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+

ADATA Top Manufacturer for SSD Selections and New Introductions at Computex – Computex 2013 Update

Considering the success of our earlier article detailing our discovery of the new LSI SandForce flash storage processor (Codename Griffin) capable of an amazing 1.8GBs transfer speeds and 200,000 IOPS performance, and subsequent NGFF ultrabook version, one might think that ADATA has garnished enough SSD coverage during Computex 2013, but in that one would be incorrect. This year, ADATA has …

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LSI SandForce Codename Griffin NGFF Ultrabook Version ADATA SSD Piks & Specs – Computex 2013 Update

Imagine 1.8GB/s read and write performance with up to 200, 000 IOPS being possible in a NGFF/M.2 form factor.  This not only verifies that LSI SandForces new controller, Codename Griffin, is about to make an amazing transformation in the SSD industry, but also, these blistering speeds will be seen soon enough in ultrabooks. The fact is that ADATA has made …

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SSD Makers Highlight Power Loss Protection and Choice of Capacitors in SSDs – Computex 2013 Update

It was refreshing to see SSD manufacturers going into incredible detail to provide an understanding of their SSD products this year at Computex.  This particularly stands true of both BIWIN and APacer who spoke to power loss protection by explaining the purpose of capacitors, and even type, in their booth displays.  APacer went one further to even provide the buyer …

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Western Digital Confirms New Ultra Slim WD Black Hybrid SSD Not Haswell DEVSLP Compliant – Computex 2013 Update

Although it isn’t news to some, it is a very interesting consideration most should make when selecting their new ultra and PC systems this year.  Hard drives are not compliant with the new SATA DEVSLP spec and this includes hybrid devices, although we wouldn’t be surprised if this isn’t overcome sometime in the future.  SATA DEVSLP only works for SSDs.  …

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SuperTalent Displays New Hybrid Design and RAIDDrive 2 Plus SSD Capable of 3GB/s Speed – Computex 2013 Update

SuperTalent threw in a bit of intrigue this year at Computex in Taipei by introducing a new and updated RAIDDrive 2 Plus PCIe SSD with significantly higher performance compared to the previous version.  The RAIDDrive Plus 2 is capable of an amazing 2.8GB/s read and 3GB write performance and available in caacities up to 2TB.  SuperTalent’s Marketing Manager Roman Nahal …

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