Reviews and Problems with OCZ Vector Series VTR1-25SAT3
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4 November 2014
Summary: The drive did fail but when I contacted OCZ support I was quickly and efficiently taken care of and after a few back and forth email strings I was able to get a refund for my drive at current market value AND they provided me with a shipping label, I rate their customer care very high and appreciate what they did. It's nice to have confidence in a company these days.
Pros: Drive was fast at first and had a good build to it
Cons: The drive failed just after a year of use, it was always a bit slow to boot, and when originally purchased it was much more expensive then other ssd's
Summary: Latest firmware update is supposed to fix some of the problems with failing drives. RMA process was painless. I received a new Vector 150 240GB SSD as a replacement. Total time for RMA was about 2 weeks. I did have to pay for shipping but that was a minor thing.
Pros: Very fast SSD Much improved RMA support from OCZ from my experience Came with 3.5" adapter and screws if you need them
Cons: Died after a little over a year Started failing right before the new firmware was released
Summary: This drive has made my pc experience a lot better, this SSD is very reliable. Had some problems at first after an power outage but a firmware release fix that. It also came bundled with FarCry 3, good game.
Cons: Drive is VERY easy to kill with improper shutdown. Original drive was insta-killed by asus overclock utility. This is a common issue, when you use the auto overclock utility provided with asus motherboards, when its starts overclocking, it cuts power to the board, with out going thru a proper shutdown, this insta kills the ocz vector drive. (Antec High Current Pro HCP-1200). RMA drive was also killed by improper shut down, via holding the power button until the comput...
Summary: I have 2 of these in my build and have not had any issues with them. they are fast as far as ssd's go.hope some day that the price per bite comes down.so those who want their system to load faster, an ssd is the way to go paired w/ a mechanical hard drive.ocz is another item I prefer for system build.
Summary: All of the reviews talking about drive failures after a few months are worrying me but I decided to take a chance because it was pretty cheap. We shall see how well this drive does in after a couple of months.
Pros: My computer boots in about 10 seconds. Half of that time is the bios.
Cons: OCZs rebate program is bull. You have to pay $2 for it to be "expedited" or else you have to wait 8-10 weeks for your rebate card.
Summary: I WILL come back to this site and comment on the product if I have other future problems. My professional reviews will be available on my One Prime Market blog.
Pros: I tested this drive on an Ivy Bridge and Sandy Bridge motherboard. One with an i3 2100 3.1 Ghz and then a Pentium Dual Core G series 3.1 Gz. Windows boots in 4 seconds on both boards - about 6 seconds faster than the best i5 systems I built with the LEADING competitor. (terms of service does NOT allow me to say this name)
Cons: My first experience with this drive was on an ECS H61H2-TI motherboard.. which is a super mini-ITX board for super micro cases like the Inwin K2. I was annoyed by how Windows installation freezes after the main install reboot. I spent hours testing other hard drives and had ZERO issues. I solved the issue by using another system to finish the first install re-boot. I then transferred the Vector back to the original system. As a PC expert of 18 years, I'm clever enough...
Summary: I'm thoroughly satisfied with the product, and, if the current one craps out on me I'll just get another one.
Pros: Lightning fast Seems to be holding up well, after the first RMA; see cons Not sure what else there's to say.. hehe
Cons: Had to RMA the first one, it stopped working after a week +/- By stopped working, I mean it wouldn't hold data correctly. On a side note, while the second one received seems to be working fine.. My computer is doing funny things. I know my way around a computer having built the one it went into, but, that doesn't make me an eggspert(pun intended). So, this may have nothing at all to do with the drive.
Summary: I own this product for 6 months. I am new to SSD market, so before i bought my SSD i did an extensive research. My research narrowed my choices down to OCZ Vector and Samsung 840 pro. I couldn't make up my mind so i bought both. I bought 128 gb Vector for OS and 500gb 840 Pro for games. Long story short, Vector is a pretty good SSD. It didn't die on me yet, like many other reviewers all over the net warn about, but it has it's downs.