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+

U.2 (SFF-8639) Connector Insight When Buying The Intel 750 NVMe SSD

One might have never thought there could be a problem with efficient SSD availability, but many have felt the bite with their Intel 750 Series NVMe SSD purchase. Ordering through online retailers, many bought the newest Intel 750 SSD in what appeared to be a notebook version that connects to PCIe, only to learn that it wasn’t quite that simple. …

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iPhone 6S Uses NVMe Storage – Performance Determined By Capacity

Without a doubt, the latest and greatest toy being fought for in our offices just has to be the Iphone 6S Plus.  Not a traditional Apple fan, I found myself quickly swayed by 3D Touch, which enables us to perform software commands without even opening the software, the new and updated Siri who seems to understand my quick Canadian speech …

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The Ultimate Guide To SSD Benchmark Software

As much as many might believe the transition to SSDs to be relatively painless process, it isn’t always so.  The number of e-mails, forum posts and pm’s we have received indicates that, as easy as buying a pre-configured system with an SSD, moving from a hard drive to SSD is not always so. We addressed SSD migration some time ago …

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Building The New Z170 TSSDR Test Bench

There is no question that 2015 will be the year of NVMe and we are about to see storage performance increase like it never before has.  Where yesterday several SAS enterprise SSDs would be necessary to reach 5GB/s transfer speed, it is now possible with a single SSD with the inevitability of 1 million IOPS becoming a common performance variable …

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Samsung’s Newest 950 Pro Consumer M.2 SSD Capable of 2.5GB/s – 2015 Samsung SSD Global Summit Update

Today at the 2015 Samsung Global SSD Summit in Seoul, South Korea, Samsung announced their newest consumer NVMe SSD, the 950 Pro. Utilizing Samsung’s 3D V-NAND memory and supporting PCIe 3.o x4, the 950 Pro is only available in M.2 form factor and promises to be the smallest, lightest and most powerful SSD platform available to the consumer today. Available …

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2015 Samsung SSD Global Summit Commences

Once again this year, Samsung has brought together worldwide members of the press in Seoul, South Korea, for an announcement….and TSSDR is front and center.  This will occur at 2:00pm local time which will be a very early morning announcement for all of our North American fans. Traditionally, this particular event has been great news on the SSD sector of …

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Samsung’s Newest Flash Drives Reviewed

Samsung recently announced three rather unique and attractive USB 3 flash drives that are now making their entry into the consumer storage market.  They are similar in most features and performance, but differ in that they seem to approach different segments of the flash drive market. Two of these are named the FIT and DUO, while the other is simply …

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Samsung Pro Plus microSDHC 32GB and EVO Plus 128GB microSDXC Review

Something that many never think about until it is too late with their memory cards, is just what they might endure in the course of their lifetime.  Whether it be going through airport x-ray equipment, inadvertent drops in the toilet, unexpected drops or the inevitable waterproof camera that isn’t completely waterproof, we can only lose our digital memories once.  Once …

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