Reviews and Problems with Corsair Accelerator Series (CSSD-C30GB / CSSD-C45GB / CSSD-C60GB)
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Did not work for me....
23 May 2012
Summary: I do not like writing negative reviews, but in this case I have to describe my experience with the Corsair Accelerator Series 30 GB SSD Cache Drive CSSD-C30GB . I really wanted this to work since I think it's a great concept. This is my experience and may not be representative. I will look forward to long-term reports from others. My system is a mainstream HP desktop with Window 7 64 bit Home Premium, a pretty typical setup, I think.
Summary: It works for the most part. Not as good as full SSD. The caching software has issues with certain things (programs don't function properly). Word of advice, just get a real SSD and do a fresh installation.
Summary: Pros: easy to install, 3.5" tray, screws, Cons: supply your own data cable, really... silly serial number 28 characters is on the Bottom of the drive so write it down first. Install, reboot, install software, reboot, go faster. SSD like performance for old systems that don't have 6GB SATA or a large boot drive and not time to build a new boot drive.
Summary: It was easy to install, both the drive and the software, and it works very well -- no problems. All programs are sped up significantly -- after the 1st time you open a program or application (which loads part of that program in the cache), thereafter most open instantaneously or within a few seconds.
Summary: I installed this ssd drive to cache my Seagate 1.5 TB, for 1 week approx. it worked fine, but suddenly, when i rebooted my pc, voila: cannot find bootmgr. 1.- I re-installed windows because fixmbr/fixboot/etc. did not work. Installed everything again and for last, the NVELO software. When all seems to be OK, i rebooted. 15 sec after, again, cannot find bootmgr, but before, some NVELO software information about the drive. 2.
Summary: It was easy to install hardware & software. I got it up and running in 15 minutes and it appeared worth the hype - I got significant improvements in app startup times and read/write operations. Everything seemed to be ok untill I needed to re-install cygwin. It is a somewhat large installation 200K files, 3GB total and it appeared that a few files got corupted during writes. I've run checkdisk and it reported corrupt file indexes that it apparently fixed.
Summary: I purchased a Corsair Accelerator 60GB model with the intent of using it to cache my big data drive. Unfortunately, I did not read the small print. This thing only works for an existing C: drive with Windows7 on it. You CANNOT use this to cache a data drive -- ONLY the boot drive. Guess what: my boot drive is already SSD! Being that you can eaily fit Win-XP in 60GB, I will probably re-purpose this SSD to be the primary C: drive on an old computer.
Extremely easy install and extremely fast performance
22 April 2012
Summary: I use SSD drives on all my systems because they make my computers fly--even my 4-year-old Core2 Duo laptop. But I understand that not everyone can justify the cost of an SSD drive, even as SSD drives keep dropping in price. If you're stuck using your mechanical drive, Corsair has a solution that will make you smile.
Summary: ...this is a no-brainer. And it might be the best solution if you are doing a fresh install as well, as you don't need to think about keeping applications off of a modest-sized boot SSD. This cache isn't going to let you pretend that you're running an instant-on netbook, but it is very nice to watch Windows 7 boot to the desktop with almost no hard disk activity.
Summary: I just got mine tonight and was very excited to get it installed. However, after no warning on the product page, it turns out that the Accelerator does NOT support disks greater than 2TB in size. I even tried a smaller partition, it doesn't matter. It completely depends on the size of the disk.