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OCZ Vector Series VTR1-25SAT3-256G 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC

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Vector SSDs, the groundbreaking Solid-State Storage from OCZ, combine the groundbreaking SSD quality and technology to meet the storage expectation you didn't know you had. Engineered by longtime SSD experts, the OCZ Vector Series delivers a new level of untouchable performance, endurance, and reliability to empower your desktop and laptop to be all it can be. Slim 7mm profile and bundled 3.5" desktop adapter bracket deliver extreme versatility and flexibility for drive installation. Acronis Ture Image cloning software is also included for easy data migration.



 

  • newegg Groundbreaking Performance and Reliability Vector delivers the industry's fastest performance. Rated for 100,000 (90,000 for 128GB model) random read and 95,000 random write IOPS to deliver ultimate responsiveness and a better overall computing and workstation experience than any other storage solution. Vector redefines reliability and offers a premium SSD solution designed from the ground up for enhanced stability, quality, and durability.
  • newegg Groundbreaking Efficiency and Endurance Get consistently faster sustained speeds with the complete spectrum of file types and sizes, including both compressible and incompressible data for balanced, long-lasting performance like no other drive out there. Built to last, Vector maximizes drive life with low write amplification, efficient garbage collection, and an advanced suite of NAND flash management to provide years of hard drive-humiliating performance that is second to none.
  • newegg More is More Advanced controller technology allows Vector to excel in high performance and deliver superior endurance without compression or loss of usable capacity. That means more space and more speed from your Vector SSD.
  • newegg Enduring Quality Vector features OCZ's most stringent hardware and firmware validation cycle to date and rated for 20GB of host writes per day to meet the demands of high-end workstation systems.
  • newegg Thin is In With a sleek 7mm housing, Vector's slim z-height ensures compatibility with the latest thinner form factor notebooks. Alloy casing lends style that matches your taste for modern storage.
  • newegg User Friendly All Vector SSDs come bundled with a 3.5-inch desktop adapter bracket, and include an Acronis True Image cloning software registration key with your purchase to easily transfer data from your old hard drive.

Vector SSDs, the groundbreaking Solid-State Storage from OCZ, combine the groundbreaking SSD quality and technology to meet the storage expectation you didn't know you had. Engineered by longtime SSD experts, the OCZ Vector Series delivers a new level of untouchable performance, endurance, and reliability to empower your desktop and laptop to be all it can be. Slim 7mm profile and bundled 3.5" desktop adapter bracket deliver extreme versatility and flexibility for installation. Acronis Ture Image cloning software is also included for easy data migration.



 

  • newegg Groundbreaking Performance and Reliability Vector delivers the industry's fastest performance. Rated for 100,000 (90,000 for 128GB model) random read and 95,000 random write IOPS to deliver ultimate responsiveness and a better overall computing and workstation experience than any other storage solution. Vector redefines reliability and offers a premium SSD solution designed from the ground up for enhanced stability, quality, and durability.
  • newegg Groundbreaking Efficiency and Endurance Get consistently faster sustained speeds with the complete spectrum of file types and sizes, including both compressible and incompressible data for balanced, long-lasting performance like no other drive out there. Built to last, Vector maximizes drive life with low write amplification, efficient garbage collection, and an advanced suite of NAND flash management to provide years of hard drive-humiliating performance that is second to none.
  • newegg More is More Advanced controller technology allows Vector to excel in high performance and deliver superior endurance without compression or loss of usable capacity. That means more space and more speed from your Vector SSD.
  • newegg Enduring Quality Vector features OCZ's most stringent hardware and firmware validation cycle to date and rated for 20GB of host writes per day to meet the demands of high-end workstation systems.
  • newegg Thin is In With a sleek 7mm housing, Vector's slim z-height ensures compatibility with the latest thinner form factor notebooks. Alloy casing lends style that matches your taste for modern storage.
  • newegg User Friendly All Vector SSDs come bundled with a 3.5-inch desktop adapter bracket, and include an Acronis True Image cloning software registration key with your purchase to easily transfer data from your old hard drive.



