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ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Extremely fast and easy to setup.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: As I have seen questions about this board and the OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid, I can answer this question. It takes some work to get set up and a very fluent knowledge of partitions and partition control through DiskPart as you must convert the boot record to MBR from GPT BEFORE allowing windows to copy files and AFTER you set up the partitions as an UEFI BIOS automatically sets the 100mb reserve to GPT making the cache software nonfunctional. This one headache might take several attampts to get to work and requires reloading windows completely with each attempt to discover if you did it correctly.

OCZ RevoDrive RVDHY-FH-1T PCI-E 1TB Hybrid Solid State Drive PCI-Express 2.0 x4 MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: I replaced a Raptor with this drive and I must say I am seriously impressed.

Cons: Installation was easy, but configuration was a nightmare as I have Sabertooth UEFI BIOS motherboard. By default, Windows assigns a GPT files system to the 100mb reserved which make the SSD Cache unusable. Copying a hard drive will not work if you have an UEFI BIOS and the manufacturer will tell you it will not work; wrong. Start your windows installation and, after you load the drivers, choose the 1TB hard drive and set your partitions using windoes through drive options. Once it is set, open command prompt, use diskpart to clean and reset the partitions to MBR, continue installation. Works fantastic.

Other Thoughts: If you expect a faster boot, this card adds approximatelt ten seconds to boot time, but windows itself screams into play once intialized. Shogun 2 Total War has always taken forever to load, it now loads within just moments. Internet explorer pops open and pages have to wait on internet rather than internal resources. This drive is not for the faint of heart though once setup seems to be very stable.

Western Digital WD Green WD20EARS 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Great Hard drive.

Cons: About the Hard drive, none.

Other Thoughts: The hard drives are great in themselves as I own several. However, my complaint is about New Egg. Why would they send out a hard drive that the silver static bag was pressure damaged and torn obviously indicating the drive needed to be checked. As the packaging was perfect it obviously happened before packing. One live and one dead on arrival which is turning out to be the New Egg way lately. As a side note, this order also saw me delivered and charged for speakers, cables, and 3.5 to 2.5 hard drive adapters I did not order.


Ronald H.'s Profile

Display Name: Ronald H.

Date Joined: 03/21/06

  • Reviews: 7
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 08/03/08
  • Last Review: 10/08/12
  • Most Favorable Review: 5 out of 5 eggs
  • Most Critical Review: 1 out of 5 eggs
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