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Anand disagrees with you: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4712/t...-with-fw0009/5 There's SF-22xx walking all over the FW009 M4 in his "light workload" bench which just happens to be 26% 4k IO.
Sure, if we only consider the 4k bench the M4 appears quicker, but look at a bigger picture.
It's even worse if we consider the heavy workload: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4712/t...-with-fw0009/4
Reliability? Oh, they stink. Buy the M4 anyway, but know the V3 is 'faster.'
Tell you what. Download the Anvil Pro beta ssd benchmark located here.

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...=1#post4954116

Take a bit of time to learn how to use it. When you know how, you can create a custom test that can make either the M4 or the Vertex 3 look faster based on what type of data they read and write and how many threads they read and write at the same time.

Anand's test, whether he meant to or not, favors the Vertex 3 in both reads and writes.

As-ssd, Crystaldiskmark, Anvil and Atto all give the read advantage to the M4 and all give the write advantage to the Vertex 3. Could I make a benchmark that contradicts either for my own purpose? Obviously.

That's why I prefer to leave the bench tests to the programs that have been out for years and have no vested interest in one brand of ssd over another.
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So I suppose this means that we can conclude the BSOD issue with OCZ drives has been fixed?
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So I suppose this means that we can conclude the BSOD issue with OCZ drives has been fixed?
It should fix the majority of people who have issues,however there is always the slow understanding guy,and does something wrong,or their freezes or BSOD's have to do with something else.

The most common problem is that the BIOS is set to IDE instead of AHCI.
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Hilarious that when this issue was first brought up, OCZ swore up and down that it was impossible to be a a firmware issue. Oh look, it was a firmware issue.
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Hilarious that when this issue was first brought up, OCZ swore up and down that it was impossible to be a a firmware issue. Oh look, it was a firmware issue.
True

I guess they were buying some time,and yes they will pay for this,i am sure of that
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Huh, I've been using the firm that came with my Vertex3, and haven't had any problems at all.
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Yea in the few months that I have owned the Force 3 60GB, I have not had any issues with it. I guess I'll update just to be safe.
   
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Huh, I've been using the firm that came with my Vertex3, and haven't had any problems at all.
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Yea in the few months that I have owned the Force 3 60GB, I have not had any issues with it. I guess I'll update just to be safe.
You guys should do the update for sure. Sandforce has never done a simultaneous release of firmware for all there drives before so I'd say they are certainly on to something.

There are reports on OCZ forum of people being stable for months and then suddenly starting the bsod one day. It's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when you come across it because all the drives have the potential to do it.
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post #79 of 85
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You guys should do the update for sure. Sandforce has never done a simultaneous release of firmware for all there drives before so I'd say they are certainly on to something.

There are reports on OCZ forum of people being stable for months and then suddenly starting the bsod one day. It's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when you come across it because all the drives have the potential to do it.
Ironically all this mess,isn't Corsair's or OCZ's fault
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I still question whether the fault is with SF or with OCZ specifically.

All other SF2281 drives have high marks for reliability, OCZ has failure rates far exceeding all other SF2281 mfgrs.

Browsing through newegg reviews, most of the other SF2281 drives are 4-5 stars without many reports of incidents while the OCZ's are full of horror stories.
Edited by xoleras - 10/19/11 at 4:08pm
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