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+

Mushkin Pilot-E M.2 NVMe SSD Review – The Pilot Climbs to 3.4GB/s

So I am playing around with the SSDs that I had received from Mushkin awhile back and I suddenly notice that the Mushin Pilot SSD that I have in hand…. isn’t actually a Pilot at all.  It is the newest, and unreleased, Mushkin Pilot-E containing the newest SMI 2262EN controller.  A quick search around the internet shows nothing posted and …

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ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB NVMe SSD Review

If we look back at the last few months of SSD progression, it becomes rather evident that there is just a bit of a fist fight between competing SSD controller manufacturers, SMI and Phison.  SMI has maintained a solid footprint in the industry for the last few years but most recently, Phison released its 5012-E12 controller which has gained quite …

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PNY Pro Elite 512GB MicroSD Card Review – Bigger and Faster

A few weeks back we reported on one of our first high capacity MicroSD cards, the PNY Elite 512GB MicroSD.  We couldn’t say enough about the fact that we are now seeing high capacity storage in smaller devices such as smartphones, surveillance cameras, drones, along with so many other compact devices enjoying the opportunity to enjoy longer operating scenarios before …

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OWC Drive Dock USB-C Review

OWC has been in the storage game for some time and our first review of their first SSD goes back some 9 years now.  Throughout the years, they have primarily gained success with Mac add-ons or replacement items, such as SSDs, but we have always been the first to say that OWC is just as valuable as a PC resource.  …

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