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Written by Olin Coles   
Friday, 19 November 2010
Table of Contents: Page Index
OCZ RevoDrive X2 PCI-Express SSD
Closer Look: OCZ RevoDrive X2 SSD
SandForce PCI-E SSD Anatomy
Features and Specifications
SSD Testing Methodology
AS-SSD Benchmark
ATTO Disk Benchmark
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 Tests
Iometer IOPS Performance
AIDA64 Disk Benchmark
HDD vs Hybrid Drive vs SSD
OCZ RevoDrive Conclusion

AS-SSD Benchmark

Alex Schepeljanski of Alex Intelligent Software develops the free AS SSD Benchmark utility for testing storage devices. The AS SSD Benchmark tests sequential read and write speeds, input/output operational performance, and response times. Because this software receives frequent updates, Benchmark Reviews recommends that you compare results only within the same version family.

Beginning with sequential read and write performance, the 240GB OCZ RevoDrive X2 PCI-E Solid State Drive produced 691.41 MB/s read speed and 279.44 MB/s write performance, compared to 393.05 MB/s read and 185.54 MB/s write on the 120GB RevoDrive. The sequential file transfer speeds have traditionally been low with this benchmark tool because of uncompressed data, especially with SandForce controllers, which is why we will concentrate on the operational IOPS performance for this section.

Single-threaded 4K IOPS performance delivers 26.66 MB/s read and 62.98 MB/s write, which is considerably higher than a single SandForce-driven SSD and still among the highest results we've recorded. 64-thread 4K reads recorded 418.64 MB/s while write performance was 257.61 MB/s... both earning the OCZ RevoDrive X2 SSD a spot among the top performance results in our charts. This compares well against the original RevoDrive with 221.92 MB/s reads and 170.45 MB/s writes.

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Displayed in the chart below, the 64-thread 4KB IOPS performance results for several enthusiast-level storage products helps to illustrate which products offer the best operational input/output under load:

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Compared to the 228/143 MBps 64-thread 4KB IOPS that two separate SandForce SF-1200 SSDs in RAID-0 produced, the OCZ RevoDrive and RevoDrive X2 offer exceedingly impressive read performance and heavily outperform in write operations.

Drive Hardware

In the next section, Benchmark Reviews tests transfer rates using ATTO Disk Benchmark.



 

Comments 

 
# ThumperRealNeil 2010-11-19 05:05
This thing really rocks. The 'real world' experience using a computer with one of these things inside of it must be sweet indeed. Can't afford one of them and may never be able to. But it's good to see that they're out there.
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# RE: ThumperServando Silva 2010-11-19 06:28
Any SSD will make you notice a super-boost in real world experience against HDDs. I'm sure you'll not notice a difference between controllers, but I'm not sure if the RevoDrive X2 could make THE difference.
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# RE: OCZ RevoDrive X2 PCI-Express SSDAdam 2010-11-19 07:28
Bloody hell that's fast, you sure as hell pay for it though...

I'm yet to upgrade to any SSD yet unfortunately, still waiting for the technology to move on a bit / become more affordable.
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# C300 in raid or this?aberkae 2010-11-19 09:03
This by far is the best performers on the market.
I'm debating weather to get an extra c300 (256 gig) for raid 0,(total 500gigs >700 mb/sec read/500 rights) extra $525
Vs Revodrive x2 256gig one, extra $699.
(aren't the Sandforce 2500, 2600 controllers out soon as well?)
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# RE: C300 in raid or this?Olin Coles 2010-11-19 12:03
You can expect the next generation of SandForce products in Q1 2011, but not sooner. This particular product, while being extremely fast, lacks TRIM support because of the RAID controller. In my opinion, you shouldn't buy an SSD without TRIM support. In this case however, there recovery time wouldn't be an issue unless you did constant fills.
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# RE: RE: C300 in raid or this?Khaosus 2011-02-21 21:44
Although this is an old post, I felt the need to clarify.
TRIM is not needed for Revodrive X2 due to the garbage collecting algorithms built into SandForce. TRIM is a sloppy patch job on a problem that should of never existed and on any good drive will not be needed.
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# RE: OCZ RevoDrive X2 PCI-Express SSDDaryl Greene 2010-11-19 17:26
WOW! Those things are ridiculously expensive!
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