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G.SKILL Sniper Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-2400C11D-16GSR
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Fast memory

Cons: What else can I say? I bought this 7/16/13 from Newaegg, 8/23/13 one stick is dead. Past the 30 day return to NewEgg so I have to RMA back to G-Skill. In the meantime, my system is dead in the water! How come many companies don't offer advance exchange/cross shipment anymore? IOW, you give credit card # to company, they immediately ship replacement. Only charge you if they don't get back defective item, or damage not covered under warrant. Now, I have to wait! Lets see hw at their RMA turn around is, will report back on this ater ith an edit.

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OCZ RevoDrive OCZSSDPX-1RVD0230 PCI-E 230GB 4 x PCI Express MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggs OCZ RevoDrive more like RetroDrive! 08/07/2013

This review is from: OCZ RevoDrive OCZSSDPX-1RVD0230 PCI-E 230GB 4 x PCI Express MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: This is a PCIe SSD drive and should be considerably faster then a traditional SATA SSD, even faster then the 6GB/s newer SATA SSD's! Supports RAID 0, 1, 5, however it *looks* similar to a SCSI drive in Windows in so far as there is no native support in Windows XP, Vista or Win7 without first loading a HD driver from OCZ. When doing a "clean" install of Windows it is necessary to first have the driver on another CD or flash drive so the OS install will see the drive! After Windows is installed, you can boot directly to the RevoDrive providing your computer's BIOS has the provision for booting to a SCSi drive.

Cons: Where to begin! According to OCZ, this drive is obsolete and hasn't been produced for three years! There is no direct support for Windows 8, although the Windows 7 drivers appear to work, at least they did for the week I has it. My biggest complaint is that I couldn't figure out *any* way to clone this drive from an existing Windows 8 system, actually from an OCZ Vertex 4 SATA SSD. This is fundamentally due to the nature of the driver, which must be loaded manually during install, much like we used to do with SCSI drives "back in the day". I can't deal with a drive that can only be used as a secondary drive, or can be used as a system drive only if you do a clean Windows install, not my cup of tea!

Other Thoughts: I suppose the problem with not being able to clone this drive from another SSD that has a running Windows system on it is more to blame with the backup software I use, Acronis True Image Home, rather then with the RevoDrive itself. Unfortunately this is the backup software my business uses, and it comes with standalone bootable versions as well as a program that runs directly on Windows. The standalone version has no way to load a separate HD driver in it, and for some reason the Windows Version of Acronis TIH starts the clone process, but fails within 15 seconds. Evidently Acronis TIH has issues with the entire RevoDrive line including the newer RevoDrive 3 X2.

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CORSAIR Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model CMY16GX3M2A1866C9R (Red)
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Good memory, it's Corsair, what more can you say?

Cons: The heat spreader is too tall. On my system the top of the heat spreader hits the bottom of my CPU cooler (Corsair Hyper 212 EVO). My MB has 8 memory slots, 4 on either side of CPU. I have two sticks of Corsair Vengeance Pro memory installed in slot 1 and 3 so it's not a problem. However, slot 4 and 5 (the ones on either side of CPU cooler) are inaccessible if I want to use more then two sticks of this memory.

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Display Name: Mark C.

Date Joined: 10/07/10

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  • First Review: 11/06/12
  • Last Review: 08/24/13
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