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+

KIOXIA XG8 Gen 4 2TB SSD Review – The Best in OEM Storage

A rather unfortunate and all too common thing we have seen throughout the years is substandard third party components within electronic equipment.  A perfect example might be a storage device in a laptop where, most often, the SSD choice has been poorly thought out by the company.  We have posted a lot of notebook and Ultrabook reviews throughout the years …

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Lexar Professional Diamond CFExpress Card Review

Lexar has recently released their Professional Diamond Series CFExpress Type B Memory Card and they believe this card is the ‘worlds fastest’ CFExpress card to date. Specifications list speeds of 1900MB/s read, 1700MB/s write and 1600MB/s sustained write and, if these numbers pan out, this would be an industry leading storage device.  As much as we appreciate these numbers, we …

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ProGrade Digital 165GB Cobalt CFExpress Type B Card Review

I get asked quite often what I prefer with respect to storage cards in my camera equipment.  I try to stay away from exact brands and move the conversation into what I believe are necessary characteristics of the cards that I will put in my digital equipment.  Three things stand out.   I want storage that has high sustained write speeds …

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Ironkey Vault Privacy 80ES Hardware-Encrypted External SSD Review

Without a doubt, the most costly criminal loss to society today is through data loss.  Billions doesn’t accurately reflect the total loss worldwide and, as a matter of fact, we are certain that there would be a single instance where more than a billion dollars of return has moved through a single criminals crypto account.  And nobody is immune.  From …

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Acer CFE100 512GB CFExpress Type B Memory Card Review

To say that CFExpress Type B cards haven’t redefined digital media in the past two years would be an understatement.  Many enjoy their advantages in moving large photo and video files from the card to PC for work in a fraction of the time that it used to take, but more importantly, its what CFExpress B cards do inside the …

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Lexar SL660 Blaze Gaming Portable SSD Review (1TB)

If you are a gamer or media manipulator, data transfer speeds are key.  There are two options that speak to data transfer speed in external storage, these being Thunderbolt 3/4 or the newest USB 3.2.  We see fairly few Thunderbolt devices these days as they are the more expensive of the two when considering external SSDs.  They are faster, however. …

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KIOXIA Announces Their PM7 Enterprise 24G SAS SSD with Up To 30.72TB Capacitiy in a Single 2.5″ SAS SSD

It is hard to believe but the SSD industry has reached an incredible 30.72TB in a single 2.5″ 24G SAS SSD and this could have only been accomplished with KIOXIA’s 5th generation 3D TLC flash memory.  This enterprise SSD is targeting high performance computing, AI, reliability and security for enterprise servers and storage and is FIPS² 140-2 certified and currently …

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