Hi, If this warning has already been given I apologize (Dooh!! wish I had found the post before), anyhow... My OCZ Vertex II SSD recently failed, it was only 2 months old!!! I thought no problem, raise an RMA with OCZ and get a replacement, etc. Apparently not!!!! As I bought the drive in beijing at a retailer that is apparently not an authorised reseller of OCZ drives the 3 year warranty is not valid!!! This is such a CON!!!!! it is their product, it is faulty, and the claims of a 3 year warranty are b#ll*x!!! SO BEWARE, unless you buy from an OCZ authorised reseller (as listed on their website!!) your warranty is NULL & VOID!!!!! Just to highlight, I now live in Australia and their are lots of places NOT listed as authorised resellers on the OCZ website selling OCZ drives openly advertising them as having a 3 year manufacturers warranty, which is NOT TRUE!!!! Oh well, I will just have to have a trip back to Beijing and hope the retailer will do the right thing, dooh!!!!