OCZ offers free 25nm solid-state drive replacements

By Jos ยท 4 replies
Feb 17, 2011
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  1. OCZ Technology has delivered a new update on their forums in response to the recent controversy surrounding the transition to 25nm NAND flash on some of their solid-state drives. Essentially the problem revolved around an issue with write-cycle endurance of the smaller NAND, which had to be compensated with a process called "over-provisioning" and resulted in a drop of usable storage space compared to the same drives equipped with 34nm NAND.

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  2. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    Good, must have ticked off enough people that they had no choice. Since OCZ is putting all their eggs in the SSD market they might want to avoid this kind of deception in the future.
  3. gotFrosty

    gotFrosty TS Rookie

    This is stil unacceptable. They are just giving you back part of the space that is dedicated to increasing the lifespan of the drive... What they need to do is give the product a new model number/name and sell it as that. They are still selling it as if it is the drive that got all the great reviews and praise when in fact it is not. Look on Newegg, the 60gb version still says Voted "Best of the Best" by Maximum PC magazine when in fact this is a totally different drive. I feel cheated to say the least.
  4. Yeah the main problem is with sites like newegg that do have the awards listed right in the search. I know when I see that "best of the best" or "Customer Choice Award Winner" however many years that it factors into my overall decision in which product I choose. If the product I am buying isn't the product that one the awards than it should have a new model number so I know it is a new product.
  5. Ziad

    Ziad TS Rookie Posts: 20

    This might sound like a dumb question but, how would I know how my drive is built? In other words, how would I know which chips are used in my SSD????
    I have an OCZ Vertex 2 90GB

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