|Processor||Intel Core i5-2500K (Sandy Bridge), 32 nm, 3.3 GHz, LGA 1155, 6 MB Shared L3, Turbo Boost Enabled|
|Motherboard||ASRock Z68 Extreme4, BIOS v1.4|
|Memory||Kingston Hyper-X 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3-1333 @ DDR3-1333, 1.5 V|
|Hard Drive||OCZ Vertex 3 240 GB SATA 6Gb/s|
|Row 4 - Cell 0||Crucial m4 64 GB SATA 6Gb/s, Firmware: 0001|
|Row 5 - Cell 0||Crucial m4 128 GB SATA 6Gb/s, Firmware: 0001|
|Row 6 - Cell 0||Crucial m4 256 GB SATA 6Gb/s, Firmware: 0001|
|Row 7 - Cell 0||Crucial m4 512 GB SATA 6Gb/s, Firmware: 0001|
|Row 8 - Cell 0||Crucial RealSSD 256 GB SATA 6Gb/s, Firmware: 0006|
|Row 9 - Cell 0||OCZ Vertex 3 240 GB SATA 6Gb/s, Firmware: 2.09|
|Row 10 - Cell 0||OCZ RevoDrive X2 240 GB PCIe 1.1 x4, Firmware: 1.33|
|Row 11 - Cell 0||OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 480 GB PCIe 2.0 x4, Firmware: 2.06|
|Row 12 - Cell 0||Seagate Momentus 5400.6 500 GB SATA 3Gb/s|
|Graphics||Palit GeForce GTX 460 1 GB|
|Power Supply||Seasonic 760 W, 80 PLUS|
|System Software and Drivers|
|Operating System||Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit|
|Driver||Graphics: Nvidia 270.61 RST: 10.5.0.1022Virtu: 1.1.101|
|Tom's Hardware Storage Bench v1.0||Trace-Based|
|Iometer 1.1.0||# Workers = # Logical CPUs, 4 KB Random: LBA=16 GB, varying QDs, 128 KB Sequential: QD=1|
|ATTO Benchmark||LBA=2 GB, QD=2 & 4, varying transfer sizes|
|PCMark 7||Storage Suite|
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YoT!damn fast ssd and damn expensive ssd. might buy one 5 years from now(pci-e kind).Reply
Wish I had won a lottery :)Reply
So that I could afford me some drives like these.
omg this drive is fast! But way out of my budget :(Reply
It's not a business-class product. It's for the power user who is able to tax it using the right workload. If you're not one of those folks, the RevoDrive 3 X2 is seriously overkill.
Nothing is overkill in the computer arena in terms of performance. :p
Just the price can be over kill. o.0
Just the price can be over kill. o.0For me the price is a bottleneck :)Reply
Santa is going to need a bigger expense account... :)Reply
Personally, I'm hoping that OCZ adds TRIM prior to September.
I saw defense of the Vertex 3's occasional low numbers, but no mention of the solid (and sometimes better) performance that the cheaper and more miserly Crucial m4 showed throughout your tests.Reply
Perhaps you have some bias towards the Vertex 3 that needs reconsideration?
Other than that, $700 seems like a fair price when considering the performace difference, especially if utilized properly, for instance as a high traffic web/corporate server
greenrider02I saw defense of the Vertex 3's occasional low numbers, but no mention of the solid (and sometimes better) performance that the cheaper and more miserly Crucial m4 showed throughout your tests.Perhaps you have some bias towards the Vertex 3 that needs reconsideration?Other than that, $700 seems like a fair price when considering the performace difference, especially if utilized properly, for instance as a high traffic web/corporate serverReply
If you read the first page then you know that I give a nod to Vertex 3s as the fastest MLC based 2.5" SSD. I consider that plenty of love. :).
We'll discuss the lower capacity m4s in another article. FYI, I suggest that you read page 5 and page 6. We are not testing FOB. We are testing steady state. That's part of the reason the SF-based drives are behaving differently with incompressible data.
On your second point, this is in no way targeted toward an enterprise environment (that's what Z-drives are for). There is no redundancy in the array if a single SF controller fails. The whole card is a dud afterward. You can add higher level redundancy, but enterprise customers have so far been nervous on SandForce products. Plus, there's a general preference for hardware vs. software redundancy. (That's them talking not me). Overall, this makes it unacceptable for any enterprise class workload.