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better to burn out then fade away?
on June 5, 2012
I have purchased two of these ssd's in the last 6 months and ultimately both have died.
On paper the OCZ SSD seems like an ideal product: the speed and performance of an SSD with the form factor of a stick of ram. However my experience with this product has been less than pleasing. I bought my first drive in February 2012 it installed easily on my mother board, a micro itx board with an mSATA port designed for ssd. Initially the performance of the device was phenomenal Windows loaded in instants and applications that used to struggle in on my less than great i5 chip got a nice boost to push them into usable territory.
I was pleased enough with the initial drive that when asked to build a machine for a friend I ordered it again. That is where the trouble started. the drive that arrived in my second order was DOA. Completely DOA it failed to be recognized by any of the various media I plugged it into, ultimately in the interest of time I sent it back. I did not think much of this issue because my primary drive was still functioning flawlessly.
However two months later the drive simply stopped loading. This was not a power surge or other issue the small desktop sat on my desk untouched as it always had and one day simply would not boot. Getting a bad drive is nothing new to me but two bad drives ordered moths apart is a little much... 150 bucks is a little steep for a drive that only worked for 4 months. buyer beware