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+

Samsung 850 Pro SSD Review – Showing Off With 3D V-NAND

Some time ago, Samsung introduced their 3D V-NAND (vertical NAND) to the world and NAND flash memory took on a whole new look with what some might call, very high aspirations.  Samsung was quick to point out that, as demands for reduced memory sizes increased, achieving a smaller footprint meant increased error rates and performance limitations. An example of this …

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OWC ThunderBay 4 RAID5 Edition Review – Speed, Capacity and Data Security

Capacity, performance and value are three things always being examined by the media professional to increase efficiency and productivity.  Similarly, a large chunk of media production and editing still favors the Mac.  Our report today examines the newest release of the OWC ThunderBolt 4 external storage device, a device that connects to the newest Mac Pro via single or dual …

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Thecus N2310 NAS Review – Home Networking Made Easy

In our home, we have 6 PC’s, 4 laptops, an iMac and a MBA.  Perhaps the most frustrating thing over time is the constant requests for so-and so to provide so-and-so something from their PC.  Installing a separate drive, via network attached storage, has always been an option, but let’s face it; it just isn’t that easy.  Imagine if we …

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The Harsh Reality of False Bait and Switch SSD Claims – Learning To Run With Flash

It seems that the world of technology has stopped with allegations that some SSD companies are pulling the old ‘bait and switch’ routine in their SSDs by switching off components that many had recognized through initial SSD reviews. We have read several reports and forums, most of which simply repeat the original information, and finally have decided to clarify things …

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SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD Review – Great Speed & 10 Year Warranty

Last week at Computex, SanDisk announced its latest and greatest in consumer solid state drives, the SanDisk Extreme Pro 6Gbps SSD.  Targeting gamers, PC enthusiasts and media professionals, the Extreme Pro boasts performance consistency, as well as all around speed increase from its last round of consumer SSDs.  Fortunately for us, SanDisk provided 240, 480 and 960GB samples of the …

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JMicron SSD Testing With A19, L85A & L85C Memory

When we go back a few years, JMicron was one of the first in the SSD business to get the ball rolling and provide an SSD controller for SSD manufacturer use.  This controller was released to manufacturers in 2008 and was the JMF602 controller.  Companies such as  AData, G-Skill, Kingston, OCZ, Patriot, PQI, Runcore, Solidata, Supertalent and Transcend, were all …

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ADATA Hosts Production Factory Tour in China

Well, it has been a few days and we are finding much the same routine as before Computex, but we have to say that Computex was full of highlights this year.  For me personally, three top events have to be my visit to the China for a bit of sightseeing and the ADATA Factory Tour, trip down to the south …

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Kingston Computex HyperX OC Takeover Girls 2014

This year at Computex 2014 in Taipei, Taiwan, Computex held what could be considered one of the greatest invite tickets to any tech event for some time, The Kingston Product Release and HyperX OC Takeover at the Kelti Tower in Taipei. We have already covered this event here, here and here, but thought we might return once more as there …

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