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+

Samsung 840 Pro SSDs now RAPID Compatible and Benched at 1GB/s Speeds – Samsung Magician Free Download

On release of the Samsung 840 EVO SSD earlier this year, Samsung introduced a new ‘caching’ technology called RAPID Mode, a technology that could increase Samsung EVO SSD transfer speeds up to 1.2GB/s with absolutely AMAZING low 4K random write speeds as well.  RAPID Mode could be enabled through the free download of Samsung’s SSD Magician and the initial release …

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Samsung Announces 840 EVO 1TB mSATA SSD Capable of RAPID Speeds to 1GB/s

Higher performance and capacities in a smaller SSD form factor is something many of us dream of when considering the advance of this amazing technology and this morning Samsung has tackled just that.  Building on their ever popular Samsung 840 EVO Series, Samsung has just announced a new 840 EVO mSATA, fully capable of their RAPID Technology, which means that …

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Toshiba’s 35 Mil OCZ Purchase Re-Opens OCZ Doors, Reassures OCZ Customers and Provides Toshiba With A Great Controller

Early this morning, OCZ issued a press release that Toshiba had successfully purchased OCZ under a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy agreement for 35 millions dollars.  This is great news for the millions of present OCZ customers who have been holding their breath as we will now see OCZ opens its doors once again, and serve existing and future OCZ customers during …

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VisionTek Data Fusion PCIe SSD Review (480GB) – A Very Low Price and High Performance SSD Choice

Marketing of PCI Express SSDs has always been somewhat tricky as the fine balance between performance and value wasn’t much of a balance at all; performance being the obvious strongpoint of these cards.  The difficulty in manufacturing a consumer directed PCIe SSD, that can promise value, has most likely been the reason all haven’t jumped aboard the ‘PCI Express’. VisionTek …

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ioSwitch Raijin M.2 NGFF PCIe SSD Review – Plextor M6e PCIe M.2 SSD Revealed With Boot Features

The advent of M.2 SSDs holds the promise of eliminating the SATA bottleneck and, while it may not seem that big of a deal for the typical consumer, improved performance to a media professional is pure gold.  Faster transfer speeds translate into quicker job completion which realizes increased business and higher revenue.  Although we have had M.2 SSDs in hand …

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