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Feel free to post good experiences you've had with these also.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-485-_-Product

There's what it appears to be rebadged from. Reviews are meh at best. Before I read those, I got 3 of them from the microcenter here in CO. Within 72 hours all 3 have failed to boot and needed extended power off times before rebooting. It's way faster than the OCZ drive I had before, but has been a hassle so far. I have 2 in my sig computer and one in an HP Envy 15

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Originally Posted by manufacturer response on newegg
Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,
Thank you for contacting ADATA USA.
There are some known issues with the Sandforce SF-1222 controller and certain motherboard confgurations. We currently have a firmware update available however it can only be implemented by our engineers. We are working alongside Sandforce on a user friendly version that will be available at the beginning of next year. Please give us a call if you have any questions about this. ADATA Los Angeles Office: Phone: 1-888-YO-ADATA x604 Email: support@adatausa.com Please do not hesitate to call with any issue, one of our support staff members will help you out. Please use ATTO benchmark to test the SSD, for most accurate results.
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Faulty batch? Most people haven't had problems with them.
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post #3 of 26
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Faulty batch? Most people haven't had problems with them.
Did I pick the right one from newegg that the microcenter one is rebranded from?
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post #4 of 26
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Did I pick the right one from newegg that the microcenter one is rebranded from?
Yup, S599.
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post #5 of 26
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Yup, S599.
at least 1/3 of the reviews on newegg are echoing what I said, you think it would be better to try another few from microcenter or wait for the firmware update supposedly coming out?
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post #6 of 26
I would send the drives to them for a free firmware update. Or if you can't be without those drives, wait for the DIY version.

And I have that exact drive, (the microcenter one) and haven't had any issues.
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post #7 of 26
I have four of them in RAID0.

I bought two about a month ago, RAIDed them up, they worked so well I bought two more.

No problems here, you must have gotten a bad batch.

As far as bad reviews on Newegg; well, it is Newegg...
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post #8 of 26
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The person I talked to with AData support said they'll have the fix out by mid Jan.
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post #9 of 26
I have two MicroCenter Sandforce 1222 SSD's, and they are flawless. Never heard of this bad batch before.
    
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post #10 of 26
it's probably not a "batch" just a combination of Mobo/SATA controller and SF firmware...
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