The OCZ Vertex 3 solid state drive was introduced earlier this year and quickly became a favorite with gamers and enthusiasts. The popularity was due in part to the ssd's SandForce 2281 Controller. Unfortunately there were some firmware issues that affected some users. Supposedly the issues were resolved by firmware updates.
Here is a link to the ssd database:http://www.johnnylucky.org/data-storage/ssd-database.html
Scroll down to the OCZ section to find the Vertex 3 and click on the links to read technical reviews.