Originally Posted by Squeek
if you are getting the same speeds as him somethings wrong, i'm not saying mine or tremendously higher but they are much close to what is expected of the drive.
Other than that you can try poking around OCZs tech support, i've heard they have great service. Other than that this is the first time i've ran into this problem so if i were in your shoes i would do an RMA.
sorry i couldn't help any further
I went to their tech support, and other users on their forums told me that my numbers were just the same as theirs. Their tech support told me the numbers were proper as well, and they told me to test using a specific benchmark (I think ATTO or something), and that gave me better numbers. OCZ is just fail all around. Their RMA department is good, but that's because that's probably their most active department.
I was running the drive properly on my sig rig. No need to ask if I did this or that... I do it all until things work right.
What I'll say to the OP is this: There is a high rate of failure that is not reported by OCZ (they claim 9/10 RMA's do not qualify as "failures"... they have a technicality... so it cuts their claimed failure rate numbers down hugely... it's really sleezy you can PM me and I'll let you know if you really want to know... but their forum moderator inadvertently brought this to my attention with a comment about how they calculate their failure rates and what doesn't qualify as a failure... let's just say when the drive is toast, sometimes they consider it as "working" still). If you RMA, you aren't guaranteed to get a drive which performs any better than your current drive. You might see the same performance, worse, or better. I'd say stick with it if it's working for you right now.