IT News Thread, OCZ allegedly caught posting fake product reviews in Other News; Instead of spending time posting fake reviews, how about you make your SSDs more reliable?
Source : www.theregister.co.uk/2012/02/28/ocz_fake_reviews/
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29th February 2012, 01:31 AM #1
OCZ allegedly caught posting fake product reviews
Instead of spending time posting fake reviews, how about you make your SSDs more reliable?
Austrian price comparison site Geizhals has flagged up reviews of OCZ's flash products on its site as suspicious.
Geizhals said there had been a sudden positive spike in the reviews of OCZ's flash products. Geizhals manager Yannikos Marinos told Heise Online
that 55 products had been given 56 questionable ratings. These reviews, according to Marinos, came from a single IP address, with the host name assigned to ocztechnology.com.
There's more: Geizhals said that on 21 February, one of its site visitors appeared to have reviewed 249 items in just one hour. Ninety-five OCZ SSDs were given top ratings, while 154 products from other suppliers were given poor ratings, Marinos said. Geizhals said it is investigating other questionable rating activity in October 2011 and other dates in February this year, in which 30 to 40 OCZ products were favoured.
Several other local tech news sites, including internetworld.de and PCWelt.de – as well as in PCtreiber in the Netherlands – have reported on the issue.
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29th February 2012, 09:39 AM #2
They wouldn't be the first...
I was just looking at SSDs as well, and considering the Vertex 3. Crucial m4 it is instead then!
29th February 2012, 09:45 AM #3
It'd be funny if it turns out to be the other way round...
Another company ran a bot to down vote their products and up vote OCZ... JUST to get OCZ suspected of [whatever offence this is... fraud by deception?]
29th February 2012, 10:14 AM #4
Out of the 8 Vertex 3's I've had, 8 have failed... The agilitys are better, but I still get occasional blue screens from overheating..
Originally Posted by sonofsanta
29th February 2012, 10:27 AM #5
The Agilitys are asynchronous NAND rather than synchronous though, so performance is lower (even if quoted numbers are suspiciously close). Further reading: HARDOCP - Introduction - NAND Flash Faces Off - Synchronous vs. Asynchronous
Originally Posted by Dom_
29th February 2012, 10:29 AM #6
Got a Vertex 3 when they first came out (early 2011) and its been fine. Must be lucky Mind I haven't used my PC a great deal for a couple of months so...
29th February 2012, 10:55 AM #7
Is astroturfing deemed an unfair commercial practise under Germany law?
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