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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+

Longsys Displays Ultra Small SDP (SATA Disk in Package) SSD

Longsys SDP SSD

Of particular interest at CES 2017 this week was our meeting with Longsys who was showing off a new design of theirs called the SATA Disk in Package (SDP).  The SDP is a very small SSD that contains the SATA connector, a Marvell 88NV1120 DRAM-less  controller, as well as 3D TLC memory.  Having the SDP in hand, we could see …

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Toshiba Displays BG Ultra Mobile NVME SSD – CES 2017 Update

Toshiba BG Ultra Mobile NVMe SSD

If there is anything that has become apparent in the flash industry, it is that smaller is better.  The smaller the memory footprint; the more we can store in a given storage device.  A great example of this has been seen with microSD cards as well as the more typical iPhone where we can now find storage of 128GB which …

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The SSD Review is Hiring – Paid Flash Storage Reviewer

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Are you a storage geek?  Do you find yourself up until the very early hours of the morning experimenting and examining ideas and flash storage thoughts only to jump on a Forum with your latest amazing test result?  Contact Us! The SSD Review seeks storage minded people to join our team for paid opportunities and travel, fulfilling contract positions. Such …

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KILLER BLACK FRIDAY AMAZON TECH AND SSD DEALS

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Before we start, I am always asked for this link to the Amazon Best Sellers List for SSDS!  It may reflect some great pricing throughout the day and is a great resource whenever one is looking for the most popular and best value SSDs. Well today’s the day and if there is any time of the year to make the …

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Lexar 800x 512GB Professional CompactFlash Card Review

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In storage tech, there exists a golden triangle that consists of performance, capacity and value; this is no different for camera storage.  In our last CompactFlash Card report, we awarded our Editor’s Choice to the Lexar Professional 1066x 128GB CF Card for its mind-boggling performance that blew away every storage card we have ever tested.  That card, as well, came …

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PNY Elite 480GB Portable SSD Review

PNY Elite 480 GB Portable SSD

One of the main aspects of the SSD world that stands fast is size; size is everything.  Not only have we gone from capacity at 64GB in 2007 to several TB today, but also, the ability to reduce footprint size while increasing capacity (and performance) is key.  Now… throw in value and the PNY Elite 480GB Portable SSD is going …

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ADATA SE730 External SSD Review (250GB) – USB Type-C

ADATA SE730 USB Type-C External SSD

Without a doubt this is the year of portable storage.  Through advances in NAND flash memory, we have seen the footprint of all storage devices shrink considerably, and if they haven’t, their capacity has increased significantly.  Take a look at Samsung’s latest 960 Pro M.2 2TB SSD we recently reviewed for example.  This little baby can store 34,000 hrs of …

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Lexar 128GB Professional 1066x CompactFlash Card Review

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Perhaps the single thing that really disturbs me is the fact that cameras have not kept up with the advances of storage performance.  Where capabilities exist to very easily incorporate hardware into a DSLR that enables the movement of data at speed of over 500MB/s, we are still left with data transfer rates that hamper continuous shooting scenarios significantly.  Ok …

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