Vector SSDs, the groundbreaking Solid-State Storage from OCZ, combine the groundbreaking SSD quality and technology to meet the storage expectation you didn't know you had. Engineered by longtime SSD experts, the OCZ Vector Series delivers a new level of untouchable performance, endurance, and reliability to empower your desktop and laptop to be all it can be. Slim 7mm profile and bundled 3.5" desktop adapter bracket deliver extreme versatility and flexibility for installation. Acronis Ture Image cloning software is also included for easy data migration.



 

  • newegg Groundbreaking Performance and Reliability Vector delivers the industry's fastest performance. Rated for 100,000 (90,000 for 128GB model) random read and 95,000 random write IOPS to deliver ultimate responsiveness and a better overall computing and workstation experience than any other storage solution. Vector redefines reliability and offers a premium SSD solution designed from the ground up for enhanced stability, quality, and durability.
  • newegg Groundbreaking Efficiency and Endurance Get consistently faster sustained speeds with the complete spectrum of file types and sizes, including both compressible and incompressible data for balanced, long-lasting performance like no other drive out there. Built to last, Vector maximizes drive life with low write amplification, efficient garbage collection, and an advanced suite of NAND flash management to provide years of hard drive-humiliating performance that is second to none.
  • newegg More is More Advanced controller technology allows Vector to excel in high performance and deliver superior endurance without compression or loss of usable capacity. That means more space and more speed from your Vector SSD.
  • newegg Enduring Quality Vector features OCZ's most stringent hardware and firmware validation cycle to date and rated for 20GB of host writes per day to meet the demands of high-end workstation systems.
  • newegg Thin is In With a sleek 7mm housing, Vector's slim z-height ensures compatibility with the latest thinner form factor notebooks. Alloy casing lends style that matches your taste for modern storage.
  • newegg User Friendly All Vector SSDs come bundled with a 3.5-inch desktop adapter bracket, and include an Acronis True Image cloning software registration key with your purchase to easily transfer data from your old hard drive.


Learn more about the OCZ Technology VTR1-25SAT3-256G

General

Brand
OCZ
Series
Vector Series
Model
VTR1-25SAT3-256G
Used For
Consumer

Physical

Form Factor
2.5"
Capacity
256GB
Memory Components
MLC
Interface
SATA III
Controller
Indilinx
Height
7mm
Width
69.75mm
Depth
99.7mm
Weight
115g

Performance

Max Sequential Read
Up to 550 MBps
Max Sequential Write
Up to 530MBps
4KB Random Read
Up to 100,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write
Up to 95,000 IOPS

Features

Features
Advanced suite of NAND flash management keeps your drive at higher sustained performance over the long term for maximum endurance

Excels in both incompressible and compressible data types such as multimedia, encrypted data,. ZIP files and software

Cutting-edge controller technology delivers maximum performance and delivers unmatched endurance without compression or loss of usable capacity, rated for 20GB/day of host writes for 5 years (typical client workloads)

Bundled with a 3.5-inch desktop adapter bracket and an Acronis True Image cloning software registration key (Windows compatible) to easily transfer data from your old hard drive

Sleek alloy housing offers slimmer 7mm z-height for compatibility with the latest thinner form factor notebooks

Environmental

Operating Temperature
0°C ~ +55°C
Storage Temperature
-45°C ~ +85°C
Max Shock Resistance
Up to 1500G/0.5ms
Max Vibration Resistance
Operational Vibration: 2.17Grms (7-800Hz)
Non-Operational Vibration: 16.3Grms (20-2000Hz)

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • edward m.
  • 4/7/2014 9:00:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsgood while it lasted

This review is from: OCZ Vector Series VTR1-25SAT3-256G 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC

Pros: drive was awesome extremly fast and ran great

Cons: dead at 13 months

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  • Brad B.
  • 4/4/2014 10:57:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHigh tendency for failure

This review is from: OCZ Vector Series VTR1-25SAT3-256G 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC

Pros: Fast data rate and highly responsive under full load. Works great in RAID. Significantly reduces the waiting time on applications and databases.

