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+

Crucial M4 256GB SATA 3 SSD Review – Extras!!!

HDTach V. Windows 7 Experience Index The Win7 Experience Index represents Microsofts method of rating computer systems and, more specific to our usage provides a storage evaluation which provides a rating up to 8 on the PC components and system as a whole.  Our system produce a HDD score of 7.9 out of 8 and, for the first time, …

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Fractal Design Define R3 GIVEAWAY!!


We have done it again so it seems!!!  We are throwing a bit more gold into the pot by having a ‘week only’ giveaway right in the middle of our Intel 17-975 Extreme Site Giveaway!!! The SSD Review and Fractal Design have joined forces to offer a Fractal Design Define R3 giveaway to a lucky site member to be drawn …

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LSI MegaRAID 9260-8i Review – Benchmark Protocol

This is The SSD Review Test Bench with the LSI 9260-8i installed along with a number of other storage favorites.  A quick click on the photo will bring it up full size for closer inspection. TEST PROTOCOL Our main goal in testing is to ensure that all test results are as accurate as they can be and no anomalies slip …

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LSI MegaRAID 9260-8i Review – ATTO Disk BenchMarks

AS SSD BENCHMARK V.1.5   IOPS   . . . . . . . ATTO DISK BENCHMARK V.2.46 We couldn’t resist but to comment about the ATTO score because these, typically, are where you are going to see manufacturers drawing their specifications from.  Its a quick and easy method of simply testing a set length at different transfer sizes of raw …

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LSI MegaRAID 9260-8i Review – HDTune Pro

HDTUNE PRO V.4.60 BENCH HDTUNE PRO V.4.60 FILE BENCH   PG 1 – Introduction & Physical Composition PG2 – Test Protocol & Bench Configuration Pg3 – Premium Add-Ons Pg4 – ATTO Disk Benchmark PG5 – HDTune Pro Benchmarks PG-6  PCMark Vantage Comparisons & Conclusions JOIN THE FORUM DISCUSSION!!

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LSI MegaRAID 9260-8i Review – PCMark Vantage and Conclusions

The SSD Review uses benchmark software called PCMark Vantage x64 HDD Suite to create testing scenarios that might be used in the typical user experience.  There are eight tests in all and the tests performed record the speed of data movement in MB/s to which they are then given a numerical score after all of the tests are complete.  The …

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