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Project Kenko 01 Update: Samsung 750 EVOs pass 2TB written

We give an update to our SSD write endurance testing using two Samsung 750 EVO 120GB SSDs. We are already seeing the impacts of the different fill ratios

NVMe Falling Below SATA Pricing? Get ready it is happening

We are now seeing NVMe pricing fall below that of SATA pricing in the enterprise space. We expect this trend to continue in the next few quarters

Samsung 750 EVO’s Ready for Sacrifice: A modern SSD endurance experiment

We are doing our first SSD endurance experiment with two Samsung 750 EVO 120GB SSDs. These are modern planar TLC NAND SSDs.

Firefox is eating your SSD – here is how to fix...

Firefox has been observed to writing tens of GB per day even on inactive/ idling workstations. If you use Firefox and a SSD, we can show how to limit writes

Buyer’s Guide to getting a used datacenter SSD inexpensively

Our buyer's guide to getting a used datacenter SSD inexpensively - with a little patience, dual ported SAS SSDs can be had for around $0.50/GB

SSD Alignment: Why you should quickly benchmark every SSD

A quick example of why one should quickly benchmark every SSD to ensure proper setup and alignment

Low Cost mSATA SSD Comparison Sub $80 Drives Compared

We compare four low cost (under $80) mSATA SSDs to see how they perform against each other and manufacturer claims.

Using a LSI SAS 2308 HBA and SSD in Windows Server...

This weekend I was doing some work on the new ServeTheHome storage test bed. It is a very fast machine. Once I got Windows...

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...

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...

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