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Darren E.

Darren E.

Joined on 02/01/03

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OCZ Petrol 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) PTL1-25SAT3-128G
OCZ Petrol 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) PTL1-25SAT3-128G

Pros: Fast and smooth,..while it works....

Cons: I had conflicts trying to use this as my primary boot drive for a 2009 Mac Mini. OSX 10.6.8 would not detect the drive as being Journaled, and would try to run diagnostics every boot, which in turn would either fail after 30 minutes,...or would occasionally detect correctly, and boot up. Eventually i was booting to Single User mode each time, skipping the disk checks, and clearing the boot cache, and starting the OS manually. That worked fine, and the drive is nice and snappy and fast,...but then after a total of 1 week of ownership,....it failed entirely during a backup procedure. I have sent it to OCZ for RMA,..costing me 7 bucks,..and was so annoyed i bought an intel 320, which cost more, but has been absolutely perfect so far,.. boots fast, runs a little faster,.... and "crossing fingers" will hopefully last... As for OCZ,.... i have lost confidence in the product i purchased,..and will rotate my replacement into a Windows machine for use as a Photoshop/After effects cache..

Overall Review: As i said, this drive will become a non-essential component in my computer system after my experience....which means i spent a good chunk of money on something i don't trust, don't like,...and obviously,...no longer want...