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Is it doing anything? Yes. 06/11/2013
* Works very well. VERY noticeable increase in loading speeds for frequently played games and applications. I haven't seen any difference in boot times like some have stated.
* SanDisk (and/or Condusiv) has fixed their software bugs and activation process (Activation code is no longer required) and now it works like a charm.
* "Cache Monitor" doesn't make much sense to me. I don't care though, the difference in speed is noticeable so I don't feel any need to monitor the Cache while it works.
* I doubt there's any reasonable way around it, but if your system does not shut down cleanly, the caching software will reset (erase) the cache on reboot. In a way, this is a pro as well since they are obviously thinking about data integrity.
I wrote a bad review, "Is it doing anything?" some time ago, giving a mere 2 eggs.
I am re-reviewing now since they fixed the software bugs that were making the hardware almost worthless to me.
Now that I have seen this drive increasing load speeds, it is clear that the software wasn't doing it's job at all when I had written the other review. All fixed now and the difference is quite obvious.
Good job to SanDisk - It seems they were listening and now I'm a very happy customer. I would definitely recommend this drive to anyone who is using mechanical hard drives.
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