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Originally Posted by PCSarge View Post

that intel issue was with the sandforce controllers, mine is pre sandforce, its a 320 series from last year xmas time. lol
OCZ ive heard too many horror stories about, and crucial is starting to slip up
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....
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Don't half-ass buying a cheap SSD and you won't have issues.
That's not true. Virtually all SSD failures are due to firmware bugs.
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I'm with Rookie1337.

OS, apps, games on the SSD. Docs, music, videos, etc... on a HDD that is backed up. No issues in the 2 years I've had my C300 and no issues so far with the 840 Pro.
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Originally Posted by PCSarge View Post

that intel issue was with the sandforce controllers, mine is pre sandforce, its a 320 series from last year xmas time. lol
OCZ ive heard too many horror stories about, and crucial is starting to slip up
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....
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Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros View Post

Don't half-ass buying a cheap SSD and you won't have issues.
That's not true. Virtually all SSD failures are due to firmware bugs.

True. However Corsairs supposedly had firmware issues back when I bought mine; I never updated my firmware (I have the old "bugged" firmware) and haven't had the BSOD issues that were popular with the Corsair SF drives. I meant don't buy some $40 Crucial V4/ADATA S510 and expect it to last long AND perform great. My comment did imply that buying expensive means you won't have problems though redface.gif But no, that's not my view on it at all. I guess it would have been better said if I had said "Research the success/failure rates before buying." thumb.gif
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post #24 of 156
I only have my OS and some frequently used apps installed on my SSD. All data is on hard drives. It's an Intel X25-v thats been going strong and problem free for a long time.
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post #25 of 156
I've had my SSD for almost 2 1/2 years now, never had any issues with it.

Looking back, I paid $229 for an 80 GB drive, I'm loving the prices of today's SSD's.

All future rigs will have an SSD mandatory, I can never go back to having the OS on a regular HDD. Those who comment on SSD's without first hand experience have no idea what they're missing out on.
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post #26 of 156
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Having modern PC without a SSD is like hiring a hooker for hugs.

Sorry bud: http://www.thesnuggery.org/
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I only have my OS and some frequently used apps installed on my SSD. All data is on hard drives. It's an Intel X25-v thats been going strong and problem free for a long time.

I have my 120GB partitioned. 1 partition of I think 32GB for W7 + all programs, 1 partition with the rest for just the games I want on the SSD. Then I have a few HDDs for all my other stuff and I swap games between SSD/HDD when I want to.
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I haven't seen to many people use them with media centers, because of the constant writing to the drive from the tuner.
    
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post #29 of 156
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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!

Conventional HDD's are not even back down to normal price -.-
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post #30 of 156
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I haven't seen to many people use them with media centers, because of the constant writing to the drive from the tuner.

Bleh in all honesty even with such very frequent writing you'd likely want to upgrade your entire system before it even goes out. Lifetime will always vary of course but at the prices of HDDs right now it's hard to warrant getting one over an SSD, exception being when you need 500GB or more obviously.
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