Summary: I bought two 120gb corsair force 3 ssd's to store plugins, jails, VM's for my recent FreeNas build nothing too critical as I can reinstall them easily. I am glad I bought two. The first SSD would only be recognized by the system every 4-10+ reboots and when I did get it to be recognized it would fail to upgrade the firmware from 5.0.5 to 5.0.7. Tried it on multiple systems with the same result. I RMA'd that piece of junk.
Pros: It may work when it wants to... When it dies it may make a nice coaster...
Summary: I guess for the price, this is what you pay for. I'm already out of the 30 warranty, so I guess I'll look into a brand new SSD from a different manufacturer.
Pros: Great Price, solid performance. Very fast transfer speeds. Very good bang for your buck SSD drive for laptops or desktops. Just make sure you have a spare drive to store all your pictures and/or multimedia files. Windows 7, after all updates, and a handful of apps installed, I've only got 40gigs of free space remaining.
Cons: The SSD started to BSOD on me. This is a new rig, so all hardware is new. I tried swapping out the ram, but it still BSOD's on me. So, that pinpoints the cause to the SSD now. I've only had it for less than half a year. It still works, but the random BSOD's make it unreliable when I need my desktop to work from home.
Summary: Lots of problems with my macbook. Won't wake from sleep, frequent kernel panics. Cannot update the firmware from a mac, only PC. I ended up purchasing a Samsung 830 and will try the Corsair out in my PC. Haven't had problems with Crucial or Samsung. In the future, I will stick with them.
Summary: I have always been against a spinning drive in a laptop, when I went out to purchase a new drive for my MacBook Pro, I needed a solid state drive and I needed at lease 120gb of storage. The 6gb/s was a big bonus but not one that I needed. Everything seemed great. I read reviews, watch videos on YouTube. I thought this drive was going to work wonderfully. What I got was a pretty bad experience.
Summary: I am sure that this SSD is really fast when it works; however, I have wasted an entire day trying to get my Early 2011 13" Macbook Pro (running Lion 10.7.3) to recognize this hard drive -- it only recognizes it as an external drive but cannot work as an internal drive. I have tried searching for firmware upgrades, but Corsair seems to fail at supporting any platform besides Windows. If you are a Mac user, stay far away from this SSD. It won't be very good for your Mac.