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...and why the thumbs down?
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...and why the thumbs down?
I dunno, Free Will and all
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I have had problems with ADATA drives and their customer service was horrible. I won't ever be purchasing an ADATA product again.

(I didn't give thumbs down, though).
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I have had problems with ADATA drives and their customer service was horrible. I won't ever be purchasing an ADATA product again.

(I didn't give thumbs down, though).
what was the issue? did you have to RMA a device but couldn't? or their service center/shipping address in a different country?
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what was the issue? did you have to RMA a device but couldn't? or their service center/shipping address in a different country?
I've bought usb thumb drives from them that failed after a few months. I'm in the market for a reasonably priced ssd but don't trust to brand either.
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I have these 4 pc's that just need a $25 60gb ssd. Is it impossible?
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Second the opinion on ADATA. Bought 5 SSDs from them over the past three years. Have had to send 3 back. That said, they were pretty quick to replace it via RMA. so... in short, I would still buy if price is right but i wouldn't use it as my primary drive.
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Second the opinion on ADATA. Bought 5 SSDs from them over the past three years. Have had to send 3 back. That said, they were pretty quick to replace it via RMA. so... in short, I would still buy if price is right but i wouldn't use it as my primary drive.
Did you have to RMA in the states or did you have to ship it out to their main HQ in Asia? What was the rough turnaround? What was the reasons you had to send back?

thanks for the input
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Did you have to RMA in the states or did you have to ship it out to their main HQ in Asia? What was the rough turnaround? What was the reasons you had to send back?

thanks for the input
Would also like to know
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Did you have to RMA in the states or did you have to ship it out to their main HQ in Asia? What was the rough turnaround? What was the reasons you had to send back?

thanks for the input
RMA via their website, straightforward, just like any other company; also like many others, they make you jump through a few hoops to discourage people from doing RMAs. nothing to severe though (you have to find the link to contact them, you have to fill out a form, you have to wait for an RMA number, print a form, etc etc)

new retail packaged drive was received about a week after I sent it out, which is pretty fast. actually, the last of the three RMAs came back like 3 days later.

reason was same for all three - basically the drive would fail to boot. bios detects, but can't boot. with the last one i reformatted & reinstalled windows 10. pretty fast and easy these days. it came back online but six months later went out again. so I RMAed.

today all my adata drives are in old first gen i5 laptops that i and other people use for work, mainly on google drive. they work great as they are after all ssds and if they ever fail I will just rma them again. nothing all that important is installed on them since all the work is on cloud.

another good use for them imho is gaming drives... just put all your steam or gog games on it. who cares if it goes out, you can always reinstall and your saves are cloud saved. imho the ideal config is always C: as OS ssd, D: as gaming drive, E: as huge fat long term storage platter drive.

ps: I recommend that whenever RMA'ing -any- drive, always say "intermittently fails bios detection" . if you try to self diagnose you'll just end up being made to jump through all sorts of silly hoops like "power cycling the drive for 48 hours" (crucial) or "revert to older firmware (another manufacturer).

as you can tell i handle a lot of ssds, probably well over a thousand each year.
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RMA via their website, straightforward, just like any other company; also like many others, they make you jump through a few hoops to discourage people from doing RMAs. nothing to severe though (you have to find the link to contact them, you have to fill out a form, you have to wait for an RMA number, print a form, etc etc)

new retail packaged drive was received about a week after I sent it out, which is pretty fast. actually, the last of the three RMAs came back like 3 days later.

reason was same for all three - basically the drive would fail to boot. bios detects, but can't boot. with the last one i reformatted & reinstalled windows 10. pretty fast and easy these days. it came back online but six months later went out again. so I RMAed.

today all my adata drives are in old first gen i5 laptops that i and other people use for work, mainly on google drive. they work great as they are after all ssds and if they ever fail I will just rma them again. nothing all that important is installed on them since all the work is on cloud.

another good use for them imho is gaming drives... just put all your steam or gog games on it. who cares if it goes out, you can always reinstall and your saves are cloud saved. imho the ideal config is always C: as OS ssd, D: as gaming drive, E: as huge fat long term storage platter drive.

ps: I recommend that whenever RMA'ing -any- drive, always say "intermittently fails bios detection" . if you try to self diagnose you'll just end up being made to jump through all sorts of silly hoops like "power cycling the drive for 48 hours" (crucial) or "revert to older firmware (another manufacturer).

as you can tell i handle a lot of ssds, probably well over a thousand each year.
dang that is really useful to hear. I appreciate the in-depth reply. so over a thousand each year and you kept to just 5 adata. and of the 5, 3 required RMA. ouch. I guess the price makes up for it..?

RMA doesn't sound too bad, so as long as you don't have to ship it to China where their main HQ is.. lol
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dang that is really useful to hear. I appreciate the in-depth reply. so over a thousand each year and you kept to just 5 adata. and of the 5, 3 required RMA. ouch. I guess the price makes up for it..?

RMA doesn't sound too bad, so as long as you don't have to ship it to China where their main HQ is.. lol
the 1000+ is mostly sandisk and kingston, with some samsung. needless to say, i don't pay out of my household for those, it's part of my profession. likewise, it's also why i only would buy adata for home use. surprisingly, my experience with crucial drives hasn't been stellar; equally surprisngly, my experience with ocz has been pretty good. the only ocz that failed on me was a vertex from about 2012, and that didn't go out until 2016 q1.

mostly, I order kingston. samsung drives are great but the cost often makes them prohibitive when you are buying hundreds.
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is $10 GC included in $50 price or you get separate GC? can GC be used anywhere or only for NewEgg purchase? thanks
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the 1000+ is mostly sandisk and kingston, with some samsung. needless to say, i don't pay out of my household for those, it's part of my profession. likewise, it's also why i only would buy adata for home use. surprisingly, my experience with crucial drives hasn't been stellar; equally surprisngly, my experience with ocz has been pretty good. the only ocz that failed on me was a vertex from about 2012, and that didn't go out until 2016 q1.

mostly, I order kingston. samsung drives are great but the cost often makes them prohibitive when you are buying hundreds.
thanks for the extra anecdote, ended up deciding to go in on the OCZ RD400! probably pick one of these up to boost up a old PC.

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is $10 GC included in $50 price or you get separate GC? can GC be used anywhere or only for NewEgg purchase? thanks
You get a separate 10$ GC to use later.
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