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+

Kingston 128GB Wi-Drive Review – Wireless Storage Gets Big

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External storage has become all the rage these days and it doesn’t seem so far back that we introduced you to the Kingston 64GB Wi-Drive.  In that review, I described the Wi-Drive as being a life saver for its ability to create a much needed bridge between my PC and IOS devices, more specifically my IPAD which had no means …

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SMART Optimus SAS 1.8″ SSD Announced As an Industry First

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Well it seems SMART is at it once again piling on yet another great SSD to add to their rapidly growing collection, this time in the form factor of a 1.8″ SAS Enterprise Grade Optimus SSD. The SAS Optimus is capable of 500MB/s SATA 3 transfer speeds, up to 100,000 IOPS, comes with a five year warranty, and is available …

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MyDigitalSSD BP4 Slim 7 Series SSD Review (240GB)

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A week or so ago, we published a review of the MyDigital BP4 that was ‘ a wolf in sheeps clothing’ in a way as it was a 120GB SSD with an exterior label claiming to be 240GB. After posting the review, MyDigitalSSD called and insisted on sending the REAL 240GB BP4, claiming that it’s performance would be something to …

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Kingfast F3 Plus SSD Review (240GB) – Looks Like The Real Thing

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Ok so we have had a few hectic weeks since the last KingFast F3 Plus SSD was received and analysed.  In result, KingFast was nice enough to send us a new one right away. Based in Shenzen, China, KingFast ships about 50,000 SSDs monthly when we combine enterprise, business, consumer and oem. Our analysis today examines the F3 Plus which …

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KingFast Unknowingly Sends Counterfeit SSD With Fake Memory For Review

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Arguably, the two most important components of an SSD are the controller and NAND flash memory.  In the memory industry, manufacturers may dispose of sub-par memory on the open market where, at least in the case of SSDs, more suitable applications may be found. The potential downside to this commonplace practice is the memory has the potential to be counterfeited …

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LSI’s Kent Smith Speaks To SSD Over Provisioning

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Back in August of last year, Kent Smith delivered an excellent  lecture on over provisioning at the Flash Memory Summit, held in San Jose, California, and we published a quick summary in result. We find that consumers still don’t quite understand over provisioning and this is seen, many times, through the amount of e-mails received asking us to explain why …

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