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OCZ Technology 256GB Vector Series SATA 6.0 GB/s 7 mm Height 2.5-Inch SSD with 100K IOPS And 5-Year Warranty- VTR1-25SAT3-256G

by OCZ
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256 GB
  • Form Factor: 2.5-inch; 7mm height
  • Bundled with a 3.5-inch desktop adapter bracket and an Acronis® True Image(TM) cloning software registration key (Windows compatible) to easily transfer data from your old hard drive
  • Sequential Read: 550 MB/s; Sequential Write: 530 MB/s
  • 4k Random Write: 100K IOPS; 4k Random Read: 95K IOPS
  • Warranty: 5-years Limited
  • Dimensions: 99.7 (L) x 69.75 (W) x 7mm (H)
  • Operating System Compatibility: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X
  • Country of Origin: Taiwan
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Product Description

Capacity: 256 GB

Product Description

The industry’s best SSDs just got better.Meet the storage expectations 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 designed to empower your laptop or desktop to be all it can be.There is a faster, more responsive computing experience inside this box.Imagine faster file transfers, quicker boot ups, and a computer that responds the way it was designed to (minus the hard drive) and you’ve got yourself a Vector SSD. It’s a 2.5-inch solid state powerhouse. If you want lasting reliability, durability, and stealth operation, here it is.With groundbreaking SSD quality and technology in every drive, the Vector Series is built to provide years of hard drive-humiliating performance that is second to no other storage solution.

From the Manufacturer

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The groundbreaking Vector Series SSD from OCZ (view larger).

Delivering exceptional I/O performance plus enhanced reliability and endurance, groundbreaking Vector Series SSD from OCZ is designed to empower your laptop or desktop to be all it can be.

With OCZ's next-generation Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller, the Vector SSD consistently delivers superior sustained performance over time regardless of whether the data streams are in compressed or uncompressed formats. As a result, the groundbreaking Vector provides faster file transfers and boot-ups, and a quicker, more responsive storage experience.

This 2.5-inch SSD (model VTR1-25SAT3-256G) has a 256 GB capacity, which offers a sequential read bandwidth of up to 550 MB/s, sequential write bandwidth of up to 530 MB/s, random read performance of up to 100,000 IOPS, and random write performance of up to 95,000 IOPS (input/output operations per second).

performance

Vector delivers the industry's fastest performance. Rated for 100,000 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.



reliability

Vector redefines reliability and offers a premium SSD solution designed from the ground up for enhanced stability, quality, and durability.




efficiency

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.



endurance

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.



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Key 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 unmatched endurance without compression or loss of usable capacity, rated for 20 GB/day of host writes for 5 years (typical client workloads).

  • Sleek alloy housing offers slimmer 7mm z-height for compatibility with the latest thinner form factor notebooks.

  • 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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Just 7mm thin (view larger).

Which OCZ Vector SSD is Right for You?

  VTR1-25SAT3-128G VTR1-25SAT3-256G VTR1-25SAT3-512G
Performance
Capacity 128 GB 256 GB 512 GB
Sequential Reads 550 MB/s 550 MB/s 550 MB/s
Sequential Writes 400 MB/s 530 MB/s 530 MB/s
Random 4k Read 95,000 IOPS 95,000 IOPS 95,000 IOPS
Random 4k Write 90,000 IOPS 100,000 IOPS 100,000 IOPS
Physical
NAND Components 25nm Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND Flash
Interface SATA III / 6 Gbps
Form Factor 2.5-inch; 7mm height
NAND Controller Indilinx Barefoot 3
DRAM Cache Up to 1 GB
Dimensions 99.7 x 69.75 x 7mm
Weight 115g
Reliability/Compatibility
Power Consumption Idle -- 0.9W; Active -- 2.25 watts
Performance Optimizations TRIM, Idle Time Garbage Collection
Data Path Protection BCH ECC corrects up to 28 random bits/1KB
Product Health Monitoring Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) Support
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) 1.3 million hours
OS Compatibility Windows, Linux, Mac OS X

The SSD Advantage

Whether you're refreshing an older laptop or trying to maximize the potential of the latest platform, SSDs provide substantial benefits over traditional hard drives.

performance
Faster Performance

SSDs have 100x greater throughput and instantaneous access times for quicker boot ups, faster file transfers, and overall snappier performance than hard drives.



speed
Cost-Effectiveness

Because many HDDs are needed to achieve the same performance, SSDs offer greater cost effectiveness for IOPS per dollar.



durability
Greater Durability

The non-mechanical design of NAND flash mounted to circuit boards are shock resistant up to 1500g, unlike HDDs with various moving parts.



power
Less Power

SSDs use significantly less wattage at peak load than hard drives, delivering longer battery life in notebooks, less power strain on system, and a cooler computing environment.



sound
Silent Operation

With no moving parts, SSDs run virtually silent in your notebook or PC case to eliminate distracting noises during gaming or entertainment.


Product Details

Capacity: 256 GB
  • Product Dimensions: 3.9 x 2.8 x 0.3 inches ; 4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B00A9YQPCY
  • Item model number: VTR1-25SAT3-256G
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (182 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 27, 2012

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

29 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Troy on December 4, 2012
Size: 256 GB Verified Purchase
This drive is OCZ first release of the new in-house made Barefoot 3 Controller. I can move a large files without them slowing down.
Using Acronis True Image made disc cloning quick. It took me maybe all of fifteen minutes.

