Originally Posted by Starbomba
I got some reasons to not choose Sandforce
, at least for now. I know SSD technology is new and that everything has got to fail sometime, but i do not want stuff to fail prematurely
or keep RMAing since on my location it's a bit harder and costly.
I don't know too much about controllers, but I know that the SF-2281 is the newest one from Sandforce. I also know that the Vertex Plus is an old SSD, older than the Vertex 2, and that Vertex 2's run the SF before 2281. I've got a Vertex 2 and I have had no problems. I don't have the 25nm one, though. Got lucky. I thought Sandforce was ruling the roost prior to SF-2281? The Vertex 2 and the C300 were neck and neck for a while, I thought. The Vertex Plus isn't even a Sandforce SSD, though. I think it's still Indilinx. The smallest amount of research possible indicates that it's still on the Barefoot controller. And I guess this
So, the Vertex Plus isn't SF. You said you want a cheap SSD and this is about as cheap as it gets. It won't be as fast as current generations, but I'm running a Vertex 2 on a non-AHCI SATAII board and it sucks. Faster than an HDD, yes, but so many benefits remain locked away. If you really want something to play around with this is your best bet. If by cheapest quality SSD you mean the cheapest SSD of the new generation then that's something completely different.