Reviews and Problems with OCZ Petrol Series (PTL1-25SAT3)
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Bought this used for $34 and it's worked just fine so far
1 January 2013
Summary: Have it in a desktop with SATA II headers so have not been able to confirm the read/write speeds as advertised, but it's a heck of a lot faster than any spin drive out there and it's been stable/reliable so far even if it's an OCZ. I have Intel 320s in my laptop and this Petrol has performed just as well for me, so I'd recommend it.
A great upgrade from hard disk storage, good price too
James Lowe "Chewbacca", Amazon
12 June 2012
Summary: SSDs have been coming down in price for a while. I already have a little 60GB Corsair Force drive as my boot drive and have been astounded by the speed at which it can boot and open files and programs. When this drive dropped to around £160 I bought it and moved Steam and all my games onto it, and off of the hard disk I use as a data drive. Whilst I don't think it adds many/any FPS under normal circumstances, loads, saves, and the like are massively sped up.
Summary: I have to say compared to some of the complaints I have heard about this product I have been quite satisfied myself. I put this into a brand new machine, making sure to detach the existing hard drive, since Windows always wants to install the boot partition onto the HDD rather than the SSD. Pretty much smooth sailing from then on. I calculated a 27 second restart and a 18 second cold boot, when first installed.