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I'm torn over what SSD brand and model to get. I want good speeds, but mostly reliability. If possible one that works out of the box and doesn't require me trying 5 different firmware updates to keep a brand new drive from BSOD everyday. I think I'm pretty well sold on staying away from sandforce controllers. I'm stuck between Intel 320,510, Samsung 430,830, Plextor PX-2m, and Crucial M4 or C300. I'm looking in the 240GB and above range.
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  1. kad,
    I use the Crucial SSD on my system. So far, not the first problem at all. Good stable performance.
    I am thinking of getting one of the faster SSD's out there, though. OWC and Kingston have some nice looking drives...
    grafxfx
  2. kadidle51 said:
    I'm torn over what SSD brand and model to get. I want good speeds, but mostly reliability. If possible one that works out of the box and doesn't require me trying 5 different firmware updates to keep a brand new drive from BSOD everyday. I think I'm pretty well sold on staying away from sandforce controllers. I'm stuck between Intel 320,510, Samsung 430,830, Plextor PX-2m, and Crucial M4 or C300. I'm looking in the 240GB and above range.


    Actually for reliability I'd go with the Intel 510. If that's a little pricy then take a look at the Samsung 830:

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4863/the-samsung-ssd-830-review
  3. Intel SSDs have an excellent reputation for reliability. This report is old and may not reflect current drives, but it does show that for the drives listed Intel was head and shoulders above the rest of the pack: http://www.thinq.co.uk/2010/12/9/pc-component-failure-rates-documented/
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