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OCZ’s RevoDrive X2: When A Fast PCIe SSD Isn’t Fast Enough

Benchmark Results: Iometer Streaming

Our Iometer streaming reads test measures sequential performance. As expected, the similarly-configured RevoDrive X2 and IBIS put down comparable results, outpacing the dual-controller RevoDrive by a significant margin, and the single-controller Vertex 2 and X25-M drives by even more.

The SandForce-based drives deliver remarkable sequential write performance compared to the Intel competition. Once again, we see the two 240 GB quad-controller SSDs deliver similar numbers, followed by the 120 GB RevoDrive and the 120 GB Vertex 2.

  • joelmartinez
    Too much money :( will get the vertex 3 though :) or intel
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  • alikum
    If only they could make SSDs cheaper ... Mechanical drives are still the way to go
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  • eklipz330
    although i think sandforce's new controller won't be as fast as they claim, i really think it's gonna change the face of the ssd race by the end of the year

    and probably a new iteration of the revodrive as well... can't wait!! =D =D i need me a 160gb for less than $1/gb... that's how much i bought my raptor for like 4 years ago!!
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  • dauthus
    In related news, OCZ stock is up to $6.80 a share, rising 19%+ today.
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  • How does this compare to the new Z-drive R3?
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  • cmi86
    Yeah its really cool and i wish i had 1...or 2 lol but it just costs waay too much money, isnt really practical for enthusiast use until the prices drop
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  • dirtmountain
    You routinely use $500 graphic cards (GTX580) and $1,200 displays (2560x1600)in reviews. The price for this upgrade ($650)isn't any harder to stomach then those.
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  • cangelini
    dirtmountainYou routinely use $500 graphic cards (GTX580) and $1,200 displays (2560x1600)in reviews. The price for this upgrade ($650)isn't any harder to stomach then those.
    Aye, but it's a little less tangible than exotic graphics configurations, too.
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  • razor512
    a pci-e ssd seems good, I want one, MS word will run sooo much better
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  • alidan
    i realy wish they would put a 7200 10000 and 15000 drive in there, all top of their respective class, just so we can get some prospective of how much an improvement these are over traditional hdds.
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