Some questions with SSDs.

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  1. Aznpkerboy

    Aznpkerboy Notebook Geek

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    I was wondering if there are still reliability issues with Sandforce SSDs? I read that the latest firmware update 'makes Sandforce SSDs as reliable as Marvel SSDs, but Sandforce SSDs reputation has already been ruined'. Are Sandforce SSDs reliable now?
     
  2. bignaz

    bignaz Notebook Consultant

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    I have used a lot of SSD's pretty much every brand. OCZ Agility 3's have given me blue screens . I been useing a pair of Kingston HyperX 3k's in RAID0 now for a month with no issues at all. A friend has been useing a set since launch with no issues.

    If your worried about reliability go with a Intel or a Samsung 830. But i used Muskin, Kingston, Crucial and never had any issues with them at all.
     
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    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Not in my experience. Tried a SanDisk and Mushkin and both had issues. Never again.
     
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    abaddon4180 Notebook Virtuoso

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    I have used three Agility 3 drives, two 360GB and a 180GB, in the past couple of months with no problems.
     
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    jaug1337 de_dust2

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    We've reached the point where almost all SSD's are almost equally reliable, although the only difference is firmware, speed and programs that come with the SSD's.

    Pick one you favorite the most :)
     
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    cwerdna Notebook Consultant

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    ^^^
    I disagree w/the above assertion. I continue to be amazed by how cheap some lesser SSDs are (e.g. random OCZ drives) but no thanks. I'd rather pay a bit more to have less frustration and time wasted down the road.
     
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    DumbDumb Alienware !Wish money wasn't the problem.

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    my itenl 520 240 gig rocks.. not 1 problem so far other than im a noob and still have to pass the learning curve when it comes to ssds.
     
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    Yes indeed, I agree, you still tend to have some preferences, but yeah basically they are all the same
     
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    Jarhead 恋の♡アカサタナ

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    Last time I checked, the older Sandforce-based drives (non-SF-2281) had a failure rate of about 6% on average, meaning that 94% of drives have no issues that warranty a return or repair. Compared to Intel/Samsung/Crucial at 0.5% failure rate, it's still not horribly bad (relatively-speaking). What you need to look out for are companies that have good customer servie, if anything goes wrong. Don't look for OCZ to give you great customer support whatsoever. While I've not bought their SSDs, I've dealt with Mushkin and SanDisk products and whenever I needed to talk to someone, they were quick and friendly with support (so I assume that they are the same with their SSD products).

    That said, my Intel 330 (Sandforce SF-2281) has had no issue so far since I bought it in early June-ish.
     
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    While hunting for some deals in the weekly fry's ad, I checked online and found that they are currently selling a 256gb Corsair Force 3 Series for $139.99. I'm planning to jump the gun on it, suggestions?
     
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