Reviews and Problems with OCZ Vector Series VTR1-25SAT3
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Beware there are better manufacturers of SSD drives out there.
Paul Thomas, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: On and off issues with this drive. I have had issues where this drive won't even show up in BIOS. After messing around with it for a couple of months it was running fine then one morning my PC crashed and again BIOS would not detect the drive. This time seems to be permanent and the drive is dead. I will update this review when/if I get decent updates from OCZ tech support and see how well they honor the warranty.
Summary: Worked great and to description until after one month my system started getting blue screens of death. Though it might not be the cause, it completely died after 3 months while investigating what was causing the BSOD's. I'll take my business elsewhere with the next ssd i buy.
OCZ suggested sending my 128GB Vector back to them for a RECOMMENDED firmware update
15 May 2014
Summary: After receiving and email encouraging me to update firmware from (factory) version two to version three, I downloaded the OCZ Toolbox and attempted the upgrade. During the process, I clicked up Update Firmware and was immediately presented with a message declaring that no update was required. A call to Tech Support resulted in several suggestions such as try a different SATA port, a different motherboard or send the drive to us for a firmware update.
Summary: I installed this as my OS drive on a brand new PC build last March. About a month ago, I started noticing some anomalies. Today, it crashed completely - the BIOS can no longer see it. Looking at some of the other reviews, it looks like I'm not alone in this situation. I can't recommend this drive, no matter how fast, since it's longevity and durability are in serious doubt now.
Summary: It worked great for 11 months. It was really fast. but at 11 months,got a few errors with good recovery at boot up. A month later it crashed and could not recover. A backup at first sign of trouble saved me. I went back to a mechanical drive.
Summary: Don't get me wrong the product is fast however after a 5 months of use, the SSD died on me. It seems i was not the first one to have this problem. (no problem on the RMA). Stability is very important to me, even if the speed of the product is great if the stability is not good then the product is not good. Thanks.
Summary: I've had this hard-drive since December of 2012. In the time between then and July 2013, it managed to completely corrupt the system files and recovery partition a whole seven times before merrily becoming absolutely dead by the end of July. I'm waiting to see if OCZ support can do anything about it, and I hope I just had a faulty unit and this isn't indicative of the product- If I hear back with any promising news, I'll update this review accordingly.
Summary: It's unfortunate that the OCZ 256GB SSD i bought was proved to be defective just one month after use. Although it's so rare to happen, it still happened to me. As the product comes with 5 years warranty, i sent back the SSD and within days i received a new SSD. The post-sales warranty services is smooth and simple, and more importantly it's very fast to get a replacement. Although i was unlucky but i'm very satisfied with the OCZ warranty services.
Awesome fast when it works; broke down after 3 weeks of using it; lost all data.
Andrzej Nowosad, Amazon
18 March 2013
Summary: This SSD drive was/is used as Win7 OS drive. After about 3 weeks of using it one application started to core dump. During next 15 minutes the damage was progressing, the whole systems started to crash (blue screen) and finally about 20 minutes later the disk disappeared completely (not even visible from bios). I checked that drive on other machine and it was not popping up in bios too. Finally I created a ticket with Amazon to return it as defective.
Summary: I am a long time OCZ SSD user and a big fan... until now. I doubted the other reviews and forums on sites that said that the Vector had issues. The drive shipped with the latest firmware so I didn't even have to update it after I got the drive. Here I am on my wife's laptop because the Vector just decided to give out one day - after less than 2 weeks of use - when I tried to resume from power standby. The system won't boot to it at all - it causes some type of deadlock.