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Old February 6, 2012, 03:49 PM
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The drive to get in this price bracket. I was trying to talk someone out of a Vertex 3 today, and get a M4 instead...I might send them to the 520 series instead as they can have their Sandforce and reliability/maintained speeds too.
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Old February 6, 2012, 08:42 PM
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they mzy have not got to Ottawa yet Hopefully. 0 cross the bord on all. :(
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Old February 6, 2012, 08:47 PM
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Old February 7, 2012, 12:17 AM
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So Intel has succumbed to the Sandforce darkside too - tsk :)

Be interesting to see the encryption and secure erase options for this drive (if they exist), as well as it's housekeeping under something other than Windows.
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Oh god, I have the upgrade urge so bad recently! It might be in my "to buy" list :P
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Old February 7, 2012, 10:46 PM
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The 520 is the low-end drive of 2012?

What exactly is making the drive so expensive? Is it the firmware itself or is it the NAND quality? If its the cost of the NAND, would Intel release a lower-end drive with cheaper NAND, but the same firmware? I like the reliability, but I'm more cost-sensitive than performance sensitive.
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Old February 7, 2012, 10:53 PM
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Prices need to come down for this drive. It's practically $2/GB right now while others are $1/GB. AFAIK, all SSDs are more or less the "same" in real world performance for the average user/gamer. A couple seconds won't kill me.

I wonder what the reliability is going to be like. Still a lot of talk on dead drives that use the SF-2281 controller.
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Old February 8, 2012, 09:06 AM
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Probably a good time to snake up some "old" Intel 510's maybe? lol.
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Old February 8, 2012, 09:38 AM
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Wow, $160 for a 60GB, at that price I don't even care if i'm getting the best I'm not paying that much for storage. Glad I just got a free 60GB OCZ SSD for helping out a friend, makes looking at all the new SSD's much easier to take.
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Old February 12, 2012, 11:36 AM
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I'm going to pick up one of these, the 120GB version. I have one question. Does the retail version come with a 2.5" to 3.5" converter? If not I'll go for the OEM.
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