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Are there still issues with Sandforce SF2281?

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Title says it all.

I'm not up-to-date, manufacturers said it might be a firmware problem and that it would be solved, is it solved now or do people still have BSOD and other issues with these SSD's?
post #2 of 86
I just returned a BSOD'ing Kingston HyperX 120gb Sandforce-2281 for a fantastically awesome and stable Crucial m4 128gb with the latest firmware that I updated to from a CD. So yes, to me, it's still an issue. One I've delightfully rid myself of. So delightfully that I ended that sentence with a preposition. (Grammar joke lol)

I'm told that I'm part of a sizable minority though, and that there are plenty of drives that do work. There are many people happy with their Corsair and Vertex Sandforce-2281 drives. I acknowledge their success.

But honestly, to me it feels like a crapshoot. One where the odds are stacked in users favor (i.e. good chance you should be fine), but it didn't end up that way for me. Nor a few others here.
Edited by CapnBiggles - 9/7/11 at 7:08pm
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Crucial's m4 has lower random 4kb reads than its m3 frown.gif such a fail. Intel's newer ssd's suffer from lower random 4kb reads than their earlier ssd's too...I really hate how the market is moving away from high random access speeds. It's really crappy, they're more important to home users than high sequentials and yet everyone seems to be buying into it. I refuse to buy an "upgraded" product that has worse specs than its predecessor.

Edit: whoa, I'm totally off topic here. To answer the OP, yes the latest Sandforce drives still have problems.
Edited by flamingoyster - 9/7/11 at 7:19pm
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post #4 of 86
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LOL. OK thank you very much, I will avoid it then.

How do you get the CD to update the firmware? I have a Crucial M4 too.
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Originally Posted by DaGoat;14860704 
LOL. OK thank you very much, I will avoid it then.

How do you get the CD to update the firmware? I have a Crucial M4 too.

You burn the firmware to disk
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Originally Posted by tw33k;14862844 
You burn the firmware to disk

^ what he said

Unfortunately apart from the Crucial M4's and those Intel variants, not many are reliable at all.
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Im getting the M4 tomorrow because i bought solid 3 to test it out hoping that it won't cause any problems since i have used 2 ocz so far but windows kept freezing had to restart each time its happened 4-5 times today.
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Ive had my Corsair Force 3 120GB for a week or so, no BSOD's (not casued by the SSD anyway)

I think my mobo is having trouble as sometimes for like 3-5 seconds its becomes sticky and unresponsive then goes back to normal, i think the i5-750 @ 4.2ghz has quickly reached it EOL!

But its hit and miss, everyone bangs on about the Crucial M3/M4, I'm a corsair fan so i went with a brand i know and love and trust...
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post #9 of 86
Yes, nothing has been solved on the Sandforce 2281 front.

http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showthread.php?92465-Where-we-are-with-Vertex3-Agility3-Solid3-drives

OCZ gets new firmware faster than anyone else. Tony just stated Sandforce is testing yet another firmware update now.
post #10 of 86
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Originally Posted by flamingoyster;14859951 
Crucial's m4 has lower random 4kb reads than its m3 frown.gif such a fail. Intel's newer ssd's suffer from lower random 4kb reads than their earlier ssd's too...I really hate how the market is moving away from high random access speeds. It's really crappy, they're more important to home users than high sequentials and yet everyone seems to be buying into it. I refuse to buy an "upgraded" product that has worse specs than its predecessor.

Edit: whoa, I'm totally off topic here. To answer the OP, yes the latest Sandforce drives still have problems.

While it's true that the m4 did have a slight handicap to the c300 on the 4k speeds, it's been corrected and higher with the newest firmware update.
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