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+

Samsung X5 Thunderbolt 3 Portable SSD Review (1TB)

So we have been on a bit of a kick lately, testing as much TB3 external storage as we could find.  And things have come along.  Where we were once restricted to external storage of 500MB/s, today’s portable storage is capable of almost 6 times that with Thunderbolt 3.  Don’t jump so fast though as TB3 is still rather niche …

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G-Technology G DRIVE mobile PRO SSD (1TB) Review

We have been reviewing TB3 external devices for some time now and it is great to be so far away from those 500MB/s and lower portable storage device speeds. TB3 has been a gift to media professionals, to say the least.  Up until today, however, there has only been a single device that we have reviewed that has the portability …

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Netstor NA611TB3 Dual NVMe SSD TB3 Enclosure Review

Its not that often that we are late to the game with many of our reviews, and I must apologize profusely for this one, but better to get it up late than never. We have moved into a new office after a rather lengthy location transition and things are just starting to get back on track.  In any case, today …

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Realtek Shows off Newest NVME Controllers at 3.5GB/s – FMS 2018 Update

Although it hasn’t hit reviewer hands just yet, Realtek was once again showing off both their newest NVMe RTS5762 and RTS5763DL Dramless controllers this week at FMS. Their flagship RTS5762 is a PCIe 3.0 x4 8-channel controller that is NVMe 1.3 compliant and compatible with the most current variants  of NAND flash including QLC.  It was demonstrating at 3.5GB/s read …

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