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Old February 14, 2012, 10:31 AM
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Which 120GB should I get ?? ASSUME SAME PRICE.
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Old February 14, 2012, 10:37 AM
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At the same price, 520 without a question.
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Old February 14, 2012, 10:40 AM
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At the same price, 520 without a question.
Can you please give reasons why ?

I'm thinking it's too new to tell if it's reliable or not. So I was leaning towards kingston.
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Old February 14, 2012, 10:40 AM
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Get the Intel hands down. I'm pretty sure everyone here is going to be saying the same thing.

Edit: Reasons why, can include reliability (5 year warranty), their own custom firmware (they are good at them) and just pure raw speed (which is better than the Kingston).

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Old February 14, 2012, 10:45 AM
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Intel 520. Even if it costs more.

longer warranty
better firmware
faster firmware updates
EASIER RMA's
lower RMA rates (intel has the lowest in the biz)
intel ssd toolbox which makes TRIM a moot issue
better nand
faster performance

Literally, the 520 makes ALL other SF2281 drives look inferior. If I was buying a new SF2281 drive...I wouldnt even look at anything besides the 520 or OCZ MaxIOPS.
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Still lacking a 6Gbps controller of their own and wanting to remain competitive with the rest of the market, Intel approached SandForce about building a drive based on the (at the time) unreleased SF-2281 controller. Roughly six months later, initial testing and validation began on the drive. That's right, around the time that OCZ was previewing the first Vertex 3 Pro, Intel was just beginning its extensive validation process.
AnandTech - Intel SSD 520 Review: Cherryville Brings Reliability to SandForce
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Old February 14, 2012, 12:29 PM
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Intel, no question, even if they're more expensive. They're known for reliability whereas Kingston... not so much. I picked one up recently, here's an ATTO bench on a Gigabyte Z68 UD5 (SATA3).

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Kingston worked really hard to get the JMicron controller stutter free. I wouldn't hesitate to buy a Kingston drive.

Ultimately, all SF drive reliability will be approximately the same, except for Intel's SF drive as they are the only one with a drastically different firmware.
Everyone else just uses different NAND and/or slightly tweaked firmwares to hit different pricing and performance levels, with OCZ having an exclusive relationship to get the faster firmware (correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that's what used to set apart their drives from similar offerings by Corsair/etc).
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I would also recommend the Samsung 830 series as the 470 has a good track record. Again like the Intel drive the Samsung is from the ground up in house product. There are some video and reads here:

AnandTech - The Samsung SSD 830 Review
not the fastest only a 3 year warranty but maybe the track record of samsung may be worth something
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Should I get a Ferrari or an Acura ASSUME SAME PRICE???

Same thing here!
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