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Patriot Wildfire: Is this a SSD that will cause problems?

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So the other day I somehow forgot to place the order for the Patriot Wildfire. I finally decided to read some reviews and a lot of the comments had said that this SSD causes bluescreen and a bunch of other issues. Those were almost a year old. I just wanted to know if they still have these problems.
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Wildfire was one of the best SSD next to the Crucial M4s that I read. People that ahve problems with SSDs are mostly the people that do not know how to set your computer settings up for a SSD. Plus with all the firmware updates, I say get it
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Wildfire was one of the best SSD next to the Crucial M4s that I read. People that ahve problems with SSDs are mostly the people that do not know how to set your computer settings up for a SSD. Plus with all the firmware updates, I say get it

I dunno... The main part is the controller and the Wildfire is still using the Sandforce controllers. Reliable drives are those that use Marvell or Samsung controllers (Marvell: Intel 510/520, Crucual M4, Plextor M3 and Corsair Performance Pro <-- NOT SOLID, Samsung: Samsung 830)

But the 3rd gen Sandforce drives have since got better since their first introduction when they were plagued with problems. However, it should be fine now. But the reliability prize goes to any Marvell or Samsung controlled drives
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SSD's are weird animals.

I followed SSD tweak guides for my OCZ Vertex from reptuable sources on OCZ's website and reputable users on OCN. It ended up giving me a blue screen once every few days. Spent many, many, many, hours trying to find the cause. Was debating sending my SSD back. As a "last ditch" effort i reformated. The blue screens went away.

Be very careful when reading reviews about users having blue screens. A performance optimisation that works fine for one SSD, causes freak blue screens in another brand, while causing performance loss in anthoer brand. Alos, some drives arrive with old firmware on them...and some of the early sandforce 2 firmware was buggy.

If you update your firmware,...and be very carefull about which SSD performance tweaks/optimzations you apply,.. i feel your be fine. Know how to properly set up and optimise your SSD. They are very fickle, and very sensitive to tiny adjustments.
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Oh ok. Thanks guys. So if I tweak it correctly or if I don't even tweak it I won't have any problems?
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Oh ok. Thanks guys. So if I tweak it correctly or if I don't even tweak it I won't have any problems?

The issue has nothing to do with tweaking the drive. It is the firmware. SandForce drives had very bad firmware to begin with. Now however there was a update for it and you should be less likely to have an issue, but some still do.

As for installation and tweaking to minimize user error I suggest you simply follow my guide: http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds
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