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    Re: News - New reliability poll shows surprising SSD failure rate

    Quote Originally Posted by ehhhhhhh View Post
    http://www.ocztechnology.com/res/man...duct_sheet.pdf

    "SandForce® 2281 x 4"

    er?

    I think you did not note that I'm not defending OCZ, nor I say that their drives don't go wrong.
    I only said that no one can come to conclusions without evidence (e.g.: official statistics).
    I stand corrected - sorry - I read an article rather than the tech sheet. OCZ would never release any such statistic - it'd be fatal. What source would you deem worthy?

    Hexus said: "I have to say that the ZDNet sample size was a little small with a total vote count of 617 respondents but a more in-depth survey has been promised to follow up on this surprising result. However I think it’s very hard to get good meaningful results in this kind of survey because the irritated, the disappointed and the dissatisfied customer will be more likely to fill in this kind of survey to show their displeasure, that’s human nature."

    Daily mail?

    And more to my point "While SSDs get ever more affordable and popular there is a lot of talk on tech and shopping forums about the reliability of certain SSD controllers or SSD brands. Often you may think that you have spotted a bargain new SSD on offer only to research it to find a lot of people saying they “wouldn’t touch it with a bargepole”. That kind of language hasn’t really been used to describe any HDD since the infamous IBM Deathstar drives in 2001."

    Which is bang on the mark - this is exactly what's going on in forums and bargain sites at the moment. I wonder which controller...
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    Re: News - New reliability poll shows surprising SSD failure rate

    17%? Must've been all OCZ drives (or PEBKAC)


    http://www.behardware.com/articles/8...s-rates-6.html

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    Re: News - New reliability poll shows surprising SSD failure rate

    Also a whopping 13.46% for OCZ Petrol Series drives on the next page.

    But I'm sure we'll have someone posting about how theirs is fine shortly
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    Re: News - New reliability poll shows surprising SSD failure rate

    It has always surprised me how OCZ SSD have such high failure rates. They seemed like one of the top companies back when they (only) sold RAM.

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    Re: News - New reliability poll shows surprising SSD failure rate

    Quote Originally Posted by karbill View Post
    I've get an OCZ petrol 64gb that came dead on arrival then the shop replace and give an other one till now for the first 2 months no problems
    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    Also a whopping 13.46% for OCZ Petrol Series drives on the next page.

    But I'm sure we'll have someone posting about how theirs is fine shortly
    It won't be me. ;-)

    I needed to create a system within a given budget so I downgraded my first choice (Crucial m4) to a pair of 128GB OCZ Petrols. The first died a couple of months later and the second died just recently. I told the supplier that I won't accept replacement Petrols. I'm getting a 256Gb Samsung 830 instead.

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    Re: News - New reliability poll shows surprising SSD failure rate

    Earlyish adopter ot OCZ Vertex 3, 290GB. No problems for some time, although BSOD fairly common initially - until OCZ got to about issue 13 of the BIOS, despite trying to blame the cosmos in general for several months.

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    Re: News - New reliability poll shows surprising SSD failure rate

    I have four SSD's the earliest a Corsair X64 from 2009, two M4's and an OCZ Agility.
    All have had firmware updates and all are still working great.

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    Re: News - New reliability poll shows surprising SSD failure rate

    Cheers, David



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    Re: News - New reliability poll shows surprising SSD failure rate

    Look at the number of respondents. Hardly a large set of respondents. How many people saw the article and couldn't be bothered to click "no"...

    Also, the definition of fail is not really encompassed in the question. It could be an OS corruption from powering off mid-windows update for instance, that users are mistakingly reporting as a disk failure.

    I really do doubt that 17% of drives are faulty. I've had 5 SSD's - 2 crusial M225's 128gb, 1Intel 80Gb and 2 M225 64gb - of which ZERO have been faulty. The 2 128gb m225's area still in Raid 0 from the day I purchased them, and have been flawless.

    I don;t think that SSD's would have made it to enterprise grade if there'd been as many faults as are reported by the article...
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    Re: News - New reliability poll shows surprising SSD failure rate

    That sucks, planning to buy a new SSD soon. I'll stay well away from OCZ though.

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    Re: News - New reliability poll shows surprising SSD failure rate

    TBH I've not been much impressed either.... SSDs owned to date
    Intel G2 160GB - working fine for nearly 3 years!!
    OCZ Agility 128GB - experiences slowdowns that require a secure erase.. currently in a little used media center
    Intel 320 300GB - Get the infamous 8GB issue despite latest firmware. Many threads on this over in Intel forum.
    Crucial m4 256GB - Failed twice. Power cycle restored. Returned and refunded.
    OCZ Onyx 32GB - working fine for 18 months
    OCZ Octane 240GB - not currently in a system

    I must say I am completely convinced about the speed/benefits of SSDs but really think the firmwares need much more testing as I am sure all of the above are firmware rather than hardware issues.

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    Re: News - New reliability poll shows surprising SSD failure rate

    My OCZ 64Gb has been perfect so far. I've had it about a year and it's never let me down. Windows gets to a useable state in 30 seconds. My only regret is that I didn't get a bigger one.
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    Only have one SSD an 0CZ Agility3 240Gb Not had a single problem with it as of yet. I hope to look into getting another for my laptop. I've heard reviews about SSD's and going with the cheap low budget names and how they last like a couple of months before going bust. Personally I'd always stick with decent company names such as OCZ or Corsair. Names you can trust

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    Re: News - New reliability poll shows surprising SSD failure rate

    I have own(ed):
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    All have been great except for the Vertex which died within 3 hours of first use.

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    well im going to fork out extra £30 above my budget for a M4. cheers guys

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