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

  • 2.5"
  • 256GB
  • SATA III
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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. The slim 7mm profile delivers extreme versatility and flexibility for installation.

  • 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.

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)

Recertified

Manufacturer Recertified
Yes

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 180 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 180 days


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  • Brennan W.
  • 10/24/2014 8:48:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsdied after 3 months usage. getting RMA

Pros: Died after 3 months usage. This was a refurbished product so I'll go easy on this one...but since it's a product with a manufacturer recertification stamp of approval I won't ignore the false premises of stability they claim.

I will say that OCZ does make the fastest drives for consumer and enterprise markets but dang do they need to work on their controller and firmware stability.

Great sustained write speeds and IOPS AS well.

Price was great when I bought it..now price is terrible for this unstable product.

Cons: unreliable. Dies after 3 months usage

Current price is a rip off at $500

Other Thoughts: Getting RMA. Quality help from OCZ tech support.

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  • CHRISTOPHER S.
  • 10/23/2014 8:26:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGood drive but it failed after one year

Pros: It's a decently fast SSD. Came with a mounting bracket for desktop 3.5 inch bay.

Cons: I started noticing corrupted files less than one year after installation. But all diagnostic software, SMART, etc. said the drive was fine. Then it turned into a brick just after one year. I'm glad I purchased a 2-year "recertified replacement plan" (and keep regular backups).

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  • Marcial O.
  • 10/10/2014 12:38:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsso disappointed.. died way too soon

Pros: Good speed
go it a a good price

Cons: I got it in December, no problems so far, today 10 months later it completely died, I've tried every possible doable fix and switching port, computer, etc. Nothing, not recognized in bios. I am distraught because there was work I did yesterday that took me all day and computer did not have time to run a backup. I'm soo very disappointed of ocz, I read only good things last year, this year only bad reviews, I've had ocz rams before, but I think I'll have to stay away from ocz products in the future, especially since everyone here has had the exact same problem. Sooo disappointed

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  • abdulqadir h.
  • 9/26/2014 11:11:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCrashed again

Pros: Fast that's it.

Cons: Used it on a Sata 2. worked fine until first time it died suddenly within 30 days. had to get it replaced and took almost 15 days to get it back. since then i was always scared and backed up my data to a mechanical drive. 2nd time it failed a week ago. my laptop just powered off because of the battery died. wouldn't wake up again. even though it has happened hundreds of times before. for the price this ssd is useless. never buying ocz again.

Other Thoughts: i have a ocz agility 3 before it had the same issue. i thought it would be better then the m4 i got after that, but ocz failed.

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  • Brittany D.
  • 9/17/2014 8:52:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThey Got Their Customers' Backs

Pros: The speed is amazing for this product. My PC starts up from a cold start in 8 seconds and is ready to rock as soon as I log in. There is virtually no lag time when starting large programs, requesting new information, or downloading things from the internet. I'd say it's light years ahead of my last hard drive. One last thing: Whenever I've had issue with the product, OCZ's customer service department has been right there to help; they respond to my emails within 24 hours during a business week. The last time I had an issue I thought my drive was completely dead (I ran all the self tests and recommended fixes...and the bios nor the OS could not find the drive) and it was just out of warranty. So I submitted at ticket to 'Contact Costumer Car' and Steven Cheng replied quickly with a solution: I mail the SSD to them, they take a look at it and if it's something they can fix, they would fix it. I had some reservations about this because in my mind it was already dead and I was sure there was nothing that could be done, but sent it in anyway. To my surprise Steve emailed me 6 DAYS after I mailed it off for RMA, with good news!! The drive had been fixed and was on its way back!! I got it on Monday, installed it, cloned my secondary/temporary drive, changed the boot order and booooom it's all running smoothly now. Long story short: OCZ's customer service is awesome! That means a lot to me because living in a tech world I see things crash and burn all the time. (Electronics are made by humans and humans are...well, humans.) What really matter is: the companies' response to any given issue and OCZ has my vote.

