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|04-26-2012 12:33 PM|
This is good info. about how Intel 520 compared with others. Of the 3 types of SandForce controllers, it's in the middle tier.
|04-26-2012 03:15 AM|
Just received mine yesterday installed,
Din't even format,
did a Levono Recovery
no firmware update
not one problem, No BSOD
|04-25-2012 04:06 PM|
brand loyalty fools
|04-25-2012 03:52 PM|
|nebody00||I know that Intel is one of the reliable SSD makers in the industry but that won't help me when my Intel 320 drive gets hit with the 8MB bug even on the latest firmware 3 times over 2 months. It's kinda funny how the first few comments to me when they hear of any problems is "Were you using new firmware?" or "It's just you." Then when I show them the Intel support forums have tons of threads saying the 320 still has the 8MB bug even with the latest firmware they just say it's only a handful of people. Even then, the bug exists and is not fixed yet. It's like these people are shills for Intel and they want the problem to get swept under the rug.|
|04-25-2012 03:23 PM|
|04-25-2012 03:15 PM|
Intel wins hands down - they would not risk their name on a crap product, this would not be on the market if Intel did not work hard on it and have faith in it.
|04-25-2012 03:12 PM|
Take some time to look at the ones from Intel's own forum. Again, keep in mind that the Intel 520 has only been released for less than 3 months. As time goes on, perhaps there will be more reports. Look, I am not painting Intel 520 as a BSOD monster, I'm telling you BSOD issues exist with the Intel 520 and there are complaints (not virtually non-existant as you have claimed), despite all of Intel's testing of the 520. The real question is whether the rate of Intel 520 BSOD higher than those of non-Intel SSD with current, mature firmware. There is no reliable way to measure that since the 520 was only released earlier this year.
Oh look, an anecdotal reference of someone you know who did the real testing. Sure, we all believe that. Got an official source on that? If not, then it's simply trash information. And of course Intel knew existing SF firmwares were shit. Everybody knew that, that's why every SSD maker made sure to pass out the newest firmware updates onto their customers. And why don't you take a little time to Google when the latest batch of stable non-intel SF SSD firmware was released. Since you have trouble doing that, I'll just tell you: Vertex 3's 2.15 was released in mid-October of 2011 (I'm using this because it's the firmware version that fixed the vast majority of BSOD for V3). Knowing that, does your statement of Intel 520's firmware fixes being passed onto the other drives make any sense? Hardly. Intel 520 was released in Feb. 2012, 4 months after the 2.15 firmware has fixed most BSODs in Vertex 3's even though you said they can't use it until after the 520 is released. That is clearly NOT the case as those firmware versions have been out for the public for 4 months. Still want to talk out of your ass?
And I'll keep it simple-- Intel did additional testing, great, does that mean these drives are empirically more reliable than other SF drives? Time will tell us. Until then, everything you're repeating is brochure material (and possibly home-brewed BS).
|04-25-2012 12:37 PM|
Not to intrude here but
OCZ, patriot, corsair (except for the performance pro and the vertex 4, which still has yet to establish a track record with its new controller) are ruining the SSD tech for mainstream consumers by rushing product releases with half-assed firmware and not backing their products.
Intel, sandisk, and mushkin have proved that the sandforce controllers can be highly reliable and highly effective if taken the time to properly develop the soft side of this technology.
Or even better yet, everyone can just do a little research before they buy and realize that Crucial, Samsung, Plextor, and Intel are the ones who are working hard on this technology (being the pioneers of it) and standing firmly behind their products.
|04-25-2012 12:32 PM|
The genesis of this was an idiot who claimed that because there was a marvell chip in the vertex 4, that it would automatically inherit the reliability of different products with a different marvell chip and different firmware. Clearly thats about the stupidest thing in the world. The good car analogy is someone saying "I'm thinking of buying this car thats a chrysler, but it has a toyota muffler in it. So it should have the same reliability as a toyota". No.
My point was that the vertex 4 was based on an indilinx product with a marvel controller and firmware having nothing to do with any other marvell based SSD.
My thesis is that the vertex 4 is an unknown product from a company with a solid reputation for releasing SSD's that eat your data and crash your system. That was the case with the vertex 2 plus and the vertex 3. There is nothing about its controller or firmware that creates any reasonable expectation that this time it'll be different. I suggested buying the 520 instead from a company that is pretty well known for making very reliable products, especially given that the price difference is negligible.
I sincerely apologize to you and all of the other people who might have gained some insight from my comments on the 520 and the vertex 4. Seems there are way too many buttheads around here to have a reasoned conversation. I promise I'll never try to help anyone make a good decision here ever again!
|04-25-2012 12:32 PM|
1) This IS the latest Intel SSD out.
2) Yes, SSDs will get gradually cheaper since a new technology is coming out very soon.
|04-25-2012 12:14 PM|
|nebody00||Just hope the 520 series is as good as the 510 series. I have a Intel 320 that I am RMAing after it did the 8MB bug 3x in the last 2 months.|
|04-25-2012 12:08 PM|
OCZ apparently didnt validate any of their products very well, since every generation of SSD they've sold in the last few years had serious reliability issues. I expect this next generation to be the same.
|04-25-2012 09:38 AM|
|04-25-2012 09:20 AM|
|04-25-2012 09:16 AM|
Good point though, common sense goes much further than static wrist bands. But people make mistakes; things happen. If I told my boss that I didn't want to use a wrist band I'd be fired in a second. All new employees at my work have to pass an electrostatic discharge class.
Bottom line, static is something that should be taken seriously.
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