Reviews and Problems with OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 Series (RVD3X2-FHPX4)
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OCZ's RevoDrive 3 X2 240GB solid-state drive
26 March 2012
Summary: There's something very cool about the fact that OCZ's SuperScale chip and Virtualized Controller Architecture can, without resorting to RAID, make a quartet of SandForce SSDs appear to Windows as a single SCSI drive. The RevoDrive 3 X2 becomes even more intriguing when one considers the peak throughput that arrangement provides. However, the on the 240GB model quickly puts things into perspective.
Excerpt: OCZ just keeps pushing the envelope on its PCI Express SSDs. The first RevoDrive contained two 60GB SF-1200-powered SSDs in RAID 0, with a Silicon Image PCI-to-SATA controller. The RevoDrive X2 kept the same architecture, but added a second PCB with two additional controllers and two more 60GB sets of NAND. OCZ’s RevoDrive3 X2 updates the platform to second-generation SandForce, but the new SSD controller isn’t the only change.
Pros: Absurdly fast, especially in 4KB random reads and writes; great real-world results.
Cons: Absurdly expensive; half again the price of Vertex 3s in RAID.
Summary: The OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 480GB is an interesting product that delivers strong performance, though not nearly as strong as we had hoped to see. For example, in our file copy tests the RevoDrive 3 X2 delivered the strongest performance of any product tested. However at best it was just 80% faster than a single Vertex 3 SSD, delivering less than 2x the performance.
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. While we each do our best to ensure that all aspects of the product are considered, there are often times unforeseen market conditions and manufacturer changes which occur after publication that could render our rating obsolete.
Excerpt: HDTune is a great software program which covers all areas of our testing and does a great job of showing how capable this drive truly is. HDTune Pro seems to bring out the best in the OCZ RevoDrive 3 x2 PCIe SSD as we see three random tests with transfer speeds in excess of 1GB/s. Also noteworthy is the disk access time of 0.037ms which is the fastest we have seen to date.
Excerpt: All SSDs are not created equal and many new SSD enthusiasts realize that when they test their new drive to confirm specifications and ensure all is in order. SandForce controlled SSDs, as in the RevoDrive 3 x2 480GB PCIe SSD we are testing today, use compression techniques in storage whereas many others do not. This creates a bit of confusion when enthusiasts test the drive with random data through benchmarking programs such as AS SSD and Crystal Diskmark.
OCZ RevoDrive 3 x2 PCIe SSD Review – 1.5GB Read/1.25GB Write/200,000 IOPS As Little As $699
28 June 2011
Excerpt: Todays complete review of the OCZ RevoDrive 3 x2 PCIe SSD is published on the heels of our Quick Look of the Revo 3 a few weeks back which resulted in a flurry of attention by PC enthusiasts worldwide. As many e-mails that were received in result, they never compared to the backlinks returned from dozens of forums with members salivating over the Revo 3 x2 and anticipating its release date.
Excerpt: The word of the day has got to be ‘proprietary’ because OCZ has created an amazing storage medium in the RevoDrive 3×2 and the design is completely theirs. Because it is propietary VCA 2.0 and contains OCZ’ patented Superscale Storage Accelerator, their choice of the new SandForce SF-2281 processors is simply genius. In doing so, they seem to have taken a page right out of SandForces playbook and used it themselves.
Excerpt: The Revo 3 x2 consists of two printed circuit boards, known as the mother and daughter board, each containing two SF-2281 processors and 16 modules of Micron 25nm 29F64G08CBAAA asynchronous NAND on each side of both boards for a total of 64 NAND pieces. Each module is 8GB storage for a grand total of 512GB RAW capacity to which 4 modules (or 32GB) are utilized by the SSD for over provisioning and firmware needs.
OCZ RevoDrive 3 x2 480 GB PCIe SSD Review – ATTO, Crystal and AS SSD Tests
28 June 2011
Excerpt: ATTO Disk Benchmark is perhaps one of the oldest benchmarks going and is definitely the main staple for manufacturer performance specifications. For our testing, we use a set length of 256mb and test both the read and write performance of various transfer sizes ranging from 0.5 to 8192kb. Manufacturers prefer this method of testing as it deals with raw data rather than random or mixed which, although more realistic, result with lower performance results.