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Allyn Malventano
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Storage Editor
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Florence, KY
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You can find Allyn on PC Perspective and a few other places:

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

04/02/2015 - 08:40

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)

04/02/2015 - 08:39

We have shifted over to combining our results into two groupings for consumer reviews. First up is sequential performance: HDTach:

Internals, Testing Methodology and System Setup

04/02/2015 - 08:35

Internals: You guys know how I love taking voiding warranties. Let's start with the HHHL version: [inline:files/review/2015-04-02/150330-181243_DxO.jpg] The heatsink is tricky to remove from these without damage, so leave this one to the...

Samsung 850 EVO M.2 SATA and mSATA 120GB, 500GB, 1TB SSD Roundup

03/31/2015 - 10:00

Introduction: Following the same pattern that Samsung led with the 840 Pro and 840 EVO, history has repeated itself with the 850 Pro and 850 EVO. With the 850 EVO launching late last year and being quite successful, it was only a matter of time before...

Conclusion, Pricing, and Final Thoughts

03/31/2015 - 01:10

Conclusion: PROS: Class leading write performance per capacity and even better read performance. TLC write speeds at a given capacity are comparable with competition's MLC offerings (thanks to VNAND). High endurance rating and warranty for a TLC...

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

03/31/2015 - 01:02

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)

03/31/2015 - 01:01

We have shifted over to combining our results into two groupings for consumer reviews. First up is sequential performance: HDTach:

Internals, Testing Methodology and System Setup

03/31/2015 - 00:59

Internals: There's not much to disassemble here with these, but we can zoom in a bit: [inline:files/review/2015-03-30/150330-182433_DxO.jpg] ...and flip them over: [inline:files/review/2015-03-30/150330-182503_DxO.jpg] Note that the M.2 units have no...

OCZ Vector 180 SATA SSD Full Capacity Roundup - Barefoot 3 M00 with PFM Plus

03/25/2015 - 15:38

Introduction: OCZ has been on a fairly steady release track since their aquisition by Toshiba. Having previously pared down their product lines, taking a minimalist approach, the other half of that cycle has taken place with releases like the OCZ AMD...

SSD Guru, Conclusion, and Final Thoughts

03/24/2015 - 17:05

SSD Guru: In conjunction with the Vector 180 launch, OCZ also launched a replacement for their OCZ Toolbox. Out with the old, and in with the SSD Guru: [inline:files/review/2015-03-24/11.png] SSD Guru has everything you would expect from a SSD software...