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instantnow 41 posts  |  Last Activity: Jun 11, 2013 9:44 AM Member since: Apr 15, 2013
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  • Reply to

    Buy a Vector and then you can talk Smack!

    by shepshep21 Jun 10, 2013 2:36 PM
    instantnow instantnow Jun 11, 2013 9:44 AM Flag

    I hadn't tried that. link?

  • Reply to

    Buy a Vector and then you can talk Smack!

    by shepshep21 Jun 10, 2013 2:36 PM
    instantnow instantnow Jun 11, 2013 8:16 AM Flag

    I almost refuted his statement out of some latent fanboy tendancy to do so. I bit my toungue and decided not to waste my breath getting into a discussion of how all my previous OCZ drives have worked no problem. then i let him sell me the protection plan. whatever. and walked out to my car and had my samsung drive as soon as I had it in the enclosure and plugged it in.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Buy a Vector and then you can talk Smack!

    by shepshep21 Jun 10, 2013 2:36 PM
    instantnow instantnow Jun 11, 2013 8:12 AM Flag

    samsung didn't pay me anything. but i do like my samsung laptop. not as much as i previously liked ocz as a company though. maybe samsung refuses to see ocz drive based on smart/evil industrial sabotage. it's a possibility. another possibility is the intel usb 3.0 eXtensible host controller needs an update and that the ocz vector is just too new. whatever. it still wasted my time and it wasn't a good experience. like i said, the drive did work in my windows 7 tower when hooked up directly to the motherboard. again, i already returned it, and i'm happy with the 2x 256GB that I have working now w/o issues. the only additional time i will spend on this is pitching about what a pita it caused me. i didn't sell all b/c hey, just in case it does go up or whatever. i'm still greedy, but no longer insane.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Buy a Vector and then you can talk Smack!

    by shepshep21 Jun 10, 2013 2:36 PM
    instantnow instantnow Jun 11, 2013 8:04 AM Flag

    Yes, that was the first problem. I ended up using that case on an old ~100GB Vertex II I have and that worked fine. The case wasn't bad. It just wasn't compatible with SATA III. Then I got one that is compatible with SATA III (which I still have b/c the new Samsung's are SATA III).... Silver River 5G by ThermalTake. In that one, the drive didn't show up as malfunctioning, but instead showed up as a USB Mass Storage device under Devices, which was a good thing. But then, when I went into Disk Management, it didn't show up. I went to do "rescan disks"....and ... well, it was taking forever, like, minutes. Also, if I rebooted the machine, with the drive plugged into the USB port, my machine would spin and spin and spin and take too long to boot. Screw it. Just got the Samsung drives. I ended up spending more total because of the extra enclosure and the protection plans. But at least I am not wasting more of my time, which is worth 75 to 150 an hour depending. and no, i'm not a liar!

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Buy a Vector and then you can talk Smack!

    by shepshep21 Jun 10, 2013 2:36 PM
    instantnow instantnow Jun 10, 2013 11:42 PM Flag

    Also, let me add: upon returning it, the overly enthusiastic store employee remarked that "yeah, OCZ has had a terrible track record over the past couple of years" ... this is a store near one of the best tech schools in the country.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Buy a Vector and then you can talk Smack!

    by shepshep21 Jun 10, 2013 2:36 PM
    instantnow instantnow Jun 10, 2013 11:39 PM Flag

    I have been an investor in this company, but I reduced my holdings by about 80% today because over the weekend I had a terrible experience with the Vector. I bought the 512GB version. i wanted to love it. I had saved up for it. I ended up returning it though. Don't get me wrong, it worked fine in my tower. But I wanted to use it as an external SSD via a USB 3.0 SATA III enclosure. Welp, that didn't flickin' work at all. It showed up in Device Manager but not in Disk Management. No drivers in Windows 8 for it. I sat in my car outside the store trying to get the darn thing to work, for hours, literally. Set up my mobile hotspot, not caring how much data I was sucking down to try to fix it. Samsung laptop, btw. I ended up just returning the Vector and getting 2 256GB Samsung 840 Pros instead, with the extra store insurance replace it if it breaks policy. Those drives worked automatically with zero issues. I'm sad. Downgrade from Buy to Hold says this fanboy with now less shares. Loss of faith? Yes. Heck yes.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    I bought several OCZ SSD and...

    by bignerdalert May 9, 2013 1:14 PM
    instantnow instantnow May 10, 2013 8:59 AM Flag

    Don't put vmem or swap on an ssd. also, don't do HDD indexing...don't defrag everyday. it is not needed. these types of processes cause too many writes and burn up you ssd. Sorry your is was incorrectly configured. Newer OS drivers won't do dumb things to your drive. Are you running Windows XP or Vista or Snow Leopard or what?

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Azure

    by instantnow May 3, 2013 4:13 AM
    instantnow instantnow May 3, 2013 9:35 AM Flag

    $300B? should have been $300M. My bad - need some coffee. Still, that's just one major customer out of probably dozens of possible customers near to that size.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • instantnow instantnow May 3, 2013 9:17 AM Flag

    This could be something more where OCZ is the customer in this situation, getting help from t2vsoft for sales or distribution channel optimization and that company is doing complex calculations in Azure to optimize OCZ's strategy. This does not look to me like they are integrating hardware in Azure. This is a customer of Microsoft Azure (t2vsoft) deploying software.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    Azure

    by instantnow May 3, 2013 4:13 AM
    instantnow instantnow May 3, 2013 9:05 AM Flag

    I looked at that. There is no info there other than that the project / folder was called OCZ for some reason. It's possible, but it could also be an Azure software deployment for OCZ to do some intense optimization calculations in Azure. It could be a test, a coincidence, or a number of other things. There's no direct evidence of integration, imo. It's just a normal Azure package that someone's trying to deploy and they called it OCZ. Interesting find though.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • instantnow by instantnow May 3, 2013 4:13 AM Flag

