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I've purchased one OCZ SSD which led to me having six OCZ SSDs of four different models, fail on me.

I finally quit when the sum of my return shipping charges for RMAs exceeded the initial purchase price of the the original OCZ SSD.

Most of these were not Sandforce controllers either, just crap SSDs.
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What I have understood very clearly is the SSD performance issues that existed earlier due to compatibility issues between sandforce & SSD makers. But, I notice that this no longer exists & hence sandforce based SSDs are in great demand!smile.gif

Sandforce still performs poorly with compressed/encrypted data, so I still avoid them.
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OCZ vectors are much better. OCZs were good at one point and bad at another mainly due to a horrid CEO. Fast forward to now and they are MUCH better... Vectors are on par with some of the best. I would certainly take a OCZ over patriot, Kingston, plextor, corsair and many others. OCZ makes their own ssd's and all the rest listed above don't with the exception of Kingston.

Not that the brands mentioned are bad but they are just rebrands of another company.

My choices would be

#1 Samsung for speed and reliability
#2 intel for reliability and moderate speed
#3 Micron reliability can be iffy due to poor firmware
#4 OCZ fast mature firmware. Most of the management issues sorted out and the barefoot controller is better than the Sanforxes IMO.

The rest are just usually rebrands, not bad but nothing really notable.

Anyways, only time I had bad luck with OCZ was when I got a really cheap one in a per built system. Had bad sectors right away, and they replaced it and its been fine so far...

Some background on my hardware knowledge is my company is sent many of these Drives or I handle them though other means as I work with disk encryption.

So yes these disks get a work out withe because I continually re-encrypt the same disks over and over.
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I've purchased one OCZ SSD which led to me having six OCZ SSDs of four different models, fail on me.

I finally quit when the sum of my return shipping charges for RMAs exceeded the initial purchase price of the the original OCZ SSD.

that last i heard OCZ is the poorest quality SSD reliability wise.
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post #34 of 36
I must be the lucky one, I've got eight SSD units going back 3-4 years now. No problems with any of them. Included in the lot are 1 OCZ Agility 3 60GB, 3 Samsung 840 Pro 256GB, 1 Samsung 830 120GB, 1 Samsung 840 Pro 512GB, 1 Intel 520 series 180GB, 1 Intel 320 series 120GB.

The OCZ Agility 3 is the dog of the bunch though - death slow!

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post #35 of 36
To me sandforce SSDs are good enough to rely on & am happy with the response times on both kinds of data - compressed/incompressed. I only constant thing I perform on the SSDs is to keep the firmwares up to date. Sometimes, due to previous bad experiences, people usually which take a while to accept a fact. I believe, eventually this would change.
post #36 of 36
My 120 GB Mushkin Chronos got bricked last week. I wouldn't say OCZ is a bad brand, just that the controller itself on their SSD's is bollocks. I've had very good OCZ RAM, and very good Mushkin RAM, plus i got a friend a used Vertex 2 like 2 years ago, and it's still doing up its job (and it had like a year of previous use).

IMHO, saying a brand is bad just because of one or two failures is a bit close-minded. I've had 3 Samsung HD103SJ HDD's (back when Samsung was the real manufacturer) and 2 of them died on me in under 2 years, and everyone knew the HD103SJ was one of the best 1 TB HDD's ever made. Does that make Samsung a bad brand?
   
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