Summary: I installed this drive in my Alienware m14x r2 laptop and it worked really fast, 7.9 on Windows score, but after 6 months when I booted up my laptop, the computer stuck at the bios, after 30 seconds the bios does not recognized the ssd, I get another ssd from ocz warranty and the drive arrived doa, I asked for a refund and they gave it to me, I will no try any luck with OCZ
Summary: This drive is probably awesome, but after a couple of days in the computer it began to malfunction. I later learned from OCZ techsupport that the drive doesn't like my MBP July 2009 with Nvidia chipset...at all. Currently using a Hybrid SSD Drive from Seagate without any trouble.
Summary: I'm on my 2nd drive with firmware v1.5 (latest as of this writing) and it's not looking good. My first drive failed in about 28 days, the second within 4 days. What the failure looks like: If you have S.M.A.R.T. monitoring you may see some alarms about corruption as a first sign. The unit appears to work fine for a little longer but out of nowhere your computer will freeze with the HD light stuck on.
Summary: My 515 Gbyte Vertex 4 drive failed within the warranty period. I requested a replacement directly from OCZ, which took two weeks to process and finally they delivered a new replacement drive. The replacement drive was dead out of the box! I am still waiting for this replacement to be replaced. This does not say a lot for the reliability of these drives.
Summary: ..till the day it just died. I used it for like 3 months and one day my computer just wouldn't boot. Amazon immediately offered to replace it, but since there would be no restocking for 30 days, it offered me a full refund. I don't know if I was unlucky or the whole line is faulty. Wouldn't really recommend it as no one likes to wake up one morning and find out their files and OS settings are gone.
Nice piece of kit when it works (which isn't often)
R. J. Eyley "meyley", Amazon
6 November 2012
Summary: First one I received didn't work and had to RMA (at my expense) which was a bit of a letdown, but the replacement which shipped within days worked perfectly. OCZ packaging is premium and you do get a 3.5" mount to install in a 3.5" drive bay. If, like me, you have a multi-card reader and a whole bunch of hidden cabling in your internal 3.5" bays, you might need to buy a 5.25 mount instead, no biggie and only a fiver on Amazon anyway.
Summary: After reading many reviews praising this drive, I bit the bullet. It arrived swiftly and I couldn't wait to install it into my Mac Book Pro. That's when I discovered the following: The Mac would not detect the drive no matter what I did... After spending 3 hrs goggling the issue and reading lots of tips and tricks I came across the manufactures forum. In there I found many threads from disgruntled Mac owners experiencing the very same issue.