Summary: Ok, I'm conflicted, hard to give it 5 stars when I'm not able to appreciate it properly. I have this on my SATA 3, and my C drive is on SATA 2. But for some reason, the other hard drive on my other SATA 3 is constantly being looked at to boot from, despite the bios showing the order to boot from. It's annoying having to pull out my other hard drive for my PC to start up, then snap back in the hard drive as soon as I see the Windows booting up.
Summary: I purchased mine used on eBay. Normally this is a problem unless the previous owner uninstalled the dataplex software before removing the drive because there is a product key that must be released before it can be put in another system. Mine was, unfortunately, not removed and my product key was locked. I contacted OCZ tech support and they were nice enough to release it for me, something they don't normally due for anyone but the registered owner.
Pros: This ssd cache was very easy to install and very obvious system speeds were seen after third reboot. It's a nice idea to not have to buy a new hdd or ssd and image your system, save money and get get significant speed increases for minimum cost.
Cons: I very much want to avoid the known hassles of system crashes, so I will be buying a pure sine wave ups. Some extra cost for security, but overall I think it's worth it. I didn't even realize that my old ups wasn't compatible with my new active power supply so researching this ssd Cache had an unrelated positive result, and I can use my old usp for my modem and router, so I am happy.
Summary: WEI scored it at 5.9 until I upped my ram from 1333- 1600.WEI then gave it a 6.3. Windows only tests transfer speeds tho.
Pros: The speed increase is fantastic! During install, I ran into problems with my PC that I didn't know were present. First I get an error message installing the software (msi.exe) which wound up pointing to missing windows system files(thanks OCZ tech support). Seems oxidation had reared it's ugly head on some of my connectors. So I reinstalled Windows on a new HDD & voila, it works.(had to clean all exposed connectors tho). Now the drive is only limited by my mobo's sout...
Cons: Typing in the serial # every time something goes wrong,&, the software is for Win7 only.
Summary: My son states he notices a very big difference in games opening and loading into the maps. He really likes it alot! He says he's waiting for the new borderlands to come out to put on the rest of this drive so he can have ssd performance strictly for that. Personally, I wouldn't spend any more on a cache drive at this price.
Pros: When I saw the corsair version onsale I thought,"hmm, that's to big." I then researched other drives and found this ocz split type cache drive. Nice concept, half for one thing, half for something else. Bought it for my son who games multiple games verses my other two that stick to the same game, I wanted this put through the wringer so to speak. He loves it, but states when he switches to another game it of course takes it a couple passes to kick in to gear. It will ...
Cons: When I opened the well packaged box my first thought was, "what? No beer?" My son got me beer though.
Pros: EVERYTHING!!!! as advertised if you can read that is, unlike all the negative people here who managed to pay before they seen it SAYS ITS DIVIDED 32 AND 32 half is cache and the other storage (little off subject sorry) the drive is amazing for performance and awsome for reliability it stablized my raid and now runs better than ever
Cons: If your I.Q. is low you will have problems with the drive
Summary: My raid is not only on my machine, but it is also being used for network storage. Noticed a substantial improvement both locally and remotely. I would recommend this for anyone who wants a speed boost on their HDD and doesn't have the option for Intel's SRT. OCZ: If you are reading this, then PLEASE add the option in your driver to use all 64gb as cache.
Pros: this thing does exactly what i need it to: cache a 3tb drive i use for all my games. My OS is installed on 2 60gb ssd's in raid, and all my games, movies, music, etc is on my 3*1.5tb raid 3. I got tired of the slow speeds so i got this thing. setup was easy, and now my games launch instantly, and eliminated the loading screens in most of my games. It is even more impressive because these 2 drives are on 2 different controllers. My HDD is on my raid card, while my ssd'...
Cons: it would be nice if they used all 64gb for caching, not split it up to 32 for cache, 32 for storage. I notice that once I access a file that I have not accessed in a while the file takes substantially longer to load. this could be improved if OCZ gave the option in their driver to allow all 64gb to be used as cache. I'm not using the extra 32 for anything. other than that, no cons.