So far so good. Didn't get the BLAZING SPEED everyone keeps talking ...
13 November 2014
Summary: So far so good. Didn't get the BLAZING SPEED everyone keeps talking about - but it is faster. Forgot this part - DOES NOT COME WITH A SATA CABLE!!! Not sure why I just assumed it would, but I did. So I had to go back to ole Amazon and order one of those.
Summary: works well so far. recognized immediately by the system. I used Macrium Reflect (free) to image the original Win 8.1 system and restore/migrate it to the new SSD. It's a good idea to shut down the system immediately after completing an OS migration and remove the original HDD.
Pros: OK SSD for the price, but not as fast as the Samsung SSDs I own. I bought it for my wife's new Acer laptop and for that purpose it is fine. I like the fact that Corsair already has over provisioning built into their drives - a nice feature. Another plus is that it is 7mm so the fit in the laptop ...
Cons: As I said, it is not as fast as the Samsungs I own, but it was much cheaper.
Pros: Writes sequentially at what it is rated at. No compatibility issues. 17 Seconds windows boot time (including me putting in my password) Probably the best drive out there for the PRICE.
Cons: This drive is 3x as fast as my hdd on paper. However my big games only load fractionally faster. The 4k speeds do not reach 90,0000 IOPS. Maybe if you're testing compressed data but that benchmark does you no good in real time use. Crystal disk, Atto, and AS SSD all confirm this. Expect 30-50,000...
Summary: I wish the price was cheaper when I bought it? Yeah! lol It's a solid buy, obviously if you can afford to buy a larger size, then do so.... even though with Windows 8.1, D3, Farcry2, Steam with various games, and Fear 3 installed I still have about 60GB free... Pretty Awesome.
Pros: Speed is consistent. Looks cool even though that doesn't really matter. Made by Corsair, very reliable brand.
Cons: Not the fastest SSD ... But it certainly is above the entry level. It would probably be a mid to high mid level range SSD.