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Anyone know anything about the PNY Optima drive on the shell shocker deal today? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820178720

Can't find any detailed specs on it.

haven't seen any reviews but I do know it's just your standard mid range ssd.
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I havent seen any reviews of it myself. All the specs I have found are only on newegg lol.

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haven't seen any reviews but I do know it's just your standard mid range ssd.

It'd be nice if we at least knew the controller and/or NAND type. Synchronous NAND and an average controller and this is a heck of a deal.
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Most likely a sandforce controller.
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Most likely a sandforce controller.

It's always a SandForce controller if it's cheap. Or worse... JMicron! eek.gif I've got nothin' about anywhere. It's only been mentioned today because of the sale. Might be worth it for $100, but you're flying blind. Anybody who gets this, please void your warranty and tell us if it is worth the money! biggrin.gif
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It'd be nice if we at least knew the controller and/or NAND type. Synchronous NAND and an average controller and this is a heck of a deal.

my wife is a buyer for computer hardware (that's how I got my free crucial ssd's) I asked her as she deals with pny also and she is 99% sure the controller is sandforce as that is pny's first choice. she will check tomorrow and see if she can come up with more info as she deals directly with the reps of the companies she buys product from.
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It's always a SandForce controller if it's cheap. Or worse... JMicron! eek.gif I've got nothin' about anywhere. It's only been mentioned today because of the sale. Might be worth it for $100, but you're flying blind. Anybody who gets this, please void your warranty and tell us if it is worth the money! biggrin.gif


just to educate me what is wrong with micron controllers? my crucial ssd's have been trouble free and seem to have good reviews. smile.gif
and they were super easy to setup and I even cloned my C drive and it worked like a champ.
I did follow Sean's guide on the setup though.
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Yeah. 120, 240, 480gb = SF 90% of the time. More interested if its async or synchronous/toggle.

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It's always a SandForce controller if it's cheap. Or worse... JMicron! eek.gif I've got nothin' about anywhere. It's only been mentioned today because of the sale. Might be worth it for $100, but you're flying blind. Anybody who gets this, please void your warranty and tell us if it is worth the money! biggrin.gif


just to educate me what is wrong with micron controllers? my crucial ssd's have been trouble free and seem to have good reviews. smile.gif
and they were super easy to setup and I even cloned my C drive and it worked like a champ.
I did follow Sean's guide on the setup though.

I think you are confused. Unicorn said JMicron not micron. JMicron controllers are bad for the most part compared to others. Most Crucial SSDs use Marvell controllers. Their v4 uses a crappy Jmicron controller tho.

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I think you are confused. Unicorn said JMicron not micron. JMicron controllers are bad for the most part compared to others. Most Crucial SSDs use Marvell controllers. Their v4 uses a crappy Jmicron controller tho.

thank you for clearing that up. I have never heard of jmicron, and now that you informed me of crucial controllers I realize I did get confused as the crucial M500 ssd's I have are marvell I got the micron mixup as my wife buys the crucial ssd's from micron. so my goof. redface.gif
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