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OZC Revodrive series with an Asus P9X79?

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March 1, 2012 3:55:35 AM

Hello

Is anyone using the OZC Revodrive series with an Asus P9X79?

I have the X79 Pro version and I have been looking at the OCZ 240GB Revodrive 3 X2 PCI-E SSD but was curious if there were any known issues using a PCI-E SSD as a boot device on this mobo (I will be running Win 7 X64)?
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March 1, 2012 1:46:26 PM

I know the RevoDrive works on the ASUS X79, sometimes it's picky about which PCIe slot, but don't set the BIOS SATA -> RAID. Further, I know it works specifically on the ASUS P9X79 PRO.

Issues, as stated: don't use onboard RAID, PCIe slots (on mine it's the 3rd PCIe slot), and make sure you have the latest BIOS.
July 8, 2012 9:25:12 AM

Hi All,

I have no issues with the Revodrive 3 and the P9x79Pro

My system build is ready and running. After RMAing the Revodrive 3 and getting a new one (Thanks, OCZ Team), everything is working perfectly. I could instal my W7P 64 on each of the Agilities on any SATA port. Finally I put it on the Revodrive. Also working fine with the P9x79 Pro.

My system looks now like this:

Fractal Design DEFINE XL USB 3.0 BLACK PEARL
Seasonic Platinum 860 (SS-860Xp Active PFC F3)
Asus P9X79 Pro
I7 3820
GSKILL [ RipjawsZ ] F3-12800CL9Q2-32GBZL (4Gx8)
Gigabyte HD6770 Silent Cell
OCZ SSD 240GB RevoDrive 3 x2 Max IOPS RVD3MIX2-FHPX4-240G
OCZ Agility 3 120GB SATA III
OCZ Agility 3 480GB SATA III
WD 2TB WD20EARX Green SA3
WD 2TB WD20EARX Green SA3
Sedna PCIE USB 3.0 7 Port Adapter ( 5x external + 2 x Internal ports )
Exsys EX-44343 - 2S/1P Multi I/O PCIe Karte (MosChip)
Windows 7 Professional 64bit

The machine is running like hell. I additionally installed a Superspeed RamDisk Plus. The Revodrive performs nearly like RAM on my old machine. Amazing.

I had some problems during installation. It took my very long to find out that I must only work with ONE USB Stick. I had W7 one one Stick and the drivers on an other stick. This did not work.

So my recomendation would be:

Make an UEFI bootable USB stick and put Windows and the drivers on it.
Use graphics card and Revodrive only with the board
Install
Add the rest

Enjoy

Thanks

Armin


PS
I read in a load of posts that nobody needs tons of RAM. Therfore I bought only 32GB. What a bad recomendation from RoW. Should have bought 64GB. The RAMdisk gives you the real speed.
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July 10, 2012 8:28:59 AM

Hi amontigr/Armin

I'm considering buying 64 GB ram too for my P9X79 standard edition !
But Corsair has yet to put out a Dominator series above the 32 GB ...
Then perhaps You're using a different vendor if a 64 GB was a choice ?

You installed with all RAMsticks in, or just ONE as some people advice ?

At the moment I am also testing Raxco's RAMdisk on my other PC . :sol: 

I am considering buying the RevoDrive 3 too, but (again !) just the
"standard edition" - not the RevoDrive 3 x2, as it is too expensive !

And I'm encouraged to buy it when I hear about how fast it makes Your
machine :bounce: ; just worrying about the missing TRIM-communication
with Windows 7 :heink:  How much free space (OP) is on Your Revo ?

BTW did they get to fix the driver for Windows 7 64-bit so they now
have WHQL-support ? I assume You boot Win7 64-bit from the RevoDrive,
right ?

Guess You're using a USB-stick for the Windows-installation because it's
faster to read from, than a Windows-CD ? ( Whats UEFI bootable ?)
Can I just copy the Win7-cd to a flash/USB-stick or any problems/tricks ?
November 7, 2013 4:00:19 PM

Now its my time to struggle with getting the revodrive to work with my P9X79 , I use USB for install and get the files loaded , but when reboot , it goes to dos screen with option to load windows in safe mode ect.. then when I continue from there I see a quick look at a bsod before it reboots.

It a fresh build with only MB CPU i7 4280 , Corsair Dominator 1866 8gb , 4 is 10-11-10-30 and two are 9-10-9-27
I have a EVGA Geforce 690 and the revodrive 3 x 2 240 gb , installed on the lower /bottom PCIe on MB
PSU is a corsair TX750W

Bios is 4502.

What do I need to do to get this to work?

For now I working on installling OS on a temp drive to verify that the revodrive is operational.

It shows up in bios and I am able to load drivers during install.

Thanks



jaquith said:
I know the RevoDrive works on the ASUS X79, sometimes it's picky about which PCIe slot, but don't set the BIOS SATA -> RAID. Further, I know it works specifically on the ASUS P9X79 PRO.

Issues, as stated: don't use onboard RAID, PCIe slots (on mine it's the 3rd PCIe slot), and make sure you have the latest BIOS.


January 18, 2014 5:33:12 AM

Im on new OCZ unit and new MB , same model and make ... Still the same problem.

I suspect its setting on MB or bios tweak that is needed.

Help me please
January 22, 2014 5:50:51 PM

Hahaha.... trick is to use genuine windows copy during install or a 64bit only copy , 32/64bit combo copies do work , then its only possible to install 32bit windows. Also to use correct drivers , due to my combo version with 32 and 64 bit versions of windows , I did not see drive when using drivers from amd64 folder from OCZ. And since then have I got stuck using the x86 drivers , they will allow you to copy files to revodrive , but on reboot you will get BSOD

I think a ton of people have been struggling with this issue.
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