Reviews and Problems with Corsair Accelerator Series (CSSD-C30GB / CSSD-C45GB / CSSD-C60GB)
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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: 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: 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.
Hosed my prevoiusly stable system in less than 24 hrs.
R. Sorak, Amazon
26 August 2012
Summary: Win7 had been rock solid on this machine. Installed my new Corsair 60 gig acc SSD and the dataplex and it seemed to be working well, until I tried to uninstall Nero backitup and this produced a bluescreen. Then the system wouldnt restart without a bluescreen. Several tries at startup repair could not fix it, but going back to a restore point before the dataplex install fixed it. Reluctant to reinstall the dataplex.....may return the drive.
Summary: My Dell system uses a Nvidia SATA chipset that would not work with Nvelo's caching software. Nvelo's support team was very responsive but told me this is a known limitation. The drive works fine as a formatted non-caching SSD. If you run into this be prepared to do a Windows repair because the Dataplex software screwed up the boot record.
Summary: I have had nothing but problems with this system. Since I installed the Corsair SSD60 gig Accelerator my system now and then will not wake up after going to sleep. This never happened until I installed this product. I have to turn the computer off/on and try a reboot. As that point the Dataplex software has to rebuild it's cache. I finally get to the point of starting Windows and am advised to let Windows fix the reboot problems.
Summary: I have similar problem as tommyboy 808 negative reviews: Dataplex errors message. I think it's software compatibility issues. I use acronis true image and acronis disk director, McAfee firewall, HDHomerun Tuner-WMC. It cause window to hang during watching TV on WMC. And the new replacement SSD from Corair has the same problem.
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 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.