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Old February 7, 2011, 05:37 PM
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Any mass produced item can and will go bad. Its just less likely with some parts (no moving parts) vs others (moving parts == more opportunities for MR Murphy).

All MLC SSDs be they PCIE or 2.5 or 3.5 inch form factor can suffer from bad controller(s) and bad nand.
All SLC SSDS be they PCIE or 2.5 or 3.5 inch form factor can suffer from bad controller(s) and bad nand...its just less likely as they are meant for the server envrio and held to a higher std (thus the higher price).

The revo's are classified as "enthusiast" home user SSDs, not server grade.
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Old February 7, 2011, 06:14 PM
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OUCH!

My 'Ol Vertex 120GB is still going strong, but it's "only" 12 months old... I payed $300 for it.

Firmware 1.5 from the get-go, it's still up at 91% health status, if that means anything...
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Old February 7, 2011, 07:12 PM
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You can check the health status on these things?
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I believe this is the reason they keep the prices high. Keep them as a niche product and cover their losses on warranty claims.
In their current form i dont see ssds ever replacing platter based drives.
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An update:

RMA was fast, I got the new drive almost the next day in Toronto, BUT the second drive failed after a month, constant system freezes, BSODs, just like what other people wrote in the feedback. I think OCZ should just send out newer models for replacement

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Formated the drive, it worked for a few days followed by a BSOD and bad sectors again:

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uh oh... I have 2 V2 120GB and 1 Vertex 96GB..... Everything is on a twice a week backup though onto raid1 WD Greens. Then that raid array is on a biweekly backup onto an external WD Green. AM I paranoid? Oh yeah.

I've had several Seagate and WD HDDs fail on me over the years, but I do still have 2 7200.11s from like 2007 still working great. lol.
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And you wonder why a lot of people haven't jumped on the SSD bandwagon yet?

Platter > SSD
I've had more HDDs fail than SSDs. In fact after years of SSD use I have had zero failures.

Within years the price per terabyte of SSDs will fall below that of HDDS.

The only reason to stick with HDDs is sentimentality.

Speaking of which, Sony just stopped makinh FDDs.
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Ugh dont like to read these threads. I have a vertex 2 120 myself. Havent had any issue yet though knock on wood
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Sorry to hear that...so far so good here with my 120GB Vertex2's in RAID0...granted they're only 5 months old. If I do have any trouble, they are under Memory Express' IPR (one of the very few times I got an extended warranty).
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Ouch that really sucks, reminds me to though I need to get my backup system going I just need to get to the hard drives really, but it's such a mess in my living room haha...
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