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

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  • 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


Customer Reviews of the OCZ Technology VTR1-25SAT3-256G

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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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  • Alexandre B.
  • 6/2/2014 6:54:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDied after 4 months

Pros: Was fast when worked

Cons: Died after 4 months.

Other Thoughts: Died after 4 months. Waited too long to submit RMA (was busy restoring 3months of work, was stupid enough of not making back ups) No replacement for me. CS was kind of helpful to point that I am out of warranty after calling them. written is useless they not even reading RMA tickets and assume what is wrong from key fields.

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  • Paulo J.
  • 5/28/2014 6:39:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDo Not Purchase

Pros: Bought on sale.

Cons: Buyer Beware!
Every time i called their support with a continuous stream of Check Disck errors, they insisted it was the operating system and setup. Finally the drive gave out last week

Other Thoughts: Purchase date 9/11/13
Failure Date 5/20/14
Worked flawlessly for the first 2 months, then i started recieving disk check erros which they blamed on OS setup. Dead after 8 months, (2 months outside of refurb warranty)

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  • Cory C.
  • 5/18/2014 6:07:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsbetter backup often

Pros: Very fast compared to a hdd but samsung ssd are so much quicker on boot up and overall usage.

Cons: Very very fragile after like nine months suddenly its no longer recognized by my computer. Should have gotten the warrenty...

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  • Thomas K.
  • 5/10/2014 11:39:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorked great till it died

Pros: Price per gig was excellent
One of the fastest options out there

Cons: after about 5 months of use both windows and bios wouldn't recognize the drive. Luckily I didn't lose any data as it was just my windows/high priority programs drive.

Other Thoughts: I knew from the start that this was a possibility, and I bought the 2 year warranty. RMA in progress now, although the number on my warranty form told me their plan didn't activate for several months and I should contact OCZ directly; OCZ was very helpful are replacing the drive.

Looking back I'd buy it again, but I got it on sale for $170. I knew from the beginning this could happen, but it was too good a deal to pass up; 1 egg off for my troubles, but still a worthwhile purchase.

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  • Xu N.
  • 3/27/2014 7:32:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsGood Drive - Bad CS

Pros: Quiet, fast and stable drive.

Cons: When swapping out my drive, the power SATA connector broke. I am very careful with all of my electonics, but this piece broke.

I contacted customer support, and they said they don't warranty accidental damage. This is somewhat understandable, but did not want to help me in ANY fashion.

This is horrible customer support.

Other Thoughts: I will probably never buy another OCZ product just because of the bad customer support. Be aware!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for sharing the positive comments about Vector! I am very sorry you have had a negative experience with our Technical Support. User inflicted intentional or accidental damage is a limitation of the OCZ Storage Solutions Limited Warranty. However, our Support/RMA Team should be very thorough in making this determination including evaluation of visual evidence of the damage. If a part of the SATA connector broke as a result of a defect in materials and workmanship it may still be covered.

I would like the opportunity to investigate this situation. I need to research your support ticket details and gather additional information if this wasn't handled properly the first time. If this has not been handled properly by one of our Support Technicians I can quickly correct that mistake or misunderstanding.

Please contact me at the email address below. Please include your name, ticket number (unless you contacted us via telephone), and a picture of the damaged SATA connector I will investigate and resolve this however possible.

On behalf of OCZ, I apologize for the inconvenience.

Respectfully,

Robert
OCZ Storage Solutions
neweggsupport@ocz.com

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