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Ocz-vector-series-vtr1-25sat3.33767700
7.3 out of 10

OCZ Vector Series VTR1-25SAT3

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Reviews and Problems with OCZ Vector Series VTR1-25SAT3

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Overall 2
2.0

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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Fast but unreliable

Ryan F., Newegg
16 February 2015
  • 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 ...
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Overall 4
4.0

Failed at almost 2 years

Michael D., Newegg
16 January 2015
  • Summary: Going to attempt sending it in for Warranty - I'll update this review if they replace it.
  • Pros: Was good while it lasted.
  • Cons: Failed at 1 year 9 months. Complete failure (after a few weeks of errors) - unrecognized in any computer I test it in.
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Overall 4
4.0

Two have now died on me... grr.

Rebecca V., Newegg
3 January 2015
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE

steve, Amazon
27 December 2014
  • 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..
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Overall 6
6.0

fast, bricked due to firmware

Garrett W., Newegg
17 December 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Amazing at first, now dead/locked

Marcus F., Newegg
11 December 2014
  • 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)
  • Cons: High failure rate Unrecoverable data
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Overall 2
2.0

Waste

youngzen69, Amazon
1 December 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!
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Overall 2
2.0

Two Vectors. Two Dead SSDs.

C7, Amazon
26 November 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

The best upgrade I've ever installed for a computer

Nick_17, Amazon
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.
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