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Good thing too. It's an awesome platform as far as speed goes, the only issue has been it's limited space and the occasional bad batch going out the door.
Can't wait til they're priced more in-line with conventional HDD's. 500Gig SSD for 150? Yes, please!

After black friday deals and MIR, i got 2x256gb's for 189. not bad imo
post #102 of 156
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http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9234744/SSD_prices_continue_to_plunge
Hmmm, I was actually going to buy an SSD a few months ago.
That is, until I found out there's a notorious firmware glitch that randomly deletes all your data.
No thank you. tongue.gif

That is only with bad and HORRIBLE brands like OCZ.
post #103 of 156
The one thing that still grabs me about SSD perception is how blatantly obvious it is that anyone on the fence or questioning them has clearly never used one.


I dont know how ANYONE could use an SSD and then go back to a traditional HDD for everyday computing. It's simply night and day difference. I've had the Force 3 from Corsair and currently using a 256 Vertex 4 and neither have had any issues at all.
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I would. If it gets bricked for whatever reason (very unlikely) I doubt they can deny you an RMA, assuming you used the very firmware they distributed for your SSD. I once killed some old motherboard, I think it was even an ASUS, after flashing the BIOS update that they uploaded themselves. Their own site even said it was compatible with the motherboard on my system, yet after flashing it my board wouldn't POST. They gave me a hard time RMAing it but after lots of bickering I got through to them. Pretty ridiculous of them to deny you a replacement if that were to happen.
I see, thanks. Am I able to update it on a Mac? Or do I need to use Windows?

Totally wild guess, but I think it would be possible by writing the firmware to a CD and booting off the CD. Don't think you would be able to do it within OS X like you can in Windows.

Edit: Just found this for ya http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Solid-State-Drives-SSD/Update-Firmware-on-M4-SSD-on-Macbook-Pro-without-optical-disc/td-p/106726
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That is only with bad and HORRIBLE brands like OCZ.

Looks like you missed post #21 tongue.gif. http://www.overclock.net/t/1339562/sd-ssd-prices-continue-3-year-plunge/20#post_18854329
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post #106 of 156
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No, Intel X25-M G1/G2 had firmware update bugs and a powerloss bug.
Virtually all controllers have had a bad firmware pushed.... Micron, Samsung, Intel, Indilinx, SandForce, SandForce, SandForce....
Good thing I keep a ton of backups.
post #107 of 156
Got my Intel 520 120GB for $174 shipped at the end of March from amazon two weeks or so before the newegg sale for $150 but had Amazon refund the difference. tongue.gif

Am I kicking my self now? Not really, at the time I still got an amazing drive (830s still selling for $200 Wildfire/Chrono Deluxe was like $240) and from my perspective far and away the best drive on the market! Overall top five in pretty much any and all benchmarks and won more than a few but was the only drive that really offered the 5 year warranty. (pre-Vertex 4, ect)

So for being an early adopter with a new SSD and being able to get it for an amazing price at the time I've been more than happy with my drive, zero issues as expected and have the Intel track record behind it. thumb.gif


With that said, if I can get a 512GB vertex 4 for that $200 buck mark I wouldn't mind upgrading biggrin.gif
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I have had no problems whatsoever with my Vertex 3 120GB since I got it in June of this year. I updated it to firmware 2.22 when I got it and am pretty happy with it right now. I only wish I waited another month or two so that I could save another $30 on it.
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I would. If it gets bricked for whatever reason (very unlikely) I doubt they can deny you an RMA, assuming you used the very firmware they distributed for your SSD. I once killed some old motherboard, I think it was even an ASUS, after flashing the BIOS update that they uploaded themselves. Their own site even said it was compatible with the motherboard on my system, yet after flashing it my board wouldn't POST. They gave me a hard time RMAing it but after lots of bickering I got through to them. Pretty ridiculous of them to deny you a replacement if that were to happen.
I see, thanks. Am I able to update it on a Mac? Or do I need to use Windows?

Totally wild guess, but I think it would be possible by writing the firmware to a CD and booting off the CD. Don't think you would be able to do it within OS X like you can in Windows.

Edit: Just found this for ya http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Solid-State-Drives-SSD/Update-Firmware-on-M4-SSD-on-Macbook-Pro-without-optical-disc/td-p/106726
Great! Thanks mate!
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http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9234744/SSD_prices_continue_to_plunge
Hmmm, I was actually going to buy an SSD a few months ago.
That is, until I found out there's a notorious firmware glitch that randomly deletes all your data.
No thank you. tongue.gif

SSDs are the computer part with which you'll see the biggest difference from upgrading to. You're just shorting yourself with paranoia. Seagate used to have a notorious reputation for HDD failures.. did you start running disc-bootable OSs then?
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