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Alexandre S.

Alexandre S.

Joined on 08/30/06

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Most Favorable Review

My First SSD - Very Impressive

OCZ Vertex Series 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) OCZSSD2-1VTX60G
OCZ Vertex Series 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) OCZSSD2-1VTX60G

Pros: Reputation for games and applications is well-deserved. Even with the high expectations I had going in, I found the difference with games to be jaw-dropping and pretty amazing. Loading times for applications is quite noticeable. Basically plug and play with my EVGA mobo and I had no trouble installing the OS. As is often noted, the OCZ forums are excellent for any additional/tweaking details you might need. It's really not that complicated.

Cons: Not really a con, but it didn't quite meet my expectations for the OS drive. If you're the type to notice every second, it's faster than the WD 500 Blue I was using. Beyond startup and shutdown though, I didn't notice any big differences. I got the occasional stutter, which seems to be normal and didn't bother me.

Overall Review: I just don't care all that much about 10-20 seconds on startup. It might save me 30 seconds a week if I restart my computer twice. If I were tweaking my life for efficiency as much as my computer, I'd find a lot more places to upgrade. There are a bunch of tweaks and recommendations that go with installing your OS on an SSD. They're not difficult, but the hassle of moving browser caches and disabling some services wasn't really worthwhile.

Most Critical Review

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LIAN LI PC-V800B Black Aluminum ATX Desktop Computer Case
LIAN LI PC-V800B Black Aluminum ATX Desktop Computer Case

Pros: Nice case

Cons: Listed dimensions are wrong. The 12 inches are closer to 17 inches. I bought this since it would have fit as a carry-on item. Will be returned.