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Of course... but these manufacturing giants also sell their own SSDs. My response was to Tator's that other companies do have the resources to push into the SSD market hard. OCZ may be doing well in the market but if any of these bigger companies ever focus on SSDs, OCZ would feel the pressure. However, these big companies know there is a place for OEM and partners.
Yeah, I was really just trying to separate the little enthusiast niche market resellers from true industry giants. OCZ or *insert other company* is pretty much 'that nice little company that guarantees a steady .1% (or less) of (intel/samsung/micron/amd/toshiba/...) revenue so we like them' type of deal.

I'm only really reinforcing that because I see so much brand loyalty here when in fact the only real brand they're purchasing is the sticker or labeling, for the most part.

Dunno where I was gonna go beyond that.
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This is a little sad to me ... I remember back in the day when OCZ ram was the shizzy ... their DDR sets for the 939 boards were awesome. My machine at work has a couple 512MB sticks of the Gold 2-2-2-5 stuff in it, and it's been running all day, every day, never had the slightest problem with it. Haven't owned any other memory of theirs though.

They really need to step it on their PSU quality too IMHO. I also remember when the PowerStream 520W was one of the best you could buy (even if it was a Top-built unit), and I had one of those serve me reliably for a lot of years too. I guess their new Gold series is a step in the right direction though, seems to be getting good reviews.

I wish OCZ well, always liked them as a company, even if I don't always like their products.
    
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Good riddance. OCZ was one of the worst, if not the worst in terms of quality and reliability. No other company has released more ram kits with >50% failure rates.
    
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post #74 of 94
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I'm only really reinforcing that because I see so much brand loyalty here when in fact the only real brand they're purchasing is the sticker or labeling, for the most part.

Dunno where I was gonna go beyond that.
Well, you do get a value-add with the "smaller" guys like us and OCZ and all in that our support is easier to deal with than someone like Samsung or Hynix. Once you get into performance memory, there is definitely a value-added as Samsung/Hynix/Whoever really only sell parts as JEDEC spec (DDR3-1333, DDR2-800, DDR-400, etc..)
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This is a little sad to me ... I remember back in the day when OCZ ram was the shizzy ... their DDR sets for the 939 boards were awesome. My machine at work has a couple 512MB sticks of the Gold 2-2-2-5 stuff in it, and it's been running all day, every day, never had the slightest problem with it. Haven't owned any other memory of theirs though.
Winbond BH-5? That stuff was awesome. Had a set of G.Skill sticks that were BH-5. 260MHz 2-2-2-6-1T. Loved them.
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Im disappointed. I owned quite a number of OCZ rams (even now) and none has failed me.
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Mmmmmm... Winbond...
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Mmmmmm... Winbond...
Yeah, this man knows what's up . Those old Redline sticks were also BH-5, right?

EDIT: Found 'em. Mushkin Level II .



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That's really odd. Their stock quadrupled in the past few months.
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I've owned a few entry level kits from OCZ, mostly DDR2. They did what I needed, but never bothered or expected them to OC.
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