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

ANVIL STORAGE UTILITIES

As with ATTO and Crystal DiskMark, Anvil conducts several tests before the final result and we did not realize any improvement through subsequent testing.  Anvil does show us IOPS results which make it a good software for inclusion.

REVODRIVE HYBRID

MOMENTUS XT

A quick look at the Anvil results makes one thing obvious; the Hybrid is functioning as an SSD whereas the XT is functioning as a hard drive.  The two things that make this abundantly clear are the response times and the IOPS results.  To the XT’s credit, however, we are seeing response times of under 9ms which confirms that it is caching, just to a much smaller degree than the Revo Hybrid.

Since we have the space now, lets throw in the Anvil results of the Revo when it was tested as an SSD.

REVODRIVE HYBRID MOTHERBOARD SSD

Just as expected, we can see that the SSD run was very similar to that of the Hybrid run.

THE HYBRID AT WORK

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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/

Walt Hudson
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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 😉