My saga of SSD's continues. For those of you who don't remember, I had a 120gb OCZ Vertex II SSD fail after about 4 months. I went through the RMA process with OCZ, which was fine and painless until...wait for it...the drive they sent me was dead on arrival.
Unfortunately for me, i derped and waited to install the RMA unit for several months after I got it. Chalk it up to procrastination, business, and general apprehension to install a drive I figured would fail again (I did some research after the first SSD failure.)
My discovery that the replacement drive was dead lead me to an email conversation with a gentleman from OCZ. Long story short, I ended up getting a refund for the VertexII. The support rep offered to replace my drive with a 120gb Vertx III at no cost, but I just couldn't bring myelf to venture into another OCZ drive. They only offered me $160 (I bought the drive for $189.) Since I was so many months out from the end of my previous RMA, I felt it was a reasonable offer. Maybe I'm a pushover. Shrug. Kudos to the OZC RMA support guy. He was helpful, professional, and extremely prompt in responding to my messages. If their drives weren't of questionable integrity, I'd certainly be giving them another look just based on my customer service experience.
Anyhow, I ended up gonig with this for my next SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820167042. What I wonder about is how a lot of people say that SSD's have trouble when you allow your system to go into a sleep state. I read that a lot when I was researching the reliability of Vertex II's and have seen it mentioned with other SSD brands as well.
Is it best to not allow a system with a solid state drive to enter sleep modes? I'd love for the drive I get from the UPS man today to not be a headache because of things I could have avoided doing to it.