The OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 Preview: Second-Gen SandForce Goes PCIe

Test Setup

Test Hardware
Intel Core i5-2500K (Sandy Bridge), 32 nm, 3.3 GHz, LGA 1155, 6 MB Shared L3, Turbo Boost Enabled
ASRock Z68 Extreme4, BIOS v1.4
Kingston Hyper-X 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3-1333 @ DDR3-1333, 1.5 V
Hard Drive
OCZ Vertex 3 240 GB SATA 6Gb/s

Crucial m4 64 GB SATA 6Gb/s, Firmware: 0001

Crucial m4 128 GB SATA 6Gb/s, Firmware: 0001

Crucial m4 256 GB SATA 6Gb/s, Firmware: 0001

Crucial m4 512 GB SATA 6Gb/s, Firmware: 0001

Crucial RealSSD 256 GB SATA 6Gb/s, Firmware: 0006

OCZ Vertex 3 SATA 6Gb/s, Firmware: 2.09

OCZ RevoDrive X2 PCIe 1.1 x4, Firmware: 1.33

OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 PCIe 2.0 x4, Firmware: 2.06

Seagate Momentus 5400.6 500 GB SATA 3Gb/s
Palit GeForce GTX 460 1 GB
Power Supply
Seasonic 760 W, 80 PLUS
System Software and Drivers
Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
DirectX 11
DriverGraphics: Nvidia 270.61
Virtu: 1.1.101
Tom's Hardware Storage Bench v1.0
Iometer 1.1.0
# Workers = # Logical CPUs, 4 KB Random: LBA=16 GB, varying QDs, 128 KB Sequential: QD=1
ATTO Benchmark

LBA=2 GB, QD=2 & 4, varying transfer sizes

PCMark 7
Storage Suite
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  • doive1231
    Interesting that Crucial's m4 products show up well in benchmarks but are often overlooked in favour of Corsair and OCZ SSDs.