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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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Internals, Setup, and usage via My Cloud app

09/02/2014 - 23:52

Internals: We don't normally get to completely disassembly Hard Drives, but this one has more than just a HDD to it, so here we go. Disassemble!: [inline:files/review/2014-09-03/DSC05044.JPG] With the lid off we see some WiFi logic and a rather beefy...

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...

Conclusion, Pricing, and Final Thoughts

09/02/2014 - 15:11

Conclusion: PROS: Excellent sequential read performance thanks to the SMI 2246 controller. Strongest cost/GB we've seen from a model using this controller (see below). CONS: Sharp write speed limits at lower capacities (comapred with solutions...

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...

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 - 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...

IOMeter - IOps

09/02/2014 - 14:52

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...