Cons: 33% failure rate. Out of nine drives we bought for the company, three are already dead in little over a year. RMA process suspect to nonexistent with multiple tickets submitted.

Other Thoughts: I do not recommend, at this time, any drive with an OCZ label on it regardless of who owns the company. Had I known that these drives were so prone to dying, I'd have purchased the Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSDs to begin with. Speaking of which, as these drives fail we are replacing them with Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSDs. Having RMA'd a Samsung monitor, I can tell you Samsung's RMA process is light years ahead of OCZ.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings,

I am sorry to read about your problems with Vector. Our RMA process is very simple and straightforward: all you need to do is create a support ticket and describe what you are experiencing. We will promptly respond with troubleshooting steps if applicable and evaluate further for RMA replacement. Once a RMA number and instructions are provided all you need to do is return the drive, we verify and ship a replacement back. We even offer advanced shipment in most cases upon request.

It should not require multiple tickets to receive help with your drive. I am happy to check into this for you. If you email me with your ticket number(s) I will quickly check the status and resolve any miscommunication that might be occuring. You may contact me using the email address below.

On behalf of OCZ, I apologize for the problems you have experienced.

Kind Regards,

Robert
OCZ Storage Solutions
neweggsupport@ocz.com

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  • Henry M.
  • 2/25/2014 8:12:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGreat... For 2 months.

This review is from: OCZ Vector Series VTR1-25SAT3-256G 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC

Pros: The drive has worked well for maybe a month or two total time. During the time it was working it was absolutely blazing fast-- the system could boot faster than it took for my BenQ monitor to turn on.

Cons: For the rest of the time, I have been plagued with "Windows has found errors with your drive" alerts and files disappearing or corrupting randomly. I store my most played games on this drive and it seems like I need to verify and reacquire files every freakin time I want to play something because something has gone missing or been corrupted.

I updated the firmware a while back, but it only put a bandaid on the problem. I sent it back to OCZ (which took forever) and they replaced it with a refurb... which has begun to exhibit the same problems the drive I returned was exhibiting. :(

Other Thoughts: I can tell that this is a great product when it works but it's just extremely frustrating that I'm probably going to have to send this thing back AGAIN and be without my computer for 2-3 weeks.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings,

If you continue to experience issues (especially the same issues) even with a replacement please contact me using the email address below. Many factors can contribute to unstable system behavior and I will gladly help you troubleshoot to find the cause of the issues. It is unlikely, but not impossible, that both drives are the root cause. Please contact me and reference your previous RMA number and current system configuration. I will assess the current situation and get you taken care of appropriately.

On behalf of OCZ, I apologize for the inconvenience!

Kind Regards,

Robert
OCZ Storage Solutions
neweggsupport@ocz.com

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  • Philippe D.
  • 2/24/2014 7:39:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot reliable

This review is from: OCZ Vector Series VTR1-25SAT3-256G 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC

Pros: Comes with a 3.5" to 2.5" adapter (which I will use when I get a new Samsung Pro 256gb SSD).

Cons: I bought this on 2/28/2013 and installed it in my Lenovo Y580 Laptop. Everything went fine for the first 4 months.

Then, in July, when I arrived at work in the morning and try to boot the laptop, it wouldn't boot. After a couple of restart, Windows came into a infinite boot error/repair loop. Came back home to try to resolve the problem, which finally could only be done by secure erase the disk and re install Windows and everything else (unplanned format, great...)

The SSD ran flawlessly for 6 months. Then it happened again in January. At log on, Windows kept on crashing. Rebooted in safe mode to realize it was a write error that was causing explorer.exe to crash. After trying to repair, Windows came in the same boot error/repair loop and I finally needed to do the same thing again (secured erase/re install).

Know knowing that the disk IS NOT RELIABLE and since I earn my life with my laptop as an IT consultant, I decided to swap my desktop Samsung Pro 256gb SSD with the OCZ Vector in my laptop.

