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OCZ RevoDrive 3 x2 480GB Review

Rating: 9.5.

While many people have yet to upgrade to a regular Solid State Storage drive, there are professional users who demand even more performance. For this high end audience, OCZ have specially crafted the RevoDrive 3 x2, which is said to be the fastest consumer drive by a considerable margin.

Gone are the limitations of the SATA 3 interface thanks to the PCI-Express interface. OCZ claim a speed of 1.5GB/s read and 1.25GB/s write with a throughput specification of up to 200,000 IOPS @ 4k random write. Yes, that isn't a misprint. we are talking 1GB/s+ performance, and then some.

The 480GB product we are testing today retails at a staggering £1,349.98 from leading UK retailer Dabs. Many enthusiast users will be looking at the 240GB version which is stocked for a more palatable £550 inc vat.

By using a PCIe x4 slot which is capable of 16 Gbps, OCZ are bypassing normal limitations, so performance should be staggeringly good.

OCZ are keen to point out that this drive is mostly targeted to workstation users who are need of that extreme performance level and who work with very demanding applications.

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