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Originally Posted by ghostrider85 View Post

they are not hiding it, it's just not mentioned

They put Indilinx on the chips!
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Well at least we know it will be reliable smile.gif
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Well at least we know it will be reliable smile.gif

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Well at least we know it will be reliable smile.gif

Most SSD issues are due to firmware bugs... not hardware.
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The hardware does not matter nearly as much as the firmware.
Firmware make the SSD... not the physical controller IC.

This is what I try to tell people, but I get told I don't know what im talking about.
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Marvell = reliability. Yes.

Samsung has been THE name in SSD reliability from day one, in fact Indilinx started out with some ex-Samsung engineers, and may still have them in their employ. wink.gif Of course, Intel does more extensive validation testing but their proprietary controllers after the X-25 series were more bug-prone than the reputation let on. Marvell has only proven itself recently and for the most part ONLY because people like us said so. You have to weigh your choices when working in an enterprise environment; should you go with the chips that are hammered like crazy from inception (early Intel/Samsung, Intel-hammered Sandforce firmware), or the ones that are only proven in a common consumer environment? The firmware argument only further validates this. Like I've said, we aren't part of the enterprise market but a pre-existing reputation there really helps.
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They sure wrote some absolute garbage firmware for their Octane drives. That or bottom of the bin NAND, since those drives have a hilariously high failure rate.
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True but as time may tell the Octane is likely the exception and not the rule.
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