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Old February 14, 2012, 09:00 PM
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My System Specs


Originally Posted by Chris View Post
Yes, I agree SSD is not for prime time, yet. I was experimenting with it. My initial thought was to put one into my Sony Vaio laptop. But, I'll have to wait till it is more mature.
Sandforce pushes speed over reliability -- which is why Intel spent a year and a half working on firmware for the SF-2281 controller before deeming it fit to release, while all the other manufacturers were selling.

That said, I went through multiple failures with my Vertex 2, after the third failure in eleven months I asked for and (eventually) received a refund from OCZ.

You might be able to get some of your data off it, if the problem's anything like what I experienced. Try unplugging the drive from the power connector, then plug it back in. I could usually get about five minutes of use before the drive would panic-lock itself and throw a red status light. Couldn't get anything big off it, but certain files such as my Firefox profile were retrieved.
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