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Yay! I contributed to the AsRock 990FX Extreme 3 number... A proud RMA recipient... (A bit of an angry one too after it taking 2 months) I'm curious how they got ahold of all these numbers? All of them seem pretty reasonable though. ( Alot are really good & low )


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you're a good man OP

can you provide the source though?

Oops forgot the source... I'll post it right now. Again, the post is still in progress (will probably be done in around half an hour)

 

 

Yay! I contributed to the AsRock 990FX Extreme 3 number... A proud RMA recipient... (A bit of an angry one too after it taking 2 months) I'm curious how they got ahold of all these numbers? All of them seem pretty reasonable though. ( Alot are really good & low )

Introduction explains how they got those numbers. Calculations were performed by the website which posted this lengthy article; hardware.fr

 

 

I'm always weary of anonymous sources. Although what did surprise me was the really low failure rate of RAM.

I'll post the source right now, I forgot unfortunately and am still in the process of finishing the translation. Retailer is unnamed for obvious reasons (probably an employee that doesn't want to get fired) and the source website (hardware.fr) is a fairly respected source. 


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hmmm. either master level troll, or does not know how to put a source.................


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This is really cool and there's some potential for changing some suggestions of products. Now this is definitely a very interesting really glad to have read this.


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hmmm. either master level troll, or does not know how to put a source.................

source was posted recently, I am still in the process of finishing the translation as noted in OP.


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Yep, some of those I can backup


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Well, this is great.

It's funny, we give ASRock crap, but I don't think the price difference and/or feature difference for that price is worth an 0.02% chance increase of failure rate. In other words, I'm willing to buy an ASRock board regardless of that because they tend to be cheaper and more feature heavy. Though some aren't those two things. 

Just avoid those specific motherboards. 

I think the other thing to take away from this is that most manufacturer's failure rates are so close (like with motherboards), that we shouldn't pick manufacturer based on them. They're all pretty great regardless, except for the outliers.

For the GPUs, I wonder why XFX isn't in there. 

Also, please fix the article. It's using black font in some places for Dark Theme users. This means it's very hard to read without highlighting and there's a lot of it.

To fix that, copy the section, then Ctrl + Shift + V paste it, or right click and click "Paste as Plain Text". It will remove all formatting, so you'll have to redo that if you did some (like boldened headlines and such) but it's not that much.


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Aw yeah. I have Kingston RAM and a Seagate drive. (The RAM is both overclocked to 1820MHz and undervolted to 1.56v from 1.65 stock :D)

 

I do have a MSI motherboard with a couple issues though..


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Well, this is great.

It's funny, we give ASRock crap, but I don't think the price difference and/or feature difference for that price is worth an 0.02% chance increase of failure rate. In other words, I'm willing to buy an ASRock board regardless of that because they tend to be cheaper and more feature heavy. Though some aren't those two things. 

Just avoid those specific motherboards. 

I think the other thing to take away from this is that most manufacturer's failure rates are so close (like with motherboards), that we shouldn't pick manufacturer based on them. They're all pretty great regardless, except for the outliers.

For the GPUs, I wonder why XFX isn't in there. 

Also, please fix the article. It's using black font in some places for Dark Theme users. This means it's very hard to read without highlighting and there's a lot of it.

To fix that, copy the section, then Ctrl + Shift + V paste it, or right click and click "Paste as Plain Text". It will remove all formatting, so you'll have to redo that if you did some (like boldened headlines and such) but it's not that much.

 

The reason why manufacturers might not be in there is either that A) XFX does not sell stuff in France B) Particular online vendor from which statistics are pulled does not sell XFX products

This is still a work in progress that I am in the process of updating. I at least changed everything to 14 point Times New Roman so it looks a bit more uniform, and i'll do the whole font color thing as soon as I get the time to do it :)

 

 

Seems about right. We even get more returns on WD drives over Barracudas and OCZ went bust because of their quality.

 

Yeah the numbers seem about right, although there are some surprises. 

Again, we have to keep in mind that all these numbers are according to retailer statistics and therefore the actual failure rates (apart from the exception of Toshiba hard drives) are higher than those reported in this post. 


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This is still a work in progress that I am in the process of updating. I at least changed everything to 14 point Times New Roman so it looks a bit more uniform, and i'll do the whole font color thing as soon as I get the time to do it :)

Just an FYI, the font color should be done first, or you will have to redo every other formatting thing again because it will erase it. No, there's no easier way to do it that doesn't reset the formatting for everything else. I've tried. Can't find a thing.


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Just an FYI, the font color should be done first, or you will have to redo every other formatting thing again because it will erase it. No, there's no easier way to do it that doesn't reset the formatting for everything else. I've tried. Can't find a thing.

Hmmmm... is it possible to perhaps set the font color as automatic? or have the Bold and/or highlighted parts as another color people with black themes can read such as red? 


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Hmmmm... is it possible to perhaps set the font color as automatic? or have the Bold and/or highlighted parts as another color people with black themes can read such as red? 

Maybe red will work, but automatic never worked for me.


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Most RMAs are the result of stupidity.


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dat 52% OCZ octane 

 

how did that make it passed testing

Probably a big part of the reason why OCZ went bankrupt. Their Octane and Petrol series were their mainstream lines of SSDs (as opposed to the back then expensive flagship Vertex series) Not to mention that these are just return rates for the retailer. In reality the return rate is probably around 70% or more because of returns to the manufacturer, or even more (because all these numbers in the post only show possible failure between 0 to 365 days of use). They must have lost so much money on them, I have no idea why they didn't just discontinue or stop shipping them as soon as these huge issues came out.

 

Heck, this whole Petrol and Octane debacle cost OCZ their whole reputation and is probably the reason for their demise. Even though OCZ used to be a respected and also the largest consumer SSD brand and they fixed their issues now , people are now associating OCZ with unreliable and almost no one buys their SSDs anymore. 


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Excellent Thread!

 

I, unfortunately, fell victim to 2x 128gb OCZ Petrol drives.

 

 

RMA'd them and got 2x Brand New Vertex 4's, they have been working great ever since!


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Seems about right. We even get more returns on WD drives over Barracudas and OCZ went bust because of their quality.

 

But isn't this because people buy more WD than Seagate?

It's the same with PSUs. It's no miracle that the top most returned PSUs are Corsair because they are also the top most bought PSUs.

 

I think this article is highly questionable. Except the percentage numbers ofc, those must be viewed differently.


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But isn't this because people buy more WD than Seagate?

It's the same with PSUs. It's no miracle that the top most returned PSUs are Corsair because they are also the top most bought PSUs.

 

I think this article is highly questionable. Except the percentage numbers ofc, those must be viewed differently.

No - we sell about 50/50 WD's vs Seagate at work yet we still get more WD's coming back to us. I've also seen a school that had about a 12% defect rate on non-user error issues with WD 2.5" 320GB Blues.

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WD fans in shame. Seagate rejoice


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My issue with all of this data is that it isn't clear what the percentages are weighted against. Are they weighted against eachother or number of units sold?

 

For instance, how many people/OEMs are using Corsair PSUs compared to Cooler Master units? More units = higher % failiure rate.

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