Reviews and Problems with OCZ RevoDrive 3 Series (RVD3-FHPX4)
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OCZ RevoDrive 3 240GB PCIe Solid State Drive
28 July 2014
Excerpt: The new RevoDrive 3 up the ante and operates on greater bandwidth x4 PCIe slots allowing for increased performance. This new model according to OCZ allows read/write times up to 1000MB/s and 925MB/s respectively and 130k IOPS depending on the size of the drive.
Summary: OCZ has pushed the boundaries on performance with their RevoDrive units, but they certainly aren't for everyone. The performance potential of these units is incredible, but you have to remember that you'll need an extra PCIe 4x slot - and they don't work on every motherboard.
Pros: Awesome performance, On-board RAID 0 array, Available up to 480GB (RevoDrive 3 X2 up to 960GB)
Cons: Expensive, Motherboard compatibility is limited
Conclusion: While SSDs offer many benefits, there are some downsides to using flash memory. One of the biggest issues people run into is performance degradation. Over time, an SSD will run out of fresh blocks and will have to write over data the file system has marked as deleted.
Pros: Available in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities, Excellent sequential read and write speeds, Virtualized Controller Architecture (VCA) 2.0 offers enterprise-class features, PCI-Express 2.0 x4 interface, Bootable as a direct-attach device, Supports TRIM, SCSI unmap and SMART monitoring, 3 year warr...
Cons: TRIM and SCSI unmap are not currently supported by Windows 7, Considerably slower with incompressible data, Asynchronous NAND flash, Pricey
Conclusion: The OCZ RevoDrive 3 is an exceptionally fast piece of hardware. That speed comes with a price tag to match, but it does make sense. A single Vertex 3 120GB SSD currently sells for $189. The RevoDrive 3 contains two of them, plus an additional PCB for the PCI Express card, plus the RAID controller.
Summary: At the beginning of this year we looked at the RevoDrive X2 and was blown away by its blistering speed. And here we are today, less than a year later with the RevoDrive 3, again raising the bar for PCI-e solid state drives and doing so with two fewer onboard controllers.
OCZ RevoDrive 3 240GB PCI-E Solid State Drive Review
26 October 2011
Summary: Final Thoughts
OCZ has always been at the forefront of solid state drive technology and the RevoDrive is just one of the many products in their arsenal. Since the original version of the drive was released OCZ has showed us speeds we could never get on an ordinary SATA solid state drive.
Pros: – The fastest solid state drive we have tested to date!, – 996MB/s read and 903MB/s write in ATTO, – VCA 2.0 really adds alot (TRIM, NCQ, SMART), – Bootable
Conclusion: It is obvious that the the OCZ RevoDrive 3 is best suited to enterprise users or all those working with large video and image files. Gamers and PC enthusiasts could look at other and most affordable SSD solutions, as they most probably not find a lot of potential in this drive.
Summary: OCZ RevoDrives är egentligen inte avsedda för vanliga konsumenter, även om de naturligtvis kan använda dem. Detta märks av flera anledningar men för många är säkert den viktigaste att de kostar mer än dubbelt så mycket som en SATA SSD.
Pros: Utmärkt prestanda, Enkel installation utan kablar, VCA-Arkitektur, OCZ RevoDrive 3: mycket bra prestanda i kopieringstestet, OCZ Revo Drive 3 X2: enastående prestanda i koperingstestet
Cons: Vid vanlig användning kan skillnaden mellan dessa avancerade modeller vara liten jämfört med SSD-diskar som går via SATA.