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Originally Posted by DeckardBut what about reliability and warranty? Don't people buy SSD's from Intel primarily because of their 5 year warranty? I've read a considerable number of negative long term reviews for both OCZ's and Crucial's SSD products. It would be nice if once in a while reliability was prioritised over performance in a review.
Originally Posted by KacelaGood article, but your opening about having to switch the port that the optical drive is attached to to upgrade the M4's firmware is incorrect; it's the SSD that needs to be on ports 0,1,2 or 3.
Originally Posted by rickysioIntel needs to catch up pronto.
Originally Posted by ClaaveIt's always hard to test reliability, as the test time would be months and we'd need to test at least ten drives to get something even vaguely approaching a decent sample set. Ideally you'd want at least 100 drives, and you can imagine how manufacturers would respond to that kind of sample request!
However, we all use SSDs every day - both at home and at work (and the ones at work get abused like you wouldn't believe) - and no-one's had an issue. There's always the chance that you'll get unlucky with anything you buy not working, but from our combined experience SSDs are fine for reliability. If you're interested, Harry talks more about this in the latest podcast:
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