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post #1 of 13
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Both are around the same price right now.

Plextor 128GB is $140AR, OCZ is $153 AC with a $20 Newegg gift card included as a gift.

Both have 5 yr warranties.

Both are Marvell (the OCZ is Marvell w/Indilinx FW).

I went for the Plextor, but if the OCZ is a better choice I can still cancel my order...
Edited by 996gt2 - 4/18/12 at 8:19pm
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I'd get the plextor drive for myself and they have a faster one but cost a bit more just so you know. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820249020
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post #4 of 13
i went with vertex 4 both have 5 year warranty so tough to choose. I can still cancel my order too lol but so far I can't find a reason to
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Originally Posted by mikami View Post

i went with vertex 4 both have 5 year warranty so tough to choose. I can still cancel my order too lol but so far I can't find a reason to

Yeah, for me the deciding factor was OCZ's not so great history of customer service, and their spotty track record with SSD reliability.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 996gt2 View Post

Yeah, for me the deciding factor was OCZ's not so great history of customer service, and their spotty track record with SSD reliability.

That could change, i was worried about this with buying the Vertex 4, but with them ditching sandforce and having more tech "in-house" I belive it will be quite different.
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post #7 of 13
better off with the plextor
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by SIDWULF View Post

That could change, i was worried about this with buying the Vertex 4, but with them ditching sandforce and having more tech "in-house" I belive it will be quite different.

That will help with situations like the firmware issue they had.

It will not help with whatever cheap nand OCZ bids on nor will it help with tech support that thought it was a great idea to blame users for the Sandforce firmware screwup for 6 months.

It's impossible to be both quality leader and price leader. OCZ has chosen price.
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post #9 of 13
my vote for Plextor
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post #10 of 13
Plextor M3 for sure
I was about to buy the last piece available in Baghdad but another costumer beat me to it lol
waited two months but they didn't import it more
so I went with Vertex 3 :|

this is how much I preferred Plextor
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