Pros: Great drive for the OS only. I installed the drive, installed windows 7 and ran all updates. Windows experience gave me a 7.7 on the drive and Im only connected with Sata II. So im only getting a part of its potential. Drive sits at 24.2 Gigs full. Little less than half. Like I said, perfect for a boot drive but don't plan on instlling a bunch of software onto it. If Im lucky I will squeeze a game or two onto it. So far no problems at all. No BSOD, no crashes, no prob...
Pros: Booting to windows is insanely fast compared to traditional HDD's. So far very solid, fast and a great performer. I wish i had 2 running them in raid 0. I installed it really fast once i figured out how to format using the OCZ software. I updated to F13 as soon as I had the drive up and running.
Summary: This is not con, but keep in mind you have to go in administrative tools/Storage/ Right click on it (ssd volume) and make simple storage volume, Let it add master boot record and only do quick formats on ssd's. Done! Win7 will now see your volume in My Computer.
Pros: Updated the drive as soon as soon as possible to 2.11 firmware, and it works great! Works great on a Gigabyte mobo with the AMD 970 chipset. Speeds aren't close to what they advertised, but I don't have it running in AHCI mode, and I expect later SSD firmware to make it a lil faster (and more reliable for those having problems).
Cons: Had some occasionally hiccups with the firmware that came with it (2.06). You can't update the firmware when the SSD is a Windows boot drive.
Summary: I purchased this product to replace a Seagate 500 GB 7200 RPM HDD in a Sony Vaio. Over the course of the past few years I had encountered what I considered to be excessive lag time when opening and working within MS Office [Outlook, Word, Excel, Access], Adobe Acrobat Professional, Photoshop, Premiere, and Lightroom. Utilizing 8 GM of RAM, and unable to upgrade my CPU, replacing the HDD seemed the logical step.
Summary: I have upgraded 5 macbooks at my office now with this model drive, from an original 2008 macbook up to mid-2010. I flashed them all to the latest firmware (2.11 as of this writing) before doing a clean install of Lion. So far, it has been amazing. Speed is right in line with what you'd expect given that none of these macs have 6Gbps SATA. Reliability is 100%. The creaky old 2008 machines now run rings around the newer ones that still have mechanical drives.
Summary: Finally built a new computer after 8 years on my prior rig....I knew I wanted an SSD as my OS drive and for games an whatnot and I ended up picking up a 120gb Vertex 3. I was a little concerned by the handful of negative BSOD reviews, but since it was largely rated positive I went with it. And WOW I can't tell you how much of a difference this makes compared to what I was used to. Programs "loading" is pretty much a thing of the past - its spectacular.