Based primarily on your review, I purchased this OCZ Vertex 3 SSD drive from Amazon last week. So far, I have had no performance issues with the drive and it is definitely very fast. Unfortunately, I have been extremely unhappy with OCZ's poor technical support and their terrible firmware update tool. Currently, OCZ does not support firmware updates to primary, bootable SSD drives. Essentially, a user needs to reinstall or reimage their OS onto another hard drive and set up their SSD drive as a secondary drive before performing a firmware update. In addition, they do not support firmware updates using external USB to SATA adapters. Needless to say, this is an extremely cumbersome and time-consuming process. For ALL Windows notebook and OS X users, they will need to have a secondary Windows desktop PC just to perform a simple SSD firmware update. Given the high importance of being able to perform firmware updates during the lifetime of the product (in order to ensure maximum performance, compatibility, and reliability), I would strongly urge Storage Review (as well as other storage review sites) to focus on this important feature. Potential buyers need to be aware of the relative level of ease or difficulty in updating their SSD products. Had I known about this severe OCZ SSD deficiency, I would have definitely opted for a different SSD product. Therefore, I must tell you that I feel your SSD review was incomplete and missed an important technical capability that all SSD users should be concerned about. Speed is always important in storage devices, but so is the ability to maintain the device to ensure maximum reliability and performance over the product life cycle.