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Alexander M.

Alexander M.

Joined on 12/14/09

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Most Favorable Review

Work great in Raid 0

Corsair Nova Series 2 2.5" 60GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CSSD-V60GB2
Corsair Nova Series 2 2.5" 60GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CSSD-V60GB2

Pros: My average read speed is 460 mb/s and my average write speed 160 mb/s. I have two of these drives in Raid 0 for my Windows and program drive. I followed SSD optimization drive practically to a T from SSD review website. I skipped steps 11 and 14 though.

Cons: not really a con, but you have to do a lot of tweaks to optimize SSD performance and limit write operations as much as possible.

Most Critical Review

Updated Review

Corsair Nova Series 2 2.5" 60GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CSSD-V60GB2
Corsair Nova Series 2 2.5" 60GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CSSD-V60GB2

Pros: Cheap drives. Work well in RAID 0, and with a lot of tweaks. I used the SSD optimization guide on the ssdreview website to configure my hard drives. I also set all programs and windows temporary files to save to a secondary platter hard drive to reduce writes, and therefore wear and tear. They are still going strong after a year

Cons: Bad controller. No firmware updates (from Corsair at least...see below). Performance degrades significantly over time.

Overall Review: I have had these drives over a year in RAID 0 and they started to degrade over time. I started experiencing freezing, stuttering, and slow write speeds. One of the drives also started throwing errors. I looked all around the net for a Corsair firmware update, and I could not find one. However, I found a firmware update from another brand of drive with the same controller, and applied that firmware update to both of my drives. They are now working 100% better. The are very fast now, and there is no more freezing/stuttering. I found the firmware here: http://www.mydigitaldiscount.com/mydigitalssd-msata-half-slim-and-2.5-inch-sata-ssd-firmware-update.html I wanted to post an updated review with the solution (the new firmware) just in case anyone else was having the same types of problems.

Fun game...has bugs though

Fallout New Vegas Xbox 360 Game
Fallout New Vegas Xbox 360 Game

Pros: Great game, good story, takes days to finish, nice graphics.

Cons: The game locks up a lot.

Overall Review: Make sure you save frequently just in case the game freezes and you have to do a hard reset.