Very easy way to make a fast PC - even an old one.
Antonio Sobalvarro, Amazon
4 February 2013
Summary: I have an old Dell desktop computer with SATA interface and Windows 7 Pro. I decided to install this cache drive. Compatibility is superb. I installed the drive with the SATA cable, then enabled the SATA port on the Bios, reset de computer and it was detected automatically. Then, the download and installation of the software was 1-2-3 easy steps. Finally, reset the computer and "voilá, it is really fast. Contratulations to Corsair, keep on it !
Summary: This is just an interim review and really it is review of Dataplex. The packaged instructions tell you to write down the GUID (serial number or installation key) but this is not Step 1, but "before you start" so I missed it. You need this to download and run dataplex installer. Then I had to remove drive and unscrew it because it is on the BACK of the drive. Then after I went through the install I found it that my key had already been used.
Economical speedup, but unreliable... (modified review)
Amazon Customer "Randy", Amazon
12 December 2012
Summary: With higher density SSD drives, the bar is higher for mass storage performance. Much faster than mechanical disk drives, but also much more expensive. The corsair drive with Nvelo software bridges this gap nicely. By my benchmarks, it gets 70% of the speed-up of going with all SSD drives at a fraction of the cost per byte of storage. It's a great price/performance point. The Corsair went in very easily.
Summary: This greatly increased my computer on my windows 7 machine. To cheap to get an actual SSD to replace my 1TB hard drive, I got this and it was wonderful! Programs opened faster, were usable faster, boot time was decreased significantly, and shut down time was almost non existent! If you don't want to pay for an SSD, get this.
Summary: Installed the "Accelerator" SSD and downloaded the software with no issues beyond the highly annoying licensing scheme. Set it up to cache a secondary drive. Was delighted at first with the marked improvement in read/write speeds, that is, until the system froze on a later boot-up, and the entire cached disk partition was wiped squeaky clean.
Summary: Install in custom built i7 desktop to improve software performance. Thus far machine boots quicker and my bar code programs performance has been quicker. Less costly and very simple upgrade to perform without having to replace 4 2TB HDs with SSDs or modifing windows - all automatic.
Summary: Terrible product, DO NOT WASTE your money. It does not work on my average setup. None of the mentioned limitations are an issue with my setup. I am a knowledgeable computer person (over 15 years building my own PCs). Buy a bigger regular SSD and do a split setup, (windows and important software on ssd, and the rest in the slow HDs) You will thank me, save your money for the bigger SSD, do it right the first time.