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Hi guys!! So I decided to forget my previous thread with OCZ and I was about to get a Crucial M4(because it has amazing reliability) when I saw this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc..._-20233206-L0B


Wow! 120GB CORSAIR for $110
Perfect find! I was about to buy the 90GB version for the same price. Guess I'll be at MicroCenter today for a price-match purchase +rep for saving me from buying the other
post #12 of 28
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Hmm.. weird I do not see anything about a manufacturer's warranty on the newegg site.

I'm going to get the extended 1 year warranty for some peace of mind. But is that warranty manufacturers or newegg's?

So to explain my situation more, I won't be building until December. I still need my HDD, SSD, and keyboard and I'm all set. I wanted to wait as long as I could until December(to be under Newegg's return policy) but this deal seems to good to pass up. There has to be a manufacturer's warranty for this product, but if there isn't I guess I'm paying $15 for a 1 year warranty.
Edited by apav - 10/27/11 at 5:45am
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Perfect find! I was about to buy the 90GB version for the same price. Guess I'll be at MicroCenter today for a price-match purchase +rep for saving me from buying the other
Awesome I'm glad I posted then! Good luck to your sir and please pm me if you have any issues with it using the updated firmware
post #14 of 28
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If you do have issues Corsair is the best manufacturer to have them with. We all know about their legendary support and aftercare.

I had a similar opportunity a while back to get a Force 3 at a great price and also jumped on it over an M4. The Sandforce drives have had their problems but I've never had any issues (firmware 1.3). It does seem like the seriour BSOD issue has been resolved by Sandforce but Corsair has yet to release an updated firmware. I'm sure they will do so soon though.

As already stated the Sandforce drives use compression in order to gain some of their speed, so if you write totally incompressible data to the drive you won't see the rated speeds. Benchmarks such as AS-SSD use incompressible data. If you use ATTO you'll see the rated speeds.

There is actually an advantage to this compression though, namely that the NAND cells will be written to less, on average.
New firmware is out 1.3.3, just google it.
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post #15 of 28
Lucky I found this thread had a lot of the same questions! Guess I'm finally getting on the ssd bandwagon.

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post #16 of 28
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Actually this question is pretty important afterall. Does this SSD come with a 3 year warranty from Corsair? It doesn't say... if it does, no sense of getting an extra year
post #17 of 28
So sandforce is now ok?

I was going to jump on the 128gb M4 $180 deal to do a raid 0 for $360, but stopped myself. I could get 3 of these drives for $390 AR.

I've heard of Corsair's legendary customer service, but downtime sucks, for lack of a better term. Is this a safe investment?

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Actually this question is pretty important afterall. Does this SSD come with a 3 year warranty from Corsair? It doesn't say... if it does, no sense of getting an extra year
Under the details page on newegg:

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Manufacturer Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
Manufacturer Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years

Edited by Synthetickiller - 10/27/11 at 6:04am
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New firmware is out 1.3.3, just google it.
1.3.1, 1.3.2 and 1.3.3 are all subject to the following qualification
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If you are stable and do not have issues, we suggest that you do not flash your firmware.
So since I have no issues I am quite happy on 1.3.
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post #19 of 28
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So sandforce is now ok?

I was going to jump on the 128gb M4 $180 deal to do a raid 0 for $360, but stopped myself. I could get 3 of these drives for $390 AR.

I've heard of Corsair's legendary customer service, but downtime sucks, for lack of a better term. Is this a safe investment?



Under the details page on newegg:
Ah thank you, it was on the right column (I'm used to it being the last all the way at the bottom of detail).
post #20 of 28
Dad-blasted I should have purchased it off NewEgg.
MicroCenter does not price-match a NewEgg item if sold out

Guess I will just settle for the 90GB version for $139 That's definitely a to me.
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