So, I'm pretty careful with my shiny, new MacBook Pro 15" 2011. Its new, shiny and I really depend on it all day. When the reports of the tremendous speed increases of the Vertex 3 came out I knew it would be the first of a long line of upgrades, IF it could behave. I'm happy to say that so far so good. It installed simply enough in a 10 minutes procedure. I decided to go ahead and reinstall the OS and my Apps just to be safe. This was easily accomplished from my couch with a beer and a remote in hand. Now I've got 240 gigs of the fastest storage available in a laptop and man, is it sweet! Really, I've had only one irritant and thats upgrading the firmware. When I received the drive it came with 2.02 installed. I installed and ran that a few days and really didn't notice any problems although the benchmark results were a little lower. So, hearing there was a new firmware out I decided to install it on my drive. As of this point, OCZ doesn't have any good way to do that with the drive installed in a MacBook. So, I popped it out and connected it to my Wife's PC. A quick boot off a Ubuntu 11.04 live cd allowed me to install and run the linux fwupd app which updated it in a matter of seconds. The whole procedure took about 15 minutes which includes the time it took me to locate a suitable screwdriver. Here's a couple benchmarks for you. Aja gives more of a best case scenario and Xbench a worse case. Neither of them can describe just how cool it is to boot and launch any program(s) you want in mere seconds. Oh, and the last benchmark is the stock hard drive in this system. Big difference, eh? All in all, its a great upgrade and highly recommended.