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So im in the Market for a new SSD
im after 120GB as it will be storing windows and some games.

OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD Max IOPS
Corsair Force Series 3 120GB SSD
Corsair Force Series GT 120GB SSD
Crucial M4 SSD 128GB
Intel 510 120GB SATA III SSD
Patriot Wildfire 120GB SSD

They are the drives im looking at.

From what I have herd, the vertex, force series and wildfire all run on sandforce and have issues?

I thought they recalled all the bad drives and all the new ones in stock dont have the issues?
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Well i cant comment on Corsair, Crucial or Intel, I've owned my Vertex II for well over a year with everyday use, ssd heath is still at 100% and its worked flawlessly, i honestly cant recommend them enough.
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Intel and Crucial are by far the most reliable. Corsair, OCZ, and Patriot which all use Sandforce controllers are more likely to have problems. Corsair is known to have excellent customer support, OCZ I've heard has poor customer support, and I can't comment on Patriot as I haven't heard much about them.

I own both the Crucial C300 and the Crucial M4, I've never had problems with either, I also haven't heard of anyone else having problems with Crucial drives. Intel drives are supposedly the most reliable. I'd suggest a Crucial M4 or Corsair Force 3/Force GT as Intel drives are expensive.

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The Corsair Force 3s HAD issues which have been solved. Everything being sold are good to go. I love my Force 3. Although it doesn't bench as well as the OCZ or Force 3 GT, the price/performance ratio is one of the best.

I've heard Intel and Crucial drives are the most reliable/least problematic.
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when i bought the intel you listed, the deciding factor was the lack of negative reviews. but then again, maybe your cpu blows up if you leave a negative review for them on newegg
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Vote for the M4 here
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The Corsair Force 3s HAD issues which have been solved. Everything being sold are good to go. I love my Force 3. Although it doesn't bench as well as the OCZ or Force 3 GT, the price/performance ratio is one of the best.

I've heard Intel and Crucial drives are the most reliable/least problematic.
The Force problems haven't been solved. One visit for the Corsair support forum confirms that. The sandforce controller it uses has the same problems in every drive that has used it.
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The Force problems haven't been solved. One visit for the Corsair support forum confirms that. The sandforce controller it uses has the same problems in every drive that has used it.

How do you find your vertex 3, any issues?

Also i see you have the 600T case, how is it i was looking at getting it.
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How do you find your vertex 3, any issues?

Also i see you have the 600T case, how is it i was looking at getting it.
I've been through a lot with the drive. It started to do the bsod event 3 weeks after installing. OCZ blamed user setup so I used their guide to set it up. Still happened. OCZ released 2.08 firmware and yet another guide to setup. Same thing again. 2.09 was released and I was stable for 6 weeks or so. 2.11 was released last week so I updated and am waiting to see what happens. OCZ support just started a new thread on their forum for people with 2.11 and bsod problems and it's filling up fast.

The Corsair case is great. It's huge inside. I added an extra fan inside to help with airflow to my video card though. The stock intake fans are weak.
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HOORAY! Ten minutes of idling my computer froze and explorer.exe crashed.

Thennnnn BLUE SCREEN! DOUBLE YAY!

My computer restarted and then couldn't detect my Force 3.



/mcg75isrightandIspoketoosoon

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