Les Tokar

is a technology nut and Founder of The SSD Review. His early work includes the first consumer SSD review along with MS Vista, Win 7 and SSD Optimization Guides. Les is fortunate to, not only evaluate and provide opinion on consumer and enterprise solid state storage but also, travel the world in search of new technologies and great friendships. Google+

ADATA SE800 External SSD Review (512GB)

USB 3.2 Gen 2 with Type-C has become the norm as of late and more systems these days are being sold with USB-C or Thunderbolt included.  Simply put, this means faster transfer speeds between your system and external storage, this storage being bus powered and not requiring a separate adapter and cable to power the device.  ADATA has recently released …

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Crucial X8 Portable SSD Review (1TB)

Crucial has introduced a new product to the SSD fold as of late, this being the Crucial X8 Portable SSD.  This SSD is available in 500 and 1TB capacities and is a USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-C) external SSD that contains Crucial’s most recent M.2 release, the P1 NVMe M.2 SSD.  Specifications list this SSD as being capable of transfer …

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Plugable Thunderbolt 3 NVMe External SSD Review (2TB) – Price, Performance and Capacity

Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C portable SSDs have become mainstream as of late, the typical value product having a JMicron controller that provides data transfer speeds up to 1GB/s read and write.  This is sufficient for the typical consumer but media professionals demand faster data transfer speeds….and higher capacity.  The sweet spot for Thunderbolt 3 is 2.8GB/s and that is as …

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Intel Memory & Storage Day in Seoul Rattles the Storage Industry

This week in Seoul, South Korea, Intel held somewhat of an unusual event.  Right smack dab in the middle of Samsung’s turf, Intel took the time to make some very key announcements in the storage industry by demonstrating ‘proof of concept’ and future releases to a very limited group of global media.  For those having been involved with Intel for …

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SecureData 2TB Secure Drive BT External SSD Review

We have looked at plenty of SSD security solutions in the past, the most recent being the Apricorn Aegis Fortress L3 External SSD, or my personal favorite and constant companion, the Apricorn Aegis Secure Key 3.0 480GB flash drive which had been with me for some three years now.  I prefer hardware security solutions to software, as many do, simply …

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