Originally Posted by rpgman1
It's Sandforce that is having problems. Corsair noticed that on their Force Series 3 SSDs. Feels like they're giving the run-around to Corsair and OCZ. You could see why people flock to Crucial and Intel SSDs for better performance, reliability, and support. OCZ seems to handle them rather poorly compared to Corsair though.
The difference between Corsair and OCZ is that Corsair immediately chose the route of full disclosure and accountability while OCZ seems to be either ignoring the issue (and continuing to ship affected units) and/or offering pathetic compensation for those with faulty drives.
Originally Posted by Corsair
Over the past several days, we have analyzed issues associated with the stability of our recently released 120GB Force Series 3 SSD (Corsair part number CSSD-F120GB3-BK). Our review has identified that a significant percentage of these drive do not operate to specification. The solution will require changes to both the SSD firmware and the hardware components of the SSD itself.
We’ve worked closely with our partners to determine a root cause but there is no single issue at fault. I’m sure you’ll have questions about how this could happen but we can only say that our production test did not catch this combination of issues and we have implemented multiple corrective actions, involving both firmware and hardware, and are confident we have resolved all currently known issues.
This is our fault, our production tests didn’t catch the issue before the drives were shipped to the consumer and we take full responsibility for our products, which is why we’re asking for them to be returned and will be picking up return shipping.
Even though my second-gen Force drive isn't a top-dog performer anymore I am certainly glad I chose to go with Corsair.