OCZ Faces Question of Sale Versus Relaunch Following CEO's Resignation

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Spacegy4

After they lied about the everest controllers that were really marvells I'm not surprised this happened.

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Blues22475

Right now I am rocking with an OcZ power supply, and I haven't had any problems yet. Rocking solid for about a year now.

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xmichaelx

Rock on.

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Nachjager

Well, I have purchased 4 OCZ drives in the past three years and not one hiccup. The only thing that irritates me is the way you have to update the firmware but other than that I am a happy OCZ ssd owner.

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kixofmyg0t

Well OCZ has horrible reliability problems with their SSD's, so I don't really care if they get out of the market.

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vrmlbasic

Sigh, just repeating hearsay from the Internet. I don't like terms like "Sheeple", but I can't think of anything else that so succinctly describes you.

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Slurpy

He's more of a troll than a sheeple - you should look at his other posts. Hell, even his screenname shows that he's a script-kiddie.

On topic - I've bought four SSDs, three OCZs and a Corsair. The Corsair is the second youngest, and the only one with which I've had issues.

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jgottberg

The firm I work for purchased 85 OCZ SSDs and had an astounding failure rate. 22 crapped out within the first 3 weeks and another 14 after 6 months. We didn't keep track after that since the drives were shitcanned altogether in favor of Samsung SSDs. I can assure you, it's not hearsay. They are garbage.

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Arnulf

My OCZ Petrol SSD drive (purchased at the beginning of July 2012) started misbehaving (BSOD when accessing specific location with specific data pattern, wouldn't perform secure erase, ultimately failed checkup when I returned it for repairs) after ~1.5 months even though it was not based on SandFarce controller.

Never again, I learned my lesson; I got a full refund from the distributor/store, added a bit more money and got myself a Samsung 830 of same capacity.

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Bullwinkle J Moose

Horrible reliability of their SSD's is a fact well documented at the OCZ forum as well as its number 1 distributor (Newegg)

This is not hearsay

Compatibility and management problems are secondary to the reliability problems that are very well documented

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vrmlbasic

Right, because the data gathered from online forums is valid for these conclusions (Sarcasm; the data is invalid). It's called bias, I'm sure you've heard of it.

The consumers who are dissatisfied with their purchase are more motivated to share their thoughts on the product than are those who are satisfied with the product, especially in the same place. I'm only commenting on it myself because I'm tired of the mindless repetition of invalid data.

You're telling me "It's on an internet forum, it MUST be true!" and expecting me to buy into that. That's just absurd.

My OCZ SSD is cruising along just fine now.

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Biceps

Yep, mine broke after less than 6 months.

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praetor_alpha

Isn't the market bursting at the seams with NAND? Almost every month there are articles on this very site that state memory manufactures are facing an oversupplied and crowded market. Now OCZ says it can't get any? WTF?

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Bullwinkle J Moose

Many other manufacturers use quality nand and they have no problem finding it

Many OCZ drives use thumbdrive grade nand

Maybe the cheapest, crappiest nand is getting hard to find for OCZ

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praetor_alpha

All my thumbdrives still work, some of them going back to about 2004. So I don't get where you're coming from with thumbdrive grade crappy NAND.

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