In March 2013 Myce and OakGate Technology (hereafter referred to as OakGate) entered into a joint partnership for the testing and reviewing of enterprise storage products. In keeping with both parties continuing commitment to the partnership, Myce has recently completed the implementation of one of OakGate’s latest test appliances – the Expandable Desktop Storage Test Platform together with an optional 4-Bay U.2 Plug-In Module.
We are now pleased to present this review of our new Enterprise Storage Test Platform.
For modern PC’s, 16GB of DRAM is becoming very popular. At the moment, DRAM prices are low, so there is little excuse to skimp on an 8GB memory kit for example.
Today I’m looking at some DDR4 DRAM, in the shape of a Crucial 16GB dual channel memory kit.
In this the kit is the Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB dual channel DDR4 (2x 8GB modules).
Let’s find out how it performs in this review.
In this review we’re going to look at the service provided by VPN provider ExpressVPN. We’re going to look at its privacy protection features, region unblocking functionality, usability and the speed you can expect when browsing and downloading through the VPN. About ExpressVPN ExpressVPN has a VPN network that spans 136 cities in 87 countries. The company is […]
Today I’ll be taking a quick look on the Netac N580 m.2 SSD, to find out more about its performance continue reading this review.
Welcome to Myce’s review of the Toshiba HK4E series of SATA Enterprise SSDs.
This review marks an exciting step forward for Myce as it is the first review in which we have used our new OakGate Test Platform. The new OakGate test bench is a state of the art platform which provides us with the ability to test all types of SSDs, including SATA, SAS 2, SAS 3, and PCIe/NVMe, in one integrated solution. We plan to publish a review/profile of our new OakGate Test Platform in the near future.
The Toshiba HK4E is available in capacities of 200, 400, 800, and 1600GB. The subject of this review is the 1.6TB model – the THNSN81Q60CSE.
In this review, I draw readers’ attention to the Myce/OakGate 4K Latency Write Test, where one can see a fascinating insight in to the behaviour and impact of the Toshiba THNSN81Q60CSE’s firmware – please see Page 6.
The Samsung 960 Pro features the new Samsung Polaris SSD controller, coupled to Samsung’s 3rd generation 48 layer V-NAND.
Is the new Samsung 960 Pro M.2 NVMe SSD the new performance champion?
Let’s find out in this review.
In this review we’re going to look at the service provided by VPN provider IPVanish. We’re going to look at its privacy protection features, region unblocking functionality, usability and the speed you can expect when browsing and downloading through the VPN. About IPVanish IPVanish has a VPN network that spans 40,000+ IPs on 500+ servers in 60+ […]
Following our recent review of the Toshiba Canvio for Desktop, which proved to be popular with our readers, welcome to Myce’s review of the Toshiba Canvio Connect II USB 3.0 Hard Drive. The Canvio Connect II is available in capacities of 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 2.5TB and 3TB. It is the 3TB model which is the subject of this review. Intriguingly, Toshiba asserts that the drive can be used as a personal ‘cloud’ server; sounds interesting so let’s have a look…
Today I’m taking a look at the latest series of mainstream SATA SSD’s from Toshiba OCZ, the VX500 series.
Let’s see how it performs in this review.
Today I am taking a quick look on the updated Crucial Ballistix Elite DDR4 RAM, the new updated RAM is available at higher capacities and also in higher speeds, so lets see how the 32GB 3000MHz kit compared to the 16GB 3200Mhz.
Time to check some fast DDR4 RAM, and this 4x8GB kit is the Ballistix Tactical 3000MHz kit by Crucial. So lets find out how good it perfroms and what advantages you might get with the 3000MHz DDR4 RAM.
Time to take in depth look at the best SSD Corsair has to offer. The Neutron XTi SSD is the fastest SSD that Corsair has ever made and you can find everything about it by continuing reading this review.
Welcome to Myce’s review of the Toshiba Canvio for Desktop 6TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive.
Please read on to see what we make of Toshiba’s huge 6TB external hard drive…
Welcome to Myce’s review of the Micron 9100 MAX 2.4TB NVMe Enterprise SSD.
The Micron 9100 is available in two classes: 9100 PRO (for Read Centric Uses) and 9100 MAX (for Mixed Uses).
We test the high performance 9100 MAX 2.4TB and as our subtitle suggests it proves to be a scorcher – so please read on to see how the Micron 9100 sets new high water marks for Enterprise performance.
Consumer grade NVMe SSDs have been around for approximately
nine months, the first being the Samsung 950 Pro. There have been a few NVMe
SSDs launched during this period, but none until now have seriously challenged
the 950 Pro in terms of performance at an affordable price. Enter the new
Toshiba OCZ RD400 M.2 NVMe range of SSDs.
So how does the Toshiba OCZ RD400 M.2 NVMe SSD perform?
Let’s find out in this review.
In this review we’re going to look at the service provided by VPN provider LiquidVPN. We’re going to look at its privacy protection features, region unblocking functionality, usability and the speed you can expect when browsing and downloading through the VPN.
Time to take a closer look on the cost effective SSD from Kingston, the UV400 SSD is here and it want to be the drive that will give you speed at a great price. Continue reading to find more about it.
Welcome to Myce’s review of the Samsung SM863 Enterprise SSD.
The SM863 is available in capacities of 120, 240, 480, 960, and 1,920GB. The 480 GB drive is the subject of this review.
Logically, the SM863 replaces the 845DC PRO in Samsung’s product portfolio. The SM863 introduces the use of 32 Layer, MLC V-NAND whereas the 845DC PRO used 24 Layer, MLC V-NAND.
Will the SM863 improve upon the 845DC PRO, which we awarded our ‘Outstanding’ rating? Please read on to find out.
The Samsung 750 EVO is aimed at the budget end of the
consumer SSD market, and sits below the popular 850 EVO series of SSDs. The 750
EVO uses the same fully fledged MGX SSD controller found in the 850 EVO, but instead
uses Samsung TLC planar NAND, rather than the more expensive and higher
performing 3D V-NAND found in the Samsung 850 series SSDs.
So how will this budget SSD perform?
Let’s find out in this review
The time has come and Crucial has now their first SSD that features the all new micron 3D TLC NAND, and as always expectations are high for the Crucial MX300 750GB limited edition SSD. So continue reading this review to find out more about the MX300 SASD and how it performs.
Welcome to Myce’s review of the Seagate 1200.2 SAS 3 Enterprise SSD.
The Seagate 1200.2 results from a development and manufacturing partnership between Seagate and Micron. Micron offers exactly the same range of drives in its S600DC range.
We are privileged that Seagate sent an ‘ST3200FM0023’ model (3200GB, Mainstream Endurance) for us to test.
Myce has been very impressed by the SAS 3, 12Gb/s drives that we have tested so far so please read on to see if the Seagate 1200.2 lives up to our high expectations.
DDR4 is now everywhere and as always speeds and size have gone up, and also priced have gone down. So that does mean that you can get a better kit for your system and the HyperX Savage is one of those RAM kits that offer great performance and great value. Continue reading this review to find all about the HyperX Savage DDR4 RAM.
Today I am taking a close look at the Netac N550S Elite SSD, the drive is only 240GB and uses TLC NAND. So let journey begin, continue reading to find out everything about the Netac SSD.
Today I am reviewing the new Lexar S45 64GB USB3 flash drive, a small USB3 flash drive that should carry all the speed that you need from something that small. You can continue reading to find out more about the Lexar S45 64GB flash drive.
Time to take closer look on the updated Workflow portable SSD from Lexar. To find out more about the Lexar Portable SSD continue reading this review.