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Are these the best choice then for having ssd's in raid?
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Marvel? Win. Sandforce read and write faster in some scenarios, I believe they handle compressed data incredibly well, but don't do so hot with uncompressed, which is where the Marvels (M4) really shine. Not to mention... Marvel = reliability. Sandforce can not say the same.
Also, that's a great feature... a spin off of TRIM that allows the drive to upkeep even in RAID... this thing could be a monster smile.gif

Intel and Samsung > Marvell in reliability. Too bad Intel stopped making their own controller in consumer drives...
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Are you kidding me? That's such an overused word on these forums. It's not fanboyism when the company has freakin' earned the reputation. Corsair has unmatched customer service and they make a lot of really great products. Yes, there are companies who specialize in cases or other specific hardware niches who can produce better products, but it usually comes at a cost penalty. Considering all the problems with the recent sandforce-based SSDs, it would be wise to go with a company that you know is going to fix it or replace it no questions asked in the event of a failure - that's what Corsair is known for.

Assuming these new drives have the same controller as the Crucial m4, which is very likely, then that's quite a price markup just for customer service... if it's a new Marvell controller, then I can see the price being at least a bit justified.
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Marvel? Win. Sandforce read and write faster in some scenarios, I believe they handle compressed data incredibly well, but don't do so hot with uncompressed, which is where the Marvels (M4) really shine. Not to mention... Marvel = reliability. Sandforce can not say the same.
Also, that's a great feature... a spin off of TRIM that allows the drive to upkeep even in RAID... this thing could be a monster smile.gif

Actually, the SF2281 with sync NAND does uncompressed much faster than the m4. Keep in mind there are 3 variants of the SF2200: sync, async and toggle NAND. Of course the async versions are a little slower at uncompressed but they also cost like 120-130$ for 120gb. so. Yeah.....
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Marvel? Win. Sandforce read and write faster in some scenarios, I believe they handle compressed data incredibly well, but don't do so hot with uncompressed, which is where the Marvels (M4) really shine. Not to mention... Marvel = reliability. Sandforce can not say the same.
Also, that's a great feature... a spin off of TRIM that allows the drive to upkeep even in RAID... this thing could be a monster smile.gif

Yay! Marvell! Go go Marvell! Go go Intel 510!!
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Intel and Samsung > Marvell in reliability. Too bad Intel stopped making their own controller in consumer drives....

I didn't realize Samsung was making SSDs long enough to be considered a milestone for reliability yet. I had only just heard of their drives in the last 6-9 months.
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I didn't realize Samsung was making SSDs long enough to be considered a milestone for reliability yet. I had only just heard of their drives in the last 6-9 months.

Yep, they do, the SSD470 has been around longer than that and it's fairly proven itself reliable, as have the ones before that, though they were much less impressive performance-wise in their day. The SSD830 should prove itself the same way, too.
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well at least it looks really nice!!
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Are you kidding me? That's such an overused word on these forums. It's not fanboyism when the company has freakin' earned the reputation. Corsair has unmatched customer service and they make a lot of really great products. Yes, there are companies who specialize in cases or other specific hardware niches who can produce better products, but it usually comes at a cost penalty. Considering all the problems with the recent sandforce-based SSDs, it would be wise to go with a company that you know is going to fix it or replace it no questions asked in the event of a failure - that's what Corsair is known for.

Pretty sure Crucial offers these same drive for less than $280 and most of the time you can catch them on sale for 200. Crucial has great quality SSDs and is cheaper than Corsair. Paying more for the same product is ignorant.
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I want two... RAID - 0

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