OCZ RevoDrive 400 M.2 NVME PCIe SSD
We have three capacity points we are going to cover in this review. 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB - all three tested on the included AIC adapter that came with our review samples. All the drives are physically similar, so we are only going to take photos of one of them.
The retail packaging for the RD400 with AIC adapter is absolutely gorgeous. The front of the black themed box features blue highlights and a picture of the RD400 installed on the included AIC adapter.
The back of the box is just as gorgeous. Features of the drive are listed along with various bits of relevant information. We note the RD400 is not compatible with Intel's RST driver.
Inside the box, the drive is protected by a clear plastic two-piece enclosure. Even this is of high quality; very rigid and well formed. A half-height bracket is included.
We have many M.2 to PCIe adapters on hand here at the lab, and we can tell you that OCZ's adapter is top quality. In addition, it is worth noting that this particular adapter is the first we've used that does not incur a performance hit. In fact, we tried the RD400 with and without the adapter and it ran slightly better with the adapter. We feel the additional $20 spent to get the adapter is money well spent. Even with the adapter, the RD400's MSRP is $10-$20 lower than a 950 Pro at similar capacity points.
The back of the adapter is devoid of components.
Pulling the drive from the adapter reveals a gray thermal/support pad.
This side of the PCB is covered with an attractive manufacturer's label. The label covers the drive's controller, DRAM package, and two flash packages. We wondered if the label would impede thermal dissipation, but we found that if it does; it's not enough to matter. We ran our tests with the label on and without any airflow; we experienced no thermal throttling.
This side of the PCB features another manufacturer's label that gives us the part number, serial number, shipping firmware, and date of manufacturer.
With the label removed, we can see the drive's controller, DRAM cache package, and two flash packages.
A detailed view of the drive's proprietary NVMe controller.
A detailed view of one of the drive's 15nm MLC BGA flash packages.
A detailed view of the drive's DRAM cache package and edge connector.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Drive Specifications, Pricing and Availability]
- Page 2 [Drive Details]
- Page 3 [Test System Setup, Drive Properties, & OCZ SSD Utility]
- Page 4 [Synthetic Benchmarks - ATTO & Anvil Storage Utilities]
- Page 5 [Synthetic Benchmarks - CrystalDiskMark & AS SSD]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks (OS) - PCMark Vantage, PCMark 7 & PCMark 8]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks (Secondary) - IOPS, Response & Transfer Rate]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks (Secondary Volume) - PCMark 8 Extended]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks (Secondary Volume) – 70/30 Mixed Workload]
- Page 10 [Maxed-Out Performance (MOP)]
- Page 11 [Final Thoughts]
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