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Okay I just want to be totally learned when it comes to SSDs to make the best decision on my SSD purchase. I am most likely going to pick up two of the same SSD I end up picking one small GB version for desktop, another for new m11x lappy.

I have been searching and searching for a stable SATA 2 SSD. I am looking at any and all that will give me reliable speeds and above all not have buggy or bricking firmware. I saw bad reviews on the Vertex 2 how they switched controllers and now have bad results. I have seen the Phoenix Pro/Sniper has bad buggy firmware, and the Patriot Inferno has some shaky burst speeds. The Force seems to be having the most problems that I saw.

I don't see a point in getting the new generation SATA 3 because I will never attain that speed. I think better to get one that is a newer SATA 2 model. Has anybody kept up with which is the most reliable as of right now? I know that Intel is probably the most reliable but their speeds are like half of what the other companies SSDs can attain.
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The intel ones with trim are the most stable one hands down (from experience at working at a system integrator)
    
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For your information, the Vertex 2's controllers were not switched, they are the same SandForce-1200 series controller, they just switched from the 34nm NAND flash process to the lesser performing 25nm process.

As for your main question on which SSD, I definitely recommend the Mushkin Callisto Deluxe. It's basically the same as a 34nm (before the performance degrade) Vertex 2. It's a great little drive.
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Agility 2 / Vertex 2.
Great SSD's, I have 2 friends with Vertex 2's that were purchased at release and none of us have ever had an issue of any kind.
People like Crucial's units as well.
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I hear great things about


Crucial RealSSD C300

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...00+SSD&x=0&y=0
    
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Originally Posted by Ipwnnubletz View Post
For your information, the Vertex 2's controllers were not switched, they are the same SandForce-1200 series controller, they just switched from the 34nm NAND flash process to the lesser performing 25nm process.

As for your main question on which SSD, I definitely recommend the Mushkin Callisto Deluxe. It's basically the same as a 34nm (before the performance degrade) Vertex 2. It's a great little drive.
+1 to this.
Great little drive.

Or, if you are willing to wait, G.Skill will be releasing a new SSD based on the 25nm architecture, but unlike OCZ, it seems that they are doing it right.
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post #7 of 18
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okay i think i have finally got it down to two ssd models. One is the Mushkin deluxe either 60 or 120gb. The other is the intel 320 160gb only because of the low failure rate and the firmware update support.

It will be a tough call, either get Mushkin for the price to performance, or the intel reliability and capacity.
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Okay well from reading the manual of the M11x R3 I will be most likely changing to the Vertex 3 128GB version. The motherboard that is used is SATA 3, thus I will want to partake in the experience of 300+ Read/Write speeds...
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What about the Intel 510?
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post #10 of 18
Pretty sure the intel drives overall have the lowest failure rate, and as for my X25-E's i think at the rate im using them, they will outlive me lol
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