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 Vertex 3 240GB Max IOPS Review – Conclusions

OCZ set out to put a slightly different angle on the Vertex 3 by creating a MaxIOPS version with increased IOPS for ‘applications that require a higher aggregate workload and increased throughput’ and, through our testing we have shown that they have done just that.  Through benchmark software, we have demonstrated that there is as much as 3 times the …

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Patriot Torqx 2 128GB SATA 2.0 SSD Review

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Every now and then it is refreshing to see a company that believes that rushing into the dog race of technological advance might not be as business smart as simply understanding customer needs. This is definitely the case with Patriot and their new Torqx 2 SSD that not only remains to be a SATA 2.0 drive, but also, is definitely …

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Patriot Torqx 2 128GB SATA 2.0 SSD Review – Initial Testing

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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We Are Heading To Computex in Taipei!

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What a day!!!  Its been a long haul to get this confirmation but today we started our day with confirmation that we are heading to Computex Taipei and will be skeleton crew here from 29May to 6 Jun 2011. That was just the start as we also received a few SSD samples in the mail for review to include the  …

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Intel Releases Larson Creek SLC SSD For New Z68 Motherboards

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The race  just doesnt seem to be slowing in the world of SSDs these days.  Just when we wonder if Intel has finished with their complement of SSD releases, a new 20GB slc SSD, codenamed Larson Creek, is released to pair up with new Z68 motherboards. New Z68 motherboard contain a new ssd caching ability known as Smart Response Technology …

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Gigabyte on Verge of Introducing first mSATA Capable Motherboard

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Gigabyte introduced it new line of Z68 motherboards capable of ssd caching with Intels Smart Response technology but their upcoming release in June will be of particular interest. It seems that Gigabyte is pushing to be the first to release a motherboard with mSATA capabilities to take advantage of Intels Larson Creek slc SSDs. We have to wonder whether this …

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

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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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