A few years ago we tested the Fusion-io io-Drive, one of the first available PCI Express based solid state drives to hit the market. The io-Drive was a bit like a fairy tale when released, a product from a faraway place with performance unmatched in might, right out of a child's book. The Fusion-io wasn't for children, or for that matter, just about anyone without an enterprise budget or enterprise needs. Still, the io-Drive sat on a pedestal for all to admire and some to try and emulate.
OCZ's main goal of the RevoDrive was targeted at another set of numbers that are just as important to end users, cost numbers. By using just one PCB for the Silicon Image RAID controller and dual SandForce SSDs, OCZ was able to keep the cost lower than if each of these components was purchased separately. Add in the elimination of additional documentation, packaging, cables and such, OCZ was able to really get the cost down on this one making it not only accessible to the consumer market, but in some cases the best option for desktop users looking to get the absolute most out of their Dollar, Euro or Peso.
Let's take a look at OCZ's RevoDrive and see if the hype lives up to the real world performance.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications, Pricing and Availability]
- Page 3 [The Packaging]
- Page 4 [The OCZ Technology RevoDrive]
- Page 5 [Test System Setup and ATTO Baseline Performance]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - HD Tune Pro]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - Everest Random Access Time]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - Crystal Disk Mark]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage Hard Disk Tests]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - AS SSD]
- Page 11 [Benchmarks - Passmark]
- Page 12 [Final Thoughts]