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Started by Carl2, March 29, 2010, 15:10:12 PM

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Freddy

Got around to installing it today, seems fast again. Found the one in it before was 120GB not 240GB afterall, but it will do for my games.

Data

I have some news of another SSD fail, an OCZ Agility 3 has just died in a customers PC, I haven't gone digging in to my paperwork but I think it lasted about 3 years. Replaced it with a Kingston V300 for £40.

DaveMorton

That's only 26,000 hours, give or take. Not great (if memory serves, the Agility 3 had a MTBF of 2 million hours?), even if it were an old-school HDD, but not horrible either, all things considered.
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Data

It's hard to say for sure but I think the controller failed on the OCZ SSD and not the flash memory because the BIOS refused to even see the drive, it was gone completely.

DaveMorton

Well that's not good. :(

I started to ask questions like whether you tried a known good cable in a different slot, but I realized who I was asking, and decided against it. :D
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Carl2

  I'm running into the filled disk myself, the computer wants 10 Gb of free space and I have 9 Gb this is on a 120 Gb disk with win 8.1 on it.  I just put in a 240 Gb in the computer for the Win 10 download, realized it said update so I'm not sure it will install to another drives  Never liked the OCZ SSD's to many need a firmware update first thing,  I went with Intel, and all include software to check the drive, I have a 160 Gb SSD from the going way back, still no probs with it. 
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Quote from: Data on January 02, 2015, 13:16:43 PM
It's hard to say for sure but I think the controller failed on the OCZ SSD and not the flash memory because the BIOS refused to even see the drive, it was gone completely.

I encountered a similar situation doing a data recovery on a newly upgraded Mac to the latest version of OSX.   Turns out the failure happened after the filesystem had been partitioned.   This made the SSD invisible to a standard recovery.  Once I realized this, I was able to get into terminal, mount a USB drive from the command line and recover the data.   Apparently, the Mac store charges $200 dollars to do a data recovery like this, but to a DVD instead.
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Data

SSD benchmarks 2015

Lots of juicy info on the page, if you explore the menu.

http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Explore/Speed/11

Freddy

Looks like the Samsungs may be the way to go then.

Data

Quote from: Freddy on August 06, 2015, 13:21:15 PM
Looks like the Samsungs may be the way to go then.

Yes could be, and I read that Samsung have recently dropped their SSD prices.

Freddy

Yes for the top rated Samsung they had said the price was steep and people would be better off with the 840.

But with today's prices the 850 is the better buy at just over £100 on Amazon.

DaveMorton

Part of the article Data posted a link to was a "quick" benchmark utility, where you download a small app and run it, and it tests your system, comparing the results to other computers who have run the same app. Here is the page that showed me my scores:

http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/327779
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Freddy

Ah good - something to replace WEI - good find  :thumbsup:

Mine came out pretty good, my CPU got 99% rank 1  8)

Quote99% is a brilliant Desktop CPU score, it's the business. This CPU demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle typical workstation, and even moderate server, workloads.

http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/327811

Data

Can I say, awesome score there Freddy, them 6 cores are working nice, your graphics score is impressive too.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I run the "quick" benchmark utility, had to do it twice because I had the graphics card underclocked on the first run. I always have my card underclocked unless something requires more speed (AC Unity springs to mind)

http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/327810

Freddy

Thanks, yes pleased with that  ;D

Looks like our SSDs are getting on a bit, but I don't think I will put a new one in yet - I don't feel like installing Windows again, although now might be a good time before I fill it up. Hmm, whilst they are older I don't think we would see a huge difference in performance.

Dave on the other hand has some very nice SSDs there.

Data your i5 is holding on well too.