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    New SSD for Me-octane-512-gbs.jpg


    I finally broke down and got a 512gbs OCZ Octane. It was a deal I couldn't refuse. The drive is fantastico LOL. Its not as fast on Benchmarks as some of my others that have toggle nand but this Synchronous nand holds its own with both the read and the write speeds, to tell you the real truth I cannot tell the difference in using them. I timed my boot times and they are same abot 20 sec from the time I press the button on my case to full screen .
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    Default Re: New SSD for Me

    Congrats! Your going to be very surprised at the new Vision Tek Racer Series 240GB results, within a month I should have their new 480GB Racer in for review. Why didn't you go with the Vertex 4 512GB ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    Congrats! Your going to be very surprised at the new Vision Tek Racer Series 240GB results, within a month I should have their new 480GB Racer in for review. Why didn't you go with the Vertex 4 512GB ?
    I would Stan but I got this from OCZ for a great price, not even close to the price of the Vertex 4 which they did not offer me. I have a ton of smaller SSDs, plus that SATA11 GSkill 240gb that I got ( you remember) that I never even put an OS on, I just used it for a short period and did a Secure Erase with Parted magic and put it back in the box. I have a Patriot Wildfire SSD 240gb that is SATA 111 in the box, minus the part of the box you have to send in for the rebate. I also have 2 X120gb Vertex2 SATA 11 120gb SSD that are not in use. So I replaced them all with this Octane in my X79 rig.

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    the sad part about the Octane is they have a short life even shorter then The Vertex 4 Which only lasted 365 Hrs powered on and only 390.23TiB written before a slow death where a M4 has more then 938,00TiB written and powered on for 3953 hours and still going strong.
    Octane started the test on 3/23/12 and Died on 4/25/12=32days and only wrote 303,82TiB

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    Quote Originally Posted by PC_User View Post
    the sad part about the Octane is they have a short life even shorter then The Vertex 4 Which only lasted 365 Hrs powered on and only 390.23TiB written before a slow death where a M4 has more then 938,00TiB written and powered on for 3953 hours and still going strong.
    Octane started the test on 3/23/12 and Died on 4/25/12=32days and only wrote 303,82TiB
    Is this from your personal experience, or is this a fact with all the Octane drives? It has new firmware V1.13 on it. I wonder if that fixed the problem.

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    Norman. can you please post a link to that article

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    I'm currently waiting for OCZ to get more Vertex 4 512GB samples in, I'm hoping they will notify me by the end of May .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    Norman. can you please post a link to that article

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    its an 182 page thread updated daily by Anvil... sure lots of good info... If your a OCZ fan this thread is not for you SSD Write Endurance 25nm Vs 34nm

    Is this from your personal experience, or is this a fact with all the Octane drives? It has new firmware V1.13 on it. I wonder if that fixed the problem.
    No but you can see any name that has OCZ on it has failed quickly

    "The Torqx 2 had its first bad block at approximately 40600 GiB, with 1677 average NAND cycles, 2539 max NAND cycles.

    The Vertex 4 had its first bad block at 294.27 TiB Host writes.

    If you have an octane/petrol or vertex 4 and your drive gets a bad block, you better have a backup! "
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    Seriously thinking about getting the new 1TB VelociRaptor due to the short lifespan of SSDs and the high price on high capacity SSD's. I have 300GB VelociRaptors that I've had since they were first released, almost completely full and still running strong and issue free, so the new 1TB VeliciRaptor, or better still, two in Raid 0 sounds like a great idea.

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    Stan SSD have a long life, these guys are dumping serious data to these drives to check endurance, I hoping to 1 day have all SSDs and box up the Spinners

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    I had all VRaptors also, all the way up and including the 600gb, I had 2 of them and gave them away when I got my SSDs. Now all the experts on on XTREME FORUMS. I dont think so.

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    I belong to that forum, admittedly I dont post there much but I have to believe there is somethng going on behind the scenes that they would trash OCZ like that.

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    what is wrong with Xtreme forums? no its nothing to do with OCZ just read the "offical" OCZ forums its not hard to figure out
    Out of the 4 OCZ SSDs ive had only 1 still works, I got tired of dealing with OCZ saying it was this and that my system wasn't right ...like they do with so many others they have to put the blame someplace, go to any forums that deals with lots of members running OCZ you will find the same issues over and over again, they did the same thing with the DRAM when it wasn't running up to speeds they advertised. and now they no longer sell DRAM.

    the only thing they have came up with is it might be Indilinx FW causing the Issues because the Controller / NAND is the same as many other SSD are using and if the FW is bad the drive will be to.
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    what is wrong with Xtreme forums? no its nothing to do with OCZ just read the "offical" OCZ forums its not hard to figure out
    Out of the 4 OCZ SSDs ive had only 1 still works, I got tired of dealing with OCZ saying it was this and that my system wasn't right ...like they do with so many others they have to put the blame someplace, go to any forums that deals with lots of members running OCZ you will find the same issues over and over again, they did the same thing with the DRAM when it wasn't running up to speeds they advertised. and now they no longer sell DRAM.
    Well I have had only 3 actual OCZ drive, 2 Vertex 2 drive that still run after 2 years and 1 New 512 gb Octane. But I have a load of Sandforce SSDs, I have 2 Patriot SSDs, a 240gb Pyro SE and a 240 GB Wildfire SSD, and I also have a Sandisc 240gb SSD, all use Sandforce 2281 controllers, and they all have plenty of hours on them, and they run at 100%. I forgot the GSKILL 240 GB SSSD, which runs perfectly.

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    Default Re: New SSD for Me

    the 2 vertex3 I had 1 failed in a couple days RMA that drive 2 times before I gave up and sold it the other started having issues I sold it as I wasn't going threw the same deal the little Vertex2 I have runs strong never a issue. I really don't remember what the Agility2 was but I sold it

    but I find it odd how you go to tech forums and the most problematic SSDs are always the same across all forums.

    I dont think Sandforce has the problems they once had most of the issues seems to be worked out and I was really shocked with the Sandforce drive and the 2 reviews later this week will show they do really well.
    Last edited by PC_User; 28-05-2012 at 13:23.

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