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So I am considering a Sandforce SSD for a boot drive and read some where that sandforce was somehow bad as a boot drive.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820211485

The above drive is what I am considering to go with since a user is selling one on here cheap.

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I use a 40 GB version of the same drive as my boot drive. I've Loved it since the second it started being used. Considering the price, and the drives health/total lifetime write use, I'd go for it.
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So what I read about sandforce being a bad boot drive was false?
    
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No its the 3rd Gen sandforce drives, the 2281 and 2200 sandforce controllers, the 1st and 2nd gen ones are fine. That include that ADATA drive you are looking at which is a Sandforce 1222 drive
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So what I read about sandforce being a bad boot drive was false?
Google Sandforce 2281 bsod and read up.

I have one in my Vertex 3 that I use as a Steam drive because of possible bsod issues.

I followed your link and that drive doesn't use the 2281. You would be fine.
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the newer sandforce controller has uber issues.
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Well, it is completely random, but if you are dependant on having a 100% stable PC, then SF2281 is not for you.
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Thanks guys I will keep that in mind.
    
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