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[Vrzone / tech163] Intel to use Sandforce 2281 in upcoming 520 SSD line

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Now it appears that Intel gets help from a not so expected direction. According to documents Sweclockers noted the 520-series contains a controller chip from SandForce, very similar to comparable models such as Corsair and OCZ.

Just SandForce-based devices are known to be affected by bugs and other problems related to the control circuit software. This has been remedied with varying degrees of success with a steady stream of new versions of firmware, but that the world's largest chip manufacturers now choose Sand Force may still be seen as a much-needed recognition.

Edited by xoleras - 10/23/11 at 12:37pm
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Finally a 100% reliable and probably overpriced SF 2281 drive? Could it be?
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Probably not, probably a sign to stick with Crucial.

Why double post? Why not just edit your original post?
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Probably not, probably a sign to stick with Crucial.

Why double post? Why not just edit your original post?
To be the OP and first post? ...But seriously, maybe he wants to keep his opinion out of the OP.
 
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Really hope this isn't true.
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I kinda prefer Intel keeping separate from a third party controller that they don't directly work with. They have some of the, if not the best quality drives with the lowest fail rates because of it. I went with Intel because I didn't want to deal with firmware issues or hardware issues, and as much as they may gain a bit of performance with it, I don't doubt they will sacrifice some quality for it...
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I kinda prefer Intel keeping separate from a third party controller that they don't directly work with. They have some of the, if not the best quality drives with the lowest fail rates because of it. I went with Intel because I didn't want to deal with firmware issues or hardware issues, and as much as they may gain a bit of performance with it, I don't doubt they will sacrifice some quality for it...
Completely agree, i know that Corsair has supposedly got a fix to sort out the firmware bug (BSOD issue), but i've yet to see this confirmed as a successful fix from any consumers.

To be honest fixed or not, i'm kinda surprised intel wants in on sandforce.
 
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in all reality intel is so big that they very well could have been working on the sandforce controller for sometime with out saying they were. corsair thinks they've got it fixed but its hard to say considering there are still so many negative consumer reviews still coming in. maybe intel figured it out, not that they are going to share what the issue was.
    
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Probably not, probably a sign to stick with Crucial.
Or Samsung. Just wait, I'm thinking the 830 will be a huge hit around here; I'm hoping to get one for Christmas.
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All this SF-22xx monkey business... I'm sticking with SF-1222
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