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

19 comments

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

  2. 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 😉

  3. Benevolent Spectator

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

  4. 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.

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

    • 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.

    • 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…

  5. 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 😉

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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.

  9. can you dual boot ie linux/win7

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

  11. 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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