Summary: Product works good, the suuport needs to be more professioal like ASUS and Microsoft who both have support areas that are up to date and they then also have forums, for people who want such areas.
Pros: Perfect, quiet, cool........
Cons: OCZ's support. This came with firmware 1.4 and had to upgrade to 1.5. After a fully weekend of reading all kinds of "forum" entries found our how to upadte etc. There support is no better than a BBS in the old days. You go to the ssd support and there sits firmware 1.3 and now your doing you own search and find to get 1.5 the latest firmware update off the "forum".
Pros: Easy to install. Fast. Apparently flawless with Win 7.
Cons: Win 7 was not compatible with some of my essential existing hardwares (fax, scanner) even though there are Win 7 drivers for them. So I have to use XP until my peripherals are replaced. I spent a lot of time reading way to optimize SSD under XP environment (alignment, turn off indexing, prefetching, etc). But I am still at lost for how to keep the SSD in shape over time. The wiper /garbage collector program does not run; suggesting a microsoft hot fix but apparently t...
If You Own An HP dv-6 Or dv-7 Notebook This May Not Be The Drive For You.
Peterson S., Newegg
26 February 2010
Summary: I've confirmed this problem on the dv6 and dv7 notebooks from HP. If you don't mind losing functionality for some of your programs, and having to re-buy your OS, than this drive will be OK for you. But if you own an HP dv6 or dv7, and you want to be able to re-install your OEM setup from the Recovery discs that you made, you'll be out of luck. I want to repeat, this is HP's problem not OCZ's. It sure will make me think twice about buying HP in the future.
Pros: Drive is faster than my spinners. Boot up time has reduced greatly, and programs load faster. Heat from the notebook is also reduced. The performance is awesome.
Cons: This con is not OCZ's fault. A huge con for me is that the drive will not work in my HP dv6-1361sb notebook with the original Recovery discs I made. When I try to re-install Win7 on the SSD I get an error message stating " The hard drive of this computer is smaller than the original shipped hard drive. The recovery process cannot continue." HP does not have a fix for this. Their only solution is to buy a drive the same size OR go out and buy a NEW retail version of Wi...
Summary: I've always wanted a SSD ever since I heard about them and started doing some research on them, and finally decided to get one now that these drives have the indilinx controllers and cache. Very satisfied with my purchase, only docked one egg because of the price / GB ratio. crazy!
Pros: -Very fast, read and write speeds are about as advertised -Awesome seek time, no more waiting for folders and files to appear -bragging rights haha
Pros: awesome drive. When using it as a single drive, multitasking is a little difficult. It pauses sometimes. But when stripping, it is amazingly fast.
Cons: I do not have any cons for the drive. I only have cons for the rebate. I been waiting for over 9 months or maybe more than that. Still have not received my rebate. So if you buying this because of rebate, don't bother. It won't be in the mail.
Excerpt: Ich bin auf jeden Fall großer Fan von einer SSD Festplatte geworden. Sie dominiert einfach extrem gegenüber den HDD Festplatten. Ich selber betreibe noch 2x 1 TB HDD Festplatte und merke beim Kopieren bzw. Auslesen von Daten den extremen Unterschied. Deswegen kommt es auch nicht selten vor, dass wen ich z.B. Battlefield 3 auf der HDD hab die Karten teilweise bis zu 2-3 Minuten laden.
Pros: Extrem schnell, Stromsparend (2 Watt), keine Wärmeentwicklung
Excerpt: Hochladen, Programm öffnen... oh man dauert das alles lange. Vorallem nervig wenn man am Computer nur mal kurz abends die Adresse eines Restaurants startet oder morgens noch schnell eine eMail lesen will. Was ist der Unterschied zur normalen Festplatte. Während bei der konventionellen Festplatte im Prinzip das Schaltplattenprinzip benutzt wird, wird beim Solid State auf Speicherchips gesetzt.
Pros: + super schnell
Cons: - Speicherplatz noch sehr teuer, + Stromverbrauch