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Pros: This has provided great protection from frequent power outages in my area. The connection software works well and can shut down my computer for extended outages. This is a must have item for anyone who wants to keep their hardware safe. I run it in multiple locations for work and home. I plan on adding another one for my internet hardware soon.
Cons: Only con is when you first get it, it will show 100% charge. You have to do a system test (where it disconnects the battery to test it) after you plug it in so it accurately reads the level and fully charges it. I have had to do this on both units I own.
If you let it charge up fully after first test, you will notice a much higher run time if you test it again.
Pros: Works with my Sony AX100 4k Camera at 100Mbit rate. Very fast card
Cons: Didn't see a higher capacity option.
Other Thoughts: Great cardREAD FULL REVIEW
Pros: This thing is fast..crazy fast. And they lie about the speed ratings, I was able to hit over 2GB read and almost 1.8GB write. Better to under rate your product than over promise though.
Windows 8.1 boots insanely fast and works perfect with this drive. Infact, due to the drivers, I had to upgrade to Windows 8 because windows 7 drivers don't really take full advantage of its capabilities.
Photoshop CC doesn't boot instantly as I had hoped, it hangs for a second when scanning for presets, which could be the seek speed decrease of the RAID 0, or perhaps a limitation of my CPU. It is still twice as fast as my old SSD when starting so I am happy.
Cons: Okay, so the bad part is here that the drive died after 1 week of running. My computer runs 24/7 but has great airflow, so it was a full week of always on.
And by "Die" I mean it stopped booting. And the "Insert Boot Media" error I googled seemed to be common with OCZ SSD's. I have had an OCZ SSD fail on me before, but I had hoped the Toshiba purchase improved the quality, mainly because I have had good luck with them.
The drive was technically still readable...and would even preform well in speed tests. But, it refused to boot, even with a fresh windows install. Without any system changes or BIOS changes, it just randomly decided to stop booting. Luckly my distrust in old OCZ drives had me doing nightly clones to my old SSD, so not too much harm was done...but still for 850, I'd hoped for some reliability.
it is being sent back to NewEgg for an RMA as we speak. I fear from the previous reviews, and from what I have see in my live CD cloning software, that I may not be able to clone back to the drive once it comes in, but we shall see.
I still give this unit 4 stars because of what it can do. For the week, I was flying through projects with little to no wait time on image processing and some light video rendering. Now back on my old SSD, I really miss this thing...
Other Thoughts: Honestly, this has put a bad taste in my mouth. I am half temped to just return it and wait for the INTEL PCI express 3.0 SSD that is coming out soon. It will only be $100 more and made by Intel...
I understand though that these things happen. Being an enthusiast PC builder, I know things can go wrong. Still, it is frustrating when it goes wrong with me, lol.