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) interface. 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 M.2. SSD. 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.