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+

Super Talent Upstream PCIe 200GB SSD Exclusive First Look

This PCI Express SSD is a prototype Super Talent PCIe 120GB ‘SandForce Driven’ SSD presently being fine tuned by Super Talent for an expected release in the near future, specific dates unknown. We were lucky enough receive Super Talents approval to post these exclusive shots and rumor has it that the designation ‘Upstream’ is being considered for this new line …

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AData S510 SATA 3 120GB SSD Review

After our SSD review of the AData S511 a few months back, we  knew there had to be a S510 in line for release with asynchronous memory as its host and we weren’t wrong. Our SSD review today examines the AData S510 SATA 3 120GB SSD. On releasing the S511, AData has followed the lead of several ‘SandForce Driven’ manufacturers …

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LSI Purchase of SandForce – Our Discussion With VP Gary Smerdon

LSI has announced their purchase of SandForce Technology for approximately $400 million, a number which is oddly close to their sale of their Engenio Storage Business Unit. After removing itself from the external storage systems business which was primarily based on hard drives earlier this year, LSI has just put in place what they believe to be the main component …

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AData XM13 mSATA SSD Makes Its Debut

This morning marks the AData debut of their first mSATA SSD which will be available in capacities of both 30 and 60GB and is known as the XM13. The XM13 is a ‘SandForce Driven’ SATA 2 SSD with performance specifications of up to equal read and write speeds of 260MB/s as well as 12,500 IOPS at 4k random disk access.  …

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LSI Acquires SandForce For $322 Million

Just when everyone is expecting Intel to make this exact announcement, LSI Corporation announces acquisition of SandForce for 322 million dollars US which opens up an entirely new market space for LSI, a company that has excelled purely through enterprise interest for some time now. Official release news can be found here  and we hope to bring word from both …

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OCZ Octane SSD Is Indilinx Infused, SATA 2/3 & Up To 1TB Capacity

It has been only seven months since OCZ’s purchase of Indilinx and today they are introducing their own ‘Indilinx Infused’ SATA 2&3 line of solid state drives. Two key elements of that purchase were Indy’s Everest platform as well as their NDurance technology which claims to significantly increase the life span of NAND flash memory.  The advent of both technologies …

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OCZ Releases SSD Firmware To Fix SandForce SF-2281 Blue Screen Of Death

OCZ has just released f/w 2.15 for all SF-2281 processors which will fix an issue that has become popularly known as the “SandForce Bug”. This release not only identifies and prevents BSOD issues caused by two specific conditions, but also, tackles stuttering issues observed by some as well as significantly improving TRIM and Secure Erase operations to prevent low level …

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