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Looks like the only clean companies are Crucial and Samsung now (wait, I think the Corsair Performance Pros use NAND).

Nand is memory not a controller.

You meant Marvell and yes, the Performance Pro is Marvell based.
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Outrageous prices. You can get a tried and reliable Crucial drive for a bargain, a Plextor one with a 5 year warranty and good NAND, a Corsair one with the EXACT same performance, or a Samsung 830 that's more reliable than a Toyota Hilux and just matches/beats it in nearly every metric.

Why pay that much for a 520?
Edited by brucethemoose - 2/6/12 at 7:01pm
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Outrageous prices. You can get a tried and reliable Crucial drive for a bargain, a Plextor one with a 5 year warranty and good NAND, a Corsair one with the EXACT same performance, or a Samsung 830 that's more reliable than a Toyota Hilux and just matches/beats it in nearly every metric.
Why pay that much for a 520?

People will buy it because its intel. The brand name sells frown.gif
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People will buy it because its intel. The brand name sells frown.gif

Sad but true unfortunately.
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People will buy it because its intel. The brand name sells frown.gif

Not only that, but some people have OCD when it comes to parts and like having parts from the same company.
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I picked up a 510 when Newegg had them as the shell shocker back in March and haven't had one issue with it. Sure it might not be the fastest on earth in every category, but it's leagues better than my HDD.
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HUH? I don't see them for sale anywhere yet....
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Just bought one off Amazon!
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Intel + Sandforce?
Why! I'd do anything for say Intel + Micron biggrin.gif

IMFT makes the nand in both the Micron drives and the Intel dives. It is a partnership of both Micron and Intel: I (intel) M (micron) F (flash) T (technologies), so they are already kind of Intel + Micron. tongue.gif
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HUH? I don't see them for sale anywhere yet....

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-SSDSC2CW120A3K5-2-5-Inch-120GB-Drive/dp/B006VCP7YA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1328591518&sr=8-1

There's a link for the 120GB I bought.

I bought an Intel drive for peace of mind, it was worth the extra money to me.
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