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There are some delays in getting my corsair forcegt 240 and my dealer has offered me the vertex 3 240 for the same price range, how does this ocz drive compare to the corsair in terms of peformance, firmwared reliability, nand reliability and over all rma support.
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They are basically the same drive.

Company support you are far better off with Corsair.
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I've been reading a lot of older comments saying that the Vertex 3 is pretty unstable and causes a lot of BSOD's generally what I've read about is that Vertex 3 is pretty bad compared to the ForceGT, Im also wondering who makes the firmwares for these drives, OCZ/Corsair or SandForce.
Edited by EarlZ - 5/16/12 at 1:15am
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Originally Posted by EarlZ View Post

I've been reading a lot of older comments saying that the Vertex 3 is pretty unstable and causes a lot of BSOD's generally what I've read about is that Vertex 3 is pretty bad compared to the ForceGT, Im also wondering who makes the firmwares for these drives, OCZ/Corsair or SandForce.

Sandforce builds the firmware for all the drives regardless of who makes the drive. With the companies input, they tweak stuff here and there but they are all basically the same.

The Intel 520 is the exception. Intel tested the firmware for almost a year and Sandforce made changes based on Intel's testing. But the changes are exclusive to Intel, nobody else gets them.

Personally, I'd stay away from both drives. If you need to go Corsair, their Performance Pro is a much better option.
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Sandforce builds the firmware for all the drives regardless of who makes the drive. With the companies input, they tweak stuff here and there but they are all basically the same.
The Intel 520 is the exception. Intel tested the firmware for almost a year and Sandforce made changes based on Intel's testing. But the changes are exclusive to Intel, nobody else gets them.
Personally, I'd stay away from both drives. If you need to go Corsair, their Performance Pro is a much better option.

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You should get this one: http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-2-5-Inch-Solid-State-CT256M4SSD2/dp/B004W2JL2A

Limited brand selection for locally available SSD's I wanted to get the Performance Pro bu the price gap is just to high ( locally )

Crucial is not locally available frown.gif
Edited by EarlZ - 5/16/12 at 11:09pm
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