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post #25041 of 28613
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Got a package from newegg today. I'm hoping this will breath some new life in to it.
The Corsair Accelerator 60GB SSD cache drive. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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It comes with a nice brushed aluminum adapter
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The install was easy, just mount the drive and install the software then restart. First thing I did was test it with HD Tune, I wasn't very happy at first but it kept getting better and better. I did six runs total.
This is 2 WD Black 1TB's in RAID 0
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The First run with the SSD, needless to say I was scared after this.
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Run 2, looking better still not great
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Run 3 more of the same
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Run 4
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Run 5
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Run 6, looks pretty much just like run 5 so I called it good. I wasn't sure if I liked what I was seeing.
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So seeing the drop in it speeds I thought I better run something different to see whats going on. Knowing I was getting this drive I downloaded AS SSD and ran it before installing the SSD. Man this thing takes ages to run on a HDD.
HDD's only
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With the SSD
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This is now showing I'm taking a hit in my write speeds but getting a big bump in my reads. 4k's are up through the roof.
Now for a little real world use, I fired up Paint Shop Pro X4 and it took 15 second to open. Then closed it and tried again, 3 SECONDS! eek.gif So far using it I can tell programs open faster but I'm not seeing increased speeds from the inside the programs. So time will tell if it was worth the money. So far I'm liking it, now a boot time test from when the Windows boot logo to the log on screen Before the SSD it was 38 seconds, now it's at 19 seconds biggrin.gif Once in Windows, its just ready to go, no waiting for everything to load, I'm happy so far thumb.gif

thumb.gif Still very impressive for something that super-charges the cache for your HDD!!! Good one Lt.Gen.!!!! Rep's+ thumb.gif
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This SSD doesn't use SRT to work, you can use it on any socket, including AMD and as long as your drive is under 2TB's it will work, the best part you do not need to reinstall your OS.
Here is a good review of itI think there are going to be a lot of Cougar fan here, maybe someone will make a orange and black Scout.

thumbsupsmiley.png This SSD is sounding a lot better to me every time I hear or read something about it. Keep us informed on your new
addition to your rig.. thumb.gif Sure look's like something I'm going to be getting soon. As long as the performance is there. I mean if it really doesn't
increase the reaction-time on most if not all apps.; then why bother.... rolleyes.gif

Firefox runs way faster, the the windows search in the start menu is about 1000 times faster almost instant, every program I open is sooo much faster to open. The PC is just really snappy now. I need to try it on some games. You know what I'm about to do, Skyrim is calling!
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This SSD doesn't use SRT to work, you can use it on any socket, including AMD and as long as your drive is under 2TB's it will work, the best part you do not need to reinstall your OS.
Here is a good review of itI think there are going to be a lot of Cougar fan here, maybe someone will make a orange and black Scout.

Just realized those are dedicated cache drives - for under $100!! :drool.gif:

I completely missed this development. Too late to return my RAM and get this instead! (I know they have different purposes.)

Time to start saving again...

Start saving, the more this thing is used the faster things get.

BTW I'm getting closer to being done with my Lian Li, I got the side panel done. I cut it with a 45 degree bit on my router and I'm super happy with the way it turned out.
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Are these write back cache drives? I'm a little concerned about that setup. From anandtech's review of SRT:
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Maximized mode offers the greatest performance benefit, however it also comes at the greatest risk. There's obviously the chance that you lose power before the SSD cache is able to commit writes to your hard drive. The bigger issue is that if something happens to your SSD cache, there's a chance you could lose data. To make matters worse, if your SSD cache dies and it was caching a bootable volume, your system will no longer boot. I suspect this situation is a bit overly cautious on Intel's part, but that's the functionality of the current version of Intel's 10.5 drivers.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4329/intel-z68-chipset-smart-response-technology-ssd-caching-review/2

Is this a legit concern?
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post #25043 of 28613
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Good find, and I don't know, this is using Dataplex from NVELO. Their website says Dataplex can do both write back and Write-Around, but I have no way of telling what mode it's running in. Maybe I better email them, there is an inter face software.

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post #25044 of 28613
Why would you want a cache drive when you could just get a ssd for your OS?
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Why would you want a cache drive when you could just get a ssd for your OS?

I don't want to have to reinstall everything, and I would not want my OS drive any smaller than 250GB, this was only $99. Plug this setup will be a HTPC/server soon.
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Hmm, one more thing to add to the list of things to try out:

I currently have an ocz fatal1ty 550 w psu. It's mounted "upside down" - the fan is facing up and drawing air from inside the case, while the logo/branding is hidden. I'm thinking of flipping the psu since my desktop is now on a hardwood floor (it used to be on carpet) so now it can draw air from the bottom.

Advantages: finally get to expose the branding a bit. Reduce the negative air pressure a bit. Move the fixed bundle of wires closer to the wire management slot and away from the window.

Mixed: since I'm yanking the red led lights, the red led PSU would look a little strange. But now there will be no lights inside alas. But the red floor effect might be interesting.

Negatives: it might be a pain to replying all the modular cables upside down? I won't realize the psu isn't ventilating properly and it dies and shorts my rig out of spite?
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You need to hang one of these in there
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Might hurt the eyes though lachen.gif

yeah i'm getting a bit obsessed with case lighting huh biggrin.gif has a real nice glow when it's dark though! i just hope my dad finishes those rgb led's soon, he can be a bit of a time taker lol
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Might hurt the eyes though lachen.gif

yeah i'm getting a bit obsessed with case lighting huh biggrin.gif has a real nice glow when it's dark though! i just hope my dad finishes those rgb led's soon, he can be a bit of a time taker lol

I think we all are bit obsessed with our cases thumb.gif
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I think we all are bit obsessed with our cases thumb.gif

indeeds biggrin.gif i still have a massive list of things i want to do with my scout, i mean i'm removing the rear fan grill over the weekend and mounting one of the H70's fans on the outside of the case so i can have the radiator a bit further back in my case, mainly so my motherboard vrm's are not getting blocked biggrin.gif been trialing 3.8ghz on my cpu and i want the vrm's to have air flowing over them smile.gif
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Ooooo! Shhhexxxy! drool.gif

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