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APRICORN VEL-SOLO-X2 Extreme Performance SSD Upgrade Kit for Desktop PCs and MacPro
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1 out of 5 eggs Junk--NG w/Vista and/or 7 03/29/2013

This review is from: APRICORN VEL-SOLO-X2 Extreme Performance SSD Upgrade Kit for Desktop PCs and MacPro

Pros: none, it would be a decent concept if it worked

Cons: doesn't work; no online support from manufacturer; waste of time trying to get it to work

Other Thoughts: I tried getting this to install on a home computer running Vista Business. Device Manager could see the drive, but i was unable to access it. I tried different PCI slots on the board with no luck.
Took it to work and tried installing it on a machine with Windows 7. It could be read through startup but wouldn't boot. (When the same drive was connected directly to the board, there was no problem.)
I agree with another reviewer who writes it off to a firmware issue that Apricorn is unwilling to acknowledge or resolve.
NewEgg has lowered the price, Apricorm is offering rebate along w/NewEgg's. Along with the lack of information on the Apricorn site I'm wondering if they're phasing these out.
I bought this based on a positive review in PC World. The review and directions make this sound like an easy way to squeeze a little extra speed out off an SSD on an older board. But, if it doesn't work, it's obviously a waste of time and money.

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Display Name: Dave F.

Date Joined: 08/17/04

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