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Published November 1, 2011
Considering the CrystalDiskMark benchmark runs each test five times and takes the average, we didn't expect to see a difference between the first and third runs -- and there wasn't. The RevoDrive Hybrid provided a sequential read speed of 340.9MB/s on the first pass, making it much faster than the SRT and Seagate Momentus XT. In terms of SSD performance, the RevoDrive Hybrid was on par with the Crucial RealSSD C300.
The write performance was quite different however, as the RevoDrive Hybrid slipped behind the SRT and settled near the Patriot Pyro. Interestingly, the Pyro is the only other flash drive to use asynchronous memory, the same kind used by the RevoDrive's 100GB SSD. With a throughput of 154.9MB/s on the first run followed by a much slower 116MB/s on the third, the RevoDrive Hybrid was much slower than most of the SSDs tested and it wasn't much snappier than a bog standard desktop hard drive.
The RevoDrive Hybrid shines again when measuring random 512K read performance, delivering 364MB/s on its first run and outdoing the Samsung 830 Series, Crucial m4 and Intel SSD 510 Series, while it was only slower than the other SandForce SF-2200 based SSDs that use quicker synchronous memory.
Again, we're met with disappointing write performance because of the NAND flash memory OCZ used. Furthermore, the RevoDrive Hybrid was again much slower on its third run, which saw a throughput of just 117.9MB/s, whereas the first run managed to outpace the Patriot Pyro with 154.5MB/s.
The random 4K-QD32 read performance was acceptable as the RevoDrive Hybrid managed 122.6MB/s on its first run -- faster than the Patriot Pyro, Intel SSD 510 Series, Patriot Torqx and Kingston SSDNow V+ 100.
The random 4K-QD32 write performance was impressive on its first run with 151.2MB/s, placing it a notch ahead of the Samsung 830 Series. Oddly, the RevoDrive Hybrid once again became much slower by the third run.
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