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Old 15th Jan 2013, 19:39   #1
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Samsung pro 840 vs OCZ Vertex 4

Hi guys torn between these two, i am looking at the 512gb versions

No competitors please


OCZ has a much faster performance than the samsung and is cheaper, but i have heard of its reliability, it does come with a 5 year warranty but losing a lot of data doesn't seem like a nice price. Could back my files up but i just cant be bothered doing that all the time and no doubt i will forget some of the things that are on it.

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Old 15th Jan 2013, 20:01   #2
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Ive had 4 OCZ ssd's. They all failed within their warranty period. I tried to flog the replacements, still one left somewhere at home.

Go with the samsung.

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Old 15th Jan 2013, 20:05   #3
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Lol thats pretty bad, whats the average lifetime of other ssd's like samsung if you know?

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Old 15th Jan 2013, 20:49   #4
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Lol thats pretty bad, whats the average lifetime of other ssd's like samsung if you know?
I dont know exact figures but I reckon OCZ probably have the worst return rates. This means that Samsung will probably have much better return rates.

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Old 15th Jan 2013, 21:02   #5
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samsung gets my vote,

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Old 16th Jan 2013, 00:03   #6
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Bought OCZ Agility 3, installed Windows. Crash & RMA.

Bought Samsung 840 Pro. It's done better so far
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Old 16th Jan 2013, 07:22   #7
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Ive had 4 OCZ ssd's. They all failed within their warranty period. I tried to flog the replacements, still one left somewhere at home.

Go with the samsung.


All failed, I did RMA one the replacement also failed.

OCZ did offer to RMA all six in the picture but it gave me more pleasure and peace of mind throwing them straight in the bin.

Avoid OCZ go for Samsung.

If theres an OCZ rep out there you owe me 4 grand.

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Old 16th Jan 2013, 07:36   #8
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Sorry to say i had the same experience with OCZ first one needed RMAing then the replacement died and i just put it aside and went back to traditional HDDs for a while, now have a Samsung 840 Pro and its been faultless.

I'm told OCZ these days are much improved though but i wont be using any of there drives.

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Old 16th Jan 2013, 22:14   #9
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Samsung would be my choice.

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Old 16th Jan 2013, 22:25   #10
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Sorry to say i had the same experience with OCZ first one needed RMAing then the replacement died and i just put it aside and went back to traditional HDDs for a while, now have a Samsung 840 Pro and its been faultless.

I'm told OCZ these days are much improved though but i wont be using any of there drives.
Been using an OCZ Vertex 4 since July, absolutely fine, blistering fast and not a problem at all. Hardware failure can happen.

The upgrade bug got me. New pc soon
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Old 16th Jan 2013, 22:29   #11
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Go with Samsung I've just had to RMA my OCZ for failing, New one should arrive tomorrow.
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Old 17th Jan 2013, 12:53   #12
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[quote=Kaapstad;23567315

All failed, I did RMA one the replacement also failed.

OCZ did offer to RMA all six in the picture but it gave me more pleasure and peace of mind throwing them straight in the bin.

Avoid OCZ go for Samsung.

If theres an OCZ rep out there you owe me 4 grand.[/QUOTE]

Errr, RMA them all and then sell them?

Bit of a waste of money otherwise and then if they fail then whoever bought them RMAs them?

Or even ask to get a newer model!?

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Old 17th Jan 2013, 13:02   #13
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Errr, RMA them all and then sell them?
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it gave me more pleasure and peace of mind throwing them straight in the bin.

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Old 17th Jan 2013, 20:05   #14
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Anyone got reliability statistics for OCZ Vertex 4 and Vector series? As interested to know if things have improved for OCZ since dumping Sandforce.

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Old 17th Jan 2013, 23:27   #15
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using a 256gb ocz vertex 4 and have/had no problems with it plus i have a 5 year warranty incase something does go wrong...arnt the vertex 4s more reliable than the previous ones?

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Old 17th Jan 2013, 23:33   #16
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Before choosing my latest drive which is the Samsung 840 Pro, I did phone and ask OCUK about their return rates. They said OCZ had the highest rate of return, Samsung had an 'average' rate and the least returned drives were Intel and Crucial. I do know that you have to take this kind of information with a pinch of salt though as there are a lot of factors involved.

I had no end of problems with my OCZ Vertex 3 before a certain firmware which cured everything and I've had no problem whatsoever with my 840 Pro.
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Old 18th Jan 2013, 00:26   #17
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I had no end of problems with my OCZ Vertex 3 before a certain firmware which cured everything and I've had no problem whatsoever with my 840 Pro.
So - considering you've used both, which would you choose?

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Old 18th Jan 2013, 00:37   #18
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So - considering you've used both, which would you choose?
So far, the Samsung. I don't like having to wait for firmware to be released before I have a fully working piece of hardware. It's unlikely that I'll ever buy an OCZ drive again.
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Old 18th Jan 2013, 00:53   #19
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I've had a few ocz's fail on me + 1 of 2 Samsungs fail on me. Looks like I will be going intel/crucial next time round. But yea coz drives are terrible

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Old 18th Jan 2013, 04:16   #20
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http://www.behardware.com/articles/8...s-rates-6.html

Ignore benchmarks, reliability is way more important. All SataIII SSDs perform very well, but longevity and reliability vary greatly. Definitely go Samsung over OCZ, although Intel and Crucial can't be forgotten.

IMHO Samsung are the best overall value. Get the 830 (if you can find one) or the 840 Pro, the standard 840 uses TLC NAND which has yet to be proven long-term.
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Old 18th Jan 2013, 13:33   #21
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Another vote for the Samsung here. I used an OCZ Vertex 2 drive for 2 years which died on me recently. I switched to a Samsung 840 Pro and love it. To be fair to OCZ, their RMA and Customer Service was excellent even though I've heard a few bad stories about them, I had no problems.

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Old 19th Jan 2013, 17:14   #22
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+1 for samsung

had a ocz vertex 2 that lasted all of 9 months
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Old 19th Jan 2013, 17:36   #23
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Samsung 840 Pro all the way.
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Old 19th Jan 2013, 18:47   #24
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Samsung 840 Pro all the way.
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My latest build uses two

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Old 19th Jan 2013, 19:06   #25
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My latest build uses two
Greedy Mine has one!
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Old 24th Jan 2013, 00:45   #26
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I guess I got lucky with my Vertex 2E. Zero issues!
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Old 24th Jan 2013, 00:51   #27
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Definately go with the Samsung.

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Old 24th Jan 2013, 13:28   #28
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My OCZ Vortex 2E died last week, after no less than 4 months of use, i have RMA'd it directly back to OCZ on Monday, they have advised today that a new Vortex 4 replacement is on its way to me, which is good, so their RMA service is really good tbh.

Lets hope this 2nd (newer version) drive lasts longer than the original

If i had to spend my money again, knowing what i know now, i would of gone with a Samsung or someone other than OCZ if i am honest, despite the good RMA service.

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Old 24th Jan 2013, 13:51   #29
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What capacity btw?

I know at least one other person with a 120GB 2E with no issues.
I did have one or two issues with the 64GB ones in some laptops but put it down to the users being bell ends
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What capacity btw?

I know at least one other person with a 120GB 2E with no issues.
I did have one or two issues with the 64GB ones in some laptops but put it down to the users being bell ends
Mine is/was a 64GB version, maybe its just the 64GB ones which are known to be somewhat technically challenged

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