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.