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OCZ Technology 512GB Vector Series SATA 6.0 GB/s 7 mm Height 2.5-Inch SSD with 100K IOPS and 5-Year Warranty -...
Report Date: 10/10/2015
Based on 184 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.5
Returned or considering to return: 7.6%

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Individual Feature Rating
Speed4.4   average
Warranty3.8   average
Windows3.0   below average
Boot2.7   mediocre
Firmware1.3   mediocre


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Boot

Boot:
"but at 11 months,got a few errors with good recovery at boot up."
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"After about a month of regular use I noticed boot problems, having to use the startup recovery on almost every boot, and corrupt data."
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"During boot, sometimes Check-disk was started and found errors or problems with some of the sectors on this drive."
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"Like some other reviewers, I started to get reports of disk errors, then couldn't boot into Windows."
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"Upon installation and re-loading of Win 7 Pro I immediately start getting multiple boot errors telling me to repair windows which was unsuccessful."
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"I could tell no difference in speed from the fresh install, to having it 50% full(I could with my other SSD which came from a company that begins with S, which lost 3 seconds in boot from install to fully configured) Once again, i could not be more pleased with an OCZ product, and im sorry i ever gave another company a chance."
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"but at 11 months,got a few errors with good recovery at boot up."
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"Fantastic boot time."
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"Very nice tank you Works great with Windows 8 pro, boot is super nice also shutdown you will love it! "
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"And best of all, WIndows XP boots in about 30 seconds, and shuts down in about 15 seconds."
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"Boots up alot faster than before and very easy to install as well as it transfers my music 10 x faster highly recommended for people transferring files and i forgot to mention if your into gaming like iam the load times are alot faster too"
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Firmware

Firmware:
"Had some problems at first after an power outage but a firmware release fix that."
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"Unfortunately many of them shipped with a firmware that will just corrupt your OS on a sunny day and have you raging out hard."
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"I believe firmware or other problems continue with the Vector (I have a Vertex4 which has been running without problems) and this SSD is not compatible with some systems."
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"I got a RMA and OCZ upgraded the firmware and returned the Vector to me, saying there was nothing wrong with the drive."
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"I re-installed Windows, but sadly the Vector had the exact same problems again after 2 months, and is dead again even with the newest firmware."
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"Windows reported it was unable to repair the disk, and attempts to re-install or upgrade the firmware were rejected by device."
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"This drive came with up to date firmware and disk mirror software that was easy to use."
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"I'm not too worried, it probably is bad firmware, and they have warranties on them so OCZ will replace them."
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"Impressive performance, worked great had latest firmware out of the box."
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"knocked down 2 stars for the hassle.2nd drive KIA in 1 month, updated Firmware as recommended, windows not even installed and drive failed again."
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Speed

Speed:
"I bought Agility 3s (but avoided Agiligy 4s for known performance problems)Then came the Vector."
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"I can't recommend this drive, no matter how fast, since it's longevity and durability are in serious doubt now."
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"It's hard to find 128GB drives with fast Read and Write speeds."
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"When this drive works, it's very fast but not worth the trouble when it fails."
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"Stability is very important to me, even if the speed of the product is great if the stability is not good then the product is not good."
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"(Yes i am aware of how the v1.5 V4s operate with capacity performance, but in my opinion the 128gb versions are pretty much junk, and have a tendency of stalling constantly even when mostly empty."
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"The speed of this SSD is amazing."
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"Outside of the failures, I put this in a HTPC with a fresh windows 7 install running Plex media server and the performance is amazing."
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"Awsome....Performance, I found it at great value... 2 yrs later still very competitive performance....."
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"I have used Western Digital Velociraptor WD1600HLFS 160gb 3.5 Sata Desktop Drive which are pretty fast too but this drive blew it away."
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"Performance is good."
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Warranty

Warranty:
"I'm just one of MANY, MANY people who have had these drives completely fail on them well inside of the 5 year warranty -- many people have had the replacement drives also die within a few months."
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"Great Warranty - 5 yearsCons--Drive failed in less than two months without warning."
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"So i will not be able to send it to warranty."
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"I'm just one of MANY, MANY people who have had these drives completely fail on them well inside of the 5 year warranty -- many people have had the replacement drives also die within a few months."
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"I will update this review when if I get decent updates from OCZ tech support and see how well they honor the warranty."
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"It has a 5-year warranty, so I'm not too upset about it, but it doesn't deserve over a 3-star regardless."
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"What good is a 5 year warranty if I have to RMA and reinstall Windows every few months?"
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"I'm not too worried, it probably is bad firmware, and they have warranties on them so OCZ will replace them."
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Windows

Windows:
"Outside of the failures, I put this in a HTPC with a fresh windows 7 install running Plex media server and the performance is amazing."
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"I re-installed Windows, but sadly the Vector had the exact same problems again after 2 months, and is dead again even with the newest firmware."
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"Like some other reviewers, I started to get reports of disk errors, then couldn't boot into Windows."
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"Windows reported it was unable to repair the disk, and attempts to re-install or upgrade the firmware were rejected by device."
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"Reinstalled Windows and after rebooting the computer a few days later, Windows detected problems with the installation and attempted to auto-repair."
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"Unfortunately, that was on Windows and I purchased it to replace the current 64GB SSD in my 2010 MackBook Pro."
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"i use both in my Dell OptiPlex 780 with Intel processor e 8600 core 2 duo (3.33 ghz 1333 front bus speed) 16gigs of ram ,ge force 740,DELL U2410 IPS MONITOR and creative sb x-fi sound card and this drive is like lightning fast should I say any more I can't...I'M GONNA BUY THE OCZ VECTOR 150 256G FOR WHAT I PAID FOR THIS GET IT YOU'LL LOVE IT... WINDOWS EXPERIENCE RATING 6.8 THE DRIVE ITSELF 7.3"
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"I really didn't want to return it then, wanted to play mah games, and on the third day of trying I was able to get a partition, threw windows on it, and all was good."
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"What good is a 5 year warranty if I have to RMA and reinstall Windows every few months?"
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"Very nice tank you Works great with Windows 8 pro, boot is super nice also shutdown you will love it! "
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"(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."
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