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This review is from: OCZ Core Series 2.5" 128GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) OCZSSD2-1C128G
Pros: Seemingly fast drive, no noise. I personally purchased at a decent price with rebate from here.
Don't listen to bashing reviews so much, maybe they are old?
If you update your bios prior to installing, chances are you will not have any installation issues.
Considerably faster and more responsive than a standard HDD
Cons: For some reason, its a little shorter and taller than a normal SATA drive, fitment was a little tight.
I agree sometimes pauses but only a second or so.
Battery life on laptop seems to have decreased.
Other Thoughts: I was a little skeptical about buying this drive after reading the reviews. I decided to bite the bullet and try it. This is hardly an unstable drive, I think its a perfectly stable product. You just have to make sure you are up to date on your bios. I build custom laptops, this drive was for my personal use. Before actually installing on my system, I tried it on a couple of laptops, 1 being a Gateway. It gave no issues, formatted it again and tried it on my own MSI PR600. Its fine, Im using it now to write this review.
Adobe CS3 FULL takes approx 45 minutes to install on standard HDD, this took about 35 minutes... so speeds are faster, maybe not groundbreaking but faster.
HD Tune reported an average read speed of 110mb/sec on this.
Ran a similar test on a standard 5400RPM HDD and it only had a max of 65mb/s with spikes as low as 9mb/s
This OCZ SDD had a tighter range because there are no moving parts so its a more stable speed.
Overall, I like the drive. Its Rebate Time.