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  • Taft12 - Thursday, September 01, 2011 - link

    The need for this software on any platform is exactly what's wrong with the SSD industry. Amateur hour. Reply
  • Kristian Vättö - Thursday, September 01, 2011 - link

    SSDs are cutting edge technology, they haven't existed for that long (at least not in the current state). New technologies always have their share of issues.

    Moreover, it's sad but true that many OEMs seem to be concentrating more on speed and price than reliability. Sadly that seems to sell too.
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  • cfaalm - Thursday, September 01, 2011 - link

    Then again, it's Apple tossingi in the SSD knowing there's no native OSX update available. Reply
  • jecs - Thursday, September 01, 2011 - link

    "Moreover, it's sad but true that many OEMs seem to be concentrating more on speed and price than reliability. Sadly that seems to sell too."

    ++++++++++++++

    Its another megapixel/MHz race.
    This makes harder to spend more for speed alone. But I guess it will be always back up, bu, bu. Also INTEL's SSD appear to be the most reliable but that is even more money.
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  • Kristian Vättö - Saturday, September 03, 2011 - link

    Intels had the 8MB bug, so I wouldn't say that they are always rock solid. Samsung 470 Series seems to be very reliable, haven't heard of any issues Reply
  • bernardl - Thursday, September 01, 2011 - link

    On the other hand I have never had to update the firmware of any of my OWC SSDs (3 all together) since they have always been working flawlessly from day 1 and are still going strong without any measurable performance drop after more than one year of pretty intense usage.

    cheers,
    Bernard
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  • Pessimism - Friday, September 02, 2011 - link

    The software isn't truly mac.... The fact you have to burn a disc and boot from it tells me they took the lazy way out and used some sort of tweaked WinPE environment that would run their existing tools unmodified, or else there is something horrifically difficult about blasting out firmware under OSX Reply
  • Kristian Vättö - Saturday, September 03, 2011 - link

    It appears to be Linux based. The point is that is can be used with Macs. Reply

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