LAS VEGAS, NV – I had no idea what an M.3 drive was until I visited ADATA at CES. Having lived through IDE, SATA, and now M.2, I had never put much thought into what the next physical storage implementation would be, but M.3 has a nice ring to it.
The M.3 drive on display was listed as IM3P33EI – an enterprise level component name for a 2TB drive using PCIe 3.0 x4, supporting NVMe 1.3, LDPC ECC, and RAID engines. One of the prominent features on the drive was for live hot swap with what is a PCIe drive, allowing the drive to be used in the 1U server. The drive was using a Silicon Motion SM2262G controller, and in the server designed by...
Maxtor's newest drive not only doubles the buffer size of its closest competitor to 16MB, but it also enables Native Command Queuing to make it one of the fastest...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/25/2004
Considering DVD-RAM, but can't bear to ditch DVD-R or DVD+R? Look no farther as LG attempts to bridge the gap between all formats including DVD+R9.
Kristopher Kubicki on 6/17/2004
We're finally ready to bring back hard drive reviews, and for good this time. Read on to see what our new test suite is like and how the latest...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/7/2004
Plextor floored us with the first retail 8X DVD+R recorder six months ago. Today, we see if they can do it again with the first retail 12X DVD+R...
Kristopher Kubicki on 5/14/2004
Here it is, the first look at a soon-to-be popular first DVD+R Dual Layer drive! DVDR-9 is here, but is it worth the premium?
Kristopher Kubicki on 5/5/2004
We tested half a dozen DVD burners to determine which burner is, in fact, the best drive before DVD DL hits the market.
Kristopher Kubicki on 4/28/2004
ASUS' DRW-0804P is another revision on today's most popular DVD recorder.
Kristopher Kubicki on 4/20/2004
Before our 8x dual DVD roundup, we decided to show off one more 8X DVD+R that should have received more attention than it did...
Kristopher Kubicki on 4/7/2004
Sony and Phillips both unveiled DVD DL (Dual Layer) drives in recent weeks, but it will probably be several months before we have sample drives to provide an in...
Kristopher Kubicki on 3/29/2004
Now that recordable DVD drives are breaking the sub $200 (and sub $100) level, virtually anyone who has ever made an optical product is pushing their recorder to be...
Kristopher Kubicki on 12/11/2003
Nu Tech recently made a few waves for itself by introducing an 8X DVD+R/W burner for under $160. Although it’s not based on the traditional Ricoh DVD+RW chipset...
Kristopher Kubicki on 10/22/2003
Since both the DVD dash and plus forums failed to become a unified standard, manufacturers and consumers have been forced to adopt both. Fortunately, creative manufacturers continue to...
Kristopher Kubicki on 9/21/2003
Philips spearheaded the DVD+R forum into 8X DVD+R speeds back in July, but today, we get to see the first actual 8X DVD+R drive in action. Who wouldn’t...
Kristopher Kubicki on 9/12/2003
CDRWs are still finding their niche in many developing countries, but in the US, they are starting to show their age. MSI’s newest CR52-M produces solid performance, but...
Kristopher Kubicki on 9/9/2003
This is our first week of actively tracking hard drives. Today we take a quick look at some SATA solutions, along with IDE and DDR memory.
Kristopher Kubicki on 9/2/2003
Less than a week after we took a look at Western Digital's Raptor we received a production drive. Let's just say that the performance improvement is just shy...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/11/2003
In our first storage review in years, we take a look at one of the most highly anticipated hard drives in recent history - the world's first 10,000RPM Serial...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2003
Many people are claiming CDRW drives won't get any faster than 52X. This really is the end of the line for the CDRW drive, although it will be...
Kristopher Kubicki on 1/13/2003
ASUS takes a stab at the mobile market with their 40X USB 2.0 burner but are they successful? Find out as we take a look at the ASUS...
Kristopher Kubicki on 11/6/2002
5 RAID cards, 48 different configurations, over 110 hours of benchmarks. For what you ask? Only the most comprehensive IDE RAID article to date. Find out what IDE RAID...
Matthew Witheiler on 6/18/2001