In considering the makeup of the OCZ RevoDrive 120GB PCI-Express card, full credit has to go to both SandForce and OCZ for their partnership in bringing the RevoDrive to the consumer. OCZ did their homework in producing a RAID0 SSD that reaches the top performance that consumers demand and then encorporated the SandForce SF-1200 series processor which was a stroke of genius. Only SandForce controllers can maintain top performance and minimize performance degradation over time even without the necessity of TRIM and we are seeing it here for the first time.
The consumer can purchase a RevoDrive for under $200 and get performance results of 540MB/s read and 450mb/S write which has never before been available. As it installs via the PCI-Express slot, this provides availability for another SSD or, more logically, a hard drive for storage of those files that one doesn’t need on a daily basis. The concept hasn’t even reached the ‘drawing board’ of much of the competition, much less the thought of providing an equal product at such a low price point.
At the end of the day, we have to thank OCZ for the opportunity to review this drive and must admit that dreams of Revo x2 are now running through our head. Just how fast can we get anyway?
Pg3 – Benchmarks
Pg5 – Final Thoughts