Reviews and Problems with OCZ RevoDrive Series (OCZSSDPX-1RVD)
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[Review] OCZ RevoDrive 80GB
19 April 2011
Conclusion: The 80 GB OCZ Revodrive performed very well in all tests and performs about as well as two individual drives connected through an Intel Southbridge. Write speeds are slightly diminished, however, compared to two individual 40 GB drives in RAID0, though this is most likely due to the SATA controller...
Conclusion: Solid State Drive technology has become the high-performance option for SATA-drive upgrades, yet these ultra-fast NAND components are capable of so much more. Most computers are capable of offering 3.0 GB/s bandwidth via second-generation SATA controllers, which is fast enough for most general...
Summary: The OCZ RevoDrive 120GB is easily the fastest SSD we've tested and was particularly dominant in our file copy and application tests. However, as it is essentially composed of a pair of SandForce-based SSDs running in RAID 0, we were expecting more than a 15% performance increase.
Summary: This drive is clearly targeted towards enthusiasts. The performance is phenomenal. You get the performance of two drives in one package (because it really is two drives in one package). The model we reviewed costs $214.
Conclusion: The performance of the RevoDrive is excellent. There is no doubt that the RevoDrive will get the job done faster. The RevoDrive is priced slightly higher than SSDs at similar capacity, yet performs faster than those drives due to the RAID 0 configuration.
Pros: Excellent performance, Easy to setup, Idle garbage colleciton, Good SandForce controller, 3 year warranty, Comparable cost
Cons: No TRIM support, No driver disk is included, Slightly more expensive than other similar capacity drives
Conclusion: Looking at the results from our tests, I have to say the performance of the OCZ RevoDrive SSD card is truely phenomenal. I've never seen anything quite like it. It outperformed every single SSDs we've tested so far in our labs, both in terms of read and write speeds.
Summary: Final Thoughts
Let me first say for the record that this is the fastest hard drive we have ever tested here at ThinkComputers! It has the fastest scores in HDTune and in ATTO Disk Benchmark! The ATTO scores were extremely impressive at 531MB/s read and 448MB/s write.
Pros: – The fastest drive we have ever tested!, – Impressive 531MB/s read and 448MB/s write in ATTO, – Bootable, – Available in many different capacities, – 3 year warranty
Summary: OCZ is taking the solid state drive in a different direction with the RevoDrive and I personally believe they are on to something much bigger than most may realize. Sure, as we mentioned earlier, storage over add-in card slots isn't new, but it hasn't yet been implemented in a mainstream cost...
Conclusion: IMPORTANT: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time.
Pros: Delivers approximately 120,000 4K IOPS in Iometer, Best IOPS performance available to consumers, Blazing fast 831/688 MBps read/write speed with ATTO, DuraWrite technology extends NAND lifetime, Top-level operational I/O performance for application servers, 3-Year OCZ product warranty, Several hi...
Cons: SiI3124 RAID controller lacks NCQ, SMART, and TRIM pass-through