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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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Conclusion, Pricing, and Final Thoughts

12/08/2014 - 09:57

Conclusion: PROS: Excellent write performance (when in TurboWrite SLC mode) Excellent IOPS performance, especially in the higher capacities Improved TLC write speeds, thanks to VNAND CONS: Smaller capacity models launching at a relatively high cost/GB...

RAID and RAPID testing

12/08/2014 - 09:40

There are other ways to squeeze added performance out of Samsung EVO SSDs. You can put a pair of smaller capacities into a striped array, roughly doubling the performance (as well as the effective amount of TurboWrite cache available). [inline:files/...

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

12/08/2014 - 08:56

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)

12/08/2014 - 08:43

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

12/08/2014 - 08:28

Internals: Breaking open the 120GB and 500GB models, we are greeted by mostly air space: [inline:files/review/2014-12-08/DSC06202.JPG] [inline:files/review/2014-12-08/DSC06203.JPG]

A Look into Reported G-Sync Display Flickering

12/02/2014 - 10:24

We’ve been tracking NVIDIA’s G-Sync for quite a while now. The comments section on Ryan’s initial article erupted with questions, and many of those were answered in a follow-on interview with NVIDIA’s Tom Petersen. The idea was...

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 240GB 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...