- SATA III
Corsair doesn't dissapoint. 05/10/2012
This drive is great. It runs exceptionally fast, and delivers everything you've come to except about SSDs. It just has this one, teensy little thing that many manufacturers (I'm looking at you OCZ) don't seem to care about: RELIABILITY. So far I've had zero issues. No BSOD, no write or read errors, no instability, nothing. It's like I'm using a mechanical drive that's on every illicit stimulant you can think of AND is a model citizen in every way. Marvel controllers for the win.
The tests I've performed fall a little under the rated speeds, but I really don't care. Real world performance is what matters, and this drive delivers. Everything just happens so much faster.
I think it might just be my system, most likely some idiosyncrasy with my motherboard, but it doesn't boot as fast as my laptop does with it's Plextor SSD (also a Marvel controller). It does take about 45 seconds to get completely into windows. But that's still miles ahead of my old mechanical drive. After that it's lightning fast.
Overall a great drive with a very competitive price. Grab it before they're all gone and Corsair decides Sandforce controllers really are the way of the future. :P
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