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Adata is planning to release a very unique mouse as part of its upcoming lineup of ALPHA series gaming mice.

As revealed in a press release teasing its CES 2022 lineup, the XPG VAULT is a wired USB-C mouse that integrates up to 1 TB of solid state memory. Running at 985 MB/s, the built-in SSD will presumably allow users to store all kinds of content, including larger PC titles.

“XPG will […] let visitors have a peek at its latest concept product called XPG VAULT, a wired USB-C mouse that wants to be ‘your gaming library, in the palm of your hand,'” wrote Adata.

“Current prototype can integrate up to 1TB of Solid State memory running at 985MB/s and a Gaming Launcher software that promises to make your gaming libraries conveniently portable and a higher level of game integration with XPG Prime Software Ecosystem.”

Adata’s XPG Vault will be complemented by another ALPHA gaming mice model that leverages a new optical sensor called the PIXART PAW3335. It features both wired and wireless connectivity options, leveraging either 2.4 GHz or Bluetooth for users who would prefer to lose the cord.

Source: Adata

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  1. [QUOTE=”LeRoy_Blanchard, post: 45611, member: 137″]
    Next up. m.2 slots under your keyboard for additional storage.
    [/QUOTE]

    You jest, but at least it would be easy enough to access.

    I don’t really know why I would need a mouse with a built in SSD… but I guess if I were a pro player or something and didn’t want to carry a mouse AND a flash drive around….. meh that’s really lazy.

    I seem to recall a long time ago a mouse with an sd card reader built in. Let me see if I can find it….

    edit – found one of them. On Amazon, actually, but an old page and no longer available.

    [URL unfurl=”true”]https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00005T405/?tag=thefpsreview-20[/URL]

    and here’s a rando generic one…

    [URL unfurl=”true”]https://usb.brando.com/usb-sdhc-card-reader-mouse_p723c37d15.html[/URL]

    So someone(s) have had storage in a mouse on the brain for a while now apparently.

  2. [QUOTE=”LeRoy_Blanchard, post: 45611, member: 137″]
    Next up. m.2 slots under your keyboard for additional storage.
    [/QUOTE]
    …por que no?

  3. [QUOTE=”LeRoy_Blanchard, post: 45611, member: 137″]
    Next up. m.2 slots under your keyboard for additional storage.
    [/QUOTE]
    That…. isn’t a horrible idea.

  4. [QUOTE=”Brian_B, post: 45622, member: 96″]
    That…. isn’t a horrible idea.
    [/QUOTE]

    You know, the more I thought about it after posting it I concur.

    I’d love to have multiple m.2 slots under my keyboard. I have spare m.2 drives laying around here now that I could easily use them, but I don’t care to take apart my PC to install them. Taking a back cover off a keyboard, on the other hand, they’d be in use right now!

  5. I can’t help but find this rather ridiculous. Why 2-in-1 something can get a mediocre version of each, when you can buy them separately and get each best in class?

  6. [QUOTE=”Zarathustra, post: 45628, member: 203″]
    I can’t help but find this rather ridiculous. Why 2-in-1 something can get a mediocre version of each, when you can buy them separately and get each best in class?
    [/QUOTE]

    You can pretty much ask that question about anything that’s 2 in 1 or any other multi-role gadget or gizmo.

  7. [QUOTE=”LeRoy_Blanchard, post: 45633, member: 137″]
    You can pretty much ask that question about anything that’s 2 in 1 or any other multi-role gadget or gizmo.
    [/QUOTE]

    Exactly :p

  8. [QUOTE=”Zarathustra, post: 45628, member: 203″]
    I can’t help but find this rather ridiculous. Why 2-in-1 something can get a mediocre version of each, when you can buy them separately and get each best in class?
    [/QUOTE]
    I’m thinking: 1TB is a… [I]modest[/I] collection of games. So, portable library?

    Think less home user and more eSports arena frequenter.

