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

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Member for
3 years 12 weeks

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Recent Posts

HDTune

06/10/2014 - 15:07

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

06/10/2014 - 15:06

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

06/10/2014 - 15:05

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

06/10/2014 - 15:04

Internals: Being mSATA, these are already mostly 'open', but there is still some disassembly that can be done. First we'll take a look at the rear of the SSD: [inline:files/review/2014-06-10/DSC01461.JPG] Here we see the Marvell controller...

Intel SSD DC P3700 800GB Review - Ludicrous Speed for the Masses!

06/03/2014 - 02:08

Introduction: Intel has a nasty habit of releasing disruptive technology, especially in the area of computer storage. Among the first of those releases was the X25-M, which was groundbreaking to say the least. At a time where most other SATA SSDs were...

Conclusion, Pricing, and Final Thoughts

06/03/2014 - 02:07

Conclusion: PROS: Ludicrous Speed! Competitive cost/GB, especially in light of outstanding performance CONS: We'd like to see the P3500 marketed as an enthusiast part, and closer to $1/GB [inline:files/review/2014-06-03/DSC00946.JPG] Pricing and...

IOMeter - Average Transaction Time (rev 1)

06/03/2014 - 01:40

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

06/03/2014 - 01:38

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...

HDTune

06/03/2014 - 01:30

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

06/03/2014 - 01:21

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...