Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X
Glad I went with my Intel 320 a few weeks ago!
Ditto here on my Crucial M4. I considered the OCZ and Sandforce but saw these issues and steered away! The way it is playing out, the firmware fix for the bad firmware slows the performance down pretty close to the M4.
Two lessons to be carried away I think:
1. Never upgrade firmware unless you have a problem that you know it addresses. You cannot revert to an earlier version. Of course this doesn't help those that bought the OCZ drives with the problematic firmware. This has always been a principle for me.
2. Before making a buying decision, visit the forums of the vendor you are considering. For instance, the Corsair forums would tell you they had a hardware recall on their 120GB F3 and the OCZ forum would have revealed the firmware mess on their 3 series SSD and will reveal the quality of support of each vendor (and you should assume some will re-arrange or delete postings that are detrimental to their sales).