I have also seen these drives ( CFs3)
i GS n many builds-
But why aren't the purchases apparent for instance on the newegg website?
Usually there is a herd like following that can be tracked in buyer usage, at least in some form.
The samsung 830 and 840 pro have a significantly higher response rate via users, if you say go to amazon or newegg you will see upwards of 300 revs on the subject.
There is even a poll on overclock.net and the samsung drives are by a large gap the main choice amongst users, in terms of price point, reliability, and speed.
When the 830's dropped below 100$ for a 128gb drive people jumped on it. I can even assume literally depending on the store.
Agreed, CFs 3
GS have a higher r/w listed, as well as 4k write. These are the "go to specs".I have read back when sandforce and OCZ drives had issues with firmware and overall longevity. I'll take some time and look in on the CF series 3 info.
I purchased the items at 224$ for 2x 830's 128gb sata III ( comp store sent the wrong one) and returned via shipping. That's where I am at right now.
If I decide to do so that means that I will be replacing for 2x Corsair Force Series GS CSSD-F128GBGS-BK 2.5" 128GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive @ 139.99 each w/o shipping (+14.99 for a 1 year warranty ) so $279.98 vs $224 on a workstation build.
The build has run me in total so far at roughly $ 2,200 between a second monitor, case + parts + warranties.
Do I think the cost of the drives for the performance justifies the addl price?
Well it can, look at the 840's they are priced at premium and don't offer the same benchmarks. So I understand where you are coming from here.
I'll have to think about it.Edited by burntheskies - 12/12/12 at 4:19pm