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OCZ files for bankruptcy - Toshiba offers to buy the assets


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#31 Ryan Evans

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 13:30

Sandforce killed OCZ imo

 

dont know why sandforce doesn't get any stick for the whole mess everyone seems to blame OCZ but it wasnt entirely their fault other manufactures who used sandforce controllers had problems too

 

even intel

 

Before I got an SSD I googled and found that there is no problem with sandforce 2xxx controllers, only 1xxx. I'm already using Intel 520/530 (sandforce controller) series & very happy with the overall performance. I have no issues till now.

 

This exactly.  The Vertex 2 was horribly plagued with issues that rooted from the Sandforce controller, and they were forced to honor a lot of warranties.  It wasn't ridiculous, but something like 5% failures, which isn't good.

 

I'm sad to see them go since I've used only their drives since the first Vertex.  Never had a single failure and the performance has been top notch.  The Vertex 4 and Vector are arguably the fastest SSDs on the market (yep even above the 840 Pro).

 

Hopefully Samsung doesn't raise their prices out the roof since they really won't have any competition anymore.

 

It would be the compatibility issues rather than controllers. Just ensure to keep the controller firmware updated & also SSD manufacturer firmware up to date as well. I think, this issue has been fixed & the new SF controllers are believed to be faster




#32 kiddingguy

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 13:39

Their RAM was superb (but they discontinued it), their SSD's were crap.

Too bad to see OCZ go. I had reliable computers with their RAM...