Before setting up BlueSmoke, I had previously conducted several informal reviews of hard disk drives, mainly intended
for friends and acquantences.
an example. No methodologies, not even the testbed was constant as I was using my own ever-changing workstation, hence the term "informal reviews". I didn't know better at the time.
Now that I do, and since I am now bounded by old-fashioned (?) journalistic integrity, my plan is to assemble an unchanging storage testbed, one that tries to be representative of what our readers are using. So, without further ado, let's move on to the