    Personally, I think that ZD-XL may have been designed primarily for Azure, and here is why... OCZ Jess posted an image of the hardware inside a DELL blade. DELL blades are exactly what are used in Azure. It's no secret that DELL sells Azure technology on physical servers that you can buy from them. I am unaware of any other hardware vendors who do. Azure is not going anywhere, but it's also in its infancy. If OCZ has a contract for hundreds of thousands of servers, or even just tens of thousands, and they'll all need to be upgraded over time to keep pace with service expectations (after all, these servers are like "rental cars", and will experience high burn and churn)..... That looks something like a major guaranteed stream of income, to me. Azure apparently does not use SSD for any primary storage, but it must use SSDs to some extent (?). That just means that there are still HUGE and REPETITIVE orders for SSDs down the line (within the next 1 to 3 years), and not just from Azure, but other clouds: public, private and hybrid. We're talking Minimum 300,000 servers that will need rolling upgrades (counting other cloud infrastructures as well - public info is that Azure has "100,000s of servers" alone). Servers are probably like $5K each, w/ probably ~$1K reserved for special cards/drives/devices/storage per server, per cloud revision. 300,000 X $1000 = $300B, per cloud generation, just to SSD sector (imho). HTGC throwing them a bone of a $30M loan was not just smart; but a no-brainer, in fact. It's very safe to say that OCZ will retain a sizable portion of market share and they'll be able to repay, given they make quality storage and compute hardware+software integrated solutions/products sprinkled across cost targets. In 6/12, multiple sources reported OCZ SSDs in Azure. How many today? No clue! Tomorrow, including ZD-XL? Literally, tonnes, I think.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    fools

    by instantnow May 2, 2013 12:47 AM
    instantnow instantnow May 2, 2013 9:56 AM Flag

    OK wait what is this BCInet? Hmm.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    fools

    by instantnow May 2, 2013 12:47 AM
    instantnow instantnow May 2, 2013 9:37 AM Flag

    What? um, common logic. When you hear hooves coming over the hill, assume they are horses, not zebras. supposedly they are coming out with a successor to the original nia this year, and a lot of time has elapsed since the last one dude.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    fools

    by instantnow May 2, 2013 12:47 AM
    instantnow instantnow May 2, 2013 9:04 AM Flag

    I was trying to be somewhat cryptic. oh well. let me spell it out. Neural Impulse Actuator plus Google Glass = walking down the streer wearing a computer on my face with no air mouse but instead a headband that can parse my brain waves at least enough to control a cursor. Not sure OCZ will actually take "NIA" out of Grandma's attic when the days come for the smackingly obvious application for this technology comes, but I bet they at least still have a pertinent patent that is worth at least as much as the market cap, alone. OCZ HQ is next to Northrup Grumman in San Jose. this company is no joke. Anybody know of any possible .mil contracts?

    Sentiment: Buy

  • instantnow by instantnow May 2, 2013 12:47 AM Flag

    failure + failure + failure + failure = resounding success. little failed product called nia would pair well with a glass of..Glass. i don't want to start a rumor where none may be warranted. but seriously, just a suggestion. focus people. focus your mind.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • So, is there any real truth to the theory that holding hurts shorts more than accumulating does? I don't get that at all. It seems to me that if some longs commence accumulation, it will hurt more for shorts. There is something about "new shares to short", or is this a myth? Is it because buying may mean you are buying shares off of people who are shorting today, and that just helps their cause, somehow? I mean, if I think that it hurts them, to make them short today, then who cares? I sort of understand why low volume creates a short squeeze because shorts have to cover and if they can't cover for cheap, they are screwed; and low volume with greater demand means higher prices automatically. But how does it not make sense, as a strategy, for longs to just accumulate, if they believe the company is fine, and they think the share price is going to go up, and if they have the resources to buy? Doesn't that just take away shares that shorts could have covered with right now, and make it even more likely that the share price goes up and even more likely that shorts will have to cover at a higher price, and even more likely that there will be a short squeeze? I'm pretty sure I'm correct on this. ????? Otherwise, as a long I would like to hear **from another long**, why in the heck I shouldn't just buy now.


    [the Sheriff has said he'll cut out Robin Hood's heart with a spoon]
    Guy of Gisborne: Why a spoon, cousin? Why not an axe?
    Sheriff of Nottingham: Because it's DULL, you twit. It'll hurt more.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    OCZ Delisted!!! Read the 8-K!!!

    by rob.laurssen Apr 25, 2013 3:49 PM
    instantnow instantnow Apr 25, 2013 3:53 PM Flag

    nice try, provide a link with proof.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    A few headlines

    by billbill722003 Apr 25, 2013 9:30 AM
    instantnow instantnow Apr 25, 2013 9:36 AM Flag

    Whatevs.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    How much money to risk?

    by traderbam Apr 25, 2013 9:02 AM
    instantnow instantnow Apr 25, 2013 9:16 AM Flag

    And it could go 10X. If they have a secret recipe or two in their cupboard, more.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    How much money to risk?

    by traderbam Apr 25, 2013 9:02 AM
    instantnow instantnow Apr 25, 2013 9:14 AM Flag

    Agreed. It's not going to zero. BK is highly, highly doubtful. When they got the Hercules loan, everyone was like "Guaranteed no BK now" .... with them getting rid of the old CFO a little earlier than his pay off date, things do look worse than that now. But worst case it delists, and makes out huge later on the pink sheets. I am not advocating for that scenario. I think this company is good enough to stay on the big boards. Question is, are they too bitter to stick around because y'all shorted them so hard for so long? OCZ has that decision to make, I think.

    Sentiment: Buy

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