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Old 10-25-2012, 09:06   #9
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I've done quite a bit of research on SSDs. OCZ is extremely popular due to their benchmark performance given that they use the Sandforce controllers which are very quick for the price. Sandforce has a big reliability problem though with many drives failing or not being detected on bootup by the bios, requiring a restart or two before it's finally found and the machine can boot.

Intel makes their own controllers and are considered the most robust/reliable SSDs out there but the price-per-GB is typically pretty stupid compared to other manufacturers.

I ended up buying a Crucial M4 for my laptop. Crucial uses Marvell controllers which aren't as quick as equivalent Sandforce's, but they've got a stellar reliability reputation and are reasonably priced.
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