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Poll Results: How has SSD worked out for you?

 
  • 80% (56)
    SSD has been working fine for me!
  • 10% (7)
    I've had problems with my SSD
  • 4% (3)
    I had to RMA my SSD, been working fine since
  • 5% (4)
    I had to RMA my SSD, still problems. Another RMA on the way?
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post #21 of 37
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Originally Posted by Blameless View Post
Current SSD failure rates aren't far off HDD failure rates, and may even exceed them over the same length of time.

The can fail, they just fail through different methods.
Plus these figures will get better as the older generations SSDs are phased out!
     
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post #22 of 37
My Vertex 3 has been a big pain in the ass when I received it. Windows would suddenly freeze, resulting in dataloss because i was installing software after the windows installation etc...

Had to enable plug&play on the sata port in bios for it to work a bit better, and after a week I upgraded to firmware 2.09 which has been running stable for me now.

With it running well now, I have no complaints ... I'm not getting advertised speeds (supposedly because of the fw) but I'm happy with it's performance.
post #23 of 37
I have an OCZ vertex 2 90gb and its been running fine since Feb 2011
post #24 of 37
Mine has bee problem free, bought in April/May 2011, can't remember which.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mactox View Post
My Vertex 3 has been a big pain in the ass when I received it. Windows would suddenly freeze, resulting in dataloss because i was installing software after the windows installation etc...

Had to enable plug&play on the sata port in bios for it to work a bit better, and after a week I upgraded to firmware 2.09 which has been running stable for me now.

With it running well now, I have no complaints ... I'm not getting advertised speeds (supposedly because of the fw) but I'm happy with it's performance.
The OCZ forum has a thread where Tony is asking people to run their drives with hotplug disabled because they think there may be issues caused by it. I'm running with hotplug enabled and am fine so far with 2.11 firmware.

Gigabyte p67, according to OCZ, doesn't have the option to turn hotplug on or off. I'm guessing it's always enabled.
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post #26 of 37
My Corsair force 120gb has worked just fine. I did notice a speed improvement, but my only complaint is the price is to high for what you get. Even with prices dropping, i think they are still overpriced.
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post #27 of 37
been using a 80GB Intel G2 since early 2010, not a single problem since.
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My Intel SSD G2 runs fine.
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post #29 of 37
I bought one Vertex 1 30 GB for $150 when they first came out...
Was impressed and needed more space, so got another and RAIDED them...
No noticeable slow-downs but benching showed otherwise, so after a few firmware updates, it fixed it...

I have no problems with my SSD's but since they are older (and have older controllers), after heavy use, the benchmarks will degrade the performance until I let them sit (for garbage collection)... Also you lose TRIM in RAID or a different controller (Marvell 6GB)...

I'd say it's a good time to pickup an SSD as they have gone down tremendously in prices and much faster (one Vertex 3 crushes my RAID performance)...

I have not had any issues with data loss, any failures... 3 years still running strong...
Everything is instantaneous and I think even now my newer 1 year old 1TB Seagate Barracuda is failing... damn mechanical hard drives...
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post #30 of 37
I own 6 SSDs and none have failed so far. This includes 2 first gen Indilinx OCZ Vertex drives which I've had since they launched in April 2009 (over 2 years).
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