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OCZ RevoDrive 3 Series

OCZ RevoDrive 3 Series
alaScore 94

175 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 175 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design. The size also gets good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability and value for money.

usability, size, design

value for money, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Solid-state drive the OCZ RevoDrive 3 Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 175 reviews)

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OCZ RevoDrive3 X2 Review


OCZ just keeps pushing the envelope on its PCI Express SSDs. The first RevoDrive contained two 60GB SF-1200-powered SSDs in RAID 0, with a Silicon Image PCI-to-SATA controller. The RevoDrive X2 kept the same architecture, but added a second PCB with...

Absurdly fast, especially in 4KB random reads and writes; great real-world results

Absurdly expensive; half again the price of Vertex 3s in RAID

Earlier RevoDrives were marketed to enthusiasts, but you’ll find the RevoDrive3 X2 under the “Workstation” category on OCZ’s website—with good reason: SandForce drives are already optimized for frequent small-file random reads and writes at high queue...

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OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 (480GB) Preview: 200K IOPS & 1.5GB/s for $1699?


Although consumer SSDs are far from a mature technology, PCIe SSDs are even further behind on the growth curve. The upside is huge. As SandForce has already demonstrated with the right dataset a single SSD can nearly saturate the 6Gbps SATA bus. Rather...

I believe there's a very specific niche that is interested in something like the RevoDrive 3. A customer that needs the performance and is too resource limited to go after the more expensive solutions on the market. I believe it's a lot like what we...


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OCZ Revo 3 X2 240GB


Truly remarkable speed with this PCI-E SSD.

As we've said before and we'll continue to hammer any chance we can get, the single biggest bottleneck in modern systems is the traditional plattered hard drive, and using an SSD in your system will make such a massive difference that you'll want to...


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OCZ RevoDrive 3 240GB PCIe SSD Review


The OCZ RevoDrive series continues to demonstrate the growth of technologies and innovation in the SSD market.

While the RevoDrive 3 series is not going to fit into everyone's budget, it is simply one of the best storage options on the market, consumer or otherwise.

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OCZ Technology RevoDrive 3 X2 PCI-E 480GB SSD Review


With a massive capacity and nearly unlimited performance, the RevoDrive 3 X2 will be a great addition to your workstation.

On the hardware side of things OCZ has put together a good package that will be able to deliver solid performance when all of the pieces are in place. We found a few short comings, though, some of which we haven't discussed yet.

Golden Tachometer Award

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OCZ RevoDrive3 X2 SuperScale PCI-E SSD


Delivers 226,470 IOPS in Iometer tests ; Outstanding 1568/1402 MBps read/write speed with ATTO ; Provides primary boot drive PCI-E SSD capability ; TCG OPAL security with 256-bit AES encryption ; SandForce SF-2281 processor supports TRIM, SMART, and...

SCSI architecture prohibits TRIM with Windows OS ; Expensive high-performance storage product

IMPORTANT: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. While we each do our best to ensure...


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OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 - 480GB PCIe SSD Review


Today we have the higher specification RevoDrive model, the X2 attached to our test system and will be putting it through a selection of real world and synthetic tests to find out if OCZ can meet their claims of 1500MB/s speed and 230k IOPS.

Crazy fast, completely stable, feature packed and unbeatable.

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OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 480GB PCIe SSD Review


OCZ gave everyone a hint of things to come at Computex 2011 with a sneak peak of the third generation of the RevoDrive. We've been impressed with our previous encounters with this SSD line and this time is no different as we give the RevoDrive 3 X2...

Redesigned for the better, the RevoDrive 3 X2 is an amazing piece of hardware that not only nearly doubles up on the previous generation in max speed but now offers the all important TRIM to keep that performance going strong long term.

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OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 PCIe SSD Performance Preview


In recent months we've covered PCI Express-based SSDs from virtually all the major players, from Fusion-io to, OCZ and LSI. The last time we took a look at OCZ's offering, the RevoDrive X2 took to the test bench and with its MLC-based design, offered...

Huge bandwidth available at 1.5G/s read and 1.2GB/s write ; Fastest PCMark Vantage score we've seen to date ; Bootable ; Elegant design with native PCIe SuperScale processor ; Reasonably priced for product in its class

Still a few driver and firmware bugs holding back performance and functionality in certain cases

The OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 took to our battery of synthetic and real-world benchmarks with surprising top-end performance in all but corner case test conditions (IOMeter workloads). Even then, OCZ's new PCI Express-based SSD offered very competitive...

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OCZ RevoDrive 3 x2 480GB PCIe SSD Review - Seriously Fast Storage


Back in June of last year, OCZ released the RevoDrive, followed up rather quickly by the RevoDrive x2. Both models represented a new way of economically bundling multiple SSD controllers behind an integrated RAID solution. This broke the mold for...

Both models represented a new way of economically bundling multiple SSD controllers behind an integrated RAID solution. This broke the mold for storage, as the vast majority of end users were stuck with the common 2.5" form factor SATA SSD (as well as...

Product Specifications


Backup Function: No
Hot Swap Function: No


Ethernet: No
Fibre Channel: No
Firewire: No
Serial ATA: No
Ultra ATA: No
Wireless LAN: No

General Features

BUS powered: No
BUS-powered: No
Internal / External:Internal