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iBUYPOWER Revolt SFF Desktop Gaming PC Review - HDD Tests

iBUYPOWER Revolt SFF Desktop Gaming PC Review
We take a look at iBUYPOWER's revolutionary Revolt small form-factor gaming desktop PC. Worth buying? Read on.
| Gaming Desktop PCs in Computer Systems | Posted: May 2, 2013 6:46 pm
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: iBUYPOWER

CrystalDiskMark

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 3.0 Technical Preview

Developer Homepage: http://www.crystalmark.info

Product Homepage: http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskMark/index-e.html

Download here: http://crystaldew.info/category/software/crystaldiskmark

 

CrystalDiskMark is a disk benchmark software that allows us to benchmark 4K and 4K queue depths with accuracy.

 

Key Features:-

 

* Sequential reads/writes

* Random 4KB/512KB reads/writes

* Text copy

* Change dialog design

* internationalization (i18n)

 

Note: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0 Technical Preview was used for these tests since it offers the ability to measure native command queuing at 4 and 32.

 

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The iBUYPOWER Revolt is competitive with the Digital Storm Bolt thanks to a speedy Intel SSD. At just 120GB, however, games will likely need to be installed on the 1TB 7,200RPM drive. This means they'll lose out on any performance increases from an SSD.

 

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Write speeds for the Revolt's Intel SSD were not nearly as impressive as the read speeds. The performance seen in sequential write isn't much more than that of a modern 7,200RPM spinning HDD.

 

 

HDTune

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 5.00

Developer Homepage: http://www.efdsoftware.com

Product Homepage: http://www.hdtune.com

 

 

HD Tune is a Hard Disk utility which has the following functions:

 

Benchmark: measures the performance

Info: shows detailed information

Health: checks the health status by using SMART

Error Scan: scans the surface for errors

Temperature display

 

HD Tune Pro gives us accurate read, write and access time results and for the last couple of years has been gaining popularity amongst reviewers. It is now considered a must have application for storage device testing.

 

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The Revolt's mass storage drive produced a speedy average read speed of 145.4MB/s, easily beating out the Bolt, it's closest competitor.

 

Due to some configuration bugs in our review unit, we were unable to run write speed tests on the drive.

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