Decent review but still worried about reliability..My vertexs hate RAID 0(could be the board) but just have had nothing but problems with my Vertexs.
I used to own a P6X58D premium (before it died and got lost in Asus RMA hell). Your problem is due to the Marvell SATA III chip for the board. That chip was one of the first SATA III controllers and, by the specs, is not supposed to be able to RAID 0 at all. Even the slightly newer/better Marvell chip on the Rampage III Formula, which allows for RAID 0, does not do a good job and resulted in a speed slower than a single mechanical drive. You need to run RAID off the Intel SATA II ports, which with the faster vertexs is such a drop in speed as to make RAID not worthwhile.
The real question is whether the SanDisk uses synchronous or asynchronous memory. I would avoid async based SSDs.
Neither...it uses 24nm toggle NAND (which is faster than both). It's also their own memory and it comes with a 3yr warranty. In just about all of the reviews I've read, the Sandisk is one of the top performing drives.
You have no idea what your talking about. so ur saying formatting a 480 drive remains 480? Lamo. I have had both types of drives and u got ur info wrong there. do a little research urself.Stop spreading fud. The usable size of the 256 and 512 drives are the same once they are formatted. Do a little reading before spreading misinformation!!!!
You have no idea what your talking about. so ur saying formatting a 480 drive remains 480? Lamo. I have had both types of drives and u got ur info wrong there. do a little research urself.
That's what I get for not keeping up on SSD memory types. Some quick browsing shows that toggle seems comparable to sync.
It would still seem to be better to go with a 256 or 512GB drive over a 240/480 unless you were really concerned about wanting extra over-provisioning.
Tempted to get the 120GB for my wife's laptop. It's a few years old, plenty fast for her needs (writing / research). Her HD is getting "iffy". I dropped an OCZ 120GB in my netbook... huge difference. $100 upgrade ... oh so tempting.
Hesitant on my main rig. It's stable as hell, and I like that. Heh.. using my wife and netbook as test subjects...
Did anyone else hear that there was a problem with TRIM working on these drives correctly? Supposedly the newest firmware update fixes it....
You should have no worries, especially if you opt for a single larger drive over two smaller ones in RAID..I have the SanDisk Ultra 120 (which is a SATA ii drive based on the infamous Sandforce controller that had all the issues, ie OCZ Vertex 2 etc)...Well Sandisk decided to wait until all the issues were ironed out with the controller instead of shipping drives that were basically guaranteed to have issues..I bought mine in early Jan '12, and the drive wasn't even mad until the end of NOV '11!! i have had ZERO issues, and as others have mentioned about the newer Extreme we are talking about here, it is actually faster then several other brands offerings with the same specs..If I hadn't just upgraded to a 3770K and Z77 setup, the 480 would be on it's way to my door!!