Some6uy008 said: As someone who works for a company that makes SSD, I would advise you all to steer clear of refurb SSD. care to elaborate? i have had great luck with refurbished products and have a refurbished ssd too!
iLetTheDogsOut said: Some6uy008 said: As someone who works for a company that makes SSD, I would advise you all to steer clear of refurb SSD. care to elaborate? i have had great luck with refurbished products and have a refurbished ssd too! Lets just say when SSDs are returned to the manf. they are tested for what still works, not why it failed (unless there's a huge # of failures) and then recycled. Then you factor in things such as how much life is left on your NAND and etc.
II have personally had an agility 3 240g for 2 years (ignoring all of the bad reviews at the time)without any issue, however, I read about so many issues with OCZ ( search for ocz on slashdot dot org )that scare me including the current company financial health. Also consider that SSDs have a limited life when it comes to # of writes per chip, with a re-furbished unit, how do you know how many writes occurred from the prior owner? I personally would stick with a top tier vendor to store my data. Its a real PITA to recover from any failure and the first time you lose data (docs, QuickBooks, spreadsheets, pictures, videos, music ) , you will want to just pound the wall in anger as a result of the time you will spend (waste) in recovery mode. All because you wanted to just save a few bucks.
I'm also a happy OCZ (vertex II) owner - been using it for years without problem.
That said: 1) I'd NEVER buy a refurb SSD. Given that they have an inherent read/write cycle limit and having no idea how the previous owner may have abused it (e.g. scheduled defrag) it's not very appealing 2) Rumor is OCZ is in a lot of financial trouble and may not be around for much longer (http://www.itworld.com/hardware/379015/ocz-its-last-legs). It may not matter much whether the warranty is for 2yrs or 180days.
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