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OCZ Vertex 4 Series (VTX4-25SAT3)

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Reviews and Problems with OCZ Vertex 4 Series (VTX4-25SAT3)

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Overall 4
4.0

Not Recommended

Scott S., Newegg
20 November 2014
  • Summary: OCZ throws some great technology into their drives and one of them is built in obsolesce. I have had drives last for YEARS, and that is what I am going to return to.
  • Pros: The drive IS fast.
  • Cons: The drive died, spectacularly, in two years and four months.
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Overall 4
4.0

Stoped working less than 2 years after purchase

Jose S., Newegg
15 November 2014
  • Pros: Worked well until it didn't
  • Cons: Stoped working less than 2 years after purchase
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Overall 4
4.0

OCZ Vertex was fast now dead

john b., Newegg
17 June 2014
  • Summary: are most ssd nand flash drives die fairly quickly compared to the old platter drives ??
  • Pros: fast loading , quick response , great while it lasted .
  • Cons: started loading slowly , had to reboot many times , then just died . did not get the longevity that is boasted about this ssd ??? very disappointed for I have 10k hard drives older and still going very strong .
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Overall 4
4.0

Fast but died quickly and warranty service is horrible

Ron Michael Zettlemoyer, Amazon
9 April 2014
  • Summary: The drive was nice and fast for about 13 months, running on a Mac Pro desktop that was up almost 24/7. Then it completely died one evening; couldn't read anything from it at all. It took about 3 days to get an RMA number from OCZ via their web support. After they received the drive it took about 4 days for them to ship out a replacement. Delivery of the replacement then took about 7 days thanks to their choice of the slowest possible delivery method.
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Overall 4
4.0

Died too Quickly

Alfred C., Newegg
21 July 2013
  • Pros: Quiet and quick
  • Cons: I bought a pair to put in raid zero. The first one failed within a month of use. It took nearly a month to get a replacement. After installation the second SSD failed within a week. I haven't started to request a RMA because their support doesn't work weekends.
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Overall 4
4.0

Grat performance, zero reliability.

Raz, Amazon
14 June 2013
  • Summary: I own this SSD because it was a replacement for the original OCZ Octane that failed in the first week of use. I am now waiting for my fourth (yes, the 4th) replacement SSD (last two were also Vertex 4), since the last three all failed within less than 3 months each. For me it's not even an valid option anymore to get my money back (not that I could anyway) since I've spent over $250 in shipping costs for sending the faulty drives back to US (from Europe) or directly to...
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Overall 4
4.0

Great performance, not very reliable quality

Andrés Arias, Amazon
12 May 2013
  • Summary: If you haven't upgraded your PC with an SSD, you must do it. Just leave a HDD for massive storage purposes and install the OS, software and games in the SSD. The performance gains are just amazing. UPDATE: Originally I gave this SSD 5 stars, however after 6 months of use this SSD suddenly stopped working, I tested it in other PCs without any results, is not being recognized even in the BIOS. You can google for many people with this sudden death cases.
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Overall 4
4.0

Worked great for 6 months.

Mark W., Newegg
27 March 2013
  • Summary: I will use SSD's in my computers from now on. HDD are just too slow to use as boot drives.
  • Pros: It is very fast. I am having to use a mechanical hard drive till I get this one exchanged. Loading times are so much longer with the HDD.
  • Cons: After 6 months it died. Bios wouldn't even see it anymore. It has been 2 days since I contacted OCZ and I still haven't received an RMA number yet.
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Overall 4
4.0

Fantastic drive, TERRIBLE support

William C., Newegg
6 March 2013
  • Summary: For the price and performance, the drive is top notch. Just hope it doesn't fail on you while you have no spare drives, because you will not get the fast support, advance replacement, etc that you might be used to with other storage brands like Western Digital or Kingston.
  • Pros: The drive is excellent; Bought one on launch day and it performed as advertised, topping out well above 500MB/s read/write in ATTO. Once upgraded to Windows 8, boot times were hitting 5-6 seconds. Prompt firmware updates were provided back in the pre-1.5 days to address performance issues and bugs present since launch day. Live USB environment is provided for flashing the drive if you are not running Windows. The drive's build quality is great. It has a heavy, sturdy ...
  • Cons: Failure can happen to any drive of any brand, and I understand that. But if you expect OCZ to provide reasonable, timely warranty service in the event of drive failure, look elsewhere right now. After about half a year, I started getting kernel crashes and performance had dropped to roughly 280-300MB/s on a good day. I put in an RMA request, and it took several days just to hear back from someone. After a thorough explanation of my issue, including all the steps and d...
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Overall 4
4.0

A Function drive is a happy drive...

A D., Newegg
15 January 2013
  • Summary: Ocz is enticing with their performance numbers, but just remember performance isnt always everything. A fast but BROKEN drive will do nothing for you. Spend a little extra, opt for something more reliable. And I understand the nature of electronics, I know there are OCZ drives years old and still kicking in some rigs but I just didn't luck out with my first go around with them.
  • Pros: Got it on sale, Installed in brand new build. RESPONSIVE. Great benchmarks, great real world performance...
  • Cons: WHEN IT WORKS. Bought it despite the extremely mixed reviews for many of OCZ's products, in terms of reliability. I thought it would be a good mid range drive ($$ wise) with the performance of a high-mid drive. It was, truly. Although in less than a week it was no longer recognized by my rig. Tried many troubleshoot possibilities, alas, to no avail I sent it back to the lovely Mr. Newegg for a full refund to reinvest into a more stable and tested drive.
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