SandForce-based SSDs?


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Man-wai Chang

Are they really that bad?

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Paul

Man-wai Chang said:
Are they really that bad?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SandForce

"Issues

After the introduction of the SF-2000 series controller, a few
customers using drives with that controller reported issues
such as BSOD and freezing."

You'd want to check reviews to see how prevalent the problem is,
before buying.

I just picked one at random, and it's interesting how varied the
reviews are for the SSD. Particularly interesting, is a claimed
write speed of "up to 490MB/sec" and one user seeing 170MB/sec.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233223

Kinda like buying USB keys, in that they seldom live up to
their marketing either.

Paul
 
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Yousuf Khan

Are they really that bad?
If you check out my other thread in this newsgroup, "SSD freezes from
time to time". That's a bit of a history of my own troubles with a
Sandforce-based SSD.

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John Doe

Yousuf Khan said:
Man-wai Chang wrote:

If you check out my other thread in this newsgroup, "SSD freezes
from time to time". That's a bit of a history of my own troubles
with a Sandforce-based SSD.
I have had trouble with OCZ SSDs. Maybe SSDs were not ready for
prime time.

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Man-wai Chang

If you check out my other thread in this newsgroup, "SSD freezes
I have had trouble with OCZ SSDs. Maybe SSDs were not ready for
prime time.
I hate the idea of doing a firmware upgrade might wreck things... :)

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YKhan

I hate the idea of doing a firmware upgrade might wreck things...  :)
Most of the recent firmware upgrades seem to be non-destructive. But
I've long since began imaging my boot drive weekly, so it really
doesn't matter to me one way or another if it's destructive or not.

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Man-wai Chang

Most of the recent firmware upgrades seem to be non-destructive. But
I've long since began imaging my boot drive weekly, so it really
doesn't matter to me one way or another if it's destructive or not.
Could it be an user error should bad things happened after firmware upgrade?

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YKhan

Could it be an user error should bad things happened after firmware upgrade?
I don't know, probably depends on the circumstances.

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Man-wai Chang

Could it be an user error should bad things happened after firmware upgrade?
I don't know, probably depends on the circumstances.
Maybe some users didn't stop ALL disk i/o before applying firmware upgarde?


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Yousuf Khan

Maybe some users didn't stop ALL disk i/o before applying firmware upgarde?
If the disk system was so busy that it could interfere with firmware
update, then you likely wouldn't even be able to see the Corsair drive
in the update software. You wouldn't be allowed to apply a firmware
update in such a circumstance.

Yousuf Khan
 

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