- Brand Name: OCZ
- Model Number: OCZSSDPX-1RVD0120
- Hard Disk Size: 120.0 GB
- Manufacturer Warranty Description: 3 Years
- Item Display Weight: 106 grams
OCZ Technology 120 GB RevoDrive Series PCI-Express x4 Solid State Drive (SSD) OCZSSDPX-1RVD0120
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- NAND Flash Components: Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND Flash Memory, Interface: PCI-Express Gen. 1, Form Factor: PCI-Express x4
- Life Expectancy: 2 million hours Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF), Reliability: ECC: 27 bytes of redundancy per 512 bytes data.
- Operating Temperature: 0C - 70C, Storage Temperature: -45C - 85C, Shock Resistance: 1500G, Certifications: RoHS, CE, FCC
- Max Read: up to 540 MB/s, Max Write: up to 490 MB/s, Sustained Write: up to 470 MB/