OCZ SSD RevoDrive Series PCIe

  • OCZ SSD RevoDrive Series PCIe
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Based on 14 scores, 38 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    9
  • Good:
    4
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Low power usage 3 watts idle 8 watts active, PCI-E x4 based. No SATA needed, Stand alone, no wires, Enterprise technology at enthusiasts price level.
  • Extremely impressive performance, Excellent solution for avoiding the SATA issue on Sandybridge systems, Competitively priced when compared to two high performance drives to be used in RAID 0
  • Excellent performance, Easy to setup, Idle garbage colleciton, Good SandForce controller, 3 year warranty, Comparable cost

Cons:

  • Price is high if you simply compare it to other 50GB SSDs, Haven't found any drive cloning software that works with it yet.
  • No TRIM support

Expert reviews and ratings

By CDRinfo on -

We have in our labs the OCZ Revodrive, a high performance PCIe Solid State Drive (SSD) for consumer applications in desktops and workstation PCs. Moving beyond the bottleneck of SATA II, the RevoDrive features a PCI-E interface and promises to deliver...

By TechRadar on 90

Ever the SSD innovator, OCZ's PCIe-based RevoDrive is a bit of corker. While the SATA 3Gbps and SATA 6Gbps interfaces are still along way off causing major bandwidth problems for mechanical hard drives, the same cannot be said for SSDs. And for...

By TechReaction.net on -

The 80 GB OCZ Revodrive performed very well in all tests and performs about as well as two individual drives connected through an Intel Southbridge. Write speeds are slightly diminished, however, compared to two individual 40 GB drives in RAID0,...

By APC Magazine on 90

We have written a lot over the past few months about our hopes of new storage technologies entering the market - after all, storage speed is the biggest bottleneck in computing today. Some interesting products that attempt to solve these issues have...

By SilentPC Review on -

The OCZ RevoDrive 120GB is easily the fastest SSD we've tested and was particularly dominant in our file copy and application tests. However, as it is essentially composed of a pair of SandForce-based SSDs running in RAID 0, we were expecting more...

By Ninjalane on 100

We have entered a brave new world in data storage. This may seem like a bold claim but this drive device is a whole new spin on bootable drives. It is a new age in computers and OCZ appears to be leading the way. As we all know the traditional HDD...

By Bigbruin on -

As a system memory manufacturer, OCZ Technology could always be counted on to raise the performance bar through innovative new designs. Now that they have decided to concentrate on solid state drives, it can be seen that the same spirit that made...

By PCWorld New Zealand on 80

Mass-storage has long been a bottleneck for computer performance and we’re only now starting to see serious improvements in this area, through solid-state drives (SSDs).The performance boost SSDs bring is considerable – enough to make even...

By Bjorn3D on 90

The performance of the RevoDrive is excellent. There is no doubt that the RevoDrive will get the job done faster. The RevoDrive is priced slightly higher than SSDs at similar capacity, yet performs faster than those drives due to the RAID 0...

By Pro-Clockers on -

The OCZ RevoDrive is one hell of a drive. We have yet to test anything like it, or even as fast for that matter. With maximum Read speeds of 513MB/s and Write speeds of 434MB/s, according to our ATTO test, the Revo definitely performed as advertised....

By TechwareLabs on -

For some people, fast isn’t fast enough. They aren’t content unless they’re at the bleeding edge of gadget speed. Maybe waiting more than 3 seconds for an application to launch kicks in their ADHD. For whatever reason to need the...

By Neoseeker on -

During the testing process the OCZ RevoDrive proved to be everything I was expecting and more. The drive is fast, very fast and even while our internal benchmarks had it coming up short of its advertised max read and write ratings, the real-world...

By ThinkComputers on 90

Let me first say for the record that this is the fastest hard drive we have ever tested here at ThinkComputers! It has the fastest scores in HDTune and in ATTO Disk Benchmark! The ATTO scores were extremely impressive at 531MB/s read and 448MB/s...

By OverClock Intelligence Agency on -

OCZ is taking the solid state drive in a different direction with the RevoDrive and I personally believe they are on to something much bigger than most may realize. Sure, as we mentioned earlier, storage over add-in card slots isn't new, but it...

By Maximum PC on 80

Windows on our PCI-E SSD? OCZ Technology is on a roll. While most consumer SSD manufacturers are content to just slap the latest controller and some NAND into a 2.5-inch enclosure and call it a day, OCZ has been pumping out innovative products, from...

By Atomic MPC on 95

Fast, bootable solid state...

By Overclockers Club on -

The OCZ RevoDrive PCI Express 50GB drive was a complete pleasure to test. I had no issues whatsoever installing, booting into and running both Windows 7 Professional and Ubuntu Linux 10.10. The installation could not be simpler, just plug into the...

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 indeed the traditional plattered hard drive, and using an SSD in your system will make such a massive difference that...

By OCWorkBench on -

A lot of times, systems can get speedy if we do away with the bottleneck. OCZ RevoDrive breaks from tradition by channeling the data through the PCIe bus on existing motherboards. From the benchmarks, we can see that it easily breaks the 300MB/s...

By HardwareHeaven on 100

Starting with the build quality of the RevoDrive we have a solid foundation for the product. It uses a proven RAID controller with good quality PCIe bridge and both the SandForce controllers and Intel chips are proven, reliable parts. Added to this...