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Except Intel 330's were coming out at the same time, were sandforce and were not having the same quality problems. Its all on OCZ. Also before you call me in the tank for Crucial I also use Samsung and have an OCZ Agility 4 in my laptop. Even Maximum PC, issue December 2012 page 26 picks the Crucial M4 as the best bang for your buck SSD.

First of all the Intel 330 SSD was released a full year AFTER the Vertex 3 came out so I don't know why you are saying they came out at the same time lol. By that time, the BSOD issue was already resolved for the most part but Intel Sandforce based drives still experience the bug today but at a much lower rate. Also, Intel uses their own firmware instead of Sandforce's on the SF-2xxxx controller. OCZ at the time was not capable of writing their own firmware, so they used Sandforces full controller solution(firmware and hardware) along with most other companies so it was out of OCZ's hands. I believe Intel was and still is the only company using custom firmware with the sandforce controller.
post #72 of 177
the drives aren't dying... boot sequence is just changed automatically and it seems as if the boot drive is dead. says so in a ton of reviews as well...
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Also, I recommend moderators delete this thread. Roblaur is clearly a rep for OCZ and is trying to trash Crucial's good name by creating this topic with this title. People are going to search "crucial m4 overclock" and this is going to be the first thing that pops up. As I have previous experience with shady OCZ employees, I am 99% sure this is a tactic of theirs to harm Crucial's well earned black Friday sales.
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Well.... I would much rather have a SSD that dies every year than have to deal with OCZ customer support.... EVER.
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the drives aren't dying... boot sequence is just changed automatically and it seems as if the boot drive is dead. says so in a ton of reviews as well...


you may be right we will just have to wait and see if this becomes a bigger issue than a firmware flash over the next 6 months or so. What really gets me is if OCZ had this 5000 hour firmware bug which rendered your SSD to become "inactive", everybody would bash them to no end for being incompetent for having such a stupid firmware bug lol. I mean come on.. SSDs that all automatically stop working after a certain amount of time? really??
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Funny you post this because I've purchased 3 M4's. 2 of which are more than a year old, 1 a little over a year old and the people who purchased them from me haven't made a peep.
 
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Who knows maybe you were moving 100gigs of porn around that drive every day? Wouldn't be a surprise it died after a year....

Thank you for that.

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Also, I recommend moderators delete this thread. Roblaur is clearly a rep for OCZ and is trying to trash Crucial's good name by creating this topic with this title. People are going to search "crucial m4 overclock" and this is going to be the first thing that pops up. As I have previous experience with shady OCZ employees, I am 99% sure this is a tactic of theirs to harm Crucial's well earned black Friday sales.


The fact of the matter is the M4's do stop working after about a year of use and I provided a link to back that up. I think that should be pointed out for potential buyers because the overall feedback on the drives are a bit misleading if you dig deeper. Whether it is all user/firmware related is still up for debate.. we will just have to wait and see.
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Most reliable: Intel, Plextor, Samsung (830 and 840 Pro. Standard 840 uses lesser-grade TLC NAND)

Close second: Crucial

Don't touch with a 10-ft pole: OCZ
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Funny you post this because I've purchased 3 M4's. 2 of which are more than a year old, 1 a little over a year old and the people who purchased them from me haven't made a peep.

42% of the reviewers on newegg seem to disagree with you and just because you haven't experienced anything now doesn't mean you wont in the future.. it seems the time table for this issue varies.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-148-441&SortField=0&SummaryType=2&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=2&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Keywords=%28keywords%29&Page=1#scrollFullInfo
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