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Those were the Sandforce drives, the Arc uses a new SSD controller. It's the same one in the Vector/Vertex 460, but with cheaper/slower NAND Flash. I'm not saying OCZ doesnt have QC issues... but that BSOD bug is the past.


I'd say the MX512 is worth the extra $$$ due to the power-loss protection, but the OCZ Arc is still decently fast and cheap.

The Arc-100 uses an in-house designed controller it seems (Indilinx 3), which is worse IMO. When I sent in my Agility 3 for RMA, the first replacement drive they sent me was DOA. To me that means their in-house QC is very poor. OCZ drives usually works for a while then it fails, so I wouldn't trust the glowing reviews just yet, it's simply not on the market long enough to see if the drive will have serious issues.
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The Arc-100 uses an in-house designed controller it seems (Indilinx 3), which is worse IMO. When I sent in my Agility 3 for RMA, the first replacement drive they sent me was DOA. To me that means their in-house QC is very poor. OCZ drives usually works for a while then it fails, so I wouldn't trust the glowing reviews just yet, it's simply not on the market long enough to see if the drive will have serious issues.

I have several OCZ drives including 2 ARC 100's, never had any problems, but your entitled to your opinion.smile.gif
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I have several OCZ drives including 2 ARC 100's, never had any problems, but your entitled to your opinion.smile.gif

I hope your good luck will continue. I have two out of three OCZ drives that failed on me (Agility 3 failed after a bit more than 2 years, Vector replacement was DOA). Only the second replacement Vertex 460 is working currently.
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The primary observed issue that this firmware update addresses is related to possible DRAM corruption. Under the existing firmware, the DRAM would go through a “training period” for DRAM timing calibration when the controller powered on. A DRAM refresh could occur during the duration of this power-on cycle, creating the potential for DRAM corruption that could compromise the SSD’s stability and reliability. The new firmware ensures that the DRAM refresh occurs outside of the controller power-on cycle. Thus far, only the 480GB versions of the ARC 100 and Radeon R7 have displayed this issue, but all ARC 100s and Radeon R7s should be updated as a precaution.
http://www.thessdreview.com/daily-news/latest-buzz/ocz-offering-important-firmware-update-for-arc-100-and-amd-radeon-r7-ssds/

OCZ reliability strikes again. This is why I recommended against OCZ. Their in house stuff is unreliable.
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