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Lizardpoint
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Mac Pro SSD Failed
      #1098594 - 18/04/14 10:52 PM
Hi Team,

My OCZ SSD I fitted to my Mac Pro refused to boot tonight when I turned the unit on.
To localise the fault I removed the OCZ Agility 3 drive and replaced it with an older model A Vertex 2.
The Mac Pro booted fine.
I'm pretty sure that proves the Agility 3 to be faulty.
The drive is barely 10 months old and Its seen very little action during its brief life due to pressure of work.
I'd been loading and tweaking my software until I got it just how I wanted it then a few projects came along, then a few more and like a complete Rissole, I never got around to backing it up.
I know its my fault but 10 months…
I'll be replacing it. But not with another OCZ.
Any recommendations for reliable fast SSD's.

The dumbest guy in the Mac forum.

Lizardpoint


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G-Doubleyou



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Re: Mac Pro SSD Failed new [Re: Lizardpoint]
      #1098929 - 22/04/14 03:13 AM
They don't have the best reputation.

Try for a refund, or replacement



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Tui
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Re: Mac Pro SSD Failed new [Re: Lizardpoint]
      #1098934 - 22/04/14 06:41 AM
Samsung.


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xFasterMikeyH



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Re: Mac Pro SSD Failed new [Re: Lizardpoint]
      #1098943 - 22/04/14 08:58 AM
Purely anecdotal, but I've been using a 500GB Crucial SSD (which I believe is made by Micron) as my main system drive for a couple of years with no problem. It's done that duty in 2 MBPs so far i.e. I swapped it out, erased it and put it in my newer machine.


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Blott



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Re: Mac Pro SSD Failed new [Re: Lizardpoint]
      #1099327 - 24/04/14 02:27 AM
Sorry to hear about your bad luck with your SSD.
I've not tried it yet, but i've just ordered one of these...
Samsung 1TB SSD .
There's a £50 cash back promotion on them until May 3rd which brings it under £300 for a 1TB SSD.
Horrendously expensive compared to a standard HD, but a great deal for an SSD of that capacity and must be worth your consideration if the budget stretches.
I must admit it bloody killed me to spend that amount on something as mundane as a HD! lol
Hope you get sorted soon.

Good luck

Geoff

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xFasterMikeyH



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Re: Mac Pro SSD Failed new [Re: Blott]
      #1099340 - 24/04/14 09:35 AM
Quote Blott:

under £300 for a 1TB SSD.
...
I must admit it bloody killed me to spend that amount on something as mundane as a HD! lol



I spent £275 on a 500GB SSD back in November last year, hope that makes you feel a bit better Also, SSDs are awesome, my computer is ridiculously snappy now.


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