Originally Posted by josephjpeters
A drive that is about to be EOL, nonetheless.
I just don't see how Crucial is going to compete with Samsung and OCZ given they have an old ordinary controller- while OCZ and Samsung both own controller companies and/or make and design their own controllers.
In the issue of the Vertex4 vs M4 - they actually both use the same controller (marvel) so it's plain silly to think the reliability on hardware level would be any different.
The different is in the firmware- where the V4 takes a big step forward because of advancements in this area.
If your judging reliability here- Vertex4 has huge advantage as it's been proven reliable. Sure Vertex4 had a firmware update come out- but it was aimed at increasing the performance of the drive.
M4 had a serious firmware issue where 100% of all Crucial M4's would BSOD blue screen of death error. Kudos to Crucial for updating the firmware and fixing that problem.
But if your keeping score- the Vertex4 is as solid as the M4 at reliability. It's not a new drive. There is tons of them out there. Most report good feedback and that drive has a good reputation.
The OCZ hate is on the older OCZ products and the Sandforce based SSD's (not the VERTEX4). It does not apply to the V4.
Considering V4 is cheaper/faster/longer warranty.... Has good NAND inside and has proven reliability on par with M4 or 840 (V4 been out a while, its not new)- I can't understand comments like the post above makes.
They make no sense.
It just shows how much the old reputation from old products carries over- and how many people just regurgitate the hate on OCZ because it is trendy.
Less than 1 out of 10 OCZ bashers has actually owned a recent model OCZ drive - let alone had any issues with one.
There is tons of happy OCZ owners around here with Vertex4's
I would post the same thing about Crucial as the poster above did about OCZ but I realize M4 is a decent drive. While it might have had a BSOD firmware bug, and it's older and slow with inferior controller- Real world it's not a big deal and for the most part it's a good drive with decent reliability.
I doubt OP will know the difference between any of them once he gets and installs so just buy what you like.
There is a lot of propaganda that gets mixed into the facts so it's all a grey area with no right or wrong choice.
I'm just playing devils advocate because I see the big picture.