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Windows 7: OCZ Filing for Bankruptcy

27 Nov 2013   #11
linnemeyerhere

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I remember back just a few years and OCZ was the ram to have, but I too had heard of the Vertex III issues and stayed away till I found a 120gb V III for just over $40.00 delivered and a pulled the trigger. So far that drive has worked well but it doesn't get much use. Once a company gets a reputation for poor design or poor customer service it's hard to change that trend.


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27 Nov 2013   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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I followed their support forums for some while since I was buying an SSD at the time they came out with the vertex 3. Their support staff were arrogant and not helpful. They were having customers try a 16 step process to install their SSDs, and this didn't work. Actually I don't know if they ever resolved the issues, most people gave up and the company didn't stand behind the product.

I don't know if you had the Vertex 3, and I believe that later versions of the Sandforce turned out OK, but OCZ made a move to their own controller after this - you can draw conclusions. So YMMV on their SSD, but if you had issues that couldn't easily be resolved, I think you were left in the cold. I think this alienated a lot of customers.

It certainly is sad for their employees, I hope the good ones get picked up by Toshiba.
It was dark days with OCZ during that time. I was hoping they would be able to redeem themselves and come out with some great tech. The Vector has been solid for me so far.
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27 Nov 2013   #13
TanyaC

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I have 8 OCZ SSDs. Not had a single problem with a single drive, and they are faster than the Samsung's I also have.

Sad news.
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27 Nov 2013   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

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I bought my first OCZ 60GB in 2008 - very expensive then. It was an adventure at the time but evenbtually I got it to work. It still works now in a system my wife uses. The last one was the Vector and that has not given me any problems either.
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27 Nov 2013   #15
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
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What a shame. Another advanced Technology company having issues with short sighted financiers. Why does no one think long term, this coming year is when SSD and similar technologies become very much mainstream.
Very true. Now that the SSD boom starts, that should not happen. Let's hope Toshiba can salvage it.
SSDs are still too expensive:
  • $100 - $150 for 120 GB SSD
  • $100 - $150 for 2 TB - 3 TB HDD

When are companies going to release consumer ReRAM drives?
They appear to be better, stronger and faster.
ReRAM, the memory tech that will eventually replace NAND flash, finally comes to market | ExtremeTech
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27 Nov 2013   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

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I just paid $138 for a 256GB SSD - and a good one.
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27 Nov 2013   #17
lehnerus2000

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I just paid $138 for a 256GB SSD - and a good one.
The cheapest price for a 256 GB SSD, at my supplier, is $185.
Most drives are priced around $250.

I always need more storage, so SSDs aren't good value for me.
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27 Nov 2013   #18
whs
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I just paid $138 for a 256GB SSD - and a good one.
The cheapest price for a 256 GB SSD, at my supplier, is $185.
Most drives are priced around $250.
I guess you have no NewEgg.

Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR240GB Solid State Drive - Newegg.com

Btw. It's only 240GB, but so what.
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27 Nov 2013   #19
lehnerus2000

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I guess you have no NewEgg.
Not one that I'm aware of.
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27 Nov 2013   #20
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

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SSDs aren't for big mega-storage jobs yet, but will be soon. The ReRAM looks good but will likely be a few to several years before consumer products are seen, it's a brand new experimental tech as of now, but is very promising. there is also nano- technology where a PC can be printed on a piece of flexible plastic.
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