Disk Subsystem Performance
MyDigitalSSD BP4 128GB Front Side

MyDigitalSSD BP4 128GB Benchmarks and Review

The MyDigitalSSD BP4 is a low cost drive with high quality Toshiba 19nm toggle NAND in a 50mm mSATA form factor.


MyDigitalSSD Super Cache 2 64GB Top

MyDigitalSSD Super Cache 2 64GB Benchmarks and Review

An initial look at the MyDigitalSSD Super Cache 2 64GB 50mm SSD. This drive will be participating in our sub $80 mSATA round-up.



Using a LSI SAS 2308 HBA and SSD in Windows Server 2012? Turn Write Cache On or OFF?

This weekend I was doing some work on the new ServeTheHome storage test bed. It is a very fast machine. Once I got Windows Server 2012 working on the Supermicro X9DR7-LN4F, I ran into some troubling issues. I first added five d...


Updating SSD Test Methodology – Something Very Different

Recently it has come to my attention that we desperately need to update our SSD test methodology. One thing that as a consumer I like to see is a variety of different methodologies. Benchmarking to different extremes is import...



Samsung 840 Pro SSD 256GB Benchmarks and Review

For the past few SSD generations, Samsung has delivered quality solid state drives. Community recommendations around the Samsung 830 SSD have been very positive due to their solid all around performance and reliable firmware. W...


Kingston V+200 240GB SSD Benchmarks and Review

Kingston recently launched the V+200 240GB SSD. Given the 240GB capacity price point and 6.0gbps interface one quickly recognizes this as a SandForce SF-2281 drive. Kingston’s V series represents their value line. When lo...



OCZ Agility 4 128GB SSD Review and Benchmarks

OCZ entered controversial territory with the Vertex 4 and subsequently the OCZ Agility 4 SSD. For those drives, OCZ paired Marvell SSD controllers with in-house Indilinx firmware. Although OCZ has been fairly quiet regarding ...


Anvil’s Storage Utilities Comparison of Current 240GB and 256GB SSD Offerings

Lately I have done a few SSD benchmark sessions on some of today’s popular SATA III solid state drives. One thing that I did not have is results of Anvil’s Storage Utilities bechmarks for all of those reviews. I act...



SanDisk Extreme 240GB SSD Benchmarks and Review

The SanDisk Extreme 240GB utilizes a LSI SandForce SF-2281 controller alongside Toggle NAND to achieve some fairly impressive performance. Inside the SanDisk Extreme is NAND from the Toshiba and SanDisk joint venture which puts...


Western Digital WD Red Performance Preview

The Western Digital WD Red is a hot topic in the NAS community at the moment as the small NAS market now has a drive specifically targeted at the market for the first time. Up until now Western Digital have separated their hard...