Summary: I have purchased OCZ in the past and have had no trouble. I like the boot speed on these things and for all intents and purposes that fast boot up is why I use ssd, otherwise they are very short on storage space for the price and in real world conditions do not perform to the specs which they claim.
Pros: Price wasn't too bad considering the size. Works like any other drive, just plug it in and go for the most part. Small, lightweight, shock resistant and with no moving parts runs silent obviously. On a clean install my boot time was under 30 seconds. Thats fast.
Cons: They claim all kinds of crazy speed on the transfer rates. In real life situations expect around 160mb per second. I can get higher numbers with specialized bench marking software settings to create the ideal conditions for the drive. But thats just bad science. Also just a little over 2 years and it began to has intermittent failure during boot. Had it hooked up raid zero during this time period and when the drive would fail the raid controller would post and report ...
Summary: Good for a cheap drive, wouldn't really recommend it for a boot drive. It's to risky.
Pros: Plenty fast Pretty cheap Great tech support
Cons: After my last review only having it for about a week, I wrote a review. I gave it 5/5 Eggs. 1 Week ago the drive failed, almost 3 months after purchasing. I RMA'd the drive and got a new (refurbished model). I don't think i'd purchase this specific drive again, the company is good. But when it comes to SSD's make sure you read reviews. Do you really want to lose data/be out of a SSD/PC for a week? Or would you rather spend the extra money and get a better device.
Summary: Overall, I feel "meh." I should have researched more into the "slow-down" some SSDs go through after some use.
Pros: Still works after two months. Most applications launch well. Most of the applications I launch (sketchup, firefox, seashore, snes9x) are speedier than with original HDD except for OpenOffice.
Cons: It still works for me after two months of use. I bought into the whole SSD hype of having bootup times under 30 seconds, which this drive had for the first few weeks. Then is slowed. Initially I had boot time in 24 seconds, but now the time is 54 seconds. My one of two disappointments.
Summary: I would only recommend this drive if you need fast access time performance and backup daily. The drive will quit on you in less time than a spin drive, the questions just when it will happen.
Pros: Performance was good but not great. It never seemed to have great throughput performance but access time performance was great. The 3 year warranty will come in handy when you have to RMA the drive with OCZ.
Cons: I had this drive for 1 year and 3 weeks when it just died. Windows would recognize the controller but it never would initialize in Windows.