OCZ RevoDrive X2 240GB PCI-Express Solid State Drive Review
Andy Ruffell / 773 days ago
We’ve all heard of OCZ, and know of their stance in the market place but you may be unaware of some of the areas that the storage giant delve into. Obviously they gave up on the memory market so they could focus on their storage devices. Conventionally this includes the style of SSD that we are all used to including the likes of the Vertex II drive that we looked at a little while ago.
The Vertex II is nothing out of the ordinary, when comparing the design with offerings from the likes of Corsair, Crucial and Kingston. Speed and performance is something completely different but not in a set of products that are famous for OCZ. These are all part of the PCI-Express based Solid State Drives, which gives OCZ the competitive edge over their rivals.
Taken from the OCZ website:
The RevoDrive X2 PCI-Express SSD is an innovative storage solution for enthusiasts and prosumers to make the most of their desktops and workstations, upgrading the original architecture to deliver unprecedented speeds and higher capacities.
The RevoDrive family gets its edge by eliminating the SATA II (3Gbps) bottleneck and leveraging a PCIe x4 interface, delivering superior speeds over 740MB/s sequential speeds and random small file writes up to 120,000 IOPS, nearly triple the throughput of other high-end SATA based solutions. The RevoDrive X2 uses an onboard RAID 0 design by employing four SandForce-1200 controllers to maximize data access and bandwidth. Unlike competing PCIe solutions the RevoDrive X2 is bootable, ensuring the satisfaction of quicker start-ups, load times, and computing, all while promoting cooler, quieter, and more energy efficient conditions compared to traditional mechanical hard drives.
Available in 100GB to 960GB capacities, the OCZ RevoDrive X2 provides ample room for data warehousing, applications, multimedia files, and operating systems. The RevoDrive X2 is backed by a 3-year warranty and tech support for the ultimate peace of mind for your high-performance hardware investment.
- Available in 100GB to 960GB (1TB) capacities
- PCI-Express interface (x4)
- For use as primary boot drive or data storage
- 4 x SATA
- Internal RAID 0
- 181.07 (L) x 21.59 (W) x 125.08mm (H)
- Shock Resistance: 1500g
- Seek Time: 0.1 ms
- Operating Temp: 0°C ~ 70°C
- Storage Temp: -45°C ~ 85°C
- Power Consumption: 4.3W Idle, 8.3W active
- MTBF: 2,000,000 hours
- 3-Year Warranty
- Compatible with Windows XP 32/64, Vista 32/64, Windows 7 32/64
- 240GB-960GB Max Performance
- Read: Up to 740 MB/s
- Write: Up to 720 MB/s
- Sustained Write: Up to 600 MB/s
- Random Write 4KB (Aligned): 120,000 IOPS