Zalman put together a really good package for the F Series and managed to stay clear of the trim issues that many other companies found themselves in. We're not really sure if this was planned or if this was just by luck. It really doesn't matter because if you can find a Zalman F1 the chances of it having firmware 3.3.2 on it are very good. Since the newer drives from other companies all ship with newer, somewhat slower firmware the Zalman F1 is a really good find.
As we mentioned in the introduction, Zalman didn't officially bring the F Series SSDs to the United States, but a few are listed on EBay. In our search before writing this story we found F Series drives scattered all across the world with a majority of them in Asia.
When it comes to the prices the EBay drives are much higher than what a SandForce SSD costs, but the drives spread across the rest of the world are in line with what we expect to find.
The accessory package is on the upper end of the scale thanks to the Data Migration Utility that elevates it. You get a desktop adapter bracket which we feel is a must have item and the screws for mounting your drive. The Zalman F1 also has a three year warranty which is nice, but common for SSDs these days.
There are many good SSDs in the world and they all don't make it to my home country. We can't complain about Zalman not pushing this drive in the US, but Zalman has a really good name no matter what country you say it in.
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