Summary: I'm currently in the process of RMAing the replacement of my original Vector that failed; meaning I've had two OCZ Vectors fail. If you like rebuilding your machine multiple times a year, then this SSD is for you. There is a reason OCZ is in bankruptcy proceedings.
Summary: The drive worked fine for about 6 months and then it died completely. OCZ will not honor a warranty for an item purchased through Amazon. They will tell you “The limited warranty applies only to products purchased through an authorized retailer and only for the original purchaser of the product. Second hand sales are not covered under the warranty.” They claim Amazon is not an authorized dealer therefor will not honor any warranty.
Summary: Dead after 3 months. When I got it and installed, it didn't want to format properly, citing I/O errors. I really didn't want to return it then, wanted to play mah games, and on the third day of trying I was able to get a partition, threw windows on it, and all was good. After about a month of regular use I noticed boot problems, having to use the startup recovery on almost every boot, and corrupt data.
Summary: I'm hesitant on trusting another one of these drives. Luckily, I had my file system set in a way that only my operating systems were on the SSD, but it is still a huge pain and pathetic that the drive only lasted around 2 months from the time I purchased it.
Pros: The SSD worked great for right around 2 months...
Cons: But almost to the exact date I bought it, the drive died, literally with no warning. It is no longer detected in BIOS, and doesn't work in any of the three Harddrive bays I have in my laptop. All my other drives work in all three. What is worse, it died within a 48-hour window of a major composition project being due. It forced me to buy an emergency drive from B*stBuy (sigh...)
Summary: I had 3 of these drives fail in sequence of both 128GB and 256GB in size. Seems like bad QC, bad chip run, or bad firmware. It wasn't until the 4th drive on an RMA return (not retail replace as the others had been) that I got a good working drive.
Pros: overall it great drive,fast, amazing proformance and got Farcry 3 with the purchase. It was awarded editer choice for these and other great reasons.
Cons: I deducted 4 eggs for unrelibility after month or so I got drive errors don't think you all are using quality parts. Please don't substitute quaility for little extra profit. I've had to re-installen windows 8 pro atleast 10 times since ive owned drive. After I watched linus tech tips from youtube decided to buy this drive, It does have great features in it design, but the parts are not mean't to last.