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#61 mr_sock_00

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 21:30

What was the previous SSD? Vertex 3?


It was OCZ Octane. Newer line earlier this year, not sure if they are continuing it after Octane 2. They are nice enough to replace it with a newer SSD which I appreicate.

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#62 DAOWAce

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:56

It was OCZ Octane. Newer line earlier this year, not sure if they are continuing it after Octane 2. They are nice enough to replace it with a newer SSD which I appreicate.

Both the Kingston #K and Octane lines are not high performance drives. They are mainly for consumers, not enthusiasts.

Kingston HyperX and Vertex/Vector are high performance, for enthusiasts.

Samsungs new 840 drives have two lines also, the regular and the 'Pro'. The Pro is high performance, the other has TLC flash, meaning worse relability.

Basically every manufacturer has different lines of SSDs, usually consumer and enterprise grade lines, maybe enthusiast as well. OCZ happens to have.. well, a lot.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:16

Unfortunate you didn't make backups. Long term reliability of some SSDs is a gamble. Can folks tell me which SSDs they have had good long-term experience with? How is people's Intel X25-M G2 doing?


I'll tell you what, if you get an SSD, make it an Intel. I've got one from over two years ago, just a 80 GB puppy, and it's solid as a rock.

#64 DAOWAce

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:40

I'll tell you what, if you get an SSD, make it a Samsung.

FTFY.

Samsung is one of the only SSD manufacturers who create everything in their drives. They do not rely on third party components for anything. Their drive reliability is second to none.

Intel did have a good reliability run, yes; but they also were the victim of the SandForce issues everyone was having. Hell, it was Intel who discovered the issue with the SF controller and got them to fix it. Also, Intel doesn't manufacture everything in their drives, as much as some people believe.

As it stands, I wouldn't really worry about SSD reliability anymore if you're buying the latest generation enthusiast grade drives. Avoid SandForce and you're set. The only reliability issues you should be concerned about is the limited write cycles on the flash; of which OCZ waranties 20GB writes per day for 5 years, just to give you something to think about. The drive can still have all the data pulled off it when that happens anyway; not a disaster like a hard drive crash. Failed components however is a different story entirely.. which is why people recommend Samsung and Intel to some extent.

#65 uMadRabbit

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:07

^ This.

Go Samsung SSD.

Altho my Vertex 3 has served me well for a year now. ^^

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 14:38

FTFY.

Samsung is one of the only SSD manufacturers who create everything in their drives. They do not rely on third party components for anything. Their drive reliability is second to none.


Ah, this is good to know. I will eventually (some time in 2013) be upgrading my desktop PC and I was wondering which brand of SSD to get.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 00:43

So my Vertex 3 came in this Monday and I got almost everything installed, but there is one problem, I'm experiencing one of the symptoms which led me to believe that my Vertex 2 was dying. That symptom I'm experiencing is

Shortcuts were unable to locate programs but after ~30 seconds it finds it

which worries me :/