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Failed within 60 days, mail in rebate refused
on October 8, 2012
The first thing that was disappointing about this purchase was that the manufacturer mail-in-rebate wasn't honored. That wasn't very much money, but it influenced my decision to buy this product instead of one from another manufacturer. In the end I thought if this was the worst thing about this purchase then I would be happy. However, it wasn't the end.
Pros: Worked fast while it lasted. Windows definitely booted faster than my previous IDE and SATA hard-drives.
Cons: Died within 60 days with little warning. I'd consider myself an advanced computer user (not in the IT field but used to be) and all my troubleshooting came up with nothing. I can't even format the drive since it doesn't show up using the windows recovery tool. Putting it in another computer after windows has booted did not discover the drive. The same is true if connected before boot either by itself or with another windows boot drive. It seems to show up in the BIOS settings as part of the boot order but you can't do anything to the drive from there so there's not much I can do, all it shows is the name/model and that it's attached to SATA0 on the motherboard.
Last Word: I'm trying to get the drive replaced by OCZ but for now I'm without a solid state drive and wasted hours troubleshooting. I'll continue to waste many more hours no doubt. I'll update when I receive word from them.