Editors Liked

  • Low power usage 3 watts idle 8 watts active, PCI-E x4 based. No SATA needed, Stand alone, no wires, Enterprise technology at enthusiasts price level
  • Extremely impressive performance, Excellent solution for avoiding the SATA issue on Sandybridge systems, Competitively priced when compared to two high performance drives to be used in RAID 0
  • Excellent performance, Easy to setup, Idle garbage colleciton, Good SandForce controller, 3 year warranty, Comparable cost
  • Impressive 531MB/s read and 448MB/s write in ATTO, Bootable, Available in many different capacities
  • Up to 75,000 IOPS in random 4K aligned random writes, RAID 0 out of the box

Editors Didn't Like

  • Price is high if you simply compare it to other 50GB SSDs, Haven't found any drive cloning software that works with it yet
  • No TRIM support
  • Drive slows down after heavy use
  • PC Only
  • SiI3124 RAID controller lacks NCQ, SMART