Summary: This drive worked for well over a year in my MacBook Pro 2010, I don't even keep my data on it, only the OS and Apps. But once it failed, it failed hard. Probably for many of the reasons stated in the many many reviews. Disk Utility could not repair it and suggested I "Back up as many files as possible, reformat the disk, and restore your backed up files.". I did that and decided to check the drive for errors and restore all my backed up data 2x to this disk.
Summary: I gave this a try due to price. The reviews for OCZ SSDs and other memory devices are historically poor in comparison to major competitors (Kingston, Samsung, Crucial, etc.). Unfortunately, the trend continues. This drive was VERY fast when it was new. However, it was placed in a laptop that I only use a few days per month for ~12 months. So it saw little use, and the speed did decline steadily with time.
Cons: Tried to transfer the drive to a Windows 7 machine and it would not recognize it. I downloaded the bootable OCZ toolkit and still no joy. I now have a 120GB paper weight. Tried to install Win 7, then Ubuntu just to format it... unrecognizable even as the only HDD drive in the machine.
Summary: I knew it was a gamble when purchasing a product that was cheep and refurbished. Lucky for me newegg is very willing to replace it.
Pros: Fast quiet cheep matched my system theme Seems like a excellent SDD when working
Cons: From the first day I had it, it was doing the "cold boot error" where it was not being recognized in the bios on a cold boot. I usually have to restart the computer several times for it to start working properly.
Summary: Pay for the extended warranty from Newegg. You WILL need it.
Cons: This drive failed during the warranty period. Newegg would not replace it (less than 1 year after purchase). After several emails with OCZ they gave me an RMA. What they sent me as a replacement was REFURBISHED Vertex 3...NOT an Agility 3 like I purchased. Do not trust the warranty.
Summary: Newegg's RMA process was absolutely awesome, as usual. It just sucks having to RMA anything in the first place! For $65.99, this drive is a bargain. However, after reading most of this drive's reviews, you've basically got a 50/50 shot of getting a good or junk drive. If you have good luck gambling at a casino, then this drive is for you!
Cons: -1st drive had multiple bad sectors and would hang 75-80% of the time while running Windows -Read and Write speeds are 100-150MB/s lower than advertised. Even on a new MSI military class board with sata III and updated firmware on the SSD itself.
Summary: I live in Silicon Valley so the exchange process was easy for me. I arranged for a time that I could come in, have the drive tested, and receive a replacement. I don't envy those that have go through the exchange process, and that live outside of driving range of the OCZ facility.
Pros: That sure is one enticing price... The DOA exchange was simple enough (but see below).