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 Releases Code To Manufacturers – New Increased Capacity ‘SandForce Driven’ SSDs Hit The Streets

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Up until this morning, the most recognizable characteristic of a ‘SandForce Driven’ SSD was the fact that it’s capacities were always 60, 120, 240 or 480GB, unlike the standard of 64, 128, 256 and 512GB. This was a strong clue which supported our belief that LSI SandForce and Intel had teamed up for manufacture of their enthusiast level 520 Series …

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Micron CEO Steve Appleton Dies In Small Plane Crash

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Micron CEO Steve Appleton died in a small plane crash this morning at the Boise, Idaho Airport, home of Micron Headquarter.  Appleton, a long time plane enthusiast, was flying his single engine fixed wing Piper Lancair when the accident occurred. Appleton is well respected by all in the industry as he earned his place at Micron from the ground up, …

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MyDigitalSSD ‘Bullet Proof’ 128GB mSATA SATA 2 SSD Review

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Our evaluation today will be a detailed analysis of the MyDigitalSSD 128GB 50mm ‘Bullet Proof’ mSATA SSD and the price point ( a mere $179.99) and timing of this SSDs arrival couldn’t be better. Considering the latest entries of laptops with dual mSATA/HDD storage access along with the first round of new Ultrabook family releases, mSATA SSDs are making an …

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Samsung Elaborates on SSD Firmware Scare – Very Few Series 830 SSD Owners Affected

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Two days ago, we issued a release with respect to difficulties observed through installation of Samsung 830 Series SSD firmware numbered CXM02B1Q.  Samsung has since removed that version and replaced it with new firmware numbered CXM03B1Q which can be found here.  The release date is January 19, 2012. In an extremely rare step forward, Samsung today contacted The SSD Review …

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