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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+

Kingston DCP1000 1.6TB NVMe SSD Enthusiast Report – 1 Million IOPS and Over 7GB/s Throughput

Kingston DCP1000 NVMe SSD Front

It wasn’t too long ago that Kingston announced their newest DCP1000 enterprise NVMe SSD, in teaming up with Liqid, with incredible claims of 6.8GB/s performance and 1.25 milllion IOPS from a single device.  This HHHL AIC speaks of ultra low transactional latency, along with ultra high throughput, making it the ideal choice for data centers looking for extreme performance.   …

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Intel Optane Memory Review – 1.4GB/s Speed & 300K IOPS for $44

Intel Optane Memory in PC

Intel Optane Memory is Intel’ first phase in release of their Optane flash technology line that Intel hopes might revolutionize the flash industry.  At its most basic level, it is SSD storage that caches your hard drive with performance speeds up to 1.4GB/s, a speed that has yet to be seen for this type of storage in the industry.  The term ‘Optane’ is …

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The New Kaby Lake Z270 Test Bench Gets Built – 5GHz

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Every year or so, we try to upgrade our hardware to stay current with tech trends and bumping our newest test bench up to the new Kaby Lake design was no different.  With Intel’ newest Optane Technology knocking at the door, the Z270 was a must.  If you are wondering whether the boot to Z270 is worth the jump from Z170, …

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Lima Ultra Personal Cloud with Samsung 2TB T3 Portable SSD Review

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Technology that makes life simple is a bit easier said then done and something we always strive for.   Technically speaking, the cloud does just that but, let’s be honest…people want their files within reach.  iCloud is a great example of this as, regardless of how easy it is to set up and secure, people don’t want their files located somewhere …

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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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