OCZ REVODRIVE HYBRID
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.
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.