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Corsair Accelerator Series 2.5
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2 out of 5 eggs Won't work with nForce 680i mobo's 05/29/2012

This review is from: Corsair Accelerator Series 2.5" 60GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CSSD-C60GB

Pros: none, except the programmers of the Dataplex software at Nvelo did seem to try really hard (for 3 months) to get a version that would work with Nvidea 6xx chipsets (specifically the SATA controller), before giving up and sending me a gift card for my troubles, otherwise i'd give it zero Eggs

Cons: multiple BSOD's on first few installs that always failed, when a new version of Dataplex did install successfully it only worked fo a short time before CHKDSK decided to check for Drive Consistancy, which completely borked my system, requiring a clean install; i'd make sure you have your rig backed up before using Dataplex, no matter what chipset/mobo you use

Other Thoughts: seemed like a good idea to breathe some extra life into my aging system (E6750 Core2Duo, Evga 680i mobo, 4gb ram, Asus gtx460) but was way more trouble than it was worth

EVGA 512-P3-N802-AR GeForce 8800GT Superclocked 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Great performance boost from X800XL, benchmarks up 200-300%, i'm sure the CPU/Mobo/RAM upgrade helped too but i didn't know what i was missing with visuals until now since i can use high/max settings on games like Hellgate London(although i don't own Vista, now i'm tempted). Got lucky finding one in stock early one morning before Xmas. Quake Wars if you're into that sort of thing.

Cons: Had probs with no video signal on boot ups, minimum power req. on box are a joke(400W PSU w/ 26A tot. on 12v rails), had 500W w/32A(2x16A), upgrade to 650W w/57A(3x19A), so far so good. Have 3 case fans, but 80c+ at load and auto fan control just stayed at 29%, nTune won't let me use proiles or tuning unless i have nForce chipset(i think), and can't seem to download riva Tuner, about to give up then EVGA released bios update, still only see fan at 40% and temps in 70's(is that normal?) under load.

Other Thoughts: If temps are acceptable then EVGA is keeping my fan noise down to a minimum and they seem to stand behind their products. Not having any luck w/ nTune or riva Tuner so maybe EVGA can come up with their own monitoring software. Still the best card for the money. Can't wait to get it on with Bioshock and Crysis! Specs: E6750 Core2 Duo,Gigabyte P35-DS3L,2GB Corair XMS2 DDR2 800, 3DMark06 - 11346/2398


Derek P.'s Profile

Display Name: Derek P.

Date Joined: 12/12/04

  • Reviews: 2
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  • First Review: 01/08/08
  • Last Review: 05/29/12
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