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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+

OWC Releases 400Gb SSD

This just in from OWC Folks!!! I also have a 100Gb version of the newly released SSD below enroute to play with and review. More To Follow!!! . . . . . . . . OWC Doubles Capacity Of Award Winning Built In The US Mercury Extreme Pro Solid State Drive To 400GB. SandForce® processor based SSD line offers up to 285MB/s …

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Price, Brand and Size

Our featured picture is a Sandisk 64Gb SSD which is the size of a postage stamp. . The primary concern 99.999% of us have with respect to SSDs is the price.  The size of the ssd, for the most part, dictates price and let me precede this by stating that if you are looking to build a RAID setup consisting …

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Introduction To The SSD

WHAT IS A SOLID STATE DRIVE? To start, lets tackle the question of exactly what is an SSD and what are the benefits. The easiest way to describe this is as an SSD being an array of flash memory modules similar to a flash drive which are controlled in such a way that, once the computer is shut off, it …

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The Windows 7 Optimization Guide

Welcome to The SSD Review and congratulations on finding the internet’s most sought after resource in the optimization of Windows 7, The Windows 7 Optimization Guide. The Windows 7 Optimization Guide consists of several optimizations that will increase the performance of your Windows 7 environment, these ranging from very simple to somewhat advanced in nature.  All optimizations have been laid …

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System Restore and Your SSD

Solid state drives were first released to the consumer in the latter part of 2007 to which I was fotunate to be one of the first to publish a SSD review that is still available on our site today. At one point in the past few years, it became common knowledge in the industry that solid state drives would suffer …

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Get Windows Mail Back With Windows 7

I had originally intended on leaving this site to be as it is but found something I think would be EXTREMELY valuable to all. Personally, I cannot stress enough how wrong Microsoft was to not include Windows Mail with the new Windows 7 but, well, that was there choice right. Well, thanks to a very close friend who pointed me in the …

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Mechanics Of the SSD

The solid state drive hit the consumer market in 2007 and has sold like wildfire since with sales of 1.4 million in 2008 growing to somewhere in the area of 14 million annually today.  Where the ssd was once only available in mission critical military, medical and aeronautical equipment, it has now brought an entirely new look to retail computer …

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SLC vs. MLC SSDs

A QUICK EXPLANATION . There are two different types of ssds, the single level cell (slc) and the multi level cell(mlc), the latter being the norm for typical consumer use mainly because of its cost. The slc ssd is preferred for high efficiency server systems, more expensive and is expected to have a much longer lifespan than the mlc ssd. …

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An SSD Update – Where Do We Go From Here?

SSD sales have been on a gradual rise over the past few years and its not much of a gamble to believe that they will continue to soar in the future. A study by IDC has detailed somewhere in the area of 11 million ssd as having been sold worldwide last year. Increased performance, faster access times and lower power …

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Samsung 64Gb MLC SSD Review

Late last year, Samsung announced it would join the ranks of solid state drive (SSD) manufacturers such as Mtron and Memoright by introducing a SATA II solid state drive capable of read/write speeds in the area of 100MB/s. This was followed in February of this year by a Direct2Dell article entitled Improved SSD Performance Coming Soon’. This article announced that the new Samsung …

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