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OCZ Technology RevoDrive 120GB PCIe Solid State Drive (Page 6)

By Chris Ramseyer on Jul 28, 2010 at 10:43 am CDT - 1 min, 18 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 92%Manufacturer: OCZ Technology

HD Tune Pro

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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.


Read Tests

OCZ Technology RevoDrive 120GB PCIe Solid State Drive 17 | TweakTown.com

I have to admit that I have never been a big fan of the Silicon Image 3124. When it comes to performance there are better options available. But when it comes to price, well, that is another story as these controllers have to be very cheap at this time.

Here we get a chance to see one of the largest issues with the 3124, its ability to wreck what should be a nice flat performance graph. Here we see that the minimum, average and maximum speeds are all over the place, even with the JBOD configuration. Most boot drives spend little time reading data in a STR fashion, but when loading programs like games many of the files are large and read in this manner.


Write Tests

OCZ Technology RevoDrive 120GB PCIe Solid State Drive 18 | TweakTown.com

We see the same issue come up with the write STR. On the bright side, both the average and maximum performance of the RevoDrive is better than a single Vertex 2.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chris Ramseyer

Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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