OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid Solid State Drive Review

We have already seen one hybrid solid state drive solution in the Synapse Cache drive from OCZ.  You pair it with your normal hard drive and it acts as a cache drive doing most of the work to speed things up.  If you are familiar with OCZ’s RevoDrive series of drives you know they offer some of the fastest transfer speeds available on the consumer level when it comes to solid state drives.  OCZ has decided to take this incredible speed put it together with their caching technology and brings us the RevoDrive Hybrid.  It is a PCI-Express card that has a normal 1TB drive on it for storage and 128GB of solid state flash to do the caching.  The drive has rated speeds of up to 910MB/s read and 810MB/s write.  Read on as we take a look…

Special thanks to OCZ for providing us with the RevoDrive Hybrid Solid State Drive to review.

Features & Specifications
– Available in 1TB Capacity
– 100GB Dedicated Cache
– PCI-Express Gen. 2 x4 Interface
– Full height form factor
– OCZ SuperScale Storage Controller
– Virtualized Controller Architecture 2.0
– Included Caching Software Key
– ECC, Encryption
– SMART monitoring
– 167.64 (L) x 98.42 (W) x 22.15mm (H)
– Weight: 289g
– Operating Temp: 5°C ~ 50°C
– Storage Temp: 0°C ~ 60°C
– Power Consumption: 8.1W idle, 10W active
– MTBF: 600,000 hours
– 3-Year Warranty
– Compatible with Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit

Max Performance
Read: Up to 910 MB/s
Write: Up to 810 MB/s
Max Random Write 4KB: 120,000 IOPS
Average Write: 65,000 IOPS

Part Numbers

The RevoDrive Hybrid comes in a nice retail box that has a photo of the drive on the front and a list of features.  On the back there is some more information about the drive.

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To give you a good idea of how the RevoDrive comes, what all comes with it and a basic overview check out our video below.

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