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Can anyone confirm Intel 730 has some form of power loss protection?

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Hi,

I'm looking to pick up an SSD but my primary concern is that it contains some ability to not fail if for some reason I need to do a hard reset or the power goes out.

I live in a U.K. city and power outage is basically non existent so I don't really require a UPS but I do occasionally turn the power off once a year or so accidentally with the computer still running rolleyes.gif.

So I was looking at the more expensive intel drives and the 730 is cheaper than the 3500 and seems to have most of the features I require but it is hard to get a concrete confirmation that it does have capacitors etc.
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Says so here: http://www.anandtech.com/show/7803/intel-ssd-730-480gb-review

 

Also has capacitors on the PCB

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Would you say that it is the safest consumer ssd to purchase? I was also looking at the MX200 which seems to have some power loss and is about half the price for the same capacity.

By the way I love your SSD guide very informative, just as I am unsure with the technology I am a bit paranoid that if I BSOD from an almost stable CPU overclock for example I'll have to reformat.
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MX200 has a different kind of power loss protection. It is not a full protection but for data at rest only - it is nicely explained here http://www.anandtech.com/show/8528/micron-m600-128gb-256gb-1tb-ssd-review-nda-placeholder

By the way I have had some power outages and hard resets on Crucial M4, Plextor M5P, Kingston V+200 (drives with no power loss protection) and they've never given me any troubles because of that. And some hard resets on M500, M550 and MX200 - also with no issues.
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