Pros: I ordered two of these and they've worked without a glitch to this day. These would be the 4th and 5th refurbished OCZ SSDs so far, and the only issue was one DOA that was replaced rather quickly.
Cons: Perhaps there is a higher DOA rate with refurbished...?
Pros: Great price for the capacity. I now have 8 of them. OCZ support was relatively expedient and concise in suggesting firmware updates when I encountered a drive issue. The firmware tool is PC / Mac bootable, eliminating the need for a windows installation to update the drive firmware. The secure erase and update process was very quick and painless. It resolved the drive issue (slow write speed) all seem to hover around 280mb/s read and 270mb/s write.
Cons: Some of the drives required firmware updates to run at spec ratings. Quickly resolved using the OCZ Update Tool.
Pros: If you are building a Raid array and are making the big leap from HDD to SDD, individual speed of the SDD doesn't really matter because they are all miles above the HDD capabilities. OCZ has a good reliability record, the vertex class has respectable 4k speeds, and you can't beat the price! The drives work great (I have 4 in Raid 5 configuration on an EVGA Core I7 SLI Motherboard), and regardless of whether WEI means anything or not, it was nice to watch those snail-l...