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+

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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Crucial Unleashes the M4 SATA 3 SSD To The Public


Just a quick note to pass on that Crucial M4 SSDs were made available for public purchase this morning and can be bought from Crucial direct by following this link! You may remember our original review which can be found here. Of particular interest just might be the pricing as we are seeing great prices for the 64GB, 128GB and …

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The OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G 120GB SATA 3 SSD Review – Initial Testing

ATTO DISK BENCHMARK V2.46 We can always predict that testing will go well when our first tests exceed the manufacturers specifications as seen here.  ATTO is one of the most popular benchmarks programs for SSDs as it is the test method used by manufacturers to arrive at their listed specifications.  554MB/s high sequential read and 478MB/s high sequential write transfer …

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