OCZ RevoDrive X2 100GB PCI-E Solid State Drive Review

Testing – HDTune Pro
HDTune Pro is one of the most popular hard drive software suites available. It has many different benchmarks and tests built into it.  Keep in mind it is a single-threaded application though.  Our first test is the read benchmark, which tests the average read speed and access time of the drive.

I was a little surprised at our results here, only an average read of 233.6MB/s, this is very low, but it could be an issue with HDTune.  Now we have the write benchmark.

Once again the scores were lower than expected, they were about the same as the original RevoDrive.  Since the release of HDTune 3.5 there has been a new Random Access test added to the software. This test measures the performance of random read and write operations. Tests are taken in 512b, 4KB, 64KB, 1MB, and random file sizes. The performance of the drive is reported in operations a second (IOPS), average access time and average speed. Here are both the results from the read and write random access tests.

With 4K IOPS scores we like to see anything over 5000 and the RevoDrive X2 excelled here with both read and write scores over 7000.  If we look at the 1MB results we can see that the RevoDrive can write 511 files per second, compared to the 254 of the original RevoDrive.

Our final HDTune test in the file benchmark.

This is where we can really see the power of the RevoDrive X2, it tops out at about 750MB/s read and 600MB/s write!

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