Has anyone bought this SSD drive for a HDD replacement on a Desktop PC? Any good review on it? Tia.
I got one running in my desktop PC and I'm happy so far. Takes around 20secs from the time I hit the Power button to windows desktop.
There is a little bit of discussion here comparing the Octane to Crucial M4's and Samsung 830's.
Not saying it's definitely going to happen to you, but I bought mine from the Centrecom special here on OzB and it died in one week suddenly (not too frustrated since it was only a boot drive with minimal data), it wouldn't format nor initialise. Note this is not the BSOD problem most people mention, this is complete dead drive.
I did go down to Centrecom Sunshine, Victoria, and they gave me a choice of replacement or exchange, I walked out with a OCZ Vertex 3 for $119 (paid the difference).
Yes it's more than what I wanted initially, but the new SSD is faster so no biggie.
Ignoring everything though, because you're using it for a Desktop, the Octane will require you to buy a $10-20 adaptor caddy (if you don't want to be cheap), where as the Vertex, although more expensive, does include one. So the price is very fair.
Or you can sticky tape it which is what I have done.
I've got the Intel 330 120GB SSD and I love it! My PC boots so quickly it is crazy!!!
I have decided to go for a more expensive Sata 3 SSD now. Thanks to all your postings.
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