No problem so far with the laptop, and I came home today to a disk failure on my desktop that was running with the Vector.

Other Thoughts: I bought the Vector mainly because of the performance specs. I always thought that the Vertex line was reliable and fast, so I tried it... and it was a bad idea.

The Samsung Pro 256gb I got this fall works great and I'm pretty sure I could see any speed difference.

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  • Vernon S.
  • 2/9/2014 9:05:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: OCZ Vector Series VTR1-25SAT3-256G 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC

Pros: Fast... when it's actually working.

Cons: Poor quality. I've had two to go bad within the last year.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Consumer,

I am very sorry to read of these problems.

I would like to assist you with this. If you are in need of a drive replacement I can make arrangements for you. I would also like to discuss your system setup; I may have suggestions that lead to more reliable operation in the future. Please contact me using the email address below and I will help however I can.

On behalf of OCZ, I apologize for the inconvenience.

Kind Regards,

Robert
OCZ Storage Solutions
neweggsupport@ocz.com

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  • Matthew B.
  • 2/9/2014 10:14:37 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFast, but ultimately unreliable

This review is from: OCZ Vector Series VTR1-25SAT3-256G 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC

Pros: Fast in all usage situations

Cons: Unreliable - began showing serious drive errors (i.e. corrupt OS files) after about 8 months and the most recent one destroyed the whole OS drive. The drive still works, but all of the files just disappeared after an OS-recommended "restart to fix drive errors" alert.

Other Thoughts: All usage was under Windows 8 or 8.1. After about 8 months, I started getting Windows "restart to fix drive errors" messages intermittently. To see if it was fixable, I wiped all the partitions and reinstalled Windows 8.1 fresh last week. One week later, I got another of the same errors, restarted to fix the errors, and blue-screened on boot. When I looked at the drive, all of the files were gone on the drive.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings,

We would like to help you with this. What you are experiencing is very ususual and may the sign of a faulty drive or system instability. It is possible we can correct this through alternate setup and configuration adjustments. Please contact our Support Forum using the link below. When visiting, please describe your system details, general steps taken to install, and any driver versions (chipset, sata controller, etc) if known. We will investigate and help however we can.

Thank you for sharing your feedback.

Kind Regards,

OCZ Storage Solutions Support
www.ocz.com

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  • Adam T.
  • 1/20/2014 2:06:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsIn All Honesty

This review is from: OCZ Vector Series VTR1-25SAT3-256G 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC

Pros: Has fairly nice stats on paper and it does deliver on those stats. It has some great IOPS and it really is a fast drive. I love this drives speeds.....when it works.

Cons: I can say that I am currently waiting for what will now be my third drive. I have had to RMA this product two times. Their RMA service has been good about replacing the product. The product itself just isn't stable for me. I sent the first one in for RMA after 8 months of use, and later sent the second one in for RMA after 5 months of use. For me it just hasn't been reliable and that is my experience with this drive. Both of my RMA's have happened in under a year.

Other Thoughts: If someone was looking to buy this product, I would likely mention my experience with them in under a year. Which seems like very little time, but given that I am now waiting on the return of yet another RMA, which will be my 3rd Drive in under a year due to failures, I would likely point them away from this drive. While it has nice looking speeds and stats on it's specifications and quite honestly is truthful about those speeds. It is not worth sending in in every 5 to 8 months to get replaced. It literally just goes straight unrecognizable in the BIOS. My brother is an well respected IT in the area and I'm not to shabby myself and when we went through troubleshooting this drive, we were unable to get it recognized in any bios after power cycling the SSD for 24 hours (usually only takes 1 hour), therefore since it was unrecognized, we were unable to re-flash the firmware or perform a secure erase to reset the drive at the controller level. The drive was completely dead and we had no option of reformatting the drive or anything.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Overtyser,

I am sorry to read about the continued issues you have experienced with your system and the Vector SSD. While a single failure is incredibly uncommon, two is unacceptable and suggests the need for further analysis and investigation. I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss system setup and configuration with you; it is possible I can pinpoint something that may play a role in the failures. Even if I cannot determine any contributing factor(s) I can serve as a single point of contact should you ever require further assistance.

