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Haha, if I was to take anyone's advice it would be yours biggrin.gif

Guess I'll stay away then. Intel's 330 series should be good, I haven't seen hide nor hair of reviews yet though :/

Well, 6 did work perfectly fine. And you could always RMA if you do have an issue. Especially if the price is worth it like now they have the agility 3 120GB for like $100 after mail in rebate!

Yea, I want to see some benches of the 330 too. Almost everything Intel is good.
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Out of the 17 i had used I returned 11 of them due to classic issues even with the new firmware. biggrin.gif

Try a Kingston HyperX drive next time smile.gif

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I did...it failed...miserably. XD
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Try a Kingston HyperX drive next time smile.gif
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What would the point of that be exactly? Sandforce wrote all the firmware for Kingston, OCZ, Corsair, Patriot etc. What effects one, effects all.

The only Sandforce based drive to consider is the Intel 520. They took Sandforce firmware, validated it and told them changes to make. None of the other makers get those changes.
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I'm not really completely sure I want to buy a Sandforce drive with the knowledge that there's a 50% chance I will have to deal with RMA. Also, I live in New Zealand, so nothing concerning customer service is at all fun tongue.gif I think I'll hang in for 330's, and blindly commit to one before reviews. FOR SCIENCE!
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