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Very fast but...
on February 26, 2011
I purchased this drive back in Sept of 2010, installed flawlessly in my Dell M4400 (QX9300 extreme dual core, Win. 7 pro 64-bit). I routinely run the full line of Adobe applications (DW, Photoshop, Flash etc), SQL server, MS Office 2010, Logos, and CAD software (Solidworks). I thought this machine was a workhorse and fast before I got this drive; I'll always install SSD's from now on. The load times of all the software decreased significantly (Especially Photoshop and Logos) as did the load times and save times of massive files. If you want to speed up your system, an SSD is the way to go.
Unfortunately early Feb. 2011 the drive died while I was working on a project (I typically work locally). Screen went blue and kaboom. Computer tried to reboot but no drive was found. I pulled the drive and tested it on two other computers, took it to Best Buy and they said it would make a good coaster. It didn't even power up. So I contacted OCZ and three weeks later I had a new drive in-house. While OCZ's service was good, it was certainly not fast! OCZ, you guys need to fix this. I was down 3 weeks!! Not cool. (My old trusty homebuilt computer to the rescue, while slow, it works...it's been chuggin on 6 yrs now!)
Fortunately I keep all major files on a separate drive that's backed up but I had not imaged the drive...it takes me several days to reconfigure the system and install all the software. So word of caution, image your drive after getting it the way you want it.
I've had the replacement drive a couple of weeks now and it's running great, but I will image it soon after I finish installing everything. Lets see if this one lasts. I should note that this can and has happened with regular drives in the past so to bag on SSD's and OCZ would be unfair. If it happens twice though, I'll be looking elsewhere for another SSD.