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PNY Optima 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggs two lockups on my Macbook Pro and one on my HP Z800 Workstation 09/19/2014

This review is from: PNY Optima 2.5" 480GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSD7SC480GOPT-RB

Pros: cheap

Cons: No firmware update on web site. OS hang on Mac OS X 10.9 and disk IO stopped on Windows 7 with a HP Z800 workstation. I am using a third party Marvell PCIe controller that is a SATA 3 to get the most speed. No supplied software to migrate your OS from the mechanical to the SSD. Not SSD Tool box like Intel and Samsun have.

Other Thoughts: Skip this and buy a more expensive SSD that is $100 more, i.e. Samsung or Intel. If I could give it a 1/2 egg or No egg at all that would be a better rating than 1 egg.

Foxconn SFF R30-A1 AMD E-350 APU (1.6GHz, Dual-Core) AMD A45 (Hudson D1) AMD Radeon HD6310 1 x HDMI Barebone
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: A very cool little machine to run VMware for your router or firewall at home. Low power and MUCH better than the Intel ATOM CPU's for VMware.

Cons: The NIC driver is not recognised if you install ESXi 5.5, you have to install 5.1 and I have been told upgrade to 5.5. USB pass thru does not work, wish it did as I would need some devices to USB pass thru a NIC for firewalling and USB drives for FreeNAS shared storage.

SanDisk ReadyCache SDSSDRC-032G-G26 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: it came free with the NetTop I order as a VMware ESXi Server.

Cons: does not help windows 7 x64 a bit. I have 24 gigs of ram in my workstation and this thing shows it has cached 23 GIG, it is using 28 meg of the SSD for cache now. The HD still thrashes so I would suggest you just go buy a SSD for your boot drive. Use this drive for Linux or VMware ESXi.


Joe G.'s Profile

Display Name: Joe G.

Date Joined: 07/30/03

  • Reviews: 4
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 01/09/13
  • Last Review: 09/19/14
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