[QUOTE=SeÃ¡n;2557377]So much for SATA3 (6Gbps) . . . What ever becomes the next ATA standard, it’s got to be fast!! Otherwise, it looks like the future of storage drives is going to have to be this way, i.e. PCIe add-on cards.[/QUOTE]SATA3 6Gbps is not going to have a long life span where SSDs are concerned, that is for sure. SandForce SF-2000 family of SSD controllers will max that out Q1 2011.
IMO what is needed is a dedicated high speed SSD interface. OCZ have HSDL, and use it on their IBIS series of SSDs.
Should there be a SATA4 standard, doubling the speed form SATA3 is not going to be enough. SATA needs to be moved from the slow speed south bridge/PCH to the high speed north bridge.
I have never heard of a single failure of NAND memory on an OCZ SSD, there have been a few controller failures (Indilinx), and a fair number of early SandForce based drives getting stuck in a panic mode due to a firmware bug (I believe). Those drives needed a factory reflash, but from what I understand, these drives have NOT actually died, although that may have been the way the customer perceived the problem.