Allyn Malventano's picture

Personal information

Real Name
Allyn Malventano
Storage Editor
Florence, KY

You can find Allyn on PC Perspective and a few other places:


Member for
6 years 5 weeks

Recent Posts

Recent Posts

AMD Ryzen and the Windows 10 Scheduler - No Silver Bullet

03/11/2017 - 00:41

** UPDATE 3/13 5 PM ** AMD has posted a follow-up statement that officially clears up much of the conjecture this article was attempting to clarify. Relevant points from their post that relate to this article as well as many of the requests for...

ioSafe Launches 5-Bay Xeon-Based 'Server 5' Fireproof NAS

03/08/2017 - 22:58

ioSafe, makers of excellent fireproof external storage devices and NAS units, has introduced what they call the 'Server 5': [inline:files/news/2017-03-08/Server5-front2-.jpg] The Server 5 is a completely different twist for an ioSafe NAS....

Intel Quietly Launches Official Optane Memory Site

02/15/2017 - 21:58

We've been hearing a lot about Intel's upcoming Optane memory over the past two years, but the information had all been in the form of press announcements and leaked roadmap slides. [inline:files/news/2017-02-15/optane-memory-marquee-16x9.png....

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Long-Term Review - OLED is AMAZING!

02/13/2017 - 11:08

Lenovo sent over an OLED-equipped ThinkPad X1 Yoga a while back. I was mid-development on our client SSD test suite and had some upcoming travel. Given that the new suite’s result number crunching spreadsheet ends extends out to column FHY (4289...

A Closer Look at Intel's Optane SSD DC P4800X Enterprise SSD Performance

02/10/2017 - 17:22

Over the past few hours, we have seen another Intel Optane SSD leak rise to the surface. While we previously saw a roadmap and specs for a mobile storage accelerator platform, this time we have some specs for an enterprise part: [inline:files/news/2017-...

Usage Experiences and Conclusion

02/10/2017 - 03:30

Display and Battery Life [inline:files/review/2017-02-10/sshot-13.png]

Software and OLED

02/10/2017 - 03:19

Software [inline:files/review/2017-02-10/sshot-4.png] Lenovo has thankfully taken a minimalistic approach to their software loadout on this X1 Yoga. The only two OEM-installed apps installed are Lenovo Companion and Lenovo Settings. These are not...

Micron 5100 MAX 960GB and ECO 1920GB Enterprise SSD Review - Speedy SATA

01/31/2017 - 10:45

Introduction: Micron paper launched their 5100 Series Enterprise SATA SSD lineup early last month. The new line promised many sought after features for such a part, namely high performance, high-performance consistency, high capacities, and relatively...

Conclusion, Pricing, and Final Thoughts

01/31/2017 - 10:34

Conclusion: Pros: Excellent performance consistency (with TLC NAND to boot!) Low cost/GB (see below) Cons: Staged rollout means highest capacities unavailable for a few more months TLC endurance may be insufficient for some project requirements...

5100 MAX 960GB - Saturated (High-Res) QoS and PACED IOPS Sweep

01/31/2017 - 10:01

Required reading (some additional context for those unfamiliar with our Percentile testing):