Rig spec:
GA-990FXA-UD7 rev1.1 Bios F10 (AHCI enabled)
AMD FX-8350 Vishera
16GB Kingston HyperX 1333MHz
Silverstone SATA 6Gb/s Cables (CP07)
Windows 7 (64 bit)

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AS SSD Benchmark 1.6.4237.30508
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Name: OCZ-VECTOR ATA Device
Firmware: 1.03
Controller: msahci
Offset: 1024 K - OK
Size: 238.47 GB
Date: 12/4/2012 10:03:49 PM
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16MB
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Read: 30.68 iops
Write: 28.03 iops
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4K:
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Read: 5395 iops
Write: 16460 iops
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4K-64Threads:
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Read: 74869 iops
Write: 47999 iops
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512B
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Read: 10401 iops
Write: 17669 iops
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Score:
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Read: 363
Write: 297

Total: 849
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If you're looking for a SSD this is it. ;)
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31 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Joseph J. Peters on December 4, 2012
Size: 512 GB
This drive is one of the fastest drives you can buy . Not just max performance, but all around performance with all different file types and work loads. All the reviews sites rave about it and for good reason. I was actually surprised at the quality of the build. OCZ went with a metal case to help with heat (I'd assume) and so the drive actually feels more 'solid' (sounds stupid but that was my impression when I took it out of the box).

I bought this on Newegg but I thought I'd share here since the drive is so brand new.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Jake Lewis on April 4, 2013
Size: 128 GB Verified Purchase
I bought one of these via Amazon, first one died extremely quickly due to firmware corruption which causes the drive to not be detected by any means. OCZ has put out a firmware update to fix this issue, so whatever you do, make sure the first thing you do is update the firmware.
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44 of 56 people found the following review helpful By infinityfire on December 4, 2012
Size: 128 GB Verified Purchase
Purchased this on Thursday Last week, ETA from Amazon on 2 day shipping was Monday Dec 3rd. I love it when Amazon gets you your shipment in 24hrs and that's exactly what happened. As far as the product goes everything ran smooth as silk. I installed windows 7 ultimate 64bit in aprox 15 minutes and had all my drivers and necessary software up in about an hour. Boot times are fantastic, 5 seconds to shutdown and 15 to boot from Bios screen to Desktop and when the Desktop loads everything is immediately accessible. Applications Instantly open and I gained aprox 15 FPS on Planetside 2. Hope this is helpful, this is a great product and I would highly recommend it to anyone.

Sadly this was too good to last. After 3 months of Use, the SSD started causing the Computer to hang and then Restart to a CHKDSK finding corrupted files and orphaned files forcing a fresh install of windows to get my games to work. 1 week later after then 2nd install of windows the same thing started happening in the process or RMA the equipment to OCZ. Hopefully it was just defective will update with new SDD. 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.

you get what you pay for getting a Samsung 250GB 840 as they cost 30 bucks more and I know I get something that works.

Stay away from this drive.

Final update to this review. I now use my OCZ vector as a door stop. It works fantastic for that purpose. I am at least getting some use out of the product. I purchased a Samsung 250 840 Pro. I have had no issues, it works better that I expected and has been going strong for over a year.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Joel L. Miralles on January 15, 2013
Size: 256 GB Verified Purchase
Very fast SSD with solid construction. Works on my laptops having a HDD bay restriction of 7mm height. Be aware it does not come with a 2mm spacer for those needing to fill a 9mm HDD bay.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Dan on December 7, 2012
Size: 128 GB Verified Purchase
I just got it set up with Windows 8 to replace my Vertex 4 64gb to put in another older laptop. This drive came in a high quality feeling metal casing and also the 5 year warranty. OCZ has really stepped up the game in quality compared to their older products and it is also lightning fast as I expected. You really get what you pay for here. I didn't have a need for the Acronis software key yet since I just did a clean install of Windows 8 but it may come in handy some day for a drive clone.
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19 of 24 people found the following review helpful By P. MacDonald on December 20, 2012
Size: 256 GB
I got one of these for xmas from my boss (im an IT guy) I was so excited. Comes in a nice small package just like other OCZ drives that includes the 3.5 adapter. Nice metal case design that feels robust, and is nice and thin for even your tightest 2.5 enclosures. Also comes with a key for Acronis if you want to just clone and move on. Uhm, yah right? I went with a fresh install. Loaded my apps from a USB 3.0 thumb drive. System was fully loaded in under an hour(Full Office, drivers, Windows Updates, various support tools, antivirus, Guild Wars 2 which was simply copied from the old drive) . I use the SSD tweaking guide found on the OCZ forums as far as configuring my system for the drive. This drive is AMAZING. 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. I have had quite a few OCZ Synapse, OCZ Vertex 3, and OCZ Vertex 4 drives that I have installed in gaming PCs for friends. I would guess im at 30+ drives used at this point. As far as im concerned, this is the best one yet, and I will continue to recommend and use OCZ as long as they are around. If youre considering getting one, stop messing around and pull that trigger! This is what owning an SSD is all about.

edit: My review is under question as im not a verified buyer. This is a screenshot of my device manager and WEI assessment
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