Reviews and Problems with OCZ RevoDrive 3 Series (RVD3-FHPX4)
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Its an ok drive but I have used better
Amazon Customer, Amazon
15 September 2013
Summary: This is a really fast drive, but what I am looking for is stability more than speed. I used this drive as my OS drive for about 3 days until I started getting blue screens and decided to return it, I didn't have time to mess with it to figure out what was going on.
Summary: OCZ makes good products but this HD is medeocre. Causes hang ups and problems after a while. Long boot times suck compared to SSD SATA3 drives. I switched to an OCZ SATA drive and like it better. The PCI-E drive is sitting in a drawer while I use the SATA drive. I may use it as a swap drive. CAVEAT EMPTOR.
Summary: Unless you are intending to use Windows 7, or else know what you are doing, this would not be a smart buy.
Pros: Pretty fast; it didn't cross my mind to try to benchmark it while I was in the middle of fighting with it.
Cons: This is not a 240GB SSD, it is a pair of 120GB SSDs with a fakeraid0. The only way to use this drive is to use the provided drivers to install with Windows 7, or else have knowledge on how to set up software raid. After trying to install to either drive and installing the bootloader to either drive or to a HDD, the only way to not get a missing filesystem error is to install mdadm during install to create raid, mount system and fix grub before reboot. When I contacted...
Summary: If you really want fast hard drive, you will need a mother board that supports it, there are many posts about that. If you really need/want the best speed buy 2 because it takes more than a week for the RMA department to do anything. I would have given it 5 stars but the RMA department is so lame.
Pros: Blazing fast, you click and it's done. Yeah Windows starts fast, although it's using you PC to open programs in a blink of an eye is when you really appreciate it. There are times where you find yourself waiting for a program to load when you realize it already is. Outlook 2012 with 10s of thousands of e-mails opens in about 3 seconds. I have another PC with an SSD, which hits 200MB/sec which now seems slow to me. It's nice in gaming, it loads levels faster than anyon...
Cons: Turned on my PC after using for 9 months and it straight up failed, called support, which they did answer pretty fast, basically a red LED was flashing and it was toast. Got an RMA # FedEx'ed it in a week later they have yet to send or do anything, many calls, posts to the RMA ticket system and e-mails to the RMA department no response no drive sent back, I even provided a FedEx account for shipping. Very disappointed with RMA department.
Pros: OCZ advertises this drive as having a 1,500MB/sec read speed, using the ATTO benchmarking tool (ATTO lists OCZ as one of their partners).
Cons: The problem is that the 1,500MB/sec number comes from reading/writing files with all zeroes. Since the RevoDrive compresses data, the more compressible the data, the higher numbers you'll see -- and a file of all zeroes is the most compressible data possible So with compression, test results using all zeroes are meaningless. It's no different than a hard drive manufacturer stating that their hard drive is 10TB, when in reality it is a 1TB hard drive that compresses fi...
Summary: In order to install windows onto the 240GB drive, you will need to download the "F6" drivers from OCZ, and put them onto a USB stick. You can then load the drivers at the partitioning menu, and chose the full 240GB drive.
Pros: it is faster than SATA III This drive achieves its speed by setting up a virtual RAID 0 between 2 independent 120GB SSD's. This provides a huge speed boost over a single 240GB SSD, and probably helps use up the full bandwidth of the PCIe pipeline.
Cons: no linux support, at all. Without the virtual RAID driver, this is nothing more than 2 separate 120GB SSDs. Depending on your restrictions, or limitations. This could work for you. But for me, I bought the drive for pure speed; which when running separately as 2 120GB SSDs it doesn't come close to the speed of the 240GB RAID 0 SSD. I had no idea that I would be limited to windows to utilize it.
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: Bought the OCZ Agility series with more gb and it works almost double the speed (over 600mb/s) and it connects in at 6gps. So eventually OCZ may get the PCI-e SSDs to work but with the reviews on Newegg it seems either go with the Agility or go to another brand
Pros: Not a lot of pros. PCI-e
Cons: This was the replacement for the 1st drive that went from working to constant BSOD even after a clean install of OS. For a PCI-E it took 5 minute to get it in the slot and to line the screw down. OCZ software could locate the drive but not the OS. Had to get 3rd party software to get OS to recognize it existed. The promo information says 6gps but it tops at 3.2 and the fastest benchmark transfer we could get was 386mb/s slower than the Agility series. Tech support fro...
Summary: I'm going to sell it since it took 2 months to get it working as my boot drive and newegg won't accept it as a return. It's kind of sad that my $50 SSD works better than my $400 SSD. I was planning on giving 80 GB to Windows and 40 GB to Linux but it's not possible. The thing has been completely under-utilized and only has 14 GB used out of 120 GB.
Pros: Doesn't take up any SATA ports and is space efficient.
Cons: Nowhere on the product info page here does it mention that it only works in Windows due to OCZ's proprietary VCA controller. I run Linux as my main OS and I had to wait a week or two for someone to write a patch to even get it detected by Linux, after that the patch had to accepted into the mainline kernel. Then after that I had to wait for the kernel to be included in the installation media for the distribution I was using. Once I finally got Linux to detect it I rea...
Summary: I bought ssd drives , regodrives and other enterprice ssd cards. They had all the time issues or some problems. Ssd didn't boot's up quick , revodrive has booting issues sometimes dead right away. enterprice product didn't have any issues. I plugged it and it worked. I'm very disappointed on OCZ firmware's and drive manufacturing. I think they don't give enough stability their drives before they sell it to customer. always issues.
Pros: Drive is fast. IT works amazing fast.
Cons: Well I bought then put it in to computer after 10minutes usage one of the raid died. went to change it from the place i bought in Manhattan. Then install the new one. It worked but with couple issues. When client shutdown computer then power it up. Device doesn't come up. So I have to go there and take out the card and put back in order to make it work again. Some reason it is freezes. I tried to take the power out and leave the card still didn't work but taking out t...