OCZ Vector 256GB SSD Review

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dwellman

Never bought an OCZ product. So I can't comment on the supposed (or lack thereof) quality. I actually stopped paying attention circa 2007 when they acquired PC Power and Cooling.

This looks like it could be a nice performance product-- definitely gives one pause when considering an 840 Pro.

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Ninjawithagun

Thanks a lot Max! Both Newegg and Amazon increased the price of the OCZ Vector SSDs after this article was posted :(

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leetNightshade

You just missed Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, when the OCZ SSDs were at their lowest price. I picked one up myself, sucks to be you, sorry.

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joshnorem

If you are patient I'm sure the price will drop eventually.

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tekknyne

I have an OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS from newegg. Got it for $129 after rebate. It has been pretty slick so far. Wish I had the coin for this drive.

Unlike 99% of the people here, I have had great luck with OCZ products.

Paid $20 for 4gb of ddr2-800 back in the day when it was like $100 for those. $45 for a 650 watt Stealth Xtreme power supply that I still use.

My only gripe is the stupid "My SSD is faster than your HDD" speech balloon sticker that I got with the drive. So lame and classless.

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davelray

I purchased a 120GB OCZ Vertex3 SSD about a year or so ago. It's been just fine. So I'm right there with you in that 1%. Though, in actuality, I'm quite sure it's a far larger segment than that. Unfortunately mine didn't come with that sticker. Or I'd put it into that notebook along with every sticker that came with every bit of tech I have ever bought. Don't you think it's strange that everything comes with a sticker?

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stuffthatsgood

What? Is that happening? What are you guys talking about?

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LilHammer

Although I wouldn't count on it, my guess is that if OCZ has to shutter it's doors, it will be because they sold their name, technology, and IP to another company rather than close the books and walk away... and I think whoever buys them will honor the remaining warranty on the drives already sold.

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Bean Bandit

Could care less if you think this OCZ product kicks ass, there company name and products have never had a fairly descent track record. They need to just shut it down.

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Anders_Simone

Dear Bean Bandit, we respect your lame opinion...
Even though your spelling and grammar are inferior to a kindergartener.... Why do the most illiterate and thicko individuals bother to even make comments?

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Bean Bandit

I'm sorry that you think OCZ is a great product.

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Danthrax66

OCZ sucks and should go off and die in a fire. No actual tech person recommends them anymore because they have a high failure rate. They tried to pass off inferior products as perfectly working and then got caught by the community. If you continue to give your money to this company you are simply supporting an organization that doesn't really give a shit about it's customers.

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Anders_Simone

@danthrax: I actually agree with you.

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savage4naves

Thicko? Double check your spelling.

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Anders_Simone

The twist? English is not even my first language as I am Swedish... Is it embarrasing? English is my tertiary language, but apparently I understand and speak it better than your primary (only??) language.

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Anders_Simone

Oh, the humanity... "Thicko", a quite common colloquialism in many parts of the world. savage4naves, broaden your horizons... this is the internet, you've no excuse to wallow in the ignorance of your Alabama trailer park any more...

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Nimrod

His ignorance is no excuse for your fktardedly idiotic cliche. And im Nimrod The Infamous, i get to say and do what ever i want without repercussion so piss off

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Anders_Simone

Dear Nimrod, it's wonderful that you get to be infamous (in your own mind). If you get to say whatever you want without repercussion, then "piss off" seems pretty lame. Really? Could you not come up with anything more intelligent than that? I swear this forum is named "Maximum PC" as a metaphor for "Minimum Brains". Such a waste of human life here...

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Nimrod

no ones buying your shit after that trailer park comment. w2g on that wall of text tho. im sure that when the universe is over it will really regret that you wasted those letters.

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Anders_Simone

@Nimrod: If a paragraph is your idea of a "wall of text", then my understanding of Amerika/England as a doomed society is sadly very true. You are all that is wrong about the world today. I hope that your Mummy is still kissing you goodnight and telling you how wonderful you are, because you sure as hell aren't contributing to society.
EDIT: "Mum" is the British (my educational background) version of "Mom" for all you haters out there, and for anybody who wishes to correct my grammar/spelling. Thanks chaps!

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Strhopper

Why you got to be hate'n on Alabama trailer parks??? *sarcasm

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Anders_Simone

Ahh, just trollin' ;-)

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Nimrod

no your not. your just a dbag using it as an excuse after the fact.

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Anders_Simone

"You're", please... did you ever go to school? You do realize that there is a career beyond the meth lab in your mother's trailer?

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shrilzer

Christ I didn't know Swedes were such douche bags, and to think I'm going to be visiting an entire nation inhabited by these jerkwads on my business trip. I don't think I could stand being stuck 5 seconds in the lift with their elitist ego. God have mercy on my soul.

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Anders_Simone

@shrilzer: Yeah, I'm on a "business trip" too in America. At least it's in a decent part of the country (Oregon), that feel the need to pray to their invisible and non-existent friends like you need to do. Religious freak...

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shrilzer

I guess Swedes are ignorant too, at least get your insults correct. I'm from you U.K. you tool. The saying "God have mercy on my soul" is a saying and does not necessarily denote religious affiliation, but I guess I can't get that through your thick skull either. Give me a better insult, have at it.

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Anders_Simone

@shitzer: I guess it's not necessary to insult you further. You only have to make a comment to show your pitiful lack of intelligence. I pity you. Go, run to your god and look for mercy once more...

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savage4naves

Your jimmies have been rustled.

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Anders_Simone

@savage4naves: Do you just make words up and randomly place them together to attempt to make a sentence?

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Nimrod

I once had OCZ but traded it in for OCD when my trailer park fired

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tekknyne

+10 for trolling these clowns. Well played sir. Another +10 for trolling using another language and in impressive fashion!

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Anders_Simone

@tekknyne: tack så mycket!

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savage4naves

Did you just make an account on MaximumPC to be ridiculed in the comments section of an OCZ product? Dream big man.

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Anders_Simone

@Savage4Navel: In case you didn't notice, you (and your brethren) are the ones being ridiculed. Not much more than illiterate righteous indignation coming from your side. You are glue, I am rubber....
(I know it's the wrong way round... http://xkcd.com/1139/)

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savage4naves

Because you are new here let me be the first to welcome you to MaxPC. We've had our fun with you but we'll let you go. Next time somebody throws a joke at you just laugh and move on; no need to be defensive. Welcome!