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OCZ Vector 256GB SSD

OCZ Vector 256GB SSD
alaAverage 4.4

157 reviews

Aug, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 157 reviews of OCZ Vector 256GB SSD. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Hard Drives for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 79/100 and experts rate this product 96/100.

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Expert review by: Klaus Hinum (

Review OCZ Vector 256 GB (VTR1-25SAT3-256G)


Barefoot 3. The OCZ Vector is the latest product to challenge the Samsung 840 Pro for the title of the best performing SSD on the market. This review will throw some light on the giant strides OCZ has made in the development of the Indilinx Barefoot 3...

In the following table, we present all the test values in comparison to the Samsung SSD 840 Pro, the Intel SSD 520 and the Vertex 4. On average, the 840 Pro just barely supersedes the Vector 256 GB. You can clearly see the improvement in performance in...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Josh Norem (

OCZ Vector 256GB SSD Review


Extremely fast in every test; Looks and feels high quality; five-year warranty


Say hello to what most of us would have considered the new OCZ Vertex 5 SSD: the OCZ Vector 256GB SSD. That’s right; this isn’t some offshoot, sub-par asynchronous NAND-using bargain basement drive, but OCZ’s new benchmark-busting flagship SSD, and the...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: (

OCZ Vector 256GB SSD


We have in our labs OCZ' s latest SATA solid state drive, the Vector 256GB SSD. The Vector SSD Series is featuring the company's next-generation Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller and promises to provide exceptional input/output operations per second...

Overall we are impressed by the Vector, as it proved to be a solid step forward for OCZ compared to the Vertex 4, highly competitive to other high-performing SSDs such as Samsung's offerings and still, very reliable and stable during operation.

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Ramseyer (

OCZ Vector 256GB SSD Review


OCZ recaptures the performance lead and brings a new product line to market. Meet Vector, based on the Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller, Indilinx's first new controller since the OCZ acquisition.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Hugh Briggs (

OCZ Vector 256GB SSD Review


OCZ soft launches the 256GB Vector SSD with its first OCZ-proprietary controller, the Barefoot 3. Geared for steady state performance, the OCZ Vector SSD is designed with the end user in mind. Today we take a look at the Vector and the new controller...

OCZ has finally reached the finish line in its quest for building its own controller, and it delivers excellent performance across the board in the OCZ Vector SSD. The Barefoot 3 controller is designed to perform well in steady state and delivers on...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Ed Smith (

Review: OCZ Vector 256GB SSD


Today we have OCZ's brand new, just launched, Vector SSD! It sets itself apart from previous drives mostly from the standpoint of having the first entirely in-house controller from OCZ! It also has a metal case, which is nice.

Very, very, very fast ; Looks great ; Nice solid case ; Good price ; Comes with a 3.5" mounting bracket and plenty of screws

Thin form factor makes docks designed for older, thicker, SSDs awkward ; Whacking $10-$20 off the price would make it an unbeatable value

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: AkG (

OCZ Vector 256GB SSD Review


The past few months have been quite trying for OCZ. Everything from missed financial targets to rumors of layoffs and class action suits have filled

After all the setbacks in recent months, OCZ needed a new consumer-level product which categorically proved they were still a force to be

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: ibeepu (

OCZ Warranty Better Than the Product


OCZ will make the drive right with a refurbished one or a total replacement, I like that! How is the expression, beat me up but I still come back.

Purchase OCZ products strictly for the WARRANTY, I purchased four of these drives noted above. One of the four has now been replaced three times this was after the companies assets were purchased by Toshiba. The other three drives are still out in the...

Company "TOSHIBA" I feel firmly will fix these drives before the sale but until then, purchase the drive for the WARRANTY coverage only and not the quality. I purchase at different times many different priced SSD's and can only say I have not found any...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Rebecca (

Two have now died on me... grr.


Hopefully I can still return these. Extremely disappointed in OCZ. If the product doesn't work with the predominant OS, well... grr.

Worked well when they worked. Very fast until they started dropping like flies

Dead. Bought two of these back in July '13. The first one died within a few months. Second one just died when Windows 8.1 tried to fix drive errors. Neither boot or Windows recognizes either drive. Very frustrating. Enough to turn me back to Vista on...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: lukebrwn (

Good service


The drive did fail but when I contacted OCZ support I was quickly and efficiently taken care of and after a few back and forth email strings I was able to get a refund for my drive at current market value AND they provided me with a shipping label, I...

Drive was fast at first and had a good build to it

The drive failed just after a year of use, it was always a bit slow to boot, and when originally purchased it was much more expensive then other ssd's

Nov, 2014