Summary: The Crucial Adrenaline solid state cache only does one partition. This means best practices for separating data and programs, or windows piles of useless files and other programs, etc, are not useable. To the best of my knowledge the San Disk ReadyCache does any drive. I went to the SanDisk site but could not confirm this, just recall from 6 months ago. If I am wrong I have to edit this. Please reply if you find out otherwise.
Summary: If you do not use a SSHD, then this is the way to go. Adds about 50gb of cache for the most often used programs, all transparent to you. You will only notice the faster boot up, and the screens just pop on your monitor. Does not work with Win 8 as of 03/2014, but who cares about Win 8!
Summary: I bought this because I already had my hard drives and wanted to try to get a bit more speed out of the main one, especially since I didn't want to shell out a lot of money for an SSD. The boot times on my PC are definitely much better, great product, I'd say worth the price. Just to be clear, you can only use one of these on your whole system. You can't use one per hard drive.
Summary: What I love about this is that It is pretty much plug and play. You install the SSD Cache, Install the software, and it gets to work. Every startup gets a little faster. Everything gets snappier. I have a 2TB main HD and it used to take 2 minutes from login to a loading point where the computer is useable without programs loading everywhere. Now, it take about 45 seconds, from the time the "loading windows" shows up to the time that it is useable!
Summary: There is not much to say that has not already been stated except this, Be sure you look at the software developers website before purchasing this drive. The reason you cannot use a HDD over 2tb is because the caching software does not yet support GPT partitions. I emailed dataplex support and their response was that it was in their plans to support GUID partitions however could give no timeline as to when an update would be available.
Summary: This is a great product if you are running Windows 7 or earlier. It's not officially support on Windows 8, You can run it on Windows 8 in Compatibility mode with actually works but does not speed up the system that much. I have contacted DataPlex the software designer and they are "Working on IT". Seems to me they knew Windows 8 was coming for over a year and has been out for 5 months now, yet they still do not have a version with full support??? WHY ???
Caused me a complete headache and total loss of data
Keith Bickford, Amazon
24 January 2013
Summary: I thought this seemed like a great idea. It really did speed up my computer. After a few days, some programs stopped loading properly. Eventually, nothing worked. I tried their product support but since the software controller is made by a third party, I did not get the usual top notch customer service that Crucial provides. I had to return the product. I did buy this when it was first introduced and they may have gotten better, but it cost me all my data.