Cons: SSDs are a little touchy and in my experience not as durable as HHDs.

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  • jim j.
  • 8/3/2014 4:57:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBIG BIG FAIL

Pros: OTHER OCZ PRODUCTS

Cons: Very glad I bought a two year warranty. I'm on my third one. However my other OCZ products work fine and I've never had problems with them.

Other Thoughts: Avoid this SSD

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  • Arvind R.
  • 7/31/2014 9:44:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsCrashed!

Pros: Great drive while it worked.

Cons: It Crashed after 9 months of use.

Other Thoughts: The drive i purchased crashed after 9 months and i noticed that NewEgg doesn't do anything unless you buy the extra protection.

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  • Thomas K.
  • 7/10/2014 10:47:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUpdate

Pros: Very fast

Cons: Died. TWICE.

Other Thoughts: After my first RMA my drive was replaced with another, clearly worn (sticker was wearing off) drive. After about 3 months, it was no longer recognized by the bios. Same problem the first one had.
Hopefully my 2 year warranty will cover drives that replaced the original, I thoroughly expect that it will die again.
It's as fast as anything, but its just not worth it anymore; I'm not buying from OCZ again.

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  • Marc B.
  • 7/4/2014 12:34:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsalready dead

Pros: sweet when it was working...

Cons: about 3 months into its life, had a breaker go out, (not even a power surge) and it's gone now

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  • Cassandra C.
  • 6/19/2014 4:02:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHorrible product

Pros: I am not aware of any pros

Cons: This is the worst experience I've ever had with a hard drive. I have several internal hard drives and this one is the only solid state drive I have and has consistently been the slowest. Check disk returns hardware error. Have returned to get a replacement only to find I would soon need to return again. Today, I can't boot from it, or even see it from another hd. I tried diskpart list disk, doesn't recognize it. I tried right clicking on computer, manage, and then disk management, it's not there either. I have 4 sata drives all used, 2 hd (both work), this 1 ssd (wont recognize), and cd drive works. I tried switching out the cables changing the sata from 1 to 2 etc. Each way I tried consistently recognized all drives except this. When I gave up on waiting to hear back from OCZ about my hard drive, I created another ticket request. This time, I printed out the info. Once I had tried all that I could think of I called and was told that my previous ticket had never been created and my reply may have gone to my junk folder or I may have entered in the wrong email address. I waited probably a weak before trying to contact again. During that weak I checked my email daily, just waiting to hear from them. I check my junk email and delete junk only. I simply was just not replied to. But that was last week. I attempted to troubleshoot the hard drive with tech support. They were very knowledgeable about how email works. However, I wasn’t calling for a tutorial on the ever so complicated email system. After a while I knew I needed to get this response on the record and asked for permission to record the call, the tech rep and his manager were happy to oblige. Fully aware of my previous replacement I’d already gone through, I was told that because more than 6 months have passed since date of original purchase, there was nothing that could be done. I highly recommend researching this company OCZ before considering this purchase. I bought this on Sep 18th 2014. I paid 169.99. Unfortunately in 9 months I have had 2 out of 2 bad hard drives, and the final solution is an apology. If you do gamble on this purchase, I highly recommend backing up frequently and having any other hard drive to use to boot when/if this one fails. Document everything. I do dot my I’s and cross my T’s but the evidence of a second faulty drive was seemingly irrelevant to both the tech support specialist and the “supervisor”. All I can do now is share my experience and hopefully prevent someone else from wasting their money and time as I did.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I am very sorry to read you have had a difficult experience with your refurbished Vector SSD. In most cases refurbished products are great value-conscious alternatives to buying new. These refurbished drives do carry a shorter warranty (180-days for refurbished products vs 5-years for new Vector drives). If 180 days have passed since your original purchase the product is no longer inside the warranty period.

On behalf of OCZ, I apologize for the inconvenience and negative experience you have had.

Kind Regards,

OCZ Storage Solutions Support
www.ocz.com

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