Joined on 05/21/09
Best Edition To My Setup So Far
Pros: I am very thankful that this drive works with my motherboard as a boot drive. That was my biggest worry. I'm running an Intel DX48BT2 (X48) Motherboard with an Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550S and about 4 Gigs of RAM. I don't want to speak too much as I've only had this drive for one day. What I've noticed so far is that during the Vista Ultimate x86 installation, I had to download the drivers from the OCZ website (not that I was surprised or anything). After the install, I found the applications start up extremely fast! Boot up and shutdown process is a lot faster than before. We'll see if this performance decreases in the coming weeks after I've loaded all of my remaining applications and my music/video library. Love the LED lights on the card... if you have one of them fancy, see-through, cases, this may be a plus for you!
Cons: $/(GB) = :(
Overall Review: $/(GB/s) = :)
Graphics Card Works as Expected
Pros: Has VGA, DVI, and HDMI outputs; All of which I was looking for. PCIe X1 was the only option that I had as an upgrade to my computer, so this card fit the bill. Quiet... obviously since there's no fan. Solid video playback.
Cons: None so far.
Overall Review: I have to say that the two negative reviews for this card are invalid and misleading. Those people were not able to get the card working at all... which sounds like an installation issue. The thing that I had to do was install the drivers using my onboard video card BEFORE running primarily on the new card. Also I made sure to enable support of an additional video card from my BIOS. Then I had to disable the onboard video card from within Windows. I definitely had to play around with it before everything worked the way I wanted. This was specific to the computer that I had, so others may have to do something else to get going. But you can expect such problems as hardware conflicts with any new hardware you install. It is not a reason to give a product a bad review. My review is based on first impressions, and so far so good. I'll continue testing with other movies and video games and report back if I run into problems.