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Allyn Malventano
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Storage Editor
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San Antonio, TX
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You can find Allyn on PC Perspective and a few other places:

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3 years 31 weeks

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Plextor M6e 256GB SSD Review - speedy PCIe on the cheap

11/19/2014 - 17:00

Introduction: In recent years, Plextor has branched beyond their renowned lines of optical storage devices, and into the realm of SSDs. They have done fairly well so far, treading carefully on their selection of controllers and form factors. Their most...

Corsair Neutron XT 256GB SATA SSD Review - First look at Phison PS3110-S10

11/17/2014 - 12:59

Introduction: During our coverage of the Flash Memory Summit, we spotted the new Phison PS3110-S10 controller: [inline:files/review/2014-11-14/DSC04260.JPG] At that time we only knew that Phison was going to team up with another SSD...

Conclusion, Pricing, and Final Thoughts

11/14/2014 - 16:47

Conclusion: PROS: Excellent sequential performance, even at its lowest capacity point Good random performance at lower queue depths Good write performance despite reduced die count at the 240GB capacity CONS: Performance 'flattens out' early...

Random Performance - Iometer (IOPS/latency), YAPT (random)

11/14/2014 - 16:44

We are trying something different here. Folks tend to not like to click through pages and pages of benchmarks, so I'm going to weed out those that show little to no delta across different units (PCMark). I'm also going to group results...

Sequential Performance - HDTach, HDTune, File Copy, YAPT (sequential)

11/14/2014 - 16:44

We are trying something different here. Folks tend to not like to click through pages and pages of benchmarks, so I'm going to weed out those that show little to no delta across different units (PCMark). I'm also going to group results by...

Internals, Testing Methodology and System Setup

11/14/2014 - 16:40

Internals: [inline:files/review/2014-11-14/DSC06036.JPG] This SSD has labels on both sides. Also of note is that the design is screwless: [inline:files/review/2014-11-14/DSC06037.JPG] ...completely screwless. No fasteners are holding the PCB to the shell...

Conclusion, Pricing, and Final Thoughts

11/14/2014 - 13:29

Conclusion: PROS: Good sequential performance IOPS performance at lower queue depths comparable to high end SATA units Cost/GB is very competitive for a PCIe SSD No driver required - uses the standard Windows Inbox SCSIPort driver Bootable CONS:

Random Performance - Iometer (IOPS/latency), YAPT (random)

11/14/2014 - 12:46

We are trying something different here. Folks tend to not like to click through pages and pages of benchmarks, so I'm going to weed out those that show little to no delta across different units (PCMark). I'm also going to group results...

Sequential Performance - HDTach, HDTune, File Copy, YAPT (sequential)

11/14/2014 - 12:30

We are trying something different here. Folks tend to not like to click through pages and pages of benchmarks, so I'm going to weed out those that show little to no delta across different units (PCMark). I'm also going to group results by...

Internals, Testing Methodology and System Setup

11/14/2014 - 12:18

Internals: [inline:files/review/2014-11-14/DSC06025.JPG] [inline:files/review/2014-11-14/DSC06026.JPG] This SSD is admittedly mostly disassembled, but there's still a warranty we can void: [inline:files/review/2014-11-14/DSC06030.JPG] Some flash and...