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+

Corsair Force Series GT 120GB SATA 3 SSD Review – Data Types, ATTO and Crystal DiskMark Testing

COMPRESSIBLE vs INCOMPRESSIBLE DATA Before we venture into the meat and gravy of the review, lets start with a bit of background on data samples used in evaluations and, more importantly, by the user in daily computer use.  An understanding of compressible and incompressible data will help us incredibly as we move through this report.  Compressible data includes such things …

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Corsair Force Series GT 120GB SATA 3 SSD Review – AS SSD Benchmarks and Anvil Storage Utility Beta

AS SSD BENCHMARK VER 1.64 Up until recently, ATTO was the only benchmark created specifically for SSD testing and it uses incompressible data.  AS SSD, for the most part, gives us the ‘worst case scenario’ in SSD transfer speeds while using ‘SandForce Driven’ SSDs as they use compression in storage as discussed earlier.  Many enthusiasts like to AS SSD for …

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Dell ST2220T 21.5″ Touch Screen Monitor Review – Video

 SITUATING THE ST2220T Managing screen positioning was something that also surprised us as the screen can be set at any angle from almost upright to completely flat and it remains in place. The ST2220T is supported by an A Frame stand and we thought we might get a few exterior shots to show the beauty of its design.  Its casing …

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Corsair Force Series 3 120 GB SSD SATA 3 Review – ATTO Disk Benchmark, Crystal DiskMark and AS SSD

ATTO DISK BENCHMARK VER. 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 …

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Corsair Force Series 3 120 GB SSD SATA 3 Review – Anvil Storage Utilities and IOMeter

ANVIL STORAGE UTILITIES BENCH VER. 1.0.14 PROFESSIONAL (BETA) We are very fond of beta testing Anvil’s Storage Utilities Professional Edition (Beta) because the author seems to have encompassed what testers are looking for in a benchmark program.  Not only can you set SSD tests from 0Fill all the way to completely incompressible, but also, there are standard tests for endurance …

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