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This review is from: StarTech 2 Port PCI Express eSATA Controller Adapter Card Model PEXESATA2
Pros: I have this in a heavily used HTPC with 7 drives and 14TB of data. Works as advertised. Zero issues in over a year. After a failed intel ICH10R raid fiasco I'm buying another and going to mirror all my drives in Windows 7.
Cons: None -READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Fast So far - See Other thoughts
For my first PC build in 20+ years (last was an 80486 :) I got everything from NewEgg except a hard drive. To build it this weekend I was forced to go to a local chain store to get a respected $99 /64G house brand SATA 2 SSD.
After assembling the new rig (I7-950:) I did a fresh Win 7 / 64 install then patched / tweaked everything to SSD standards. Life was good
After doing some more reading and really wanting a SATA 3 drive I decided to try the C300 today.
Before I swapped the SSD's I did some benchmarking (results below) and yes it blows away the HOT Sanforce controller in the house brand drive in all but the critical 4k tests.
So far So good. SATA 3 rocks. NewEgg Rocks.
Cons: I may have misread another users comment and thought drive clone and cables were included with the C300/64 GB but i think i was wrong and those only come with the 256 SSD.
I used the free Snapshot Disk Imaging software to clone the drive with little issues.
Other Thoughts: Micro Center SSD 64 Gig (Sanforce Controller)
Sequential Read : 197.602 MB/s
Sequential Write : 63.930 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 183.869 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 63.343 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 16.178 MB/s [ 3949.6 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 61.709 MB/s [ 15065.7 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 113.449 MB/s [ 27697.5 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 60.994 MB/s [ 14891.2 IOPS]
Test : 1000 MB [C: 27.0% (15.1/55.8 GB)] (x5)
Crucial C300 / 64 Gig
Sequential Read : 349.060 MB/s
Sequential Write : 75.237 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 306.866 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 75.548 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 21.120 MB/s [ 5156.1 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 52.390 MB/s [ 12790.4 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 209.593 MB/s [ 51170.1 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 79.251 MB/s [ 19348.3 IOPS]
Test : 1000 MB [C: 25.5