If you wish to discuss this further you may contact me using the email address below.

On behalf of OCZ, I apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Respectfully,

Robert
OCZ Technology Group
neweggsupport@ocz.com

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  • Daniel M.
  • 1/7/2014 12:21:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsNot reliable

This review is from: OCZ Vector Series VTR1-25SAT3-256G 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC

Pros: Fast - worth the money if it was reliable. Made my two year old Dell much faster.

Cons: Not reliable. Purchased in May 2013 for my Dell desktop and it died in October 2013. BIOS could not see drive. OCZ replaced under warranty with a refurbished unit. That unit just failed in December 2013. Same symptom...BIOS could not see drive. Even with regular backups, loosing your hard drive is very distruptive and time consuming to deal with. I will not use the next replacement drive as a primary drive again. I may just use it as a paper weight.. I wish I could just get my money back. I have had a Samsung Pro SSD in my laptop for about the same amount of time. So far no problems, but my laptop only gets occasional use so hard to conclude it is any more reliable than the OCZ.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear DMack,

I am very sorry to read of your numerous issues with the Vector series. I understand the frustration and inconvenience a drive or system failure causes. Multiple failure situations are very unusual and most often in these situations something is contributing to the problems. If you have not yet sought a RMA/replacement for the 2nd problem drive I recommend you contact us and inquire about a current market value refund. These refunds, as outlined in the Limited Warranty terms, are issued at OCZ's option in extreme cases where a replacement may not be able to correct the issue you are experiencing.

If we can help in any way please use the link below to contact us. We can help with either setup of a replacement or RMA options if you have not yet pursued a 2nd RMA.

On behalf of OCZ, I apologize for the inconvenience!

Kind Regards,
OCZ Support

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  • Scott L.
  • 11/27/2013 7:35:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorst Purchase Ever

This review is from: OCZ Vector Series VTR1-25SAT3-256G 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC

Pros: It is fast when it works correctly

Cons: After 2 months of having the SSD it died out of no where sent it in to get it replaced after a couple of days techs emailing me from OcZ to try to fix it. The replacement they sent me was a refurbished one!? Seriously if im paying alot of money for this product at least send me a new one! After 2 weeks having this refurbish SSD IT DIES AGAIN!!! Very disappointed in this company and no longer going to be a customer with them. I will not and would not recommend this product to anyone. Get a Samsung instead

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Anonymous Consumer,

I am very sorry you are having problems with your drives. Recurring issues with a Vector drive tend to point to an issue with the system - at least something in the system contributing to the issues. Please take moment to contact me. I will investigate what has occurred here, arrange for a replacement if necessary, and help determine if anything is contributing to the issues you are experiencing. I am confident I can get your system up and running properly.

On behalf of OCZ, I apologize for the inconvenience!

Kind Regards,

Robert
OCZ Technology Group
neweggsupport@ocz.com

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  • Kevin B.
  • 11/18/2013 4:55:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFailed after 11 months of use

This review is from: OCZ Vector Series VTR1-25SAT3-256G 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC

Pros: Just what you'd expect from an SSD. Speedy and quiet.

Cons: Failed after 11 months of normal use in a video editing workstation. Drive no longer recognized by bios. Complete loss of all data. Currently trying to get an RMA number and shipping info from the manufacturer in order to get a replacement. I will report back about the process once it's complete.

Other Thoughts: Manufacturer's RMA process requires a copy of the original purchase receipt, even though that is not required by law in my state. Rather annoying.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear kevbad,

I am very sorry to read of the problems with your Vector SSD. It appears we are already in the process of issuing a RMA number and return instructions. If you have any questions or experience any issues at all please contact me using the information below.

On behalf of OCZ, I apologize for the inconvenience!

Sincerely,

Robert
OCZ Technology Group
neweggsupport@ocz.com

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