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OCZ RevoDrive X2 240GB Review

Rating: 9.0.

Kitguru has reviewed a wide cross section of SSD’s since we opened earlier this year, but today we are looking at something a little different. OCZ have been at the forefront of SSD development, continually pushing the technology into new and exciting performance sectors. Their latest ‘X2’ is the second generation RevoDrive set to redefine the performance to value for money ratio.

At around £500 including VAT it certainly won’t be a ‘spur of the moment’ purchase, but considering the quoted performance figures of up to 740 MB/s read and 720MB/s write, there is a substantial reduction in the cost of ownership when compared against competing solutions from other manufacturers.

The RevoDrive has the edge by eliminating the Sata II bottleneck and by using the PCIe x4 interface to exploit the full potential of modern day flash technology. There are a total of four SandForce 1200 SSD controllers onboard to offer potentially incredible levels of performance.

OCZ RevoDrive X2 240GB
Max Read: up to 740MB/s
Max Write: up to 720MB/s
Sustained Write: up to 600MB/s
Random Write 4KB (Aligned): 120,000 IOPS
Seek Time: 0.1ms
Interface: PCIe x4
Power Consumption: Idle 3W, Active 8W
Operating Temp: 0°C ~ 70°C
Storage Temp: -45°C ~ +85°C
Shock Resistance: up to 1500G
Raid Support: via Silicon Image 3124

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