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Windows 7: What is that?Is that a hard disk?

29 Nov 2010   #1
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 
What is that?Is that a hard disk?

OCZ RevoDrive PCI-Express SSD OCZ Technology


A)Is it compatible with my motherboard GA-X38-DS4?
B)Is it faster than my 150GB veliciraptor?
C)Is it safe and reliable for C:\ (OS win 7 64bit)?


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29 Nov 2010   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It's an SSD on a PCI Express card.

A). Should be compatible
B). Any SSD on the market is much f aster than a velociraptor. This would be even better yet
C). Should be safe for C:/...but due to cost, I don't know anybody using one of these drives.
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29 Nov 2010   #3
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
It's an SSD on a PCI Express card.

A). Should be compatible
B). Any SSD on the market is much f aster than a velociraptor. This would be even better yet
C). Should be safe for C:/...but due to cost, I don't know anybody using one of these drives.
Is there any way or website to compare the speed of those 2(two)?
I mean...for example if the speed of velociraptor 150gb is 100 read/write and Revodrive 80gb is 120 read/write forget it.
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BUT if revo is 400 and more read/write i will buy the revo!!
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29 Nov 2010   #4
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ughhh.....it's not the read/write speeds which make SSD's incredible, it's the ability to get to each and every file on the drive with 0.1ms access times or less which make SSD's so fast. No mechanical hard drive even comes close.

According to OCZ, the specs are as follows on the 120GB + drives.
  • Read: Up to 540 MB/s
  • Write: Up to 480 MB/s
  • Sustained Write: Up to 400 MB/s
  • Random Write 4KB (Aligned): 75,000 IOPS
Here are some benchies on that drive
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1370/1/

But like I said, any SSD is going to blow the velociraptor out of the water. it cannot compete with 0.1ms access times across the entire drive.
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29 Nov 2010   #5
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

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29 Nov 2010   #6
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Ughhh.....it's not the read/write speeds which make SSD's incredible, it's the ability to get to each and every file on the drive with 0.1ms access times or less which make SSD's so fast. No mechanical hard drive even comes close.

According to OCZ, the specs are as follows on the 120GB + drives.
  • Read: Up to 540 MB/s
  • Write: Up to 480 MB/s
  • Sustained Write: Up to 400 MB/s
  • Random Write 4KB (Aligned): 75,000 IOPS
Here are some benchies on that drive
OCZ RevoDrive 120GB PCI-Express SSD Review - OCZ RevoDrive - Introduction - Legit Reviews

But like I said, any SSD is going to blow the velociraptor out of the water. it cannot compete with 0.1ms access times across the entire drive.
Ok so far so good.
And the last question...
Is it ok too plug it in the second PCe?
Because in the first PCe i have my Ati Radeon.
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29 Nov 2010   #7
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Don't Leap Yet

The drive is a speed demon. But before I bought it I would look into it a little farther. I did see on their site some boards listed that had a problem seeing the installed card. I would check with my MB manufaturer first and I would look for a forum where that people are using or try it.
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29 Nov 2010   #8
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HammerHead View Post
The drive is a speed demon. But before I bought it I would look into it a little farther. I did see on their site some boards listed that had a problem seeing the installed card. I would check with my MB manufaturer first and I would look for a forum where that people are using or try it.
I allready contact gigabyt and i wait for answer.
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29 Nov 2010   #9
spyknee

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32
 
 

I do not think the REVO is PCI-e. It is just a PCI x4.
It is actually 2 SSD's RAIDED togather for a PCI x4 bus.?????? Its reads are listed 500MB/s +.
Indilinx - Vertex, Agility, Turbo, Solid V2, Colossus and Z-Drive with Microsoft OS..
Check out here. See add at top of page. This is for Vertex SSD's. After viewing add you can navigate to the forum for REVO's.

SATA have a cap of 700MB/s. Using PCI x4 allows for faster bus rate.

http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/fo...-SSD&highlight=

A thread I started asking questions about REVO's.
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29 Nov 2010   #10
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Not the first time we've seen something like this.
Techymike found one a while ago here and here
capacity 1TB, read/write up to 1.4GB/s, a cheap $4400
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