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Windows 7: OCZ Filing for Bankruptcy

30 Nov 2013   #31
HerrKaLeun

W7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crankypenguin View Post
I wish Mushkin made more SSD's. Now there is a stable company, others should look up to. Been in business since 1994 and if their SSD line is anything like their RAM, I would never buy any other SSD but a Mushkin SSD. And even thought I have never owned a OCZ, it is true that there are indeed a lot of postings on computer forums about problems. This I can attest to as I read a few and I constantly see people complaining.
OCZ used to make RAM and powersupplies. In fact I owned some. But making good RAM doesn't qualify you for SSD. Especially since their SSD parts were purchased, like the darn Sandforce controllers.

Come to think about the RAM, it was sold as 1066, but never made it above 800. When I complained to OCZ, their support just told me JEDEC stanard is 800 and i have to go shut up. So they had a history of lying about their specs.


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30 Nov 2013   #32
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

There is a whole line of Mushkin SSDs. But right now they are not on sale like the other day.

Newegg.com - mushkin ssd
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30 Nov 2013   #33
crankypenguin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
There is a whole line of Mushkin SSDs. But right now they are not on sale like the other day.

Newegg.com - mushkin ssd
I reside in the Eu where newegg does not exist. It is not as easy to find a good lineup of Mushkin products here, but I have friends in the US that can send it to me. But yes, you are right they do have quite the lineup on newegg.

PS, Last I checked, Newegg does not ship to the EU, has that changed perhaps?
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30 Nov 2013   #34
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Practically no US company of that sort ships to the EU. Here is a company in Germany that sells Mushkins. I am sure they would ship to you. And their prices are not out of line.

ALTERNATE
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30 Nov 2013   #35
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Krakoom! OCZ flies into the ground. Time to salvage the engines and look around

From the Register, read more here:
Krakoom! OCZ flies into the ground. Time to salvage the engines and look around ? The Register
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30 Nov 2013   #36
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HerrKaLeun View Post
I don't want to sound mean, but they had it coming and i wondered how they stayed in business for so long.

For computers reliability is King. Especially the part that contains all the data. When did you ever hear of a CPU failing (except OC)? When did brand-name RAM ever fail?

No one cares if an SSD is 5% faster with nowaday speeds. No one cares if it cost 5% less if it is not reliable. Even when warranty is given, no one pays for the lost time dealing with firmware upgrades.

It is like the commercial airliner industry. If you sell an airplane that is 5% cheaper, but has a (perceived or real) track record of unreliability - no one will buy it. Even if it flies 5% faster than the competition.

I never owned an OCZ SSD, so what do i know. But I can read and read about thousands of firmware upgrades people had to go through with OCZ. I've owned a Samsung SSD for over a year and still have the original firmware, which still is the current version. HDD didn't need FW upgrades, so why would an SSD need one? Especially since upgrading FW requires re-imaging. Who pays for that time?

And were OCZ really faster SSD? Maybe some tests sugested that. But they only were fast under mysterious conditions, like only being less than half full etc.

They won't be missed.
Reliability and support are king. Sure every company has their black marks, but it is how they respond to customers if things go wrong that really counts. It appears OCZ didn't cut the mustard there.
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30 Nov 2013   #37
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
Krakoom! OCZ flies into the ground. Time to salvage the engines and look around

From the Register, read more here:
Krakoom! OCZ flies into the ground. Time to salvage the engines and look around ? The Register
There's some key NAND chip makers in that article. Might be worth paying attention in the future.

"... Micron-Intel, Samsung or Toshiba-SanDisk or SK-Hynix ..."
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30 Nov 2013   #38
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HerrKaLeun View Post
I don't want to sound mean, but they had it coming and i wondered how they stayed in business for so long.

For computers reliability is King. Especially the part that contains all the data. When did you ever hear of a CPU failing (except OC)? When did brand-name RAM ever fail?

No one cares if an SSD is 5% faster with nowaday speeds. No one cares if it cost 5% less if it is not reliable. Even when warranty is given, no one pays for the lost time dealing with firmware upgrades.

It is like the commercial airliner industry. If you sell an airplane that is 5% cheaper, but has a (perceived or real) track record of unreliability - no one will buy it. Even if it flies 5% faster than the competition.

I never owned an OCZ SSD, so what do i know. But I can read and read about thousands of firmware upgrades people had to go through with OCZ. I've owned a Samsung SSD for over a year and still have the original firmware, which still is the current version. HDD didn't need FW upgrades, so why would an SSD need one? Especially since upgrading FW requires re-imaging. Who pays for that time?

And were OCZ really faster SSD? Maybe some tests sugested that. But they only were fast under mysterious conditions, like only being less than half full etc.

They won't be missed.
You really had my Heart in this post ,I have had that struggle with Firmware and getting my OCZ Agility back to proper form it runs well now but trying to update the damn thing was hell honestly

The way they set it up either bootable usb or have it as a second hard drive and update it that way

I never had issues with my Corsair Force 80gb almost considering swapping them but my WEI would go down
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30 Nov 2013   #39
HerrKaLeun

W7 Pro 64
 
 

[QUOTE=carwiz;2611267]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post

There's some key NAND chip makers in that article. Might be worth paying attention in the future.

"... Micron-Intel, Samsung or Toshiba-SanDisk or SK-Hynix ..."
That was just another OCZ problem, they didn't really produce anything, just repacakging. what is the proposition whne the chipmakers make SSD themselves?
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30 Nov 2013   #40
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

[QUOTE=HerrKaLeun;2611295]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post

There's some key NAND chip makers in that article. Might be worth paying attention in the future.

"... Micron-Intel, Samsung or Toshiba-SanDisk or SK-Hynix ..."
That was just another OCZ problem, they didn't really produce anything, just repacakging. what is the proposition whne the chipmakers make SSD themselves?
They already do and have been making SSDs.
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