Reviews and Problems with OCZ RevoDrive 3 Series (RVD3-FHPX4)
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Much better than my Revodrive X2 240GB
17 December 2012
Summary: This drive is awesomely fast and very simple to setup. If your buying a drive like this you should know to put the drivers on the usb stick your installing your OS from and your good to go. I keep 2 of these drives around to run small databases off of and I couldn't be happier with the IO.
Summary: So far this Revo Drive 3 Series 240GB drive has worked flawlessly. I am using this as my Steam Drive for all my games. So far no crashes. I was a little unsure about getting this drive do to problems I have had in the past with other OCZ SSD drives, but so far I am impressed with the speed of this drive. I can start playing a game in about 10 to 15 sec. after clicking on the game in Steam.
Summary: I got this for $179 when is was on sale, but with it being such a great buy I wouldn't hesitate to purchase @ $300 if it's what you need. Synthetic benchmarks on my computer show that I am getting above the rated Read and Write values, but there is a trick to it. Under normal operation you'll never see values like that. The benchmark software uses multithreaded operations that can saturate the throughput on the drive very easily.
Summary: Works as expected however I did not get MAXIMUM performance as rated. Not fully compatible with all motherboards at optimized transfer speed of 1GB. I only get about 800GB a sec for large block files and less with smaller (as expected) but worse than other SSDs.
Summary: I purchased this since it was on sale here on Amazon. I put it in a new build and installed windows 7 on it (with the help of the drivers on OCZ's website). I ran some speed test on it (Crystal Disk Mark and ATTO) the ATTO bench marks were right on with the specs. The CDM scores were more real world performance and less than half of what ATTO rated it at. That didn't bother me much.
Summary: OCZ Technology Revo Drive 3 Series 240GB PCI Express 8 GB-s Slim - RVD3-FHPX4-240G It came today and hooked it up, lesson number of don't put it in the PCIe slot that is the same as your graphic card most newer boards have two 16 lane slots they become 8 when you populate the second one, so the 4x slot is enough for the card.
Summary: First, let's get this out of the way. Installation of this HDD is different than SATA, because it's NOT SATA. The easiest way to handle initial install is: 1. Install the card to a PCIE slot. 2. unplug the other HDDs so this will be the only bootable one (we'll ignore my winki issues ...grrr) 3. Have windows on a thumb drive or in the cd rom (make sure your boot sequence is right for this) 4.
Summary: So considering this drive is a pci express drive it functions rather well speeds are fast... on a different note there are some things involved with this drive that are kind of a pain as far as getting it installed basically in order for your drive to show up you need do the following. this is in windows 7 professional 64bit version but I would think it would work the same in the other additions.
Summary: Received, install and loaded operating system with no or very little trouble. Did have a problem finding the right drivers, but once found all went smooth and works great. Make a recovery disk for sure. There are some things that the drive does not like and won't boot. Don't know why but it happened on a windows 7/64 bit operating system after some updates were loaded. Had to use recovery disk to get it back on line.
Summary: I'll start with the cons... Install Install Install This was hard to install, but that is problably my fault. I wanted this to be my main boot drive, so I started by making sure the firmware and everything was up to date, that took 5 minutes I popped the ssd in checked to see it in the bios proceeded to boot my old windows install then I used ocz's firmware updater, just to find out it had the latest firmware installed.