Before sitting down to test Samsung's latest, I realized that I'd yet to hear any complaints about the company's SSDs losing data, bricking after firmware updates, or spitting out BSOD errors. Every major SSD maker seems to have been hit with one bug or another, and for a moment, I thought Samsung might be immune. No such luck. The release notes for the latest firmware list improvements to "compatibility and stability," and a prior update fixed a "blue screen, hang problem."
Samsung SSDs haven't been entirely devoid of issues, but we also haven't heard of any widespread problems. Perhaps that's because the drives and their firmware are more robust. Then again, it might be because the notoriously vocal enthusiast community has favored other solutions. There are only a few hundred user reviews of Samsung's 470 and 830 Series SSDs on Newegg. Meanwhile, the very same retailer has thousands of user reviews of just OCZ's latest SandForce-based SSDs.
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