Reviews and Problems with OCZ Vector Series VTR1-25SAT3
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Instead I have replaced it with an VTR150-25SAT3-120G and excellent work. Do not give it 5 stars because ...
Johnny Mac Lean, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: I was hurt shortly after purchase, but shoulder the OCZ support as they have changed the hard drive smoothly, just asked me purchase information and the damage and I have changed the same covering them spending a year and a half later, the guarantee 5 years is real. Instead I have replaced it with an VTR150-25SAT3-120G and excellent work.
Pros: When it works, it's fast, as a SSD should be.
Cons: It is very unreliable. Almost like clockwork, it has crashed on me about every 3 months since I bought it, requiring a full format in order to reinstall the OS. Luckily I have enough redundancy on my storage HDDs that it isn't a big loss, but they are meant for storage and I hate having to use them for anything but that. Long story short, I bought these for cheap, and I guess I got what I paid for; initially impressive technology that quickly failed on me. Because of ...
Summary: Hopefully I can still return these. Extremely disappointed in OCZ. If the product doesn't work with the predominant OS, well... grr.
Pros: Worked well when they worked. Very fast until they started dropping like flies.
Cons: Dead. Bought two of these back in July '13. The first one died within a few months. Second one just died when Windows 8.1 tried to fix drive errors. Neither boot or Windows recognizes either drive. Very frustrating. Enough to turn me back to Vista on my Velociraptor.
Summary: I'm a geek have to say. I have used Western Digital Velociraptor WD1600HLFS 160gb 3.5" Sata Desktop Drive which are pretty fast too but this drive blew it away. i use both in my Dell OptiPlex 780 with Intel processor e 8600 core 2 duo (3.33 ghz 1333 front bus speed) 16gigs of ram ,ge force 740,DELL U2410 IPS MONITOR and creative sb x-fi sound card and this drive is like lightning fast should I say any more I can't..
Summary: Just submitted RMA request to OCZ. If they screw up the deal I will update this. If all goes smooth I probably won't bother. Use the flathead screws to mount the drive in the caddy, the rounded head screws to mount the caddy in the tower. The orientation of the items is not obvious and takes a bit of trial and error.
Pros: Fast, small, comes with 3.5"caddy. 5 year warranty. OCZ support seems pretty good.
Cons: If you don't upgrade to firmware version 3.0 it is likely the drive will fully brick without warning. This happened to me after 11 months of use, as I missed the firmware update notice a few months ago.
Summary: During a routine Windows 7 Update shutdown process, received a blue-screen-of-death error. Resulted in a panic-locked 2.5" brick. Will not be purchasing OCZ products again since I can't RMA. Replacing with Samsung 250GB 840 Evo like I was told to buy the first time. This a good entry-level SSD, don't misunderstand, but I lost a significant amount of data due to an inability to reset the lock on the drive.
Pros: Extremely fast compared to your run of the mill non-ssd storage. Price ($124 when I bought it 1/2014)
Summary: Bought one of these refurbished for $349.00 and after a few hours of use this ssd died! The comments below regrading the longevity of this product is for real! ! Save yourself the hassle and just skip this model SSD completely!
Summary: Don't buy this SSD. After a couple of months, the SSD died. All my files were gone and I had to reinstall Windows. While the RMA process was quick, the replacement was defective. OCZ Vector is notorious for bricking, even though its fast. Go with a Samsung.
The best upgrade I've ever installed for a computer
25 November 2014
Summary: Pros: The best upgrade I've ever installed for a computer! The speed are extremely fast its crazy. My macbook takes roughly 10-15 seconds to restart and roughly 8-10 seconds to turn on from cold start. File and search and programs load extremely fast. Easy to install, and eggcellent build quality. I transferred original HDD OS/data no problem...been running like a champ since mid April.