I have a Mid-2010 MBP 13-Inch. For the last year, I have used an OCZ 120GB Vertex II SSD as the primary drive with no trouble at all. Last month I performed a clean install of Lion from USB Flash Drive and it has been working well except for the audio bug. Two days ago, the system started getting very sluggish and finally there was a kernel panic and the system restarted. Upon restart it failed to boot OS X. I went into the disk utility in recovery and verified an then repaired the disk after which I was no longer able to even boot to recovery. Using I pulled the SSD and installed in my Windows 2008 Server and all of the data was intact so I copied it over to the server. While installed in the server, I updated the firmware to I believe 1.33 from 1.22 and then wiped the drive. When I reinstall in the MBP and run disk utility, I cannot erase and partition as I get the error "Wiping volume data to prevent future accidental probing failed". I can partition, format, write, read using Windows with direct SATA connection also using iMac and Mac Mini with USB to SATA adaptor. I have even tried formatting the drive using one of my other Macs and trying to install to it but install always fails. It is als interesting that using Disk Utility I cannot select security options. I was sure that the problem was motherboard related but today I tried my original Mac Hard Drive (320GB Hitachi) and partition/format/install work flawlessly. Any ideas?