Reviews and Problems with OCZ Petrol Series (PTL1-25SAT3)
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Poor performance even for a small drive. Avoid
6 January 2014
Summary: So, this is directed at the manufacturer. Amazon was easy to deal with, and the transaction/shipping went off with out a hitch as always. Very poor read/write speeds even for the time when purchased! They seemingly dumbed down their controller for this smaller SSD, which seems wrong somehow if it's only purpose was to give customers less bang for their buck.
Summary: ---- UPDATE ---- Even after more than 8 months, OCZ replaced my Petrol SSD for a newer Agility 4, wich so far has worked incredibly well. Kudos to OCZ for caring about their customer, but the two star rating remains for the horrible Petrol drive. ---- Bought this as my first SSD on February 2012. This is the fifth time I've had to reinstall my OS, because after just a few weeks I start getting file corruption errors.
Summary: Thought I was getting a good deal on this drive when I originally purchaced it but after 6 months the computer stopped detecting it. They did RMA it but they replaced it with a 60gb instead of 64gb and the 10.00 in shipping definatly killed the sale when I purchaced it. The new drive works but it was not the sale I was hoping for when purchasing the drive.
Summary: I received the OCZ Petrol today to install into my ageing 2007 Macbook Black, hoping that it would improve the speed considerably. If your Mac/PC is as old as mine then it is probably very slow, very noisy, and struggling to load large apps and movies. With this SSD the amount of time it takes to load programs and files is substantially reduced. The boot up time is now less than 20 seconds, typical applications load instantly, file transfers are much faster.