Creston wrote on Nov 20, 2012, 00:04: But I guess it's possible others haven't been so fortunate. I just like the SF2's because they are SO.INSANELY.FAST.
Sandforce drives had major issues the past two years, it's been well documented on review websites and forums from a massive sampling size. OCZ stuff was especially bad since OCZ uses the low rated nand and their firmware had absurd QA issues. The speed difference in SF drives is miniscule from drives with more stable controllers and firmware, not even noticeable in real world performance unless you use RAID0 for video encoding or something.
Now that the dust has settled they might be a good purchase but as others said a lot of people aren't going to forget that easily when there are alternatives with a minor speed difference at best. The Samsung 830 or Crucial M4 are better buys IMHO, the 830 is even faster in many benchmarks.
Anyways I'm waiting for the 512GB drives to come down a bit more before I swap out