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Samsung pro 840 vs OCZ Vertex 4

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by DotFifty89, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. DotFifty89

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    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.
     
  2. panyan

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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.
     
  3. DotFifty89

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    Lol thats pretty bad, whats the average lifetime of other ssd's like samsung if you know?
     
  4. panyan

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    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.
     
  5. wazza300

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    samsung gets my vote,
     
  6. neo202020

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    Bought OCZ Agility 3, installed Windows. Crash & RMA.

    Bought Samsung 840 Pro. It's done better so far :)
     
  7. Kaapstad

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    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.
     
  8. robj20

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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.
     
  9. Luffy

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    Samsung would be my choice.
     
  10. illuz

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    Been using an OCZ Vertex 4 since July, absolutely fine, blistering fast and not a problem at all. Hardware failure can happen.
     
  11. Penfold99

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    Go with Samsung I've just had to RMA my OCZ for failing, New one should arrive tomorrow.
     
  12. FreeStream

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  13. panyan

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  14. Bane

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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.
     
  15. OvEr_KiLL

    Wise Guy

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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?
     
  16. Hamster

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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.
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2013
  17. panyan

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    So - considering you've used both, which would you choose?
     
  18. Hamster

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    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.
     
  19. Craterloads

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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
     
  20. DennisMenace

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    http://www.behardware.com/articles/862-7/components-returns-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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