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I’m a little less alarmed with the performance situation than the loss of usable capacity. There’s nothing OCZ can do about the capacity—those 4 GB or so are gone. But now that this whole issue is blown open and (in theory) understood, OCZ can hunker down and address it. In desktop-class workloads, the 25 nm drives trade blows with the older drives. Really hammering the new SSDs with small 4 KB reads and writes is where they seem to choke up—and we think we know exactly why. OCZ has new firmware in the works, and we’re guessing ECC-based optimizations will slowly help draw down the load being applied to the controller. Until then, there remain several targeted ways to demonstrate performance getting hit, and we hope OCZ (and every other vendor that follows OCZ pairing SandForce controllers and 25 nm flash) can bring the speed of its new drives up to match the old ones in every discipline.

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I think its nice of OCZ to replace the affected drives, but I think its too little too late. I've been in the market for a new SSD and in my research stumbled on some of the threads addressing this at the OCZ forums, the mods were unhelpful and kept denying there was an issue.

What bugs me the most is that they kept selling them under the same Vertex 2 and Agility 2 brands but not telling customers they would be buying drives with slower speeds and less capacity, thats dishonest. If you have a good brand like OCZ did, why take actions to dilute the reputation of your brand. Be honest. OCZ has lost my busines
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I think its nice of OCZ to replace the affected drives, but I think its too little too late. I've been in the market for a new SSD and in my research stumbled on some of the threads addressing this at the OCZ forums, the mods were unhelpful and kept denying there was an issue.

What bugs me the most is that they kept selling them under the same Vertex 2 and Agility 2 brands but not telling customers they would be buying drives with slower speeds and less capacity, thats dishonest. If you have a good brand like OCZ did, why take actions to dilute the reputation of your brand. Be honest. OCZ has lost my busines
This is pretty much exactly how I feel. I was really disappointed by OCZ here.
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F*CK, i just bought a Vertex 2 120gb(or so i thought i was getting 120gb) thats to be delivered today, I'm assuming i got a 25nm? If so should i send it back? I was not aware of this issue until now....
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F*CK, i just bought a Vertex 2 120gb(or so i thought i was getting 120gb) thats to be delivered today, I'm assuming i got a 25nm? If so should i send it back? I was not aware of this issue until now....
Might not be a 25nm. Going to be down to luck I guess.
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Interesting. So this is only applicable to Vertex 2 drives released when? I bought mine late last year.
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Interesting. So this is only applicable to Vertex 2 drives released when? I bought mine late last year.
I'll try to get more specific info for solve your question.
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Wow, looks like OCZ still can't make a good SSD. I remember reading about the stuttering issue on their first gen SSD, and now this. I would definitely avoid OCZ SSD if I ever upgrade to SSD.
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I wonder if mine is in this mess...damn.
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They said that all drives sold after November (if memory serves me well) may have 25nm into them. So....
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