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+

LSI MegaRAID SAS/SATA 9265-8i – Conclusions

For an enterprise situation the 9265-8i is an absolute winner. The sheer power of both the IOPS and throughput of the RAID controller are, quite simply, unmatched. The IOPS are 4x that of the nearest competitor, and the card boasts a 67 percent improvement in streaming writes. With the ability of this card to replace several other cards, the savings …

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Crucial M4 256GB SATA 3 SSD Review – ATTO and AS SSD BenchMarks

ATTO Disk Benchmark V. 2.46 ATTO Disk Benchmark is the quickest and simplest method to determine transfer speeds and utilizes the same test methodology as manufacturers in arriving at performance results.  It simply measures raw sequential transfer speeds for both read and write access at various transfer sizes and produces a very easily understood result.  These results fall in line …

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Crucial M4 256GB SATA 3 SSD Review – HDTune Pro

HDTune Pro V. 4.6 – Benchmark HDTune seems to push the sequential read just a bit higher with an average of 517MB/s but the best thing we see in this graph is the graph line itself which is the smoothest we have seen in any test previously.  We believe that this line affords a logical idea of how stable the …

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Crucial M4 256GB SATA 3 SSD Review – Extras!!!

HDTach V. Windows 7 Experience Index The Win7 Experience Index represents Microsofts method of rating computer systems and, more specific to our usage provides a storage evaluation which provides a rating up to 8 on the PC components and system as a whole.  Our system produce a HDD score of 7.9 out of 8 and, for the first time, …

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Fractal Design Define R3 GIVEAWAY!!

We have done it again so it seems!!!  We are throwing a bit more gold into the pot by having a ‘week only’ giveaway right in the middle of our Intel 17-975 Extreme Site Giveaway!!! The SSD Review and Fractal Design have joined forces to offer a Fractal Design Define R3 giveaway to a lucky site member to be drawn …

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