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Originally Posted by Kaze105 View Post
Im disappointed. I owned quite a number of OCZ rams (even now) and none has failed me.
Same, hopefully I will be able to snag another 4 gigs of OCZ RAM during the summer
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Yeah, this man knows what's up . Those old Redline sticks were also BH-5, right?

EDIT: Found 'em. Mushkin Level II .

Yep! I remember those days. We've got some old L2V2 ads and posters and such around the office. Back when we shipped things in these:
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Yeah, this man knows what's up . Those old Redline sticks were also BH-5, right?

EDIT: Found 'em. Mushkin Level II .



Whatdya know ... that was the exact board I ran my OCZ Gold sticks on for the first few years ... still got mine in the closet too ... my first real overclocking 'enthusiast' level board ... where you could switch a jumper and have your memory run off the 5V rail instead of the 3.3V (iirc) ... good memories

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Their Gold and Platinum series modules are absolutely atrocious. Everything from cold boot issues, to BSODs, to not being able to run at rated specs. Good riddance.
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Crucial/Micron does not have marketing or brand recognition that OCZ has especially with enthusiasts. For Crucial to pull ahead, they need 1 or more of the following:
1) Better marketing/advertising
2) A game changing SSD
3) SSDs to become mainstream
They have the C300 which came close for the second bit and Crucial has a large brand recoginition with enthusiasts, the Ballistix were the best sticks for Micron D9s.

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Originally Posted by Axon14 View Post
OCZ has a notoriously bad reputation with RAM so, not shocking. Their SSD line got in with a large OEM, did it not? They don't need the headache anymore IMO.
Where do people hear this? OCZ has always been as recommended as G.Skill and Corsair (Which is utterly overpriced junk usually) in my experiences.

Doesn't change my choices, G.Skill ftw.

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Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros View Post
I noticed they haven't had much RAM on Newegg lately and not much hype either.

I don't like OCZ PSUs either, so I think they're not going to hold out much longer.
The wording of that makes it seem like you chose for OCZ to stop making RAM...I don't like cooler masters cases, hopefully they'll stop trying to rape my eyes.
    
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ocz ddr3 ram was horrible for most people including myself.
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they should drop fatal1ty lines
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Back in the day OCZ was cool, recently they have been sucking.. not a real loss in the ram department g-skill and mushkin are my current go-to brands.

I think they are going to drop the warranties of all existing ram OR give you a credit towards other OCZ hardware, but I would imagine they will just drop them.

That does suck, but glad they got out now.
Edited by Killam0n - 1/29/11 at 6:44am
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
That's why I said I don't foresee it happening; Crucial/Micron is the only company with the financial power to invest into SSD's heavily enough to bump OCZ right now.
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Intel would spread themselves too thin with any deeper move into SSD's; that's why we saw a huge push at the start and then them slowly back down.

Micron I have no idea, why they haven't tried to push their SSD's more. It's been proven time and time again that you don't need the fastest piece of technology to succeed. You just need the best marketing team.

Samsung could potentially do it, though I don't think they're as serious about the SSD market.

Micron & Samsung both have the OEM contract support with DRAM that they could have used pull to get contracts with SSD's as well. But they didn't.
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Current market cap of Intel, Micron, and OCZ
Intel: Aprox $177.4B
Micron: Aprox $8.4B
OCZ: Aprox $178.7M

Don't underestimate Samsung,2008 approx $173.4B annual revenue
has been the world's largest technology company by sales,
has been the world's largest memory chip manufacturer,they make the AP's for iPad's and iPhones and will sell Apple 60 million units this year alone
has been the world's 2nd largest chipmaker after Intel for awhile.
Add in the 2nd largest cell phone man. along with the domination of the LCD business as well as the world's 2nd largest ship-builder!
they have just entered the mainstream or enthusiast SSD arena,I for one can't wait to see their next generation SSD's.
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my first pair of sticks were OCZ platinum 2x1GB 800MHz 5-5-5-15 i was able to do 4-4-4-12

they were awesome.
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