Not sure if this is the right forum for this question. I installed a new OCZ Vertex 2 120 GB SSD in my Westmere 6-Core. Of course I would be experiencing the hibernation kernel panic. At first i thought it was an issue with OS X, then i began reading the threads. It's an issue with Sandforce SSDs and OS X putting the system into hibernation. Apparently firmware 1.24 addresses this issue, but guess what? I need to install Windows to flash the firmware. Spent all day installing W7 64-bit (I made certain to read all the threads on OCZ and W7 64-bit is fully supported). After getting AHCI loaded and all the proper Intel Matrix drivers running, OCZ toolbox and the SSD update do not recognize any OCZ devices in W7, even though W7 sees it as a drive it doesn't see it as a SSD. I've been banging my head all day and I'm tired. I've even tried to format and force format the drive through W7 (of course I'm running W7 on another SATA drive) and each time it fails to fully format. Now I have no OS to boot, Snow Leopard is fried from failed attempts to format the SSD and W7 won't boot. I'm thinking of returning this sucker and getting a SSD at OWC. I addition to this, spending a good part of the day on OCZ forums I've noticed that OCZ tech support treats their customer base like s##t. I couldn't believe the arrogance. Any throughts, suggestions or opinions on this matter? Thanks!