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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+

Building an ASRock X299 Fatal1ty Test Bench with the i9-7900x

The SSD Review X299 Test Bench Build

So you just built a brand new Z270 PC and Intel comes out with the newest X299 ahead of schedule.  Is it worth the bump to have the latest and greatest… or do you stick with the Z?  If you are a media professional or high end user that needs every core you can get, the Intel Skylake-X i9-7900x is a monster with …

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Intel SSD5 545s SATA 3 SSD Review (512GB)

Intel SSD5 545s SATA 3 SSD

It was some time ago that even the mention of TLC NAND flash memory could draw forum confrontations so active that they would inflame contributors, most threads containing language that we definitely wouldn’t want children hearing…or reading in that case.  Luckily, NAND flash memory has progressed.  In fact, this progression is very ‘consumer-centric’ as today’s SSDs, built on the newest 64-layer 3D TLC …

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Toshiba XG5 NVMe SSD Review – 3D BiCS 64-Layer Flash Shines

Toshiba XG5 NVMe SSD

Flash memory, at the consumer level, came to the forefront in late 2007 and has changed everything we do, without most understanding , or caring to understand the reason why.  Its advance has changed our world and we do things every day that somehow touches flash memory in some way, shape or form.  The easiest example might be a quick …

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AkiTiO Announces Thunder3 RAID Station – Computex 2017 Update

AkiTiO Thunder3 RAID Station

An old friend introduced us to a company at Computex 2017 this year, and I have to admit it was an introduction that I am glad we made.  AkiTiO specializes in storage designs to include, not only RAID cases but also, they have some amazing designs that speak to network and eGPU Nodes for laptops with Thunderbolt 3. Their latest …

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