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APRICORN VEL-SOLO-X1 Performance SSD Upgrade Kit for Desktop PCs and MacPro
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggs Nowhere near 400 MB/s 10/05/2012

This review is from: APRICORN VEL-SOLO-X1 Performance SSD Upgrade Kit for Desktop PCs and MacPro

Pros: Its is PCIe = higher throughput than SATA. Speeds are dependent on what lane you insert the card. 16x lane worked the best. SSD Corsair Force 3 sata III. Original r/w were 180 MB/s - 200 MB/s.....with the card: 209 MB/s - 205

Cons: Nowhere near as advertised on a Mac Pro system.

Other Thoughts: I did not purchase this card to get Sata III speed on a Sata II system. I just needed to add a 5th internal drive to my system. I am currently running two of the same ssd's in Raid 0 and getting 423 MB/s - 400 MB/s. My raid is bootable and everything has been very stable (knock on wood).

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Western Digital WD Green WD10EADS 1TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: It Works. Was able to Zero Out (reformat) the drive in 2 hrs! Although it will never compete to be the fastest drive on the market it certainly can do the job I bought it for i.e. primary backup. Very affordable compared to other drives in its category

Cons: It seems to be 2 decibels louder than my other 2 WD blue and green drives.

Other Thoughts: This is my third Western Digital drive for my Mac Pro (intel xeon quad). It came brand new with a 320GB WD caviar Blue, I later purchased the 1TB WD caviar Green (wdc wd10eacs-22d6b0) from NewEgg which is way faster and much quieter than this one. Too bad New Egg doesn't sell those anymore, I was actually looking for that one. Thank Heaven WD has been reliable for me thus far. I am just waiting for WD to launch a 500GB version on the VelociRaptor and for New Egg to stock them.

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Verbatim 8.5GB 8X(Up to 10X with Compatible High Speed DVD+R DL Drives) DVD+R DL 5 Packs Slim Jewel Case Branded Disc Model 95311
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

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Display Name: Mr. H.

Date Joined: 08/26/04

  • Reviews: 8
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  • First Review: 10/09/08
  • Last Review: 10/05/12
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