    Also wondering what would stop someone from booting an OS off one of these? Windows would get all out of sorts used so promiscuously, but the future Arch-based SteamOS should handle it just fine I’d think.

  9. [QUOTE=”Zarathustra, post: 45628, member: 203″]
    I can’t help but find this rather ridiculous. Why 2-in-1 something can get a mediocre version of each, when you can buy them separately and get each best in class?
    [/QUOTE]
    Yea who wants a phone and web browser all in one. Or the ability to watch videos on a portable device that you can answer calls on. Or why have speakers in a phone when you can get a better speakerphone experience out of a hard wired purpose built speakerphone.

    Devices that fill multiple roles are just dumbing down the experience for the average user.. right?

    Or maybe the processing power and connectivity available to a USB 4.0 connected device makes having ONLY a mouse on the end of a port a waste of a port?

  10. [QUOTE=”ScottD, post: 45643, member: 4109″]
    Could be very expensive if you rage and throw that mouse across the room.
    [/QUOTE]

    Then don’t do that :p Behave like an adult!

  11. [QUOTE=”Grimlakin, post: 45642, member: 215″]
    Yea who wants a phone and web browser all in one. Or the ability to watch videos on a portable device that you can answer calls on. Or why have speakers in a phone when you can get a better speakerphone experience out of a hard wired purpose built speakerphone.

    Devices that fill multiple roles are just dumbing down the experience for the average user.. right?

    Or maybe the processing power and connectivity available to a USB 4.0 connected device makes having ONLY a mouse on the end of a port a waste of a port?
    [/QUOTE]
    And watching videos and browsing the web on a phone is actually terrible.
    WTF would you use a tiny touchscreen instead of a proper desktop?

    Sure on the road to check traffic or schedules, or prices at the mall, it’s good to have a web browser on your phone, but it’s not a replacement for a desktop computer.

    Mice wear out, I replace them every 2-3 years, having a built in SSD in it is a waste. I’d rather have an 1TB SSD separately from it.

    Also a mouse is preferably cordless so I don’t have to drag a cable with it.

    This is like having a shower in your car. Separately both are good things, but who would want to have a shower in their car? Same, who would want to drag their mouse around disabling input to one computer while they move data?

  12. [QUOTE=”MadMummy76, post: 45645, member: 1298″]
    And watching videos and browsing the web on a phone is actually terrible.
    WTF would you use a tiny touchscreen instead of a proper desktop?

    Sure on the road to check traffic or schedules, or prices at the mall, it’s good to have a web browser on your phone, but it’s not a replacement for a desktop computer.

    Mice wear out, I replace them every 2-3 years, having a built in SSD in it is a waste. I’d rather have an 1TB SSD separately from it.

    Also a mouse is preferably cordless so I don’t have to drag a cable with it.

    This is like having a shower in your car. Separately both are good things, but who would want to have a shower in their car? Same, who would want to drag their mouse around disabling input to one computer while they move data?
    [/QUOTE]
    You might have more luck with your mice if you used a corded version. I just replaced my 2007 Diamond Razorback this week – that Razorback replaced my old Logitech mouse where the left mouse button stopped working from playing Diablo ii. The Razorback left mouse button stopped working due to playing Diablo 2 Resurrected. I expect the new Logitech to work until probably 2040 when Diablo 2 ReResurrected comes out :D.

    Beyond that, I agree with your post. I have the phone as an option when I’m stuck with no other option, like in a doctors waiting room, but even in the car I’ve got Car Play, and at home I’ve got my 5950 or home theater.

  13. [QUOTE=”MadMummy76, post: 45645, member: 1298″]
    And watching videos and browsing the web on a phone is actually terrible.
    WTF would you use a tiny touchscreen instead of a proper desktop?

