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Intel's Future SSD Plans Detailed

Discussion in 'News' started by Cristian_25H, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. AsRock

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    Never mind other brands back then were losing speed all over the place. Never had that issue either with my Intel SSD's.

    And it was not to long that OCZ had issue's for the longest time and pretty sad to buy a SSD to come with a paper notice in the box saying it cannot be used as a bootable drive although it finally can be now..
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  2. Darkrealms

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    I did not know that they couldn't be used as a boot device @_0 I guess thats another +1 for the X25.
    Reminds me of my first Promise SATA PCI card before SATA was really on boards and I found out it wasn't bootable >:[
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  3. GuestUser41234 New Member

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    Intel SSDs are some of the most reliable consumer SSDs on the market.

    See 3rd party reports on returns rates:


    All of them place Intel above other brands in returns rate.

    The most recent report shown here (in French):


    has Intel having higher returns rates, but as the reviewer notes, that was due to the appearance of a firmware bug in the Intel 320s, which has since been fixed via a firmware update.

    Furthermore, see a report from Tom's Hardware, who interviewed many IT managers that used SSDs in their servers and pointed out the following:


    "Giving credit where it is due, many of the IT managers we interviewed reiterated that Intel's SLC-based SSDs are the shining standard by which others are measured."

    Intel has always been a reliable brand.

    Their performance has also been high-class as well, especially for the Intel 520. Observe it's 4KB random read and write speeds relative to the Samsung 830 or Crucial M4:


    OCZ, on the other hand, has had consistently the worst returns rates, having products that consistently are returned more than 5% of the time after 6-12 months of use.

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