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+

Girls Of CES Las Vegas 2013

Posting some of the gorgeous representatives of the companies present at CES sometimes runs with some constructive criticism, but the resulting overwhelming traffic can only lead us to believe that it is appreciated.  In fact last year, several of the subjects wrote us asking for high res copies! In consideration of such, we thought we might post a few photos …

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Plextor Introduces mSATA, NGFF, TLC and Power Protection SSDs at CES Las Vegas 2013

Plextor set out to confirm their commitment to quality and innovation at CES Las Vegas 2013 this week, and that they did. Unlike other manufacturers who may select controllers and memory dependent on market pricing and availability, Plextor made it clear that their commitment was to Marvell for SSD controllers and Toshiba for their premium Toggle Mode NAND flash memory. …

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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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