OCZ Petrol SSD Review Discussion
Posted 10 May 2012 - 01:49 PM
OCZ Petrol SSD Review
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Posted 27 May 2012 - 05:35 PM
I'd be quite wary of OCZ, they are notorious for releasing imploding drives in these Indilinx product lines (eg: early Vertex Plus's, which was solved after 3.50 but took them ~6 months to release) and manipulating public perception of what you're buying (eg: Indilinx-infused meaning a completely different architecture Marvell controller in the Petrol/Octane/Vertex 4 with custom "Indilinx infused" firmware). It appears to me that they've waited until they have an internal "stable" release to provide you with a drive to review, but this does not reflect the drives everyone has been buying for nearly 6 months and which cannot be "fixed" with any publicly available firmware.
If you could document in your reviews the firmware revision they have provided you with, we can tell when they're essentially manipulating the media to gloss over their past mistakes--which is exactly how I'd describe what they did here. Otherwise, it compromises the integrity of what you're doing here as user experiences with these drives are vastly different than what you have seen in your review evaluation. We know from your Vertex 4 1.4RC firmware release evaluation that your reviews are accurate and not knowingly glossing over deficiencies & stability issues, but I think OCZ pulled a fast one in this case. I'm a huge fan of your site since the early 2000's and it's been my #1 storage resource since the days of Eugene...keep up the good work!
Posted 29 May 2012 - 08:35 AM
Do you have any information on this issue and what might be causing it?
Also f/w version 1.4 for the Vertex 4 appears to result in a significant drop in write speeds on the 128GB version of the drive in certain scenarios. This appears to be by design. Do you have any information on why the write speeds drop? What instigates the “problem” and how can write speeds then be restored?
Edited by Ao1, 29 May 2012 - 08:47 AM.
Posted 30 May 2012 - 08:44 AM
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