So what's the word on the new Corsair Accelerator

NomNom

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So what's the word on the new Corsair Accelerator SSD"s

Thinking of maybe getting these one day when my vertex 2 fails me.


An easy and affordable way to boost system performance up to 5x

Using an Accelerator Series™ solid-state cache drive can boost your system's read and write performance up to 5x compared to using a hard drive alone. Just add the cache drive to your system, download and install the intelligent caching software, and start enjoying faster boot times and quicker file access.


The quick way to fast drive speed

An Accelerator Series SSD cache drive doesn't replace your hard drive — it just makes it faster. Installation takes just minutes. There are no configuration hassles and you'll start to experience the improvement immediately.


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Corsair SSDs are 2.5" wide, the same size as notebook hard drives.


Automatic performance

There are no new drive letters to manage, no need to manually move your programs or data, and no reinstalling of Microsoft® Windows® or your applications. Just connect the hardware, download and install the software, and restart your system.

The intelligent caching software, developed for Corsair by NVELO, automatically learns which files and programs you access the most and optimizes system performance by caching these to the Accelerator SSD. And because it learns as it goes, the caching gets more efficient the more consistently you use your PC.


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Accelerator Series SSD drives are available in 30GB, 45GB, and 60GB models.


Upgrade your upgrade experience

You don't need to uninstall, reinstall, or move your existing hard drive. Just mount the Accelerator Series cache drive in an unused drive bay and attach a SATA cable and an internal power cable. Download and install the caching software, and you're ready to go.


Break the bottleneck without breaking the bank

An Accelerator Series SSD is a great choice if you want to significantly boost your system's speed but you don't want to invest the time or cost of a complete system overhaul. Your PC will work just as it always has... just a lot quicker.


Product Pages


Currently listed at the following online stores:

Rebeltech:
Corsair Accelerator Series™ 30GB Solid-State Cache Drive - R736
Corsair Accelerator Series™ 60GB Solid-State Cache Drive - R990

Sybaritic:
Corsair Accelerator Series™ 30GB Solid-State Cache Driveindeks - R811
Corsair Accelerator Series™ 60GB Solid-State Cache Drive - R1089

Titan Ice Computers:
Corsair Accelerator Series™ 30GB Solid-State Cache Drive - R807
Corsair Accelerator Series™ 60GB Solid-State Cache Drive - R1084
 
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Pe-Killer

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I think it's a awesome idea the only qeustion is does it work?If it does i'll get one,just waiting for some reviews..
 

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Yes, except for the dataplex software. One irregular shutdown and you wait 4 hours for your next boot while it fixes itself.
 

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What over-provisioning is there on these drives? You need a lot more on cache drives, and OCZ has something like 50% on their Synapse cache drives, which are also SATA 6Gbps, vs these 3Gbps drives.
 

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I think it's a awesome idea the only qeustion is does it work?If it does i'll get one,just waiting for some reviews..

I'm pretty sure Corsair wouldn't sell it and advertise it with the above if it didn't work :) but agreed we need some reviews.


Yes, except for the dataplex software. One irregular shutdown and you wait 4 hours for your next boot while it fixes itself.

That's unacceptable, that alone would be a huge turn off, would rather go for those Gigabyte motherboards with the small slot for a SSD instead.


What over-provisioning is there on these drives? You need a lot more on cache drives, and OCZ has something like 50% on their Synapse cache drives, which are also SATA 6Gbps, vs these 3Gbps drives.

I'm pretty sure they wouldn't sell it as a cache drive if it couldn't do the job, also they are rated for Up to 280 MB/s sequential read — 260 MB/s sequential write a SATA II port. The SSD drives that make use of the SATA III ports go at double this speed.



Thanks for that.
 

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Will be awesome to increase my WD 2TB speeds. Though i will be getting a normal ssd first, still on my wishlist :D

Would be great to see some comparisons.

Well looking at the current pricing @ esquire of their current OCZ SSD's (60GB range), and reading other forums and seeing that the price difference is not much between normal SSD and SSD cache drives, and esquire saying that they will try get some in next week, would be worth it for all those that want to keep their space, but get the speeds. I will definitely take one so just waiting for esquire durban branch to get stock and I'm the 1st one their ;)
 
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