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I'd like to make the plunge on a SSD upgrade. The 240GB Vertex 3s are what I want, but I'm unsure if I should buy now or wait. What are the chances of them dropping in price for Black Friday?

Also, is it still "worth it" to buy a V3, or are there new controllers just around the corner? I haven't kept up with SSD news lately. Thanks!
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Wait, and btw...I suggest a crucial m4 over the vertex 3 due to widely know issues with the sandforce controller.
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Wait, and btw...I suggest a crucial m4 over the vertex 3 due to widely know issues with the sandforce controller.
I'm unaware of these? Last I checked, V3s were the best to buy. They're still the top sellers on Newegg. Is there a problem with the sandforce controller they use?
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If you wait for awhile, Sandforce and OCZ may finally solve the bsod bug.

Or this will give them time to find more people to blame for their issue. Let's see. First it was the user's fault. Then it was the user's overclock. Now it's Intel and motherboard makers. Perhaps the PSU will be their next pick and then maybe the case builder. Soon, they'll move onto the shipper like UPS or Fedex. LOL.
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post #5 of 13
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I'm unaware of these? Last I checked, V3s were the best to buy. They're still the top sellers on Newegg. Is there a problem with the sandforce controller they use?
You seriously must live under a rock.

Google "sandforce 2281 bsod" and read up.

There's a reason my Vertex 3 is currently a storage drive and the M4 is my OS drive.
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I'm going to wait and try to pick up a new system and replace the one i have.
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I'm unaware of these? Last I checked, V3s were the best to buy. They're still the top sellers on Newegg. Is there a problem with the sandforce controller they use?
And Razer is the top seller of gaming hardware....top sales doesn't mean best...

The reason why it's always a top seller is because they are always on shell shocker deals/special sales because people are avoiding them
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post #8 of 13
Im saving now for a few items that Black Friday hopefuly will provide some killer deals.

120gb ssd, possibly a 2500K and MB. If the MSI 580 drops, possible pick that up too.
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post #9 of 13
I'm going to do a sandy bridge build around black friday deals & intend to get the Intel 510 SSD over the vertex 3 based on reliability mainly. The price is a bit much to swallow ($275 or so) so I'm still on the fence. Lots of weird things going on with the vertex 3 and I want no part of it at all. I'm not about to trade my sanity for a slightly faster windows boot.

Going from my sig rig to the SB rig is going to be just fine as it is - I don't need that sandforce mucking things up for me, even if it is faster when it works.
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post #10 of 13
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Wow, what a shame to hear the hot SF controllers suck. When are the new ones due out?
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