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OCZ Vector 256GB SSD

OCZ Vector 256GB SSD
alaScore 94

68 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Solid-state drive the OCZ Vector 256GB SSD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 68 reviews)

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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...

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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...

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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.


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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...

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Died 2 months in


Fast ; Cheap

Died, completely unrecognizable to any OS or BIOS

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When it worked....


Great drive while it lasted. Wish I had just coughed up the extra $$ for a new drive.

Fast drive that improved the overall performance of my system ; The free Acronis software was a nice touch

Not quite 2 months and the drive is no longer recognizable by my computer

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Not a very good purchase


The refurbished hard drive was poor quality it does not live up to what this specs or spend up to I would not buy this product at all

And Newegg only gives you store credit when I give you full refund on a refurbished good

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Follow up to 3/18 Review From Tim


I have replied to my RMA emails from Vinh and Ron at OCZ from back in March requesting a refund or partial refund as I do not want another one of these the lost productivity would have paid for several of these drives. Buyer beware. If you go back and...

Fast when it worked

Bought in january the side of the sata connector broke the very first time I placed in on a locking sata cable. I tried to get support from OCZ but only got automated Email responses until I posted my review 3/18/2013. They did offer me an RMA. I had a...

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Fast but doesn't last forever


Need better quality control.

overall it great drive,fast, amazing proformance and got Farcry 3 with the purchase. It was awarded editer choice for these and other great reasons

I deducted 4 eggs for unrelibility after month or so I got drive errors don't think you all are using quality parts. Please don't substitute quaility for little extra profit. I've had to re-installen windows 8 pro atleast 10 times since ive owned...