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+

CES 2014 SSD RoundUp and a Look at The Year Ahead

Having had a few days to sit back and reflect on this year’s CES experience, I would have to say that it was totally unexpected.  Certainly the number of companies showing off solid state devices has dropped significantly, but of those that remained, some very exciting prototypes were front and center.  If I were to look ahead just a bit, …

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OCZ To Release New Vertex 460 Retail SSD – CES 2014 Update

Our visit to OCZ at CES 2014 brought forward news that they have been working on a new consumer SSD, this SSD being the first example of things to come as it is the result of a new partnership between OCZ and Toshiba.  Not only does the new Vertex 460 contain Toshiba’s latest advanced 19nm MLC Toggle Mode NAND flash …

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OWC Shows Off 2013 Mac PCIe Custom LSI SandForce Driven SSD Upgrade Capable of 1.8GB/s – CES 2014 Update

While speaking with OWC CEO Larry O’Connor at the OWC booth this morning, he pulled a little something from his pocket that truly spiked my interest.  It was an upgrade to my present 2013 MacBook Air and, better yet, it contained the LSI SandForce SF3700 flash processor capable of 1.8GB/s read and write performance. This SSD is actually the first …

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ADATA Displays 2TB SSD & New SF3700 ‘Griffin’ Notebook SSD – CES Las Vegas 2014 Update

Anyone who knows me can speak thoroughly on my innate ability to state the wrong thing at the wrong time.  Our afternoon visit to ADATA provided just an example.  Having earlier visited Avant/Mushkin, we were aware that there would be no groundbreaking news, or updated performance results, on the much awaited for LSI SandForce SF3700 controller, Codenamed Griffin.  Hoping sometime …

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Samsung Displays Series 9 UltraBook Containing 1GB/s Speed PCIe M.2 SSD – Pepcom Las Vegas 2014 Update

I had almost thought I might never see it and truly can’t stand by what might happen down the road, but Samsung had their ‘pre-production’ Series 9 ultrabook on display at Pepcom with it’s own Samsung XP941 PCIe M.2 SSD, performing at 1GB/s.  To those not familiar with Samsung, they value their business relationships dearly and the XP941 PCIe SSD …

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