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OCZ RevoDrive 3 x2 480GB Review

To say that the OCZ RevoDrive 3 x2 480GB is fast would be the understatement of the year. It is easily the fastest drive we have tested, by a long shot. Obviously, the price means that it will be targeting a very small audience – gamers with large salaries and enthusiast users who want the fastest possible performance for video editing and streaming data. It is clearly not only built for the rich enthusiast, but for the professional sector.

Again we can’t rate this drive on cost alone, because it is designed for a very specific audience. Money is almost irrelevant in this sector.

At £1,350 inc vat, this is going to be out of reach for almost everyone, however if you are lucky enough to be able to afford it, then there is no doubt that it will transform your system into a lightning fast, ultra responsive power house. When matched up with our overclocked Intel Core i7 990x @ 4.8ghz, ASUS Rampage III Black Edition and Nvidia GTX580 we had pretty much built what we would class as the ‘ultimate system’.

OCZ create some of the finest Solid State Drives on the market, and this is certainly a showcase, highlighting their engineering capabilities. The OCZ configuration is in a class of its own – The proprietary Virtualised Controller Architecture 2.0, SuperScale Storage Accelerator and a quad configuration of Sandforce SF-2281 chips delivers performance levels previously only imagined.

The 240GB version of this product will prove to be more popular, as it retails for around £550 including VAT.

If you are fortunate enough to have a large enough bank balance and need the fastest performing flash drive on the market, then this is surely a ‘must have’. Pair it up with the new Asus Mars II graphics card and a Intel Core i7 processor then you won’t need an upgrade for a while.

The RevoDrive 3 x2 is an enthusiast user’s wet dream.

Pros:

  • Performance in a class of its own.
  • Installation and drive configuration is bullet proof.
  • Its bootable with a compatible motherboard.
  • Available in capacities from 240GB to 960 GB.

Cons:

  • It ain’t cheap.

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Rating: 9.5.

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