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bimbo93
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hi
i was lookin at ssds for the bootdrive,
which one would be best intel or ocz.

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Be careful what you are looking for, especially in terms of the controller.

Intel and newer Samsung tend to be very stable, but not necessarily the fastest of the bunch. OCZ or Corsair (my personal pick) make some blisteringly fast drives that will saturate a SATA3 socket, but I recommend you read reviews, especially on larger drives (240Mb and larger), to make sure they aren't using the older problematic controllers. The newest OCZ drives with Indilinx controllers are super stable, but tend to not be the quickest, though there are a couple new ones now on the market that fly.

In general, OCZ and Corsair are always on the desired list because of their incredible customer service. They stand behind their product so well that in case a failure happens (and situationally everybody makes a lemon once in a while) they get you a replacement with no delay.

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Intel 520 is smoking fast. Depending on how you test it, it is the fastest drive out. Some test show the Samsung 830 or OCZ Vertex 4 as the fastest. The reality is you will not be able to tell the difference 99% of the time. For my money, it's Intel only for SSD's. I have had way to much trouble with OCZ. Both on my own drives, on my 3rd Vertex 2 in two years, and with customers. It's not worth saving $20-30 to have issues nine months later. Get an Intel 520 for the best warranty and quality product on the consumer market right now. The 330 is a pretty good option too for a little less cash.

As far as standing behind the product, yes OCZ get me two replacements, but the fact that both failed in the same way in a short period of time plus the issues some of my customers have had puts OCZ near the bottom of my recommendation list. Only three brands I recommend at work for normal SSD's is Intel, Samsung, and Crucial. Any drive with a Sanforce controller is also near the bottom of my list after the issues through last year.

bimbo93
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thanks for the info

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Prophet4NO1 wrote: I have had way to much trouble with OCZ. Both on my own drives, on my 3rd Vertex 2 in two years, and with customers. As far as standing behind the product, yes OCZ get me two replacements, but the fact that both failed in the same way in a short period of time plus the issues some of my customers have had puts OCZ near the bottom of my recommendation list.

I'm guessing you were still in the Sandforce range with those. OCZ actually purchased Indilinx for this reason and is designing around them now, because EVERYBODY using Sandforce controllers was having drive crashes. Sandforce has a better controller out there, but you won't catch me buying one.

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It was the Sandforce SSDs. I am holding out till they have been out for a year. Things look good so far, but I am not willing to take a chance just yet.

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ok then, i'll go for intel

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Most reliable? Intel.

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Relieable?

I'd go for Crucial...runn'n Crucial m4's now and of all the SSD's I've used...the read/write numbers have been as and/or better than advertised......

Of course, this is my humble opinion!