price is not an easy task. However Crucial has the BX100 that promises to give speed at an affordable price, the questions how much of this Crucial got it right?
Continue reading to find out more about it.
Time to take closer look on the Crucial MX200 SSD, and as you might expected this drive is the successor to the Crucial MX100, but the main question has to do with the performance of the MX200.
Dont worry all of this will be answer in this review, Continue reading to find out more about the Crucial MX200 SSD.
A Pro class SSD needs to offer something which sets it apart from the standard consumer grade SSD. It needs to offer superior mixed read and write performance. Offer better endurance, and be able to sustain its performance whilst under a heavy workload.
The Samsung 850 PRO series of SSDs are classed as ‘professional class’ SSDs, but do they have what it takes to justify the additional cost over a standard consumer grade SSD?
Let’s find out in this review.
In this review we test the Toshiba THNSNJ960PCSZ 960GB SATA Enterprise SSD, which is designed to meet the needs of the read intensive, mixed workload, low power market segment and therefore competes with the Samsung 845 EVO, the Intel DC S3500, and the Sandisk Cloudspeed 1000E . This review also includes a sneak preview of the power testing we will soon be adding to our enterprise reviews.
I am taking a first quick look on the latest Crucial 2133MHz DDR4 by Crucial. Lets see what this kit has to offer and how it performs.
Time to take a look on another Lexar flash drive, this time I will be taking a closer look on the M10, a drive that not only offers high read speeds, but also should be able to give you the option to encrypt you data.
Continue reading this review to find out more about the Lexar M10.
Today I am taking a closer look on the Lexar M20, a USB3 flash drive that can also be used with your smartphone ortablet. So lets find out more about the M20.
In this day and age, everyone who uses a computer will require a way of getting data from A to B. For just a few megabytes, or gigabytes of data, a USB pen drive, or cloud storage will be sufficient. But
what if you require to move around large amounts of data? Enter the new Samsung T1 external USB3 SSD, and this article I will show you how it performs.
2014 has been a busy year for the SSD editors.
Last year we gave a single award for what we considered was
the best consumer grade SSD then available. This year we have elected to make a
number of awards, covering both Consumer and Enterprise SSDs. We have also
decided to give an award for what we consider to be the best innovation in SSD
So let’s find out which SSDs have won our awards this year.
Welcome to Myce’s review of the Samsung 845DC EVO 480GB SATA Enterprise SSD (hereafter referred to as the 845DC EVO).
These days there is an air of excitement at Myce when we receive a Samsung SSD for review. The last Samsung Enterprise SSD we reviewed was the 845DC PRO, which uses 3D VNAND to deliver class leading random write intensive performance.
With 845DC EVO Samsung now brings the use of 19nm 3bit TLC NAND (or 3bit Toggle MLC NAND, as Samsung prefers to call it) to the enterprise market. With the 845DC EVO Samsung targets the mixed/read intensive workload market segment, where low price, excellent read and reasonable write performance are demanded. The use of 3bit TLC NAND should give Samsung a significant price advantage but how will it perform? Please read this review to find out.
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