Originally Posted by LukaTCE
Originally Posted by Sean Webster
SandForce drive and made by OCZ.
And what is wrong with it ? i saw on forums ppl having more freeze BSOD with M4 my vertex 3 didn't crashed even once in 2 month (2.15 firmware) LPM regfix fixed mouse freezing on start so i don't understand what is so wrong with this ssd OCZ have even better firmware update tool coz updating in win can fail to update. So marwell is only better for compiling,compressing,rendering ? and sandforce is better for os load time and app lunch ?
Everything is wrong with that. There are more issues with SandForce drives than other types overall.
What do you mean you see more issues with the M4? I've never had my system freeze due to the drive. I've personally helped dozens of sandforce SSD owners try to fix issues with their drives far more than others with their Samsung, Crucial, or Intel drives in this Hardware & Storage and SSD forum.
Now why are SandForce drives not good imo you ask? Well, look up all the issues people have had with them, look at the issues people still get with their SandForce drive even after the new firmware "fix" which amazingly took so long for then to get in the first place! It took over 6 months for SandForce and other manufacturers to get the "fix." Also, like mcg said people are still having issues even after all the newest firmware updates with the SandForce drives, luckily you are not, but that doesn't mean others will not have issues with the new release of firmware. There are users who still get random freezing, stuttering and shut downs that can't be explained. This includes me b/c I have personally dealt with 11 SandFroce drives with issues even after the newest firmware.
Now look at other manufacturers, it took other manufacturers like Crucial w/ Micron about a month to fix their BSoD issue @5200hrs since it first became noticed. Look at Samsung, they had a issue with their new firmware where the drive would disappear after flashing it, but a few days later they released a new version that fixes that issue.
LOL, the way you have to update your firmware sucks, I hate updating SandForce drives personally. OCZ made it slightly better than the other brands by adding a linux live CD to allow you to update through, but mostly you have to do it through only a Windows OS with other manufacturers, now that sucks for people who have no Windows as their OS such as a Mac or linux now doesn't it?
With the Crucial you just need to download the iso updater to a cd or usb and boot from it, run it, type yes and boot back into any OS you have. You don't need to jump trough hoops to update.
And...the SandForce drives have slower reads and writes with compressed data than other non SandForce drives.
Oh yea and with OCZ if you buy form a non authorized reseller such as on eBay you can not send it in for an RMA if an issue arises. XD
And all that for about the same or more $ than the competitors? LOL
Hmmm, I ca't add the Vertex 3 to my suggested drives list.
Originally Posted by LukaTCE
Yes in april there were no firmare 2.15 this firmware fixed BSOD so how can u say is bad if u tried it before 10 month (then try M4 with old firmware)
U get any freezes with M4 ?
Like I said, I had my M4 on firmware 0001 for a while after I first bought it and I never had a freezing's issue with it. Now I have the 0309 and still haven't had issue. There was one time, but it was due to a bad install disc, it went away after a second reinstall.