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So the S511 is on sale at newegg for $30 off

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211551

I read up some reviews on this ssd and apparently it performs as good if not better than the Vertex 3.

http://www.kitguru.net/components/ssd-drives/zardon/adata-s511-240gb-ssd-review-sandforce-2281/

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AData/S511_120_GB_SSD/

What do you guys think, should I go for it?
Edited by Spongeworthy - 8/3/11 at 11:51am
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Worth a shot, I guess. It's the same Sandforce controller as the Vertex 3, right?

Also, ADATA must use screwy naming conventions. I expected the S511 to be a budget SSD considering I had a S599 last year that used the Sandforce 1200 controller.
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No. Stay away from this drive. It is the same Sandforce controller that OCZ, Corsair, Patriot and others are using and having problems with.
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I think those issues have supposedly been resolved. Or so says SandForce.
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I think those issues have supposedly been resolved. Or so says SandForce.

Well of course the company with issues will say that.

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I think those issues have supposedly been resolved. Or so says SandForce.

Ok then go to the OCZ and Corsair support forums and tell all the people having problems that it is all in their head. rolleyes.gif
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I haven't kept up on the issues with the new Sandforce drives, but your comments aren't all that helpful. If you think ADATA is selling bad SSDs a month after these issues were supposedly "resolved", I would appreciate some links so I could catch up on the latest developments. smile.gif
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Indeed good deal !
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I haven't kept up on the issues with the new Sandforce drives, but your comments aren't all that helpful. If you think ADATA is selling bad SSDs a month after these issues were supposedly "resolved", I would appreciate some links so I could catch up on the latest developments. smile.gif

My comment was meant as humor not malice.

OCZ and Corsair would be the two biggest vendors using that controller. All you have to do is visit their support forums and see the problems. I was curious to see how Patriot would make out using the same controller in their drives and now I've been seeing some people report the exact same problem. Since Adata uses the same controller, if the problems were solved, the others would have had it solved with a firmware update already.

For instance, OCZ released the Vertex 3 with 2.02 firmware. In the last 3 months we've seen 2.08, 2.09 and 2.11 released trying to solve problems. A bunch of people that finally became stable with 2.09 had the problem return with 2.11 firmware.

The problem itself manifests as the screen freezes and you can move your mouse but nothing else. After a minute or so, bsod appears and the computer restarts itself. Upon restart, the boot drive is missing. You have to shut the computer down and then restart and it finally reappears. It's happened to me while gaming, browsing the net and the system just idling.

This forum itself has more than a couple threads on the issue from various users.
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Originally Posted by mcg75;14458897 
My comment was meant as humor not malice.

OCZ and Corsair would be the two biggest vendors using that controller. All you have to do is visit their support forums and see the problems. I was curious to see how Patriot would make out using the same controller in their drives and now I've been seeing some people report the exact same problem. Since Adata uses the same controller, if the problems were solved, the others would have had it solved with a firmware update already.

For instance, OCZ released the Vertex 3 with 2.02 firmware. In the last 3 months we've seen 2.08, 2.09 and 2.11 released trying to solve problems. A bunch of people that finally became stable with 2.09 had the problem return with 2.11 firmware.

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This forum itself has more than a couple threads on the issue from various users.
Thanks for the info. I appreciate the summary. It's too bad there don't seem to be any truly solid SSDs out. Didn't Intel have some issues with their new drives too?
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