...failure. I figured they gave a 30-day money-back policy, so what the hell, I'd try it. A week or so ago I received an SSD from OWC that is said to be compatible with the ATA/IDE interface of the Pismo and some early G4 PowerBooks. Well, sort of. I hooked it up, the Pismo saw it, I could format it, read/write and all that, but when it came down to the real test.... I used SuperDuper to clone my mechanical hard drive (a 60GB Toshiba), using both a USB flash drive and an old Firewire Iomega Peerless drive I have lying around. Then I put in the SSD and tried to restore to it. It worked great for a while, would get usually halfway, maybe a little more, before.... it froze. Sometimes it worked longer than other times, but it would always freeze up and stop before the copy completed, usually 15-20 minutes into it, which would usually be 50-80% complete. I also tried to install Tiger directly from optical drive and it made it most of the way, then hung also. One time, somehow, I succeeded in installing Tiger, but when it ran for a few minutes.... it just stopped. The Finder wouldn't respond, and I had to shut down. It seems to have a problem with sustained writes for more than a few minutes. Disappointed, I obtained an RMA for a replacement. Got a new one this morning. Same thing. I should note that my mechanical drive has no problems and I've installed plenty of software that steadily hit it without any problems. I think it's time to pursue a refund this time. Don't know if it's a problem with my Pismo, the drives themselves, or maybe two drives from a same questionable batch. But this was more of a whim than anything, to see if I could get somewhat better performance and battery life than with the mechanical Toshiba. Maybe it's heat? I don't know. The CPU and the mechanical hard drive never have problems, even when they have done 30+ minutes, even an hour or more, of sustained writes together. One curious thing: It seems like when the SSD was installed, the Pismo fan wouldn't turn on, whereas it does with the mechanical drive.