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Allyn Malventano
Title
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 22 weeks

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Conclusion, Pricing, and Final Thoughts

09/02/2014 - 15:20

Conclusion: PROS: Excellent sequential read performance thanks to the Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller. CONS: Sharp write speed limits at lower capacities (comapred with solutions using 64Gbit dies) IOPS performance is lower than competing...

Yapt

09/02/2014 - 14:56

Yapt (yet another performance test) is a benchmark recommended by a pair of drive manufacturers and was incredibly difficult to locate as it hasn't been updated or used in quite some time.  That doesn't make it irrelevant by any means though...

IOMeter - Average Transaction Time (rev 1)

09/02/2014 - 14:54

Back with the Kingston SSDNow V Series 40GB review, I revised the layout of these graphs to better show SSD latency and access time.  First, I have removed HDD results as they throw the scale too far to tell any meaningful difference in the SSD...

IOMeter - IOps

09/02/2014 - 14:53

Iometer is an I/O subsystem measurement and characterization tool for single and clustered systems. It was originally developed by the Intel Corporation and announced at the Intel Developers Forum (IDF) on February 17, 1998 - since then it got wide...

PCMark Vantage and 7

09/02/2014 - 14:51

For trace based testing, we are replacing the outdated PCMark 05 results with a pair of newer versions of the same. PCMark Vantage and PCMark 7 results will be included moving forward. We are also running PCMark 8 on samples as we receive them, however...

HDTune

09/02/2014 - 14:49

HDTune tests a similar level of features as compared with HDTach, but with a different access pattern. Thus provides us with an additional set of benchmark numbers to compare between storage configurations. Here we can get the minimum, maximum...

HDTach

09/02/2014 - 14:45

HD Tach will test the sequential read, random access and interface burst speeds of your attached storage device (hard drive, flash drive, removable drive, etc). All drive technologies such as SCSI, IDE/ATA, 1394, USB, SATA and RAID are supported. Test...

PCPer File Copy Test

09/02/2014 - 14:39

Our custom PCPer-FC test does some fairly simple file creation and copy routines in order to test the storage system for speed.  The script creates a set of files of varying sizes, times the creation process, then copies the same files to another...

Internals, Testing Methodology and System Setup

09/02/2014 - 13:44

Internals: Disassembly: [inline:files/review/2014-09-02/DSC05013.JPG] Micron 20nm Sync flash, custom packaged x4 at the rear: [inline:files/review/2014-09-02/DSC05014.JPG] Four more custom Micron flash packages at the front: [inline:files/review/2014-09-...

AMD Radeon R7 480GB SATA SSD Full Review - Gaming Barefoot

08/21/2014 - 11:10

Introduction: AMD has been branching their brand out past CPUs for nearly a decade now. Back in 2006, AMD acquired ATI, and their video card branch has been highly competitive ever since. Then in 2011, AMD entered the RAM market by partnering with...