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    Quote Originally Posted by penfold View Post
    @Dos_Box - did you install this drive in the end and if so how was it?
    I brought 3! (2 for other people). The only problem I found was that the first one I got was installed to a 6 year old Acer TravelMate (not mine!) with an AMD chipset. I re-imaged fine and ran it for about 4 days flawlessly. Then it came up with a boot error and a quick run of chkdsk had it correcting file system errors for an age before refusing to boot again. I then tried a second drive with the same result. Even a fresh install resulted in the drives not being recognised by the windows installer, and yes, AHCI was enabled. Both drives worked fine in a 5 year old Acer with an Intel controller btw. I don't know what went on, but it was like a transplant patient rejecting an organ.
    I have one installed on my home laptop and it's working very well indeed, so no complaints there. Just ensure you get the latest firmware on board (3.55) before you use them. Oh, and you will have to suffer the joys of the OCZ firmware boot disk which doesn't have drivers for SATA and USB CD\DVD drives built in! Thankfully I had an old legacy system in the office with an IDE DVD drive to hand.
    What I shall say is that they are a bargain so long as you have a modern-ish chipset to run them from.

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    Can I ask for an update on this? 1 year on how did those drives fair? Just wondering with a hands on experience of an OCZ drive.

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    They're running fine as far as I can tell. The older chipset laptop still would accept the drive, but in the more modern devices they are running sweet. I sort of know this as I've not been asked to fix any of them in this time!

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