OCZ SSD RevoDrive 3 X2 Series PCIe

  • OCZ SSD RevoDrive 3 X2 Series PCIe
90
Based on 14 scores, 38 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    11
  • Good:
    2
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Fast, especially in 4KB random reads and writes.
  • Great real-world results.
  • Delivers 226,470 IOPS in Iometer tests.

Cons:

  • Expensive.
  • SCSI architecture prohibits TRIM with Windows OS.

Expert reviews and ratings

By APC Magazine on 90

Welcome to a hard drive you can’t afford. At $2,100 for just 480GB of storage, this speed demon is tailor made for those who need the ultimate in hard drive speed, be it server operators or demanding digital content creators. This slab...

By APC Magazine on 80

There's been a big impact in the high-end solid-state drive market with the release of Sandforce's SF-2281 high-speed SSD controller. This controller has seen the launch of a number of drives capable of easily reaching the 500MB/s transfer...

By Overclockers Club on -

There is no doubt about it – the RevoDrive 3 X2 is a fast drive that offers incredible performance across the board. As a PCIe based solution, it is not bound by the limits of the SATA bus. This allows its performance to drive even higher. Keep in...

By Maximum PC on 90

OCZ just keeps pushing the envelope on its PCI Express SSDs. The first RevoDrive contained two 60GB SF-1200-powered SSDs in RAID 0, with a Silicon Image PCI-to-SATA controller. The RevoDrive X2 kept the same architecture, but added a second PCB with...

By Atomic MPC on 92

An amazing performer if you don’t choke on the...

By Real World Labs on -

So after reading all the results i am sure many of you are wondering about which SSD is currently the best one in the market. Well if you can afford the extra premium then the RevoDrive3 240GB is without doubt faster than every other SSD in...

By StorageReview on -

After seeing the performance skyrocket in our synthetic benchmarks, it goes without saying that significant firmware improvements were had between the pre-production sample and the retail version of the RevoDrive 3 X2. Random 4K write speeds saw...

By Pro-Clockers on -

It seems that OCZ is determined to keep their lead they currently have on the SSD market. And in order to do that they know they must be put high performance drives with blazing speeds in the hands of the enthusiasts, gamers and professionals and not...

By Pureoverclock on -

As we've said before and we'll continue to hammer any chance we can get, the single biggest bottleneck in modern systems is the traditional plattered hard drive, and using an SSD in your system will make such a massive difference that you'll...

By Hardware Canucks on -

OCZ has been trying for years to break into the professional market in a meaningful way and though the original RevoDrive was indeed groundbreaking, it was never considered to be a true workstation-class device. Rather, it felt like a crossover...

By Legion Hardware on -

The OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 480GB is an interesting product that delivers strong performance, though not nearly as strong as we had hoped to see. For example, in our file copy tests the RevoDrive 3 X2 delivered the strongest performance of any product...

By TechRadar on 80

Too much performance is a nice problem to have. It is still a problem though, especially in the context of some solid state drives. But not the new OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 480GB. OCZ claims it's capable of read speeds up to 1.5GB/s. That's monumental...

By BCCHardware on 90

OCZ has pushed the boundaries on performance with their RevoDrive units, but they certainly aren't for everyone. The performance potential of these units is incredible, but you have to remember that you'll need an extra PCIe 4x slot available. ...

By Ocaholic on -

The RevoDrive 3 X2 with 480 Gigabyte is a sheer unbelievably fast PCI-Express SSD. Basically, 1.5 Gigabyte per second of sequential throughput simply is overkill for a desktop system. But we still haven't mentioned the best thing: in our benchmark...

By Kitguru.net on 95

While many people have yet to upgrade to a regular Solid State Storage drive, there are professional users who demand even more performance. For this high end audience, OCZ have specially crafted the RevoDrive 3 x2, which is said to be the fastest...

By Benchmark Reviews on 90

IMPORTANT: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. While we each do our best to...

By HardwareHeaven on 100

Looking first at the build quality of the RevoDrive 3 X2 we have a product which gets all of the basics right. We have an uncluttered PCB which is bolted to the daughter board in a very secure fashion. The product is filled with high quality...

By Guru of 3D on -

The world of Solid State storage technology is full of surprises and the development rate is exceedingly progressive. It's a growth market where if you play your cards right, you can put down a technology foundation and expand to the greatest...

By StorageReview on -

If you are in the market for an impossibly fast SSD, the OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 is hard to beat. Going head to head with the LSI WarpDrive--priced almost six times more -- the Revo3 had no trouble keeping up in scenarios focused on single-user...

By PCPer on -

The RevoDrive 3 X2 is a true breath of fresh air to the field of PCIe Solid State Storage. With very large available capacities, and performance on-par with solutions costing several times more to obtain, I see the new RevoDrive making its way into...