SandForce SSDs just got a firmware update, which is supposed to solve the BSOD problem that they were having. Has anybody noticed a change? Furthermore, since SandForce speeds are faster than the Marvell controller that the Crucial M4 uses, is it worth it now?
Everybody suggested the M4 due to the reliability issue. However, if the SF firmware update fixed that problem, would it be wise to go with an SF based SSD now?
As I tell people, if BSOD, lost data, firmware updates and RMA'ing SSDs doesn't bother you, then an SSD might be for you. Otherwise it may be worth waiting until the SSD vendors sort their crap out because Intel, Crucial, Samsung, OCZ, Corsair, etc. have ALL had issues of one sort or another and no one really knows if these issues are resolved yet.
People who don't have issues think SSDs are great until then have an issue. Those with constant SSD issues are frustrated and feel helpless in many cases to resolve the problems. As has been the case in recent years more than ever - companies are dumping half-baked hardware and software into the marketplace and making consumers unpaid beta testers. Many people are willing to endure the abuse for the trick-of-the week products so it's quite profitable for companies to crank out crap and try to fix it later if they can and feel like it.