    Sure on the road to check traffic or schedules, or prices at the mall, it’s good to have a web browser on your phone, but it’s not a replacement for a desktop computer.
    [/QUOTE]
    This 100%. I barely do sh1t on my phone cuz doing anything on a phone f*cking sucks. When I’m in my house, I use a desktop PC. I only use a phone for something I could normally do on a PC when I have absolutely no choice, and don’t even have a secondary PC like a laptop around. I can barely stand using laptops (especially their keyboards) as it is. Using a web browser or app on a phone is basically emergency/away-from-home backup.

    I was also one of those people who felt that video game consoles were for playing games, not watching Netflix, using a web browser, or listening to music. That said, years ago when I was at a friend’s house fixing his PC, and I didn’t have a laptop, we used his PS3 with mouse and keyboard to browse the web and download drivers and utilities, research sh1t and get troubleshooting info. I had a friend that back in the early 2000s, a Dreamcast was his only way to browse the web. I have a friend now who barely uses his laptop, he mainly uses his XB1 (then XB1X then XBSX) for everything that people normally do on PCs or phones these days.

    [QUOTE=”MadMummy76, post: 45645, member: 1298″]
    This is like having a shower in your car. Separately both are good things, but who would want to have a shower in their car?
    [/QUOTE]
    If you got one of those mobile homes with a toilet and a shower (and a bed), that can be real dang handy when you’re traveling. I don’t speak from personal experience though. I’m not a big traveling guy. If it takes longer than 2-3 hours to get to, that’s too far for me. 5 hours to go from one side of North America to the other in a plane? That sh1t is painful. SR-71 can do that in about an hour, when can we get commercial flights like that?

    [QUOTE=”Endgame, post: 45672, member: 1041″]
    I have the phone as an option when I’m stuck with no other option, like in a doctors waiting room…
    [/QUOTE]
    Yeah, exactly, this kind of stuff.

    [QUOTE=”Grimlakin, post: 45642, member: 215″]
    Or maybe the processing power and connectivity available to a USB 4.0 connected device makes having ONLY a mouse on the end of a port a waste of a port?
    [/QUOTE]
    That did get me thinking. Even with USB 3.X that we got now, it [I]does[/I] seem [I]kinda[/I] like a waste of a port to only have a mouse or a keyboard connected to it, if I think about it.

    [QUOTE=”LazyGamer, post: 45641, member: 1367″]
    I’m thinking: 1TB is a… [I]modest[/I] collection of games. So, portable library?
    [/QUOTE]
    Hhhmmm, interesting…

    [QUOTE=”LazyGamer, post: 45641, member: 1367″]
    Also wondering what would stop someone from booting an OS off one of these? Windows would get all out of sorts used so promiscuously, but the future Arch-based SteamOS should handle it just fine I’d think.
    [/QUOTE]
    Ah yes, not just for a portable games library, but also as an OS boot drive. Huh, the more this gets discussed, the more I’m like “well actually this might NOT be such a wacky idea.”

    [QUOTE=”ScottD, post: 45643, member: 4109″]
    Could be very expensive if you rage and throw that mouse across the room.
    [/QUOTE]
    I once gave a friend a limited edition silver X360 controller (the one with the DPad you could rotate) for his berfday. One day he was playing a game on X360, and something happened that really pissed him off, and he spiked the controller into the floor, which then bounced up and smashed the panel in his HDTV. So he lost both the controller and his TV. I wasn’t there when this happened, I arrived for the aftermath. Still trying to figure out how that happened.

    Also once had a co-worker who would experience rage episodes where he would repeatedly slam the mouse into the table surface. Unsurprisingly, he lost a 3DS to his rage. A friend of ours who repairs consoles was like “what in the F*CK did you do to this thing?!”

    [QUOTE=”Zarathustra, post: 45644, member: 203″]
    Then don’t do that :p Behave like an adult!
    [/QUOTE]
    Even as a child I couldn’t understand people throwing controllers and sh1t. I was always real careful with all my electronic stuff.

  14. [QUOTE=”DrezKill, post: 45674, member: 230″]
    Even as a child I couldn’t understand people throwing controllers and sh1t. I was always real careful with all my electronic stuff.
    [/QUOTE]

    I guess my take is, you might expect a raging temper-tantrum from a freaking 5 year old, but if you are still doing that by the time you are 12, there are some serious underlying mental issues that need to be worked out.

