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Pros - As fast as my SATA3 interface can handle - Cheap t $1.06/GB - 100GB virus scan in 10 - 12 minutes - Boot time reduced from 240 seconds to < 60 seconds (... includes server sync s/w and a few other boot pigs...) - significant reduction in bottlenecks during multitasking
Summary Wow! It is amazing what a fast (SATA3) SSD will do for an older laptop.
Pros Fast startup Programs install quickly Good capacity Everything is snappier Quiet
Cons Sleep does not work on my laptop, even with latest firmware (Asus UL30VT) Is quiet, but sometimes has a buzzing sound that can get annoying
Summary I love this purchase! The only dissapointment was that it does not sleep on my laptop, making me have to restart the computer each time. 20 second bootup, 3 second shutdown, so not as bad, but I'd like to keep everything up so I can use my laptop immediately. Also the speeds arn't the best on my laptop for some reason. Using Asus ul30vt.
Pros Super Fast! and I got it for a good deal on sale from NCIX.com
Cons Price per gig is still a little high for SSDs. The coming of the faster next gen SATA3 drives, didnt drive down the prices as low as I thought. But I guess we need to give it a little more time.
Summary This is easily the best upgrade you will ever do on your PC. Windows 7 takes just over 20 seconds to boot up. Apps take little to no time to install/open/close. Also another plus, I now get a 7.8 score on this drive in Windows 7's WEI! Very neat.
I have only owned this for 1 day. But I am hopeful that this performance will last.OCZ is a good and reliable company. The drive also comes with 3 years warranty.
Pros Blazing performance. The price isn't horrible if you combine a sale and rebate offer.
Cons Apparently common to Sandforce 1200 drives: Sleep/hibernate BSOD with my some laptops.
Summary I bought this HDD for my Dell 1012. Blue screens whenever it would resume from sleep or hibernate. Apparently there is an issue with the controller responding too slowly and the BIOS not waiting for it. Unfortunately due to the crippled Dell BIOS there was nothing I could do.
I put my old 64GB OCZ Summit in the Dell and use this SSD for my desktop. Unfortunately I don't have much storage space now, and who really needs 180GB of SSD for a desktop?
It is blazingly fast, at least as fast as the 60GB (original Vertex 2) and the Corsair F60. I get an WEI of 7.7 which is sweet. From this SSD I can sustain transfers to an external USB 3.0 drive of over 100 MB/S. I transferred a 15 GB iso in less than two minutes. Awesome stuff. Such a shame about the compatibility issues, it would be a five star item otherwise!
Cons In a laptop, the SSD greatly improves performance, but greatly reduced battery life as well. Reading up on it, it seems the reduced battery life is due to the other components now having to work harder to keep up with the SSD.
Dead drive after 2 weeks. RMA'd it with no issue. Just waiting on my replacement to show up.
Summary The performance is greatly improved with a SSD. I've found this in my laptop (Toshiba L300) as well as the multiple builds I've used the 120GB version in. The prices are starting to drop making these very viable options in new builds for O/S and program install drive.
The 180GB I put in my laptop died after 2 weeks, but I'm not going to write these off yet. When my SSD died, I had just done a proper shut-down of Windows 7. When I went to power my laptop back on a few minutes later, no drive was detected. I moved the drive to 2 other PC's and could not see the drive in "Disk Management." NCIX Langley RMA'd it for me with no hassle. If the 2nd SSD dies on me, I'll be more skeptical, but I have 3 of the 120GB models running smoothly on workstations.
Summary I recently upgraded from an OCZ Vertex 120 GB solid state hard drive to this OCZ Vertex 2 180 GB hard drive. I love the faster read/write times on it. The extra 60 GB space is helpful as well since I use the drive for my OS & applications. Highly recommended!