[QUOTE=Kerry56;2630857]OCZ’s newest, the Vertex 4, uses a Marvell controller with custom Indilinx firmware.
Intel’s use of Sandforce controllers may make or break Sandforce. OCZ has just about poisoned the well with their Sandforce based SSD’s. There are many who won’t buy drives using those controllers simply because of their past association with OCZ and their failing drives. Intel’s custom firmware is proving to be pretty good, but many avoid their 520 (Sandforce) drive and continue to buy the Intel 510 or 320 lines instead.
I haven’t considered Intel very seriously simply because of their cost. And even these new ones are just approaching the price of the Crucial M4.[/QUOTE]I think I should set the record straight here.
Despite what you may have read on other sites, the facts are these, regarding the OCZ Vertex 4.
The OCZ Vertex 4 uses a CUSTOM and proprietary Marvell controller, but the firmware is 100% Indilinx.
Regarding the SandForce SF series SSD controllers, and specifically the OCZ Vertex 3.
OCZ were first to market with an SF-2281 processor, a processor that clearly hadn’t been fully validated by SandForce. So naturally OCZ took the brunt of the flac. OCZ also sells more SF based SSDs than all the rest of them put together, so again put themselves in the firing line.
The SF BSOD problem was fixed months ago. That doesn’t mean that no one is having a problem. But then again, a quick google on Crucial, OCZ, Corsair, Samsung, Intel, with BSOD added to the search will bring up multiple results of people having problems of one sort or another.
To single out just one company is wrong.