OCZ RevoDrive X2 240GB PCI-Express Solid State Drive Review

/ 6 years ago


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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


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  • Bonkai

    One question , who can afford this man , i think i would rather go for 60gb of ssd for £65-70 ,

  • aruffell

    You'd be suprised as to what some people pay for components these days!Andy

  • Massdeth

    I def think this is where hdd/ssd drive tech is heading.even if they put a mechanical drive on the pci-e bus, the data throughput will still be amazeing!! If WD or Sg were smart that's what they'd do for now to compete with the ssd's. When you can put a Tb on a pci-e bus for ,say 80.00bux, and be able to compete with SATA ssd drives for performance, you win!! It's just gonna take so long for ssd's to come down to the everymans price. Great review man, really gets you thinkin about storage tech!!

  • Chris

    In the comparatively short time that SSD's have been around, the price pint has dropped a considerable amount in respect of their mechanical counter parts. Yes this option does seem expensive now, but by the time the technology becomes more widely used, they will start to drop in price and will become more affordable to the 'everyday man'.