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Old January 3, 2014, 11:24 PM
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I've never owned a SSD before and thought it's time to start with my new rig. I just ordered a pair of ADATA SX900 256GB SSD from NCIX for a total $310, which I think is a good deal. HOWEVER, I read after the fact that ADATA is using Sandforce controllers that are substandard? Also saw something about ADATA ditching reliability to squeeze out an extra 16GB (as opposed to 240GB industry standard)?

Anyway, after reading all this, I'm considering canceling my order and just buy a single Intel 530 Series 240GB for my OS + apps + select games.

Thoughts?
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Old January 4, 2014, 10:25 AM
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See this thread. Basically, everything breaks so I think the RMA process should be factored into the buying decision. Are they going to ding you for cancelling the order?

ADATA SSD? Or other suggestions?
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Old January 4, 2014, 01:19 PM
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See this thread. Basically, everything breaks so I think the RMA process should be factored into the buying decision. Are they going to ding you for cancelling the order?

ADATA SSD? Or other suggestions?
I don't think so. There's a 15% restocking fee if I had opened the packaging, but I haven't.

I think I'll go with Crucial M500, might get the 480GB version to load OS and a few select games that I play consistently. I'll install a 2TB Caviar Black for the other games.
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