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  • semo - Wednesday, August 03, 2011 - link

    My old company had two of OCZ's "enterprise" PCIe drives. It was one RMA after another.

    OCZ are way over their heads in both the home market (abusers of consumer rights) and enterprise (subpar reliability).
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  • Kristian Vättö - Wednesday, August 03, 2011 - link

    We will be launching SSD reliability survey soon to find out reliability of SSDs but I feel you are correct. OCZ doesn't have a great record when it comes to reliability. Reply
  • Souka - Wednesday, August 03, 2011 - link

    SSDs are just not there for reliability.

    I'm at an engineering company... huge 3d models, stress models, etc etc.

    We have our "power" desKtop-workstations that need fast drives on a mix of SSDs and WD Raptor drives.

    Pretty much 1/2 our SSD system have SSD problems at one point or another... meanwhile the "old" Raptor drives are just humming along fine.

    Same hardware, same software, OS Win7 x64 Enterprise.

    Also have a few SSDs in our server for better database response and file access... same issues.

    Just the SSDs are not reliable enough IMHO at this point. Fine for short, temp work. But even losing "temp" files can be an issue as some apps take hours ot days to produce a result...the "temp" is very critical data we must have.

    Oh well, just my professional experience and opion speaking.... YMMV.
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  • Kristian Vättö - Wednesday, August 03, 2011 - link

    My observations have been the same. All SSDs seem to suffer from some degree of issues. Some are software/firmware related while others are hardware. Definitely not what I would call reliable at this point Reply
  • Mongoose88 - Wednesday, August 03, 2011 - link

    These might be designed as Cache drives within a ZFS Storage device, in that role the cache is a Copy of your data for quick access, so if a failure happened in a RAID0 config, there still wouldn't be any data lost as it would simply fall back to using the slower hard drives. Obviously reliability is still an issue regardless of data loss, no IT staff wants to be constantly replacing parts on their storage array. Reply
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