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Windows 7: New SSD

14 Oct 2012   #1

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 
New SSD

Cruising for some info on G.Skill Ripjaws Z F3-2400C10Q-16GZH 16GB and on the G-Skill site found this
G.SKILL- World leading DDR3 computer memory and SSD manufacturer -SEARCH==


Anyone come across this one? and if so hows does it scrub up?

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14 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I've not received any info on them from owners, but from looking on their website at their SSD, I saw everything I needed to see............Sandforce.
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15 Oct 2012   #3

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
I've not received any info on them from owners, but from looking on their website at their SSD, I saw everything I needed to see............Sandforce.
Thanks KB didn't pick up on that I just quickly read the spiel - shame really cos I reckon they might have been a good price being G Skill eh?

Hey KB I was thinking of trying the Plextor as it is a very reasonable price out here for a 256GB it has the Marvell controller and I really don't know much about that so what are you thoughts on it?

Only thing I do not like is that it comes with - yep you got it - bloat!! in the shape of Acronis - when are they going to leave this rubbish off gear??
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15 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
I've not received any info on them from owners, but from looking on their website at their SSD, I saw everything I needed to see............Sandforce.
That seems excessive.

I've had good luck with a couple of drives with Sandforce controllers (OCZ Vertex 3, Corsair Force GT). I admit that I've always installed the most recent firmware that I could get.

I see that Intel uses them in their 330 and 520 series drives.

YMMV.
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15 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
I've not received any info on them from owners, but from looking on their website at their SSD, I saw everything I needed to see............Sandforce.
That seems excessive.

I've had good luck with a couple of drives with Sandforce controllers (OCZ Vertex 3, Corsair Force GT). I admit that I've always installed the most recent firmware that I could get.

I see that Intel uses them in their 330 and 520 series drives.

YMMV.
Yes, Intel uses the Sandforce 2281 controller, which they spent over a year tweaking, in the 520 series. I had 2 go bad within a day on my recent PC build before I went with Samsung. Excessive? Probably. Fool me once, fool me twice......

As long as there are people making high quality drives at a good price without using Sandforce controllers, that is where I will spend my money.

Also, LSI has since obtained the Sandforce company, and if anybody can get the bugs worked out, it's them.
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15 Oct 2012   #6

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
I've not received any info on them from owners, but from looking on their website at their SSD, I saw everything I needed to see............Sandforce.
That seems excessive.

I've had good luck with a couple of drives with Sandforce controllers (OCZ Vertex 3, Corsair Force GT). I admit that I've always installed the most recent firmware that I could get.

I see that Intel uses them in their 330 and 520 series drives.

YMMV.
Yes, Intel uses the Sandforce 2281 controller, which they spent over a year tweaking, in the 520 series. I had 2 go bad within a day on my recent PC build before I went with Samsung. Excessive? Probably. Fool me once, fool me twice......

As long as there are people making high quality drives at a good price without using Sandforce controllers, that is where I will spend my money.

Also, LSI has since obtained the Sandforce company, and if anybody can get the bugs worked out, it's them.
Yikes. I guess it's better to be lucky than smart. (I rarely think of myself as lucky, but maybe I am, in this context.) My oldest drive uses an Indilinx controller, and that, too, has been fine.

People tend to turn up their noses at Marvell controllers of the types found on motherboards (NIC, SATA, etc.), but perhaps they're a safer bet for SSDs.
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