OCZ SSDs - Why are they so bad?

Tsumi

[H]F Junkie
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The name OCZ is burned forever. If there's a new management and everything, why cling to a name that destroyed so much trust you can never regain? It's strategic nonsense.
Because believe or not, it's not destroyed beyond saving/recovery.
 

schmuckley

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eh..
OCZ:Guaranteed for life! owait.. :wth:
BFG Guaranteed for lfe! ..owait..
The agility 2 and 3 i got back from RMA have been flawless for about 2 yrs now :)
There were serious problems early on though.
With a (new) firmware flash and a secure erase they are fine, though.
 

AirCool

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Just want to share my experience with RMA. I shipped my dead OCZ Vertex 2 120GB ($3 shipping) and got back a refurbished Vertex 3 128GB. (Can't really take advantage of the added speed as my board is SATA II). They ship about 1 day after receiving my drive via UPS Ground. Pretty good experience so far.

It seems the warranty of the replacement is 6 month or until the end of my original warranty, which ever is later. I hope the Vertex 3 is better. Don't want to re-install everything again.
 

uOpt

Gawd
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Just want to share my experience with RMA. I shipped my dead OCZ Vertex 2 120GB ($3 shipping) and got back a refurbished Vertex 3 128GB. (Can't really take advantage of the added speed as my board is SATA II). They ship about 1 day after receiving my drive via UPS Ground. Pretty good experience so far.

It seems the warranty of the replacement is 6 month or until the end of my original warranty, which ever is later. I hope the Vertex 3 is better. Don't want to re-install everything again.
I went through the same sequence, except mine was a Vertex 1.

The new Vertex 3 I got back instead is one of those that died on my ZFS tests.
 

Matthew Kane

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Ah Vertex 1 brings back some memories at my previous work place. Opening a box of 20, prepped for pre-built workstations for client/company, 3 doa, 6 failed on various mixed hard drive test loads to ensure stability before systems were boxed up and dispatched. Vertex 2 was worse in the sense it did not last more then a few months of maintaining it's speed.
 
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