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Poll Results: How has SSD worked out for you?

 
  • 80% (56)
    SSD has been working fine for me!
  • 10% (7)
    I've had problems with my SSD
  • 4% (3)
    I had to RMA my SSD, been working fine since
  • 5% (4)
    I had to RMA my SSD, still problems. Another RMA on the way?
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post #31 of 37
Had my Intel 160gb G2 for over a year now, no problems.

I even upgraded to the newest firmeware twice for the hell of it. Upgrading the firmware didn't affect my OS install incase anyone was concerned.
    
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Damn, the corsair force 3 64gb is only 79 bucks after rebates on newegg...

Tempting, but I'm just very afraid of that SF controller and all the problems people are having
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post #33 of 37
I've owned 2 SSDs over the years - a Crucial C300 and a OCZ Vertex III MaxIOPS. My rule of thumb has always been research beforehand and look after your SSD well.

As mentioned, I chose my C300 at the start of things because Crucial were well reputed and known to make rock solid, stable memory, and if they're releasing a SSD, then surely it'll have some of their finesse in there.

The following year, I got really excited about the 2nd gen SF controllers, since I felt like I wanted a bit more speed and more or less just wanted to spend for the heck of it. That was not to say I didn't like crucial anymore, but the speeds on the SF drives were just hands-down amazing.

A bit of reading up on the SF-2281 problems allowed me to dodge most of the problems that people were getting on their regular Vertexes 3's and such - the Max IOPS drives would be affected to a lesser extent (or not affected at all by the firmware issues).

Coupled with looking after your SSD well, such as telling your web browser to put downloaded files in your secondary hard drive and only installing necessary programs on the main SSD are ways in which you can prolong the lifespan of your SSD. Sure, they're getting better and better in terms of endurance and a few writes won't damage it that much, but I like to play it safe and only do such things if it's really needed, otherwise, I have my samsung F3 1TB for everything else
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post #34 of 37
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Originally Posted by razorseal View Post
How long did it take for the nova to get really slow? and how long for RMA? lastly, how long did the last one last? (that's the one I have on order)
I think the were both flukes though. They were based on older Indilinx barefoot tech. That first one lasted a while, about 6 months. I don't know why it became slow, even after doing an SE. The 2nd refurbished one lasted about 2 days before it stopped being detected at all. Kind of disappointing but being on the cutting edge has it's risks, thankfully it was ONLY a boot drive.
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I think the were both flukes though. They were based on older Indilinx barefoot tech. That first one lasted a while, about 6 months. I don't know why it became slow, even after doing an SE. The 2nd refurbished one lasted about 2 days before it stopped being detected at all. Kind of disappointing but being on the cutting edge has it's risks, thankfully it was ONLY a boot drive.
jeez really

I think I'm gonna start saving for a Crucial M4 ASAP
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post #36 of 37
I have not ordered one for the reason the OP asks.
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post #37 of 37
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I have not ordered one for the reason the OP asks.
Well the results look promising at least
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