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OCZ RevoDrive X2 240GB PCIE SSD Review

Postby Apoptosis » Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:13 am

OCZ RevoDrive X2 240GB PCIE SSD Review

The second generation of the OCZ RevoDrive, dubbed the RevoDrive X2, arrived for testing and we were giddy with geek fueled excitement to see just how well it performed. Curious? I'll spoil the suspense now and sum it up in one word - WOW. See for the results for yourself in our in-depth review that includes real world benchmark tests!

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OCZ has taken the already impressive RevoDrive and kicked it up to a whole new level with the RevoDrive X2. It simply rocks. It's hands-down the fastest SSD we have used and its elegant simplicity in use and installation makes it all the more appealing for users of all levels. The performance numbers put up by the OCZ RevoDrive X2 240GB PCIe SSD are insane and part of the reason it can reach such numbers is because of the PCI-E interface. A normal SATA II connection allows a theoretical bandwidth limit of 3Gbps or 375MB/s. The PCI Express interface is necessary to reach the potential of this beast.


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Re: OCZ RevoDrive X2 240GB PCIE SSD Review

Postby IRQ Conflict » Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:45 am

Nice! Just too bad I can't afford one. I think I'd rather upgrade the graphics card and keep my slow-ass mechanical drives...for now...
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Re: OCZ RevoDrive X2 240GB PCIE SSD Review

Postby gwolfman » Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:50 pm

What was the particular problem with the MSI board booting from the RevoDrive? Was it not properly tested and booting from add-in cards, was it more specifically the particular Silicon Image controller, the Pci-E to PCI-X bridge, or something specific to the RevoDrive?
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Re: OCZ RevoDrive X2 240GB PCIE SSD Review

Postby FZ1 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:27 pm

gwolfman wrote:What was the particular problem with the MSI board booting from the RevoDrive? Was it not properly tested and booting from add-in cards, was it more specifically the particular Silicon Image controller, the Pci-E to PCI-X bridge, or something specific to the RevoDrive?

It was a problem with the motherboard BIOS. The latest beta BIOS has a fix for it. Without it, the card causes the machine to bluescreen.
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Re: OCZ RevoDrive X2 240GB PCIE SSD Review

Postby gwolfman » Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:08 pm

FZ1 wrote:
gwolfman wrote:What was the particular problem with the MSI board booting from the RevoDrive? Was it not properly tested and booting from add-in cards, was it more specifically the particular Silicon Image controller, the Pci-E to PCI-X bridge, or something specific to the RevoDrive?

It was a problem with the motherboard BIOS. The latest beta BIOS has a fix for it. Without it, the card causes the machine to bluescreen.

I guess I was trying to get at what was wrong with the BIOS, but maybe they didn't share the details. Either way, how weird.
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Postby FZ1 » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:24 pm

Yeah, they don't share that type of detail.
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Re: OCZ RevoDrive X2 240GB PCIE SSD Review

Postby Kaos Kid » Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:05 pm

SWEEEET!

The Bugatti Veyron of drives! Well, maybe in a couple of years I'll be able to afford a used one... =P~
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