OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid 1TB PCIe SSD Review – Performance, Capacity And Value Finally

ATTO DISK BENCHMARK VER. 2.46

OCZ REVODRIVE HYBRID

SEAGATE MOMENTUS XT

I have never been a true fan of the XT as I never realized any big gain in typical use.  This led me to a very hesitant outlook when initially looking at the Revo Hybrid.  With respect to caching, very little performance gains were realized in multiple tests and, as we can see above, the Revo Hybrid fared below it’s advertised specifications of 900MB/s read and 800MB/s  write.  Having been in contact with a few colleagues who easily met their performance expectations,  I can only surmise that this is because I ‘dirtied the water’ by ripping the Hybrid apart and testing all separately right off.

Having said that, it is VERY evident that the caching of the Hybrid is working correctly as we have a 900GB plus capacity drive performing at 800MB/s performance.  As I stated that we realized no gain in test repetition, it is a huge benefit that the Hybrid is reaching these speeds right away.

CRYSTAL DISK BENCHMARK VER. 3.0 X64

The Hybrid is left and XT right.

As with ATTO results, no performance gains were seen in these tests and it is probably due to the fact that both ATTO and Crystal perform several tests prior to the result being reached which could mean that caching is active during the test.  We always find CDM to be lower than ATTO but, once again, even here you are seeing 700MB/s speeds from a 931GB storage medium. 

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Great review, as always! You always provide useful insights and detailed analysis.

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Thank you very much!

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It’s a nice concept, but I’d like to see it implemented in a bit more down-to-earth way: SSD with half the capacity, and a single-platter HDD (all to reduce material costs and energy consumption) would be perfect for me. It doesn’t always have to be the super-duper fastest and largest drive 😉

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Can you clarify the TRIM support issue? I thought Windows 7 supports TRIM if it is enabled correctly.

Les@TheSSDReview
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Windows 7 supports TRIM but not in RAID or SCSI environments, the latter of which is used by the new Revo 3 drives.

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“OCZ says the Revo 3×2 Card supports TRIM because the architecture is based on SCSI. The MS Windows Storport architecture, however, does not presently support TRIM or SCSI UNMAP. Conversations with OCZ regarding this revealed that OCZ and Microsoft are working together and the functionality should be enabled in the near future.” from:

http://www.thessdreview.com/our-reviews/ocz-revodrive-3-x2-480-gb-pcie-ssd-review-physical-characteristics-and-vca-technology/

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Are you sure the memory is IMFT?? According to the IMFT website (link below), 100% of the IMFT NAND output is consumed by Intel and Micron.

http://www.imftech.com/company/faqs.html#customers

Les@TheSSDReview
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That is not correct. We have documented two separate ocasions where IMFT NAND flash memory was utilized in SSDs and the name of the flash made to reflect that of the company, the previous being SuperTalent.Type your reply…

Aigars Mahinovs
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So, does it work on Linux and how well? That might be a much more important issue than Windows support – these SSDs are the best thing of the last decade for speeding up databases and other server operations!
Team up with Phoronix if you are lacking Linux expertise 😉