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




blankI 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.

blankblankAs 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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    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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    Benevolent Spectator

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

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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.


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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.

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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…

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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 😉

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    Great review, no complaints there. My spelling/grammar side was going crazy with your “their / there / they’re” misspellings, though! Might want to look up when to use each correctly.

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    You have a valid point as we do not utilize Linux at all but will look into it. No promises…

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    Christopher Harquail

    Great article, very in depth. Thanks. You may made me re-consider my 2nd SSD purchase.

    FYI, page 5, first paragraph, 100MB/typo/100GB.

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    can you dual boot ie linux/win7

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    On a new install, how do we download revo hybrid drivers and store to a folder without windows yet loaded?

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    I liked your review and would very much like to employ this in my system. I have a z800 I tried to install this card but it would not function. I could see it but could not access the drive. My 135gb sas drives were stripped and very fast but I needed more drive space but didn’t want to take a hair cut on speed. Any suggestions on how I might get this to function? I tried ocz, that was disappointing as they were of no assistance. thanks

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