Date Joined: 04/24/09
Pros: Uses an Asmedia 2364 Gen 2 USB3.2 controller. Shipped with the latest firmware.
Overall Review: Comes complete with everything required for assembly. Bench marked using a Gen 3x4 PCIe slot on main board.
Pros: Small profile. Card and drivers install easily. Utility easy and simple.
This card used with Fios 75/75 dual band. Very stable speeds of 60/60Mbps.
Pros: For those looking for performance stats:
298/233MB/s 4K QD32
50 millisecond latency
This on an X58 main board (980X), 12GB Dominator 1600 on a pcie 2 x 16 slot through an LSI 9207 host bus adapter. Computer run at moderate power setting.
Looks and feels well constructed.
Pros: I've had several add on adapters that were problematic with drivers that did not work. This adapter works well. Use the TI drivers as stated below.
To give you an idea of performance, the following are CrystalDisk numbers using a 256gb Micron M4 with an Oyen USB 3.0 Minipro:
4K QD32 18Read/45Write
Max throughput using a memory stick yielded about 170 MB/Sec.
This using a PCIe 2.0 x 8 slot
Cons: None so far.
Pros: This SSD went into a PCIE x 2.0 x 16 slot in my Dell 730X. This SSD is recognized right away with no fuss and no special driver installation required. I reformatted this drive & installed a fresh W7/64. The drive ends up with 29GB used/209GB free. When booting up, the card initializes upon post in under 10 seconds.
In so far as performance is concerned, the following are CrystalDisk numbers with my PC running at an intermediate power setting:
4K QD32 289Read/200Write
This card is very slim and takes up little space. It presents an eloquent solution to achieving SATA III performance on a SATA II board. The alternative is to use a host bus adapter card in a PCIE slot with an SSD. I have such a setup in a similar 730X using a Samsung 840 Pro with an LSI 9207 HBU and the performance is comparable with a cost savings of about $140.
Cons: None really. This is an SSD mounted on a PCIE card and so it has to be initialized upon boot. This takes 5-10 seconds and is mildly annoying.
Overall Review: Access time in AS SSD is 0.060ms read/0.066 ms write, so latency is good.
Pros: This is one of several flash drives I own out of many that span the spectrum from Super Talent to the mundane. This drive is a decent size and relatively speedy. Max speed I have seen transferring a 14GB upload off this drive was about 60MB/sec. Download was in the neighborhood of 110MB/sec. For the cost and size of this drive, this is pretty decent.
Overall Review: I would recommend or buy again.
Pros: Solid, stable and fast card. Web BIOS software adequate. Mega CLI a little quirky and hard to use. Running Micron 256gb C300s in 3RO in X58 platform. Very good performance. Very pleased.
Overall Review: LSI's fastpath gave a big performance boost and really makes this card what it is.
Pros: Impressive, quality build, quality components. Very flexible - good bios. No NF200 chip -> this gives better performance when using PCIe raid cards.
Overall Review: Make sure you have adequate air flow across heat pipe or Southbridge will tend to run hot.
Pros: Great drive. Trouble free performance. Quiet, low power consumption and runs cool. Very fast!! Intel's SSD tool box with optimizer allows to manually trim drive. Very pleased.
Cons: Relatively expensive.
Overall Review: Verify you need this form factor. I use this 7mm height in a laptop.
Pros: Using this card in both X58 and Nvidia platform with Micron C300 256gb SSD. Supplied Marvell drivers work, but forcing msahci drivers (listed as not compatible in device manager) gave best performance. Better 4K read/writes. Gives better performance than ASUS U3S6 adapter. Best choice for SATA III PCIe host bus adapter. Currently using PCIe x 16 slot. Small profile takes up little space.
Overall Review: Bought this card because HiPoint equivalent was not in stock. Very pleased with results.
Pros: For an SSD, very impressive performance. Uses either W7 trim or firmware garbage collection to maintain performance.
Cons: Relatively high write latency compared to other SSDs. This will, however, likely produce no perceptual performance deficit to most.
Overall Review: This drive gives very good performance. Crucial's latest firmware update procedure works without fault. Can use a SATA II port and gives good benchmarks, but other SSDs do give better write latency. Used as a SATA III either through motherboard port or with host bus adapter gives unmatched read/write speeds. Using ASUS U3S6 in one PC and Koutech PESA230 HBA in another. Configured both cards to use msahci drivers. No measurable performance degradation in the time I have been using drive. Overall, very pleased with this SSD.