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I think a lot of the negativity towards tech products and companies can be explained like this. People who can spend the bulk of their income on computer parts will buy more of them, and therefore be exposed to a higher chance of receiving one that is bad. Said people also have significantly more time and interest to spend on tech forums, complaining about how they got "screwed."
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I think a lot of the negativity towards tech products and companies can be explained like this. People who can spend the bulk of their income on computer parts will buy more of them, and therefore be exposed to a higher chance of receiving one that is bad. Said people also have significantly more time and interest to spend on tech forums, complaining about how they got "screwed."

Except it's not one failure now is it? Search OCN and see how many other ssd manufacturers have multiple stories about multiple ssd failures.

As long as we keep making excuses for manufacturers, they will never improve product.
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I can't think of a company I've repeatedly and frequently used that hasn't had some failures.

It's how frequent those failures are, and more importantly, how the company reacts to them. I have spent more of my own money on mailing defective hardware back to OCZ than the hardware initially cost. It turned into a war of attrition that I just couldn't keep up with. What's worse is that support was slow, and trying to get them to swap a part for one of equivalent functionality or value, was like pulling teeth.

I'm tolerant of flukes and failures. I am not tolerant of being jerked around.
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post #44 of 54
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Originally Posted by un-midas touch View Post

I think a lot of the negativity towards tech products and companies can be explained like this. People who can spend the bulk of their income on computer parts will buy more of them, and therefore be exposed to a higher chance of receiving one that is bad. Said people also have significantly more time and interest to spend on tech forums, complaining about how they got "screwed."

But the probability of any given product to fail and receive the bad review is the same for all brands. You don't see people complain about Intel SSD nearly as much as OCZ SSD. So while the absolution percentage of failures of the OCZ SSD is over represented if you sample customer reviews, the ratio to other manufacturers should be comparable. I say this and I own a OCZ SSD, I expect it to die at any time without any warning, that's why I only have games on there.
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The thing about OCZ SSDs in my personal and professional experience is that when they work, they work well.
But they are riddled with firmware updates(more than any other manufacturer I am aware of), high failure rates (based on anecdotal evidence on this and many other sites), and general instability.

Their old DDR2 Memory was great.
Everything since then is VERY hit or miss.

OT: As for the earning reports, Ive kind of expected OCZ to be looking to be bought.
Everyone I know who isnt firmly an OCZ fan looks at them with a great deal of skepticism, and with their current stock price and revenue reports its easier to just be bought out than to try and fix an image that is already blackened in the eyes of many a computer tech from various mishaps.
And we have infamously long memories for this kind of thing.
Seagate still hasn't fully recovered from the 7200.11 fiasco years ago.
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I knew this was coming a long time ago. I work in the finance industry and could never understand why they werent under investigation.
    
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Maybe ( and hopefully ) this will kill off OCZ. I have had more than enough with dealing with CONSTANT RMAs with their crappy products. I have even gone as far as to terminate all contracts with them for the store I work at. Simply horrendous.

Hope they get what they deserve.
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Owned 3 SSDS of theirs, all still work fine. Lots of people jump on the bandwagon with no experience on the products. OCZ will be my next brand for an upgrade.

I agree 100%

I have two gen 1 SSD's and two gen 4 SSD's from OCZ and they all work fine, including the Gen 1's.

When I had a problem with one of them, their support, primarily via email/forum, was FAST, and got me up and running again within 8 hours.

OCZ is fine on the support half of things. I think some folks need to learn how to talk to people. They'd be surprised at how much that works.
Edited by LancerVI - 11/24/12 at 8:44am
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I agree 100%
I have two gen 1 SSD's and two gen 4 SSD's from OCZ and they all work fine, including the Gen 1's.
When I had a problem with one of them, their support, primarily via email/forum, was FAST, and got me up and running again within 8 hours.
OCZ is fine on the support half of things. I think some folks need to learn how to talk to people. They'd be surprised at how much that works.

Indeed i own three Vertex 2 60gb, one Vertex 2 50gb, one Vertex 30gb and one Revodrive 120gb all of them have been flawless. Also looking forward to purchasing some Vertex 3s to go with a nice X79 upgrade soon.
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I had two of their drives fail on me in a row. Was done with them at that point.
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