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Here is an example. Tony is suggesting that bad cables are leading to the BSODs with newer vertex 3 drives. I counter argued that the drive controller and operating system driver negotiate speeds based on the signal strengths. A loose contact or a bad cable will lead to drive running at a reduced speed or will be not be detected at all. It will never happen that drive runs for hours and then suddenly goes vanishing with a BSOD, assuming that both the drive controller and the operating system driver are written correctly to SATA III specs. And if its doing the BSOD dance and disappearing, then its either a drive controller bug or a host operating system driver bug, which needs fixing. And since we know that those very operating system drivers work well with other drives (both SATA II and SATA III) drivers, its clear that its a drive controller bug, which needs a firmware fix. And hence, we should stop spreading this myth of bad cables and fix the damn thing!

There was a post made by Ryder insulting me and my logic, and the thread was closed in a hurry! I have been an OCZ fan for years but this is leaving bad taste in my mouth.

You can read through the thread here:

http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/fo...the-bsod-issue
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I bought a Vertex 2 recently that had the serial number of a 34 nm part. Plugged it in, and it was actually a 25nm part. Not impressed, and don't really want to support OCZ now so I'm gonna return it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Twitchie View Post
I bought a Vertex 2 recently that had the serial number of a 34 nm part. Plugged it in, and it was actually a 25nm part. Not impressed, and don't really want to support OCZ now so I'm gonna return it.
Am I missing something or are you going to return something for mistakenly having a better part?
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over the last 4 years i have sent 4 mail in rebates to ocz and have NEVER gotten so much as a reply.

though they did do a good job replacing my dead 1st gen ocz ssd
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Am I missing something or are you going to return something for mistakenly having a better part?
LOL!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Twitchie View Post
I bought a Vertex 2 recently that had the serial number of a 34 nm part. Plugged it in, and it was actually a 25nm part. Not impressed, and don't really want to support OCZ now so I'm gonna return it.
@Twitchie: don't return that. If its fast enough and works stably, keep it. It will last longer than 25nm drives and in general are faster than 25nm drives as well.
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Am I missing something or are you going to return something for mistakenly having a better part?
It is not a better part.
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Think you guys misunderstood Twitchie. He bought a drive with the 34nm P/N but got a 25nm part instead. OCZ have very questionable ethics when it comes to handling problems and they do have a lot of problems. Their history has not been good and this mess with the Sandforce 2XXX is not gonna make it any better. Stay away oh far far away from OCZ and any Sandforce drive for that matter. When you compare OCZ's behavior to Corsair facing the same problem you can tell something is fishy. And yeah I wouldn't know why only SATA cables connected to OCZ drives are bad. LOL. Maybe their drives damaged the cable??? What a bunch of clowns.
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Think you guys misunderstood Twitchie. He bought a drive with the 34nm P/N but got a 25nm part instead. OCZ have very questionable ethics when it comes to handling problems and they do have a lot of problems. Their history has not been good and this mess with the Sandforce 2XXX is not gonna make it any better. Stay away oh far far away from OCZ and any Sandforce drive for that matter. When you compare OCZ's behavior to Corsair facing the same problem you can tell something is fishy. And yeah I wouldn't know why only SATA cables connected to OCZ drives are bad. LOL. Maybe their drives damaged the cable??? What a bunch of clowns.
LOL!

I read it again and yes, you are right. He thought he will get 34nm part. Sorry Twitchy! Return that drive right away! It will not go beyond 95MB/s sequential write speeds for incompressible data.

Goes to show how a perfectly good company can be run to ground by bad executive decisions and bad customer handling.
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Well you are basically going into their forum and being a dick. Trust me I don't like OCZ at all but you're just trolling in a sticky. Not acceptable in forums, especially for a company's forum instead of a forum like OCN.

Especially in the first post:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tony
This is NOT the total fix so please do not start thinking as such, this is one item we saw while testing this weekend which I feel some of you may have overlooked.
He is just saying it might be worth a shot to try another cable. No reason to go in and start arguing with them.
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Well you are basically going into their forum and being a dick. Trust me I don't like OCZ at all but you're just trolling in a sticky. Not acceptable in forums, especially for a company's forum instead of a forum like OCN.

Especially in the first post:



He is just saying it might be worth a shot to try another cable. No reason to go in and start arguing with them.
What did I say there which sounded dickish to you?

Do you even know basic logic and reasoning and argue with me like a gentleman? Coming calling people dicks...YOU are being a dick...

I hate it when people spread wrong myths! Calling others out on crap is not being a dick! In fact, sitting doing nothing and nodding your head is being a dick. Literally...

There, I have used that word as many times as I could just to embarrass you. I know from your reputation that you are not a dick. I am sorry! Take it easy pal!
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