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It's always interesting to see these tours.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/9218/ocz-fab-tour
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OCZ flew me out to Taiwan to get an in-person look at the factory and I had Jason Ruppert, Senior Vice President of Operations, and Jim Van Patten, Vice President of World Wide Quality, as my hosts and guides throughout the trip, and a big thanks to both of them. A bit of background, to ensure these were the people to speak to: Mr. Ruppert has been with OCZ since March 2012 and before joining OCZ he was the Vice President of Manufacturing Operations & Engineering at Harmonic Inc, which focuses on video delivery infrastructures. Mr. Van Patten was actually Mr. Ruppert's first hire and joined the company in May 2012 from Logitech where he was the Vice President of World Wide Quality Assurance. Mr. Ruppert holds a Master's degree in Systems Engineering from North Carolina State University (for your interest, Anand did his BS in Computer Engineering in the same university), while Mr. Van Patten received his Ph.D. in Instructional Design & Evaluation from Syracuse University. It goes without saying that both Mr. Ruppert and Mr. Van Patten have extensive knowledge and experience within their operational areas, so the two were the best people to guide me through the manufacturing and validation.




Anyways, the article concludes:
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All in all, the new OCZ is well aware of its questionable quality reputation from the past and is now doing everything it can to build the trust back. It won't happen overnight, but opening up the whole development and manufacturing process is a way of showing that OCZ has nothing to hide when it comes to quality.


I think it's great that OCZ is at least trying to repair its reputation, and that they've opened up their plant to the press.
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I just applaud those who are involved in these processes from start to finish. I see these factory lines, the machines and materials they use, and just think.....how they heck did anybody come up with this stuff -_-

Sure is incredible
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I got an OCZ Vector 150 and mist say Im loving it smile.gif so far so good and performa really well, at least thats what synthetic benchmarks say lol. But honestly, before I purchased my first SSD from OCZ, I was worried about having a failing SSD or seeing it poop out in a few months but thats not the case. Glad OCZ open up its doors showing that they are going to be a better brand than before and hopefully still deliver great products at a good price.
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My first Vertex 4 was DOA and it's replacement has put up with all sorts of abuse. Having seen the worst they have to offer and the best and knowing that their quality has improved in the meantime I'm not worried in the least about buying from them again. Soon, unless I make up my mind on an M.2 or an NvMe.
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Wow it looks like such a great place to work!

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They see the problem and are acting according to correct. I hope they meet their goal and get an overall more trusted brand. I use to be a big fan back in the day.

I know 3 OCZ SSDs that have died, my own, and 2 friends. My ocz powersupply died and my friends actually blew up and got so hot it burnt the paint on his case.... ahhhh good times biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by damric View Post

Wow it looks like such a great place to work!


That's me at about 2 P.M. every day, what's your point?
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That's me at about 2 P.M. every day, what's your point?

This must be what you look like by 3pm biggrin.gif

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No, if my boss catches me napping I get forty lashes.... sad-smiley-002.gif

I'm moving to Taiwan so I can nap like a free man!
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It's good to see this from OCZ. I know their reputation has stopped me from buying their products in the past. If we can see a positive trend from this company in the future, consumers will feel much safer buying an OCZ SSD again.
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