Summary: Believe the other reviews... I tried to use this to bring some life into an old laptop. I recently built a new desktop - with SSD for the first time - and it was screaming fast. I have this old laptop, now nearly ten years old, and the hard drive died. I thought I'd get some pep into it by reinstalling the OS on an SSD. I'm fairly saavy, tried to installed a lightweight version of Ubuntu (lxle 12.04), and while the install went OK, it would not boot.
Summary: disabled hibernate and hybrid sleep and system restore, did leave temporary internet files and page file on the drive. used the drive everyday. did a secure erase and reinstalled the os and after about 2 weeks it starts corrupting files, windows would require chkdsk to be run which after it "fixes" the file system the os no longer loads.
Pros: a little faster than a daily defragmented 10,000 rpm raptor drive and doesn't need to be defragmented, silent, no moving parts.
Cons: did have some firmware issues in the beginning, causing corrupted files, had an issue with drive not working in ahci till i did a secure erase, once had a locked drive issue, bought back in 9/11 died in 6/14. Raptor drive is still alive when ssd is not.
Summary: Received drive, installed drive in array. Within 6 months it failed. I could not find my receipt for purchase, they REFUSED to RMA the faulty drive. I am not sure it matters how or where I bought the thing, it failed they should replace it. I will NEVER purchase another OCZ product again. Good luck.
Summary: OCZ not only makes a quality product, they include a sticker for you too to tell everyone about it. "My SSD is faster than your HDD." Running some benchmarks against this drive yielded impressive results. It was 10 times faster than my internal drive. Wow! The future is so awesome.