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Samsung PM853T SSD Review (960GB) – Enterprise Excellence

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Normally, when we work with SSD manufacturers, the class of product is pretty straight forward.  Whether it be enterprise, consumer or enthusiast, we normally have an easy time pinning down the the point of the product.  With Samsung, you might need a degree in marketing to figure out what is going on.  This has been a point of contention in …

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Super Talent RAIDDrive II Plus PCIe SSD Review

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The current PCIe add-in-card storage market is separated into two general architectures.  The first is ground-up, native PCIe designs, such as the Micron P320h.  These devices eschew a typical SATA/SAS controller in favor of specialized flash controllers that have native PCIe interfaces.  This is where the market is heading.  In fact, later this year, you should start to see many …

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Micron M500DC Enterprise SSD Review (480GB) – Great Write Performance At A Great Price

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Today, Micron has announced a new member of its enterprise SSD family, the M500DC.  Typically, Micron likes to focus on performance and reliability with their enterprise drives, with cost being a secondary factor. With the M500DC, they have made price a priority. INTRODUCTION About this time last year, we were reviewing the Crucial M500 960GB.  This was the first drive …

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SanDisk Optimus Eco SAS Enterprise SSD Review (400GB) – Great 2TB Capacity With Up To 90K Steady State IOPS

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A lot has changed since the announcement of the Optimus Eco earlier this year.  The most notable change is the company supplying it.  When we last looked into SMART Storage Systems, they had just finished being acquired by SanDisk.  At that point, though, nothing had really changed except for ‘a SanDisk Company’ being added to their name.  Many were unsure exactly …

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