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.
While the RevoDrive X2 will simply plug and play for the vast majority of platforms, the following issues may arise when installing on these particular motherboards:
-Asus Crosshair IV – Please check with motherboard manufacturer for BIOS update to enable boot over PCIe.
-Biostar T-Power I45: RevoDrive is only detected in Slot 1 AND only if a PCIe GPU is used.
-DFI DK-X58-T3EH6: Not detected in PCIe Slot 2 (x4 slot).
-EVGA X758 SLI – Please check with motherboard manufacturer for BIOS update to enable Boot over PCIe.
-Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD7 Not detected in slots 1,3,4 (it is detected in 2,5,6)
-XFX 780i SLI – Bios must be upgraded to P09 (or later).
SSD Solid State Disk
DATA TRANSFER RATES
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
FLASH STORAGE DETAILS
MLC NAND Flash based
181.07 (L) x 21.59 (W) x 125.08mm (H)
Compatible with Windows XP 32/64, Vista 32/64, Windows 7 32/64
I brought the 1st generation of these and if you want lightening boot times and a WEI of 7.9 on your Hard drive, these are the future of hard drives, the price maybe a little expensive to most, but gamers and techno geeks are well advised to get one of these for your OS to boot from.
On the downside, be careful which motherboard you fit it on to by checking there site for compatibility, as they are not compatible with all motherboards.
Also found with some games, i had to reinstall the game on a SATA 2 drive, as it ran to fast and the coding could not cope. But i have found generally you get about 10x performance increase against SATA 2 and 2X increase on SSD drives. And the overall system performance, it is worth the investment and it is covered by a hard drive warranty. So all in all a excellent hard drive.
Review of 240GB OCZ RevoDrive X2 PCI-Express SSD Solid State Disk (read 740MB/sec - write 720MB/sec)