  15. [QUOTE=”MadMummy76, post: 45645, member: 1298″]
    Mice wear out, I replace them every 2-3 years, having a built in SSD in it is a waste. I’d rather have an 1TB SSD separately from it.

    [/QUOTE]

    I’m with you on this. I mean, my mice tend to last 5+ years, but theys till wear out, and it would be a shame to have to dispose of something tied to it when it does…

    [QUOTE=”MadMummy76, post: 45645, member: 1298″]
    Also a mouse is preferably cordless so I don’t have to drag a cable with it.

    [/QUOTE]

    I know today’s wireless mice are better than in the past, but I still want absolutely nothing to do with anything wireless.

    If it can be wired, I wire it. If it cant, I try to use it as little as possible.

  16. [QUOTE=”Endgame, post: 45672, member: 1041″]
    You might have more luck with your mice if you used a corded version. I just replaced my 2007 Diamond Razorback this week – that Razorback replaced my old Logitech mouse where the left mouse button stopped working from playing Diablo ii. The Razorback left mouse button stopped working due to playing Diablo 2 Resurrected. I expect the new Logitech to work until probably 2040 when Diablo 2 ReResurrected comes out :D.
    [/QUOTE]
    Being corded doesn’t really help with buttons failing or getting sticky. Buttons usually last even less than 2-3 years for me. On my Gigabyte M8600 that I used to have I replaced the switch twice or three times during it’s life. On my G903 I had to replace the left click switch when it was less than 6 months old. Taking it apart and soldering in a new switch was already hard enough without having to worry about an integrated SSD.

  17. [QUOTE=”Zarathustra, post: 45676, member: 203″]
    I’m with you on this. I mean, my mice tend to last 5+ years, but theys till wear out, and it would be a shame to have to dispose of something tied to it when it does…
    I know today’s wireless mice are better than in the past, but I still want absolutely nothing to do with anything wireless.

    If it can be wired, I wire it. If it cant, I try to use it as little as possible.
    [/QUOTE]
    The cheaper wireless mice that work on a single AA battery for months, are still terrible. I’d not use them for anything but web browsing or word processing on the road with a laptop. But higher end wireless gaming mice are indistinguishable from corded ones. Of course these have to be charged every 3-4 days depending on use. That’s why I have two, and I simply switch to the other one when the battery dies. Because I can’t be dealing with a cable even while it is charging.

    I so hated cables on mice, getting tangled up,interfering with my movements, or if it’s too loose then getting caught on the pedals under the desk. I couldn’t be happier to get rid of wired mice. I don’t care about wireless keyboards, those stay in place so the cable stays in place it can be tucked away out of the way.

  18. [QUOTE=”Zarathustra, post: 45675, member: 203″]
    I guess my take is, you might expect a raging temper-tantrum from a freaking 5 year old, but if you are still doing that by the time you are 12, there are some serious underlying mental issues that need to be worked out.
    [/QUOTE]
    It is better to let anger out than let it eat you up from the inside.

  19. [QUOTE=”MadMummy76, post: 45645, member: 1298″]
    And watching videos and browsing the web on a phone is actually terrible.
    WTF would you use a tiny touchscreen instead of a proper desktop
    [/QUOTE]

    While I agree with you, MP3 players and Digital photo camera’s almost went the way of the Dodo due to smart phones taking their place.

  20. [QUOTE=”Denpepe, post: 45680, member: 284″]
    While I agree with you, MP3 players and Digital photo camera’s almost went the way of the Dodo due to smart phones taking their place.
    [/QUOTE]
    I’m pretty sure DSLRs are still the camera of choice for photographers. I’ll give you the MP3 player though

  21. Uh… you people do realize that just because the mouse functions break (buttons, laser/optical reader, etc..) doesn’t mean it can’t still function as a storage device with the built in SSD.

