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The OCZ SSD RevoDrive X2 claims read and write throughput of 740MB/s and 720MB/s. The RevoDrive X2 can use PCIe x4 courtesy of the Pericom PCI-X to PCIe bridge chip, which converts the parallel PCI-X signaling into serial PCIe. The advantage to using PCIe x4 opposed to the SATA interface is that it provides far more bandwidth. The Serial ATA 3Gb/s bus is only capable of connecting devices at transfer speeds of about 300MB/s. The RevoDrive X2 uses the PCI Express 4x bus which allows speeds of up to 1GB/s.
Incredible read and write performance.
Competitively priced when compared to 4 high performance drives to be used in RAID 0.
Easier to install than a 2.5" drive.
Available in capacities up to 960GB.
Delivers approximately 120,000 4K IOPS in Iometer.
Best IOPS performance available to consumers.
DuraWrite technology extends NAND lifetime.
Price is high when compared to more conventional 100GB SSDs.
Have to have a free x4 (or greater) PCI Express slot available.
No TRIM support.
SiI3124 RAID controller lacks NCQ, SMART, and TRIM pass through.
By TechSpot on December 20, 2010
The OCZ RevoDrive X2 240GB is an interesting product that delivered both impressive and disappointing results in our evaluation. First, the RevoDrive X2 got off to an excellent start with our file copy testing, delivering 3-4 times more performance...
By PC Authority on August 28, 2011
Read or review of the OCZ RevoDrive 240GB and see why it's our A-List pick of the SSDs....
By PC Authority on August 28, 2011
The price tag is hard to swallow but the OCZ RevoDrive 2 160GB is incredibly fast...
By Bigbruin on June 22, 2011
OCZ Technology has another winner on its hands with the RevoDrive X2 100GB PCI Express SSD! It is hard not to be impressed by an SSD that offers read speeds of up to 740MB/s and write speeds of up to 690MB/s. Top speeds like that are obviously...
By PC Advisor on June 15, 2011
The OCZ RevoDrive X2 is one of the fastest storage options available and isn't much more expensive than a standard SSD of the same capacity. However a lack of TRIM support, lower IOPS with tiny files and its limitation to desktop PCs means...
By TechRadar on April 25, 2011
We've had a play with OCZ's first take on the PCIe-based SSD, the OCZ RevoDrive 120GB and you could colour us fairly impressed. A little while later and the OCZ RevoDrive X2 240GB has found itself slotted into our test bench.OCZ's first...
By Icrontic on April 16, 2011
The OCZ RevoDrive X2 100GB’s retail price is $449.99, although current pricing (at publication time) on Newegg is $409.99: OCZ RevoDrive X2 OCZSSDPX-1RVDX0100 PCI-E MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD). It’s expensive, but enthusiast-class...
By ThinkComputers on March 29, 2011
There is no doubt that the RevoDrive X2 is one of the fastest solid state drive solutions available today, even with SATA 6GB/s solid state drives coming out they still cannot beat the RevoDrive X2! When I originally reviewed the first RevoDrive I...
By Overclockers Club on March 20, 2011
Just as with the original RevoDrive, the X2 version lives up to its reputation and delivers a massive boost of speed as a unique PCI Express hard drive platform. While the drive did have some issues with small file sizes, the overall transfer speeds...
By Vortez on March 14, 2011
Rarely do you find a product that is revolutionary in its approach to computing. We have seen many products come into our hands at Vortez which could be classed as innovative, but revolutionary? This is an entirely different thing altogether. The...
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