I'm not arguing that Intel aren't reliable now, was just saying that a couple of years back they were awful, which damaged their reputation. As we all know, OCZ are the dogs of the market now, even though I have heard their latest gen are much improved, it's going to take them some time to lose that reputation.
Personally, I have a Crucial SSD because it was fast, cheap and Crucial hardware has always been reliable IME
Btw, Fusion I/O makes a product called ioSphere that enables enterprises to centrally monitor the health of all of thier (Fusion I/O) PCIe SSDs. Very cool, but also extremely expensive. :)
JMicron 618 controller. You should avoid any SSD that contains a controller made by this company like the plague since they are infamous for making poor controllers.
Their JMF602 controllers from 4-5 years ago being the best example. This controller had random write latencies so high (0.5 to 2 seconds) that it would make the entire OS freeze/stutter because it was originally designed for USB flash drives, not SSDs! :eek:
Some companies like OCZ recommended that owners of SSDs with these controllers (Core, Solid etc.) move their page file and temporary internet files folder off the SSD to reduce the number of writes to the drive and thus the stuttering, rather than do an expensive recall of the (clearly faulty) drives. IMO, they shouldn't have been sold in the first place! :mad:
do not have power-loss protection (unlike the 320 Series). These days supercapacitors are almost always reserved for enterprise-class SSDs. :(
Samsung and Micron (Crucial) do too. :)Quote:
Lastly they build their own PCB with proper components