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post #1 of 10
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I picked up a corsair force 3 120gig ssd today for 200 at fry's. I am trying to decide if I should return it and getting the force 3 GT for 220 on newegg.

Opinions?
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Yeah, return the drive and get something that doesn't have the 2281 Sandforce controller that's caused so many others grief.

Intel 510 or Crucial M4. All the new drives from Corsair, OCZ, Patriot etc use this controller and the same problems happen with each and every one.
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post #3 of 10
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what issues does the SF 2281 have?
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post #4 of 10
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4604/t...sds-compared/2

Maybe you won't have the problem. But if you do, you'll regret buying the drive. Sandforce, at this point, does not have a concrete fix for it. They spend their time blaming everything but the drive itself.
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post #5 of 10
I have the Corsair Performance 3 series P3-128. Got it at Fry's for $215. Haven't had any problems, and it doesn't use the Sandforce controller. Plus, it's bloody fast (~430 read, 220 write)
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post #6 of 10
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i am returning this drive today, it is useless..... i just swapped a bunch of parts out in my system to fix a problem and now this is making me BSoD every 5 min.....
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post #7 of 10
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now for the decision, crucial C4 vs intel 510.
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post #8 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by bumsoil View Post
now for the decision, crucial C4 vs intel 510.
crucial. better affordability, and very similar results
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post #9 of 10
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crucial. better affordability, and very similar results
i just went with the intel 510, it was in stock at frys when i returned my force 3.
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post #10 of 10
ugh... I really wanna get this thing because it's so cheap right now (70 bucks!) but I would be really mad if I got 5 min BSODs
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