Reviews and Problems with OCZ Vertex 4 Series (VTX4-25SAT3)
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Died After 1.5 Years & RMA Denied!!!
RJ "User1000101001001", Amazon
10 July 2014
Summary: The drive ran admirably from Dec 2012 to July 2014. When the drive died it took my internal SATA cable with it costing me $40. After trying for 2 weeks to get an RMA from OCZ, I was denied despite providing total documentation for proof of purchase. I had bought a Vector 150 as a replacement, but I am now in the process of returning it. It is way too risky and expensive buying OCZ drives. I'm getting a Samsung.
Summary: The drive performance is very good when you compare it to a standard HDD, it will make you computer fly, I installed it in a mac Book Pro. However a couple of months ago my computer started to show a slower behavior and it froze once in a while, finally the disk completely died. It overheats and smells like something's burning. The issue is related to the hardware, probably because of poor Quality checks at OCZ and/or usage of low quality components.
Summary: So after 6 months of use the ssd decided to malfunction and it would no longer boot up or get recognize, i send the drive to the preferred OCZ data recovery company and guess what! the kind of failure this drive had was one of the worse you could get, nand controller burned, so now i need to pay 3K $ (yes 3000 us $) to do an attempt of recover my data. Do not buy this drive! stay away!
OCZ Technology 256GB Vertex 4 died after almost 1 year
Tyrone Sturtevant, Amazon
30 April 2014
Summary: Ocz support is terrible. After submitting my RMA request I was told try to return it to where I had originally purchased it. When I could not do that they told me they could not process RMA's because OCZ had just been purchased by Toshiba so I had to wait another 3 weeks. They would not take returns but I'm sure they did not stop selling them.
Summary: I will make it short and clear : I bought this hard drive from my machine, it lasted 8 months and died on me. I asked for a replacement and, after I tried to troubleshoot it with the help of their technical support, obtained and RMA number. I shipped it (do I have to precise that I had to pay for the shipping) and OCZ contacted me to offer me a smaller hard drive (120 Go). I refused and they ended up sending an equivalent replacement... refurbished.
Summary: I installed this drive in my Alienware m14x r2 laptop and it worked really fast, 7.9 on Windows score, but after 6 months when I booted up my laptop, the computer stuck at the bios, after 30 seconds the bios does not recognized the ssd, I get another ssd from ocz warranty and the drive arrived doa, I asked for a refund and they gave it to me, I will no try any luck with OCZ
Summary: This drive is probably awesome, but after a couple of days in the computer it began to malfunction. I later learned from OCZ techsupport that the drive doesn't like my MBP July 2009 with Nvidia chipset...at all. Currently using a Hybrid SSD Drive from Seagate without any trouble.
Summary: I'm on my 2nd drive with firmware v1.5 (latest as of this writing) and it's not looking good. My first drive failed in about 28 days, the second within 4 days. What the failure looks like: If you have S.M.A.R.T. monitoring you may see some alarms about corruption as a first sign. The unit appears to work fine for a little longer but out of nowhere your computer will freeze with the HD light stuck on.
Summary: I've had this drive for three months. I needed to switch connections in my computer and when I did the interface to the drive detached. No other damage, not even a scratch, just looks like the interface was not securely fastened in manufacturing. OCZ refused to honor their warranty. I only asked that they secure the interface and send it back. I didn't ask for a refund or a replacement. Only that they reattach the interface properly, and OCZ refused.