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Ray
28th December 2013, 11:35 AM
Worth reading before you purchase an SSD.

http://lkcl.net/reports/ssd_analysis.html

Excerpt:

Intel 320 and S3500






As already hinted at, these drives simply could not be made to fail, no matter

what was thrown at them. The S3500 was power-cycled some 6,500 times for

several days: several terabytes of random data were written and read from that

drive. not a single byte of data was lost. Despite even the reads being

interrupted, there was not a single time - not even once - when the S3500

failed to verify the data that had been written.




The only strange behaviour observed was that the write-then-read cycle

speeds tended to fluctuate, sustaining around 25 to 30mbytes of write-then-read

speed continuously for several minutes then dropping after 10 or so minutes

to 20 or even 12 mbytes / sec for one (and only one) write-read cycle.

The only possible explanation for this could be some housekeeping going

on, in the firmware, which would take up CPU cycles.


Conclusion: don't buy anything other than Intel SSDs





Conclusion





Right now, there is only one reliable SSD manufacturer: Intel.

That really is the end of the discussion.

harryb2448
28th December 2013, 11:58 AM
From personal use:-

Kingston V200 failed within three months. G Skill Falcon failed on installation. OWC Mercury Extreme replaced when firmware update would not take. Have two OCZ Vertex 2 drives work silently and well.

LaPastenague
28th December 2013, 09:04 PM
Test is kind of old.. you would think a testing company fishing for contracts would know that a date is actually useful.

The Samsung I think are getting pretty good praise for their units in reviews I have seen.. power outage is a very particular set of conditions.. not faced in Laptops at all.. since they have battery supplies.. and something I hardly have issues with even with normal computer..