I know this has probably been asked a million times but is the vertex still unreliable even after it's updates? There's a good deal on the vertex on newegg right now and I can't decide between that or spending about $50 more for the M4
my personal experience: 0 of 4 kingston drives failed, 2 of 4 OCZ drives failed, 0 of 2 WD SSDs failed, and 0 of 3 crucial drives failed. i certainly won't buy an OCZ again for quite some time.
about 2 months ago while at my local computer shop i was talking with a tech while he ringing up my purchases, he said the store sees 8% of OCZ drives get returned due to failure, and those are just the drives that failed within 30 days (their return window) which doesn't account for drives that fail after 30 days. on the otherhand he wasn't aware of any crucial or intel drives being returned due to failure.
there's a very good reason why OCZ has the "fastest" and cheapest SSDs on the market...