OCZ RevoDrive X2 240GB review

The RevoDrive doubles its capacity, but is this PCIe SSD worth it?

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Benchmarks:

To test the RevoDrive x2 in as close to a real life scenario as possible it was installed as a boot drive and a full operating system was installed. We tested in this state and then filled it up with data and then deleted it, running through this cycle a few times before testing the drive again to see if there was much difference in the results after subjecting the drive to this usage cycle.

There wasn't a great deal of difference between the two sets of results, although there still might be through longer-term usage.

Sequential read/write performance

OCZ revodrive x2 240gb benchmarks

Burst speed performance

OCZ revodrive x2 240gb benchmarks

Real-world usage performance

OCZ revodrive x2 240gb benchmarks

Tech Specs

Product TypeSolid State Drive
Product FamilyRevoDrive
Brand NameOCZ Storage Solutions
Drive TypeInternal
Storage Capacity240 GB
Host InterfacePCI Express
Maximum Read Transfer Rate740 MBps
Maximum Write Transfer Rate720 MBps
ManufacturerOCZ Storage Solutions, Inc.
Product ModelOCZSSDPX-1RVDX0240
Product NameRevoDrive OCZSSDPX-1RVDX0240 MLC Solid State Drive
Product LineRevoDrive
Manufacturer Part NumberOCZSSDPX-1RVDX0240
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.ocztechnology.com
Marketing Information

Focusing on both performance and affordability for consumers, the RevoDrive PCI-Express SSD is designed to accommodate a wide range of computing environments beyond everyday use to video-editing and other multi-media creation and management applications. Moving beyond the bottleneck of SATA II, the RevoDrive features a PCI-E interface to deliver superior speeds up to 540MB/s reads and random 4k writes up to 75,000 IOPS. Designed for high-performance gaming PCs and workstations, the RevoDrive has the unique capability to run both Windows and your essential applications and games to not only provides a more responsive PC experience, but promote a cooler, quieter, and more energy efficient conditions compared to traditional mechanical hard drives.