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OCZ Petrol 128GB any good?

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May pick up an OCZ Petrol 128GB for my neices bday next week to put in her Dell 17R. http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0381969 Any thoughts on it? The price is tempting, and right about the budget I'm looking at. Keep in mind that she is turning 13 and the laptop is basically a facebook machine rolleyes.gif That boots so sssllllooooowwwww.
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Haven't heard much about it myself in terms of reliability, but it should be fine for the use.
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You could get an Intel 320 for about the same price and 100x more reliable.
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You could get an Intel 320 for about the same price and 100x more reliable.

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I understand that it's cool to hate on OCZ, but really? What are you basing this on?
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You could get an Intel 320 for about the same price and 100x more reliable.

not the 128gb one...
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I understand that it's cool to hate on OCZ, but really? What are you basing this on?

If you had been through the 6 months of nonsense with myself and hundreds of other OCZ users during the bsod fiasco, you'd understand.

I could care less what's "cool" and what is not. Fact is OCZ does have a failure rate much higher than Intel and their customer service is very lacking.
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not the 128gb one...

He said it's basically a facebook machine. She would not need 128gb.
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If you had been through the 6 months of nonsense with myself and hundreds of other OCZ users during the bsod fiasco, you'd understand.
I could care less what's "cool" and what is not. Fact is OCZ does have a failure rate much higher than Intel and their customer service is very lacking.

Yeah, we know.Too bad this SSD has nothing to do with those Sandforce BSOD's,since this is not a Sandforce drive.rolleyes.gif

and yeah,a 13 year old will fill up a smaller drive faster than you would.
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Yeah, we know.Too bad this SSD has nothing to do with those Sandforce BSOD's,since this is not a Sandforce drive.rolleyes.gif
and yeah,a 13 year old will fill up a smaller drive faster than you would.

LOL, who said anything about Sandforce?

Bsod had more to do with OCZ treated us, the customers, than the hardware.

The Petrol uses the Indilinx controller. But being a 2nd tier drive below the Octane, it going to use whatever cheap nand supplier gives OCZ the best price.

To the OP, imho the hdd that comes with the computer would be more reliable. I can't speak for the rest of the posters here but I am actually an OCZ customer as my sign states.

Google OCZ ssd failure rates and make your own decision.
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For the record, here are some published figures on ssd defect rates.

- Intel 0.1%
- Crucial 0.8%
- Corsair 2.9%
- OCZ 4.2%

These numbers were used by Intel during release of the 520 drive. They are not the source of the numbers either.

Source can be found here.
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