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+

OCZ Talos SSDs Offer Highest Capacity 6Gbps SAS Drive on the Market Today at up to 960GB

OCZ Technology announces the Talos series, a line of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) SSDs designed for enterprise applications that require ultra-fast, high capacity solutions equipped with multi-level cell (MLC) NAND. Talos brings new strength to the Company’s storage lineup by expanding the availability of OCZ’s proprietary Virtualized Controller Architecture (VCA) technology to storage OEMs. . “We have experienced considerable demand …

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Military Grade SSD Self-Destructs with the Push of a Button

Emphase, a trusted provider of Industrial and Military solid state storage for embedded systems, has launched a new series of rugged Military-grade storage with MIL-STD-810F compliance. The new Emphase MIL-SPEC S5 Series SSD is engineered to withstand the severe conditions encountered in the line of duty while delivering comprehensive data protection. An SLC flash device available in a 2.5 footprint …

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SSD RAID Cages and SSD Conversion Kits – Value Conversions

ICY DOCK METAL 2.5″ TO 3.5″ SATA/SSD CONVERTER WITH RAID (MB982SPR-2S) Once again, this cage is a very well built metal cage and will hold two 2.5″ drives for RAID use and fits into a 3.5″ adapter slot.  It would be a great idea for hard drive use but, on the SSD front, there are two limitations of the unit.  …

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OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G 240GB SSD Review – ATTO Disk Benchmark

ATTO DISK BENCHMARK 2.46 ATTO Disk Benchmark is perhaps one of the oldest benchmarks going and is definitely the main staple for manufacturer performance specifications.  For our testing, we use a set length of 256mb and test both the read and write performance of various transfer sizes ranging from 0.5 to 8192kb.  Manufacturers prefer this method of testing as it …

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OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G 240GB SSD Review – Crystal Diskmark

CRYSTAL DISK BENCHMARK VER. 3.0 X64 Crystal Disk Benchmark is used to measure read and write performance through sampling of raw (0/1 Fill) or random data.  As we have discussed previously, comparing the results of Crystal tests in random data sampling between drives that use compression in storage (SandForce) compared to those that do not (Intel/Crucial/Samsung) portrays a result not …

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OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G 240GB SSD Review – AS SSD

AS SSD BENCHMARK VER 1.64 AS SSD Disk Benchmark is perhaps the only benchmark program that was created for solid state drives.  In using it, one should realize that it only tests in random data so SandForce drives will appear to have an inferior result when compared to those of Samsung Intel and Crucial.  As well, the end result of …

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OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G 240GB SSD Review – HDTune Pro

HDTUNE PRO VER. 4.6 – BENCHMARK HDTune Pro is a great software program that lets us have a look at all aspects of testing through several separate tests: Something particularly interesting about this test is the smoothness of the line which is a great indicator that this is a solid drive.  As well, the access time of .055ms is typical …

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