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    Reviews - SanDisk Extreme SSD (120GB)

    The first SandForce SSD with 24nm Toggle Mode NAND put to the test.
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    Re: Reviews - SanDisk Extreme SSD (120GB)

    Good review but can I ask again, would it be possible to update your M4 to the current firmware (c009) ? It just makes it look alot worse in comparison to other drives, for example my 128gb M4 with 009 firmware scores 541MB/s read and 205 MB/s write in atto... that puts much higher in the group and performance is there even at 0.5, scored 44032/36352(write/read) almost double that of the sandisk!.

    Other than that though, good review and another SF drive to join the pack
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    Re: Reviews - SanDisk Extreme SSD (120GB)

    There's one thing I'm finding a little confusing about SSDs at the moment.. Why are 120GB drives better value than 240GB ones?

    Is there more to making a 240GB one than just adding more NAND chips?

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    I didnt even notice that bit , odd that the pricing is substantially more on the 240! It should be the other way round... i know the 512GB M4 was on sale at amazon or something last week for a cheap price of ~ £472 (works out 0.9228125 per gig!) theres also the 128gb at £120 and the 64GB at £68, very cheap £1 mark now!.
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    Re: Reviews - SanDisk Extreme SSD (120GB)

    The 120GB Corsair Force Series 3 is £104.99 on eBuyer atm.. Unbelievable price!!

    http://www.ebuyer.com/268693-corsair...ssd-f120gb3-bk - Then use code "FORCESAVER" at the checkout.

    87p/GB!!

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    Re: Reviews - SanDisk Extreme SSD (120GB)

    Sandforce + Asynchronous NAND = slower
    Id rather have the M4 but if you need to spend the least then yeah thats a sweet deal
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    Re: Reviews - SanDisk Extreme SSD (120GB)

    There still seems to be some mixed reports flying about with the Sandforce 2281 chipsets and the famous 'Sandforce BSOD'.

    Is this definitely, 100% fixed now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    There still seems to be some mixed reports flying about with the Sandforce 2281 chipsets and the famous 'Sandforce BSOD'.

    Is this definitely, 100% fixed now?
    Is the Corsair Force GT included within that bracket? If so, I've never had a single problem with this SSD.

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    Re: Reviews - SanDisk Extreme SSD (120GB)

    It's a shame the M4 was not tested with the latest firmware, which is not 0009, but 0309. For the sake of argument, the bulk of performance improvement came with firmware version 0009 anyway, which has been available since last summer or over 8 long months ago. The thing is this update from 0001 provides massive improvement in the order of 15 to 25%!!! This omission by Hexus is simply inexcusable.

    In my book, the top 3 SSD drive manufacturers for overall performance, price AND reliability are Crucial, Intel and Samsung. The fact Samsung was left out is hard to understand for me.

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    Re: Reviews - SanDisk Extreme SSD (120GB)

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    The 120GB Kingston SSDNow V+200 solid-state drive is available to purchase from amazon
    Im sorry, which drive were we talking about again?

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    Re: Reviews - SanDisk Extreme SSD (120GB)

    The where2buy text is wrong on the hexus site, it refers to Kingston instead of Sandisk..

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    Re: Reviews - SanDisk Extreme SSD (120GB)

    Got one of these on order. After reading many reviews I felt this has struck a good balance of performance with all data types and price for my first SSD. Second choice would have been the M4. Should have it all bedded down nicely in time for Diablo 3.

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    Re: Reviews - SanDisk Extreme SSD (120GB)

    Deal of day on ibood.com @ £ 99,95 plus shipping.

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