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+

SMART Storage Systems Introduces Cloudspeed 1000 SSD Line And Steps Out With The NAND Band

Having been involved in the storage industry for several years, we can tell you first hand that, traditionally, storage companies have typically been very conservative when it comes to marketing strategies. This all changed at Storage Visions 2013 where SMART, not only introduced the new high endurance Cloudspeed 1000 line but also, introduced their new NAND Band to the world …

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Samsung SSD Angels On the Job At CES 2013 Las Vegas

The Samsung SSD Angels made their first appearance at CES Las Vegas 2013 and we couldn’t resist the opportunity to put them to the test.  For those new to the Samsung SSD Angels history, they have traveled the world ‘showing the Samsung love’ by upgrading sometimes unsuspecting people to the world of SSDs. Not wanting to pass up a great …

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OCZ Unveils Vector PCIE SSD at CES 2013 Las Vegas

Our visit with OCZ at the Venetian in Las Vegas this morning resulted in a close up of their new flagship Vector PCIe consumer SSD that is expected to be released sometime in the next quarter of this year.  The Vector PCIE SSD is driven by two Indilinx Barefoot 3 controllers and is available in 240, 480 and 960GB capacities …

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Kingston Wi-Drive Now Available in 128GB Capacity

Kingston has released an upgrade to one of our favorite toys lately which should interest a number of readers.  As you may remember, we reviewed the Kingston Wi-Drive in a 64GB capacity a while back and it deservedly received out Innovations Award.  Quite frankly, I never expected the Wi-Drive to be so useful and it has since become one of …

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Samsung Acquires NVELO and Gains SSD Caching Software

In an unexpected move, Samsung has acquired NVELO and has added to their SSD portfolio with a proprietary caching solution that is arguably the most powerful in the industry. NVELO Dataplex software has been examined here at TSSDR on many occasions and is the only that we are aware of that can provide nearly identical SSD specifications on a hard …

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OCZ Vector SSD Review – Indilinx Barefoot 3 Becomes Reality

To say the new OCZ Vector was a long time in the making would be an understatement as discussion over the development of this platform just might be one of the oldest SSD conversations to date. Today’s Vector release may mark the first major success story of OCZ’ purchase of both Indilinx and PLX, this story born through development of …

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