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Why do people hate Sandforce?

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Hey guys. Looking at some really good deals on OCZ SSDs but I noticed they use the Sandforce controller. I heard through whispers that people here generally don't seem to favor Sandforce. Why not? Most all of the SSDs on Newegg use Sandforce including Intel. Would the OCZ not be reliable?
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In the beginning, Sandforce had crappy firmware which caused tons of issues. Now, those issues are resolved.

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Don't mind the Sandforce hate. The SSDs using the Sandforce controllers coupled with the latest drivers have no problems. thumb.gif
 
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I don't. I really like my Intel 520.
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The controller was pretty buggy and nobody really knew what was causing the issues. It was pretty disappointing after the Agility 2 and Vertex 2 seemed to make so much progress to have the 3 series full of so many bugs. People wrote bad reviews and since then they've had a bad rap even if the issues have been fixed.
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Ive had an OCZ Agility 2 since launch as well as a RevoDrive 120 since launch. Both have SandForce controllers and I have had no issues.
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post #7 of 43
It really depends on the particular model you chose to buy. The Sandforce controller has had a few firmware issues over the years that have been solved, but then you have to factor in the specific companies that sell SSDs with Sandforce controllers, like OCZ. Their corporate response to all the troubles customers had was less than satisfactory and people had lots of headaches because of that.

Intel must be quite confident in their internal testing and validation, and possible custom firmware to now have started selling SSDs based on the Sandforce controller. They have the resources to test them in a bigger scale than OCZ and can tune the firmware accordingly. Besides, Intel has a much larger market and image brand to defend. If I was going to buy a Sandforce based SSD, it would be Intel.
 
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Umm..when you spend $240 and both small ssds die..and the company gives you about a week of BS

I'd say that's a reason for hate.Did I mention losing several good screenshots?Cuz the ssd simply died?
Good thing I don't collect data...
Yes..they were OCZ Agilty2s ..they eventually made good..so I'm not too mad.but still..
TBH I'm rolling on 1 rma'd Agility2 atm..I think it might make it thumb.gif
Edited by Schmuckley - 3/29/12 at 4:15pm
 
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post #9 of 43
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Basically I can get an OCZ Agility 3 120gb for $100 compared to $180 for an Intel 520. Thats a little hard to justify the extra $80 just to have Intel. Is OCZ reliable enough to go with this deal? Or would the $80 actually be worth it?
Edited by jta98z - 3/29/12 at 4:17pm
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people dont like sandforce cuz one it had lots of bugs and stuff (yes they have been fixed) and two it scks balls wehn dealing with incompressible data Choose OCZ infused with indilinx (OCZ Everest and Petrol) cuz OCZ owns indilinx which means that any problems involving firmware in OCZ products will be more quickly resolved
    
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