    Not to mention SSDs don’t last forever either.

  22. [QUOTE=”Endgame, post: 45682, member: 1041″]
    I’m pretty sure DSLRs are still the camera of choice for photographers. I’ll give you the MP3 player though
    [/QUOTE]
    Yeah, but the only time I ever see a camera any more is because it’s a professional photographer, at a staged shoot.

  23. [QUOTE=”Brian_B, post: 45686, member: 96″]
    Yeah, but the only time I ever see a camera any more is because it’s a professional photographer, at a staged shoot.
    [/QUOTE]
    It’s not just staged shoots – I doubt you would see a wedding photographer using a phone.

    the phone camera is for the same people that used to buy e-machines or corollas. They don’t care about any of the details, and as long as it turns on and takes a picture, that’s all they really want.

  24. [QUOTE=”Endgame, post: 45708, member: 1041″]
    the phone camera is for the same people that used to buy e-machines or corollas. They don’t care about any of the details, and as long as it turns on and takes a picture, that’s all they really want.
    [/QUOTE]
    Well I’d rather sell the amount of phones that get used for photo’s (among other uses) then the nr of proffesional camera’s from a business standpoint.

  25. [QUOTE=”Denpepe, post: 45680, member: 284″]
    While I agree with you, MP3 players and Digital photo camera’s almost went the way of the Dodo due to smart phones taking their place.
    [/QUOTE]
    Because a phone can do everything an MP3 player can, there is no compromise there. As for digital cameras, it only replaced the low end point and shoot cameras.

  26. [QUOTE=”LeRoy_Blanchard, post: 45685, member: 137″]
    Uh… you people do realize that just because the mouse functions break (buttons, laser/optical reader, etc..) doesn’t mean it can’t still function as a storage device with the built in SSD.
    [/QUOTE]
    Yeah, I’ll think about that when I’m on the market for a really awkward mouse shaped external SSD. And prey that when the mousey bit fails the ssd still remains accessible.

    [QUOTE=”LeRoy_Blanchard, post: 45685, member: 137″]
    Not to mention SSDs don’t last forever either.
    [/QUOTE]
    Well, I’m not so sure about that. They certainly last longer than mice, where something is guaranteed to fail or become too worn to use sooner or later. Meanwhile the very first SSDs we got at my work are still in use, and no worse than a new SATA SSD. And they didn’t have an easy life.

  27. [QUOTE=”LeRoy_Blanchard, post: 45685, member: 137″]
    Not to mention SSDs don’t last forever either.
    [/QUOTE]

    I mean, nothing lasts forever, but these are not the bad old days of early OCZ drives anymore.

    I’ve had Samsung drives in heavy write applications on my server (cache etc.) and I’ve used them for 8+ years and they’ve still had 35+ % wear left when I took them out after all that time.

  28. [QUOTE=”Endgame, post: 45708, member: 1041″]
    It’s not just staged shoots – I doubt you would see a wedding photographer using a phone.
    [/QUOTE]
    I’m not in the business so I may not have the lingo and such correct, but I can’t think of anything more staged than a Wedding.

  29. [QUOTE=”MadMummy76, post: 45715, member: 1298″]
    Well, I’m not so sure about that. They certainly last longer than mice, where something is guaranteed to fail or become too worn to use sooner or later.
    [/QUOTE]
    I’d agree with this. That said, a typical thumb drive – hit or mess. I have a bad habit of accidently running thumb drives through the laundry, and a lot of them out there are the absolute cheapest thing that could be possibly manufactured.

    Going over a USB interface I imagine it more like a replacement for a thumb drive than an internal NVMe. Wouldn’t be bad at all for a user profile and saved games, backups, etc – not sure I’d want to boot and run an OS or entire game from it though.

