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Corsair Nova Series 2 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

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.

Other Thoughts: 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:

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.

Corsair Nova Series 2 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

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.

Fallout New Vegas Xbox 360 Game
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggs Fun game...has bugs though 09/08/2011

This review is from: Fallout New Vegas Xbox 360 Game

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

Cons: The game locks up a lot.

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


Alexander M.'s Profile

Display Name: Alexander M.

Date Joined: 12/14/09

  • Reviews: 3
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 09/08/11
  • Last Review: 08/21/12
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