Reviews and Problems with OCZ RevoDrive Series (OCZSSDPX-1RVD)
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Went from a 5.3 to a 7.4 in Windows 7
John A. Bacon, Amazon
26 January 2014
Summary: This is great for the money but don't buy if your not willing to start over from scratch. Back up all your stuff and attempt a fresh install make sure you do your research because not all motherboards are supported.
Summary: This card is fast. Not just compared to a standard hard drive, but to a SATA SSD as well. I tested it in a Mac with some 3rd party drivers and was quite happy with the performance. The particular unit I purchased was a "warehouse deal" and it was DOA. only 115GB of the 230GB was active. OCZ RMAed the unit promptly and replaced it within a week with an upgraded model.
Summary: I have had this drive constantly as my primary boot drive and it worked fantastic all until a few weeks when it finally died on me. Been using it since 2011 November. Would say this was the fastest option out there compared to SATA connections, though keep in mind to check your motherboard's compatibility. I had trouble with the older versions of Asus motherboards, but the new P7 ones worked pretty well.
Summary: 373MB/s reads after 1 1/2 years of hard use. Writes are only 105MB/s which I believe used to be faster. I have used this with 2 different motherboards, both Asus and have had no problems either time using this device as my boot drive. Easy to set-up and works as it should. I give it a solid 4 star rating only because I think there has been a reduction in write speeds.
Summary: I got this one working for 2 months, and one day suddenly my windows get freeze, reboot and after that the revo loose one of the drives of the raid. not able to recover the drive and the device never boot again. believe me I already did a lot of troubleshoot, and contact OCZ several times , and RMA was schedule due there was no troubleshoot to fix the issue.
Summary: I was looking for a fast boot drive for my bulldozer ASUS sabretooth and this is it. Installed easily and works perfectly. After several months I can detect no decrease in writing or reading speed. Doesn't seem to be plagued with the same problems all the other SSD drives have. (Windows 7, 64 bit).
Summary: Installing Windows 7 took less than 15 min start to finish, + 10 min to download and install updates. Takes less than 15 seconds to get from POST to Firefox. NO TRIM, but I just let it set at the log in screen for a few ours while I'm sleeping for garbage collection. All load times cut at least in half, most are about 1/10 the times. Was using a WD 1tb Black (64mb of cache) now I'm using it for storage. Seek latency is 0.1 in HD Tune.
Summary: While I did expect insane speeds. I did get a performance boost and that was worth it. M4a79xtd evo motherboard was compatible, listed on their site. Great board butit only sata II only. So this card solves the 3gb/s bottleneck with sata II. Make sure you have an extra pci-e slot. Remember to do the research on the other settings needed for a pci-e ssd drive. Starts up fast. Shuts down quicker but not as fast as wanted.
A good upgrade for any PC, but a technology still in its infancy and still too pricey
Common Sense "Isn't", Amazon
4 September 2011
Summary: I was not as impressed as I thought I'd be with this product. It isn't as fast as I was expecting it to be (even with a clean Windows 7 install) and the quoted capacity is wrong. It is not 110 GB RAW as quoted, but 104 GB RAW. Internally it is two 52 GB drives in RAID 0. The remaining 6 GB may be used by the hardware for when cells die, but I don't appreciate the misquoting of the capacity of the drive. That said, the speedup was indeed noticeable.
Corrupts your drive, and OCZ has stalled for 9 months
Jon E Watte "hplus", Amazon
25 July 2011
Summary: I bought one of these as an early adopter, for almost $700, and also a X58 based Gigabyte motherboard. It is fast, and I could install Windows 7 x64 to boot from the device -- so far, alright. However, the drive often will come up "corrupted" when booting into Windows, and the NTFS file system check needs to be run, which repairs some files, and removes or corrupts others.