  30. [QUOTE=”Endgame, post: 45682, member: 1041″]
    I’m pretty sure DSLRs are still the camera of choice for photographers.
    [/QUOTE]
    Mirrorless is taking over and is the technology of choice – so we’ve switched to calling them ILCs (interchangeable lens cameras) 😉

    [QUOTE=”Brian_B, post: 45686, member: 96″]
    Yeah, but the only time I ever see a camera any more is because it’s a professional photographer, at a staged shoot.
    [/QUOTE]
    This is true, even for pro photographers.

    Phone cameras have long since reached that ‘good enough’ point where the returns of using a dedicated camera of any sort are rather marginal – in a lot of ways the phones can do better, faster, just due to having superior processing.

    And that ‘internet-grade’ output has taken most of the strain of output resolution away. If 4k is only 8.3MP, just how many MP does your camera need?

    [as an aside, I’m using a Canon 6D, and looking to upgrade to a Canon R6 – [I]entirely[/I] for the better autofocus, the resolution between the two is still just 20MP!]

  31. [QUOTE=”Brian_B, post: 45720, member: 96″]
    I’m not in the business so I may not have the lingo and such correct, but I can’t think of anything more staged than a Wedding.
    [/QUOTE]
    My understating of staged photography matches the first Google hit:


    Staging a photograph is [B]similar to painting a canvas[/B]. Rather than capturing the moment, artists make specific choices when staging their images. By consciously placing elements and arranging compositions, they create the events,

    For the half dozen or so weddings I’ve been in, very little of the wedding photography is staged like a canvas. The photographer doesn’t ask the flower girl, for example, to stop mid way down the aisle, move to the side, change the lighting, then take the picture, or ask the dancing guests to pause, put their arms around each other and smile in a particular way.

  32. [QUOTE=”Endgame, post: 45724, member: 1041″]
    very little of the wedding photography is staged like a canvas.
    [/QUOTE]
    Every wedding I’ve ever been to, after the actual ceremony, the couple (along with key folks) go back for like 3 hours of staged pictures while everyone else gets to wait around at the bar. And odds are very high that before the ceremony the photographer is grabbing the flower girl and others (best man, etc) and staging them for some photos around the room. The actual ceremony (walking down said isle with the flower girl) is … maybe 10 minutes?

  33. [QUOTE=”Zarathustra, post: 45717, member: 203″]
    I mean, nothing lasts forever, but these are not the bad old days of early OCZ drives anymore.

    I’ve had Samsung drives in heavy write applications on my server (cache etc.) and I’ve used them for 8+ years and they’ve still had 35+ % wear left when I took them out after all that time.
    [/QUOTE]
    I count my failed SSDs among: Samsung, Sandisk, and OCZ, each once. OCZ was even RMA’d, and the replacement has failed.

    All from the early SATA age though. Everything in M.2 format is going strong, despite occasional abuse and transition between host.

  34. [QUOTE=”Brian_B, post: 45725, member: 96″]
    Every wedding I’ve ever been to, after the actual ceremony, the couple (along with key folks) go back for like 3 hours of staged pictures while everyone else gets to wait around at the bar. And odds are very high that before the ceremony the photographer is grabbing the flower girl and others (best man, etc) and staging them for some photos around the room. The actual ceremony (walking down said isle with the flower girl) is … maybe 10 minutes?
    [/QUOTE]
    Could be my small town roots – only 2 photographers in town and they both basically followed the same template. They showed up a few hours before the ceremony and got to know everyone took pictures of getting ready. One male photographer (in my case the business owner) and one female (in my case, his daughter). Bride and groom pictures taken about an hour before the ceremony. Then they took pictures during the ceremony, got the families together for 15 minutes for a couple of “everyone” photos in the church, and then followed you to the reception hall and took pictures of the party till about 2am.

    WTF do the 90+ guests do for 3 hours after the ceremony if you spend all that time getting pictures taken? Sounds miserable.

  35. [QUOTE=”Brian_B, post: 45721, member: 96″]
    I’d agree with this. That said, a typical thumb drive – hit or mess. I have a bad habit of accidently running thumb drives through the laundry, and a lot of them out there are the absolute cheapest thing that could be possibly manufactured.

    Going over a USB interface I imagine it more like a replacement for a thumb drive than an internal NVMe. Wouldn’t be bad at all for a user profile and saved games, backups, etc – not sure I’d want to boot and run an OS or entire game from it though.
    [/QUOTE]
    Most thumb drives are crap, we can agree on that. But nothing stopped you from having an external enclosure with an SSD. If I want an external backup drive having it in the mouse is the least secure place for it, where it can fall, stuff can spill on it, constantly gets moved around.

    Not to mention that using an SSD for backup is a waste anyway. I’d rather have two HDDs, in mirror, than a single SSD for the same price or less.

    The more I think on it the less sense this makes. I’m trying to think up situations, but there are literally none where it would be beneficial to have an SSD in your mouse.

  36. [QUOTE=”Zarathustra, post: 45717, member: 203″]
    I mean, nothing lasts forever, but these are not the bad old days of early OCZ drives anymore.

    I’ve had Samsung drives in heavy write applications on my server (cache etc.) and I’ve used them for 8+ years and they’ve still had 35+ % wear left when I took them out after all that time.
    [/QUOTE]
    I’m still using samsung 830 and OCZ Vertex3 SSDs at work, that were purchased in 2011, or early 2012. They were the primary workhorse until we replaced them with larger ones, but they still see heavy usage in secondary workstations. Without a single failure ever.

  37. [QUOTE=”Endgame, post: 45731, member: 1041″]
    WTF do the 90+ guests do for 3 hours after the ceremony if you spend all that time getting pictures taken? Sounds miserable.
    [/QUOTE]
    It is. All you can do is hope the open bar doesn’t run dry. I don’t know why folks around here do it this way.

  38. [QUOTE=”MadMummy76, post: 45735, member: 1298″]
    I’m still using samsung 830 and OCZ Vertex3 SSDs at work, that were purchased in 2011, or early 2012. They were the primary workhorse until we replaced them with larger ones, but they still see heavy usage in secondary workstations. Without a single failure ever.
    [/QUOTE]
    I’ve had all 6 vertex 1s, and all 4 vertex 2s I personally owned fail. My 2 old Intel X25-E 64gb drives from like 2008 still work fine, though 64 gb drives are feeling really too small for anything

  39. [QUOTE=”Endgame, post: 45745, member: 1041″]
    I’ve had all 6 vertex 1s, and all 4 vertex 2s I personally owned fail. My 2 old Intel X25-E 64gb drives from like 2008 still work fine, though 64 gb drives are feeling really too small for anything
    [/QUOTE]
    Yeah I’ve heard horror stories about earlier OCZ SSDs, but the 3s seem solid. We purchased a bunch in 2011 (not my choice), but they worked out fine, the 60GB ones become too small even as boot drives a few years ago.

  40. [QUOTE=”MadMummy76, post: 45735, member: 1298″]
    I’m still using samsung 830 and OCZ Vertex3 SSDs at work, that were purchased in 2011, or early 2012. They were the primary workhorse until we replaced them with larger ones, but they still see heavy usage in secondary workstations. Without a single failure ever.
    [/QUOTE]

    My Samsung 830’s were great. The OCZ drives, not so much. I had Agility 2’s, Vertex 2’s and Vertex 3’s and they dropped like proverbial flies. Never had a single one make it past 2 years.

    It isn’t that they ran out of write endurance. They all just suffered random failures. Suddenly one day they started having bad sectors, or didn’t respond to being powered on.

  41. [QUOTE=”Zarathustra, post: 45759, member: 203″]
    or didn’t respond to being powered on
    [/QUOTE]
    My experience with one each of Samsung (830), Sandisk Ultra II, and OCZ Vertex 2.

    The Vertex 2 replacement started acting up, so it’s ‘there’, but it damn near locks the system up when accessed. Had to unplug it from the spare system it was on, it’s getting chunked next it gets opened.

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