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post #11 of 34
as a cheap alternative..there's the corsair nova..it has an indilinx controller
not so fast,though..but still an ssd
 
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Nobody said anything about old Sandforce drives in this thread. It was all in reference to the newest 2200 series controller.
And trying to compare the m4 bsod to the 2200 series bsod means you're either uneducated about bot of them or you're simply a Sandforce fanboy.

Lol +1

Crucial took, what, a few weeks to fix it? In the time it took OCZ to fix theirs, Crucial could have gone to Mars, issued another 50 firmware fixes, came back from Mars and then made a cup of tea.
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post #13 of 34
I agree stay the heck away from OCZ and anything with SandForce Controllers.

I would get either Crucial M4, or the Samsung 830 =) They are the top SSDs to get right now!
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Lol +1
Crucial took, what, a few weeks to fix it? In the time it took OCZ to fix theirs, Crucial could have gone to Mars, issued another 50 firmware fixes, came back from Mars and then made a cup of tea.

Not OCZ, Sandforce. OCZ was busy telling us all a bunch of BS about our overclocks not being stable, our windows 7 setup being wrong, motherboard builders Sata 6gb/s implementation being faulty and Intel's drivers being the cause. wink.gif
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Not OCZ, Sandforce. OCZ was busy telling us all a bunch of BS about our overclocks not being stable, our windows 7 setup being wrong, motherboard builders Sata 6gb/s implementation being faulty and Intel's drivers being the cause. wink.gif

SamdForce or OCZ my point still stands tongue.gif
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Probably going to get flamed for this, but I recommend Kingston HyperX 120GB. 3528 hrs work time so far with no issues, even though it's a SF:er. smile.gif http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820139599 A tad over the budget, though. But then of course there is the mail-in rebate of $50 and the Kingston Free World of Tanks In-Game Items. thumb.gif
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Probably going to get flamed for this, but I recommend Kingston HyperX 120GB. 3528 hrs work time so far with no issues, even though it's a SF:er. smile.gif http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820139599 A tad over the budget, though. But then of course there is the mail-in rebate of $50 and the Kingston Free World of Tanks In-Game Items. thumb.gif

I wouldn't flame you at all for this. I'm running this drive in my sig rig as well. Both the HyperX and the M4 in my laptop have been flawless. Honestly I don't think the Kingston drive gets enough praise, it's a great drive.
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post #18 of 34
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Probably going to get flamed for this, but I recommend Kingston HyperX 120GB. 3528 hrs work time so far with no issues, even though it's a SF:er. smile.gif http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820139599 A tad over the budget, though. But then of course there is the mail-in rebate of $50 and the Kingston Free World of Tanks In-Game Items. thumb.gif

No flames just fact.

Some people were not effected by the Sandforce bsod bug and didn't need the fix. The number may as high as 80-90% uneffected.

But the fact is even if the number was a mere 5%, I couldn't recommend the drive because there are so many other choices that work just as well and have no issues for 100% of users.

Kingston is a great company but they have no control over this ssd because Sandforce writes the firmware.
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post #19 of 34
Read this: http://www.overclock.net/t/1179518/seans-ssd-buyers-guide-information-thread#user_SeansrecommendedSSDs

Pick one

My "quick" list of suggested drives:
  • Crucial M4
  • Samsung 830/470
  • Corsair Performance Pro
  • Plextor M3 Series
  • Intel 510/320
post #20 of 34
+1 For the crucial M4 128 GB
Be sure to update the firmware.


Also, you can install the OS + a few games on C:
your games will be much more quicker to charge, especially if you play to the same game often

for Steam, it's best to install it on a larger hard drive

Desactivate the hibernation, and move your swap file (pagefile.sys) to your HDD. You will then have ton of space left on C
    
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