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WARNING - OCZ Vertex sudden failures

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Hi all, keep your backups updated.

I have a quite large set of computers that I could potentially access and my family do not ask my for help on christmas eve only.

I am seeing a high failure rate of OCZ Vertex 3 and 4. 2 drives in different computers fails from one day to the other. 

As we have completely different usecases, whilst both are Win 10 2004 OS drives, and computers I suspect these products have reached their EOL. I might want exclude a firmware issue as all of them were updated and there are still some out in the field working. Yet not all of them bought on the same date. So perhaps a firmware bug like we saw it with enterprise SSDs from HP and other failing after a certain time.

 

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That is interesting/concerning, Karl. I just checked my listing of drives, and the last OCZ drive to fail was back in 2013; had not had any since.

Ian 

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I have never used any OCZ Vertex drives and not come across them in any systems I have dealt with.  I tend to stick to Seagate, WD & Samsung drives in the main.

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Vertex 3 and 4 had issues and OCZ in general had issues. Now they are under Toshiba. Sandisk is to Western Digital. 

I prefer Samsung and had not one failure of a Samsung SSD yet. 

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Karl Wester-Ebbinghaus wrote:

I prefer Samsung and had not one failure of a Samsung SSD yet. 

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