PCI-Express SSD drives are not new in the market, with the technology being implemented in several portable devices and companies offering various PCI-E SSD drives for home and professional applications. One of the first to offer a commercial PCI-E SSD drive in the form of a PC card was OCZ, several years ago. The company today offers several similar devices, two of which we have here today; the RevoDrive X2, successor of the first PCI-E based SSD drives and designed for enthusiasts and the RevoDrive 3 X2, an improved version of the same device for workstation/professional use. Are 2.5” SATA SSD drives not fast enough for you? Then read on…

PCI-Express SSD drives are not new in the market, with the technology being implemented in several portable devices and companies offering various PCI-E SSD drives for home and professional applications. One of the first to offer a commercial PCI-E SSD drive in the form of a PC card was OCZ, several years ago. The company today offers several similar devices, two of which we have here today; the RevoDrive X2, successor of the first PCI-E based SSD drives and designed for enthusiasts and the RevoDrive 3 X2, an improved version of the same device for workstation/professional use. Are 2.5” SATA SSD drives not fast enough for you? Then read on…

Manufacturer features and specifications – OCZ Revodrive X2 240GB

  • PCI-Express interface (x4)
  • For use as primary boot drive or data storage
  • 4 x SATA
  • Read: Up to 740 MB/s
  • Write: Up to 720 MB/s
  • Sustained Write: Up to 600 MB/s
  • Random Write 4KB (Aligned): 120,000 IOPS
  • Internal RAID 0
  • 181.07 (L) x 21.59 (W) x 125.08mm (H)
  • Shock Resistance: 1500g
  • Seek Time: 0.1 ms
  • Operating Temp: 0°C ~ 70°C
  • Ambient Temp: 0°C ~ 55°C
  • Storage Temp: -45°C ~ 85°C
  • Power Consumption: 4.3W Idle, 8.3W active
  • MTBF: 2,000,000 hours
  • 3-Year Warranty
  • Compatible with Windows XP 32/64, Vista 32/64, Windows 7 32/64

 

Manufacturer features and specifications – OCZ Revodrive 3 X2 480GB

  • PCI-Express Gen. 2 x4 interface
  • MLC NAND flash
  • Full height form factor
  • OCZ SuperScale Storage Controller
  • Virtualized Controller Architecture 2.0
  • Bootable as a direct-attach device
  • Read: Up to 1500 MB/s
  • Write: Up to 1250 MB/s
  • Max Random Write 4KB (Aligned): 230,000 IOPS
  • 128-bit & 256-bit AES-compliant data encryption
  • SMART monitoring
  • 167.64 (L) x 98.42 (W) x 15.25mm (H)
  • Weight: 114g
  • Shock Resistance: 1500g
  • Operating Temp: 0°C ~ 70°C
  • Ambient Temp: 0°C ~ 55°C
  • Storage Temp: -45°C ~ 85°C
  • Power Consumption: 7.5W idle, 8.3W active
  • MTBF: 1,000,000 hours
  • 3-Year Warranty
  • Current OS Supported: Windows 7 32/64