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

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Recent Posts

Micron Storage Executive, Conclusion, and Final Thoughts

02/12/2015 - 19:28

Micron Storage Executive: Micron has recently introduced their Storage Executive software: [inline:files/review/2015-02-12/7.png]

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

02/12/2015 - 19:26

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)

02/12/2015 - 19:23

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

02/12/2015 - 19:21

Internals: These are lower cost enclosures and feature a snap together design: [inline:files/review/2015-02-12/150212-173113.jpg] Contrary to what you might think, lack of screws does not mean flimsy construction or lots of rattles. These are quite solid...

Performance Testing and Conclusion

02/12/2015 - 15:57

Performance Testing We fired up the system sent over by MSI and started with some testing. First up were some simple file copies from within Windows 8.1. An Intel P3700 NVMe PCIe SSD was used as the source and destination for these copies, ensuring that...

Plextor M6e Black Edition 256GB PCIe SSD Review - SSD Bling

02/09/2015 - 15:33

Introduction: Plextor launched their M6e PCIe SSD in mid-2014. This was the first consumer retail available native PCIe SSD. While previous solutions such as the OCZ RevoDrive bridged SATA SSD controllers to PCIe through a RAID or VCA device, the M6e...

PlexTurbo 2.0, Conclusion, and Final Thoughts

02/05/2015 - 15:44

PlexTurbo: With the release of the M6e Black Edition, Plextor also announced an update to their Plextools suite. [inline:files/review/2015-02-05/plexturbo 2 - 4.png]

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

02/05/2015 - 14:54

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)

02/04/2015 - 22:42

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

Internals, Testing Methodology and System Setup

02/04/2015 - 19:28

Internals: Prior to disassembly we looked at the back and were immediately disappointed: [inline:files/review/2015-02-04/150116-151518.jpg] Just like with the M6e PCIe edition, the socketed M.2 SSD can not be removed from the M6e Black without...