Summary: I have had two of these drives go bad in the past 6 months. I am in the process of RMAing these; however, it is very frustrating when you get an OS installed and after a period of months, both drives stopped working on seperate desktops. I will never purchase an OCZ drive again and will not use the RMA drives as a system disk or for longterm storage.
Summary: This SSD will not save you time, instead you will spend countless hours troubleshooting and reinstalling your backup files untill you just buy another one. This drive doesnt get recognized to boot half of the time, and when it does there are all kinds of other issues, lockups, blue screens. Not worth your time, money, and blood pressure. A total piece of rubbish, the manufacturer should be sued in a class action suit for perpetrating such a POS upon the unknowing public.
Summary: I purchased the 128GB OCZ Petrol in February 2012 and immediately updated its firmware to 3.12. Within 6 weeks of using the device as a secondary file storage drive in a laptop (storing 40GB of files-- 1/3 of rated capacity), OSX started reporting read errors, making affected files inaccessible. Running ddrescue reported about 300KB of i/o errors across the disk. The drive sat on a shelf until August 2012 when I updated the firmware to 3.15.
Summary: I bought this SSD because it was a good value (got it for $130 - $30 mail-in rebate at Micro Center). The drive is definitely faster than my 7200rpm hard drive. I loved it, but the love didn't last very long. After few days strange things start to happen: PC screen would freeze, blue screens, "missing OS errors, memory errors. I gave it few more days, then I popped in my old hard drive and problems stopped. I was lucky it failed right away and I was able to return it.
Summary: There are few products where I read the reviews and have 100% the same results as the reviewer. Unfortunatly, this is one of those products. Spend a few minutes reading all of the reviews on this product on the egg and then buy a different product. Most of the reviews on this product deal with it dying within a few weeks to a month of purchasing it. Mine lasted 6 days.
Summary: Bought one for a customer the other day and it lasted log enough to initialize. From there it would hang and not be detected by any system I had(Dell,Intel ,Fujitsu). To top it off,I got a replacement and it was DOA within minutes of being initialized. Somebody needs to report these folks to the FTC as this product is a joke!