OCZ RevoDrive 350 Series PCIe 480Gb SSD Review

System Configuration and Performance Testing

Testing Software:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
  • ATTO Disk Benchmark
  • CrystalDiskMark 3.0
  • AS SSD
  • Anvil’s Storage Utilities
  • Ashampoo HDD Control 2

Performance Testing

ATTO Disk Benchmark

“As the industry’s leading provider of high-performance storage & network connectivity products, ATTO has created a widely-accepted Disk Benchmark freeware utility to help measure storage system performance. As one of the top tools utilized in the industry, Disk Benchmark identifies performance in hard drives, solid state drives, RAID arrays as well as connections to storage. Top drive manufacturers, like Hitachi, build and test every drive using the ATTO Disk Benchmark”

With ATTO we get a rough baseline of the drive’s expected performance. We recorded a sequential read performance of 2050 MB/s and a sequential write performance of 1908 MB/s in ATTO. This exceeds OCZ’s specifications and far exceed any speed obtainable by a typical SATA drive.

CrystalDiskMark 3.0

“CrystalDiskMark is designed to quickly test the performance of your hard drives. Currently, the program allows to measure sequential and random read/write speeds.”

CrystalDiskMark gives us a good view of single threaded sequential read performance.

AS SSD

“Test the sequential or random read/write performance without using the cache. AS SSD Benchmark reads/writes a 1 GByte file as well as randomly chosen 4K blocks. Additionally, it performs the tests using 1 or 64 threads and it determines the SSD’s access time.

Two extra benchmark tests examine the drive’s behavior when (1) copying a few big files, a lot of small files and a mixture of file sizes by using cached copy functions of your OS as well as (2) reading/writing data depending on the data’s compressibility.”

The results from AS SSD are nothing short of awesome. In the second set we see the drive’s iops ratings. Again, these numbers are unheard of with normal SATA drives.

Anvil’s Storage Utilities

“Anvil’s Storage Utilities is a powerful tool that was designed in order to provide you with a simple means of assessing the read and writer performance of your Solid State Drive or Hard Disk Drive. The benchmark tool helps you monitor and check the response time of your unit as well as view the system information collected using Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI).”

“Anvil’s Storage Utilities is a powerful tool that was designed in order to provide you with a simple means of assessing the read and writer performance of your Solid State Drive or Hard Disk Drive. The benchmark tool helps you monitor and check the response time of your unit as well as view the system information collected using Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI).”

0-Fill Compressible Data

Incompressible Data

The OCZ RevoDrive 350 performs consistently with most common file types. This should result in a high level of customer satisfaction, no matter what the task.

Ashampoo HDD Control 2

“The hard drive is one of the most important components of your computer. Even if a hard drive works flawlessly, it should still be regularly checked and maintained. This way an imminent hard drive failure can be detected early and might be prevented. If suddenly major problems occur or if your hard drive even completely fails, data loss might be the result.”

The test results for Ashampoo HDD Control 2 are very close to what was expected. Access times are rather high though.

 

Let’s wrap up the review in the last page.

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ghostamongyou
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6 years ago

I’ve always kind of been on
I’ve always kind of been on he fence about OCZ products, but my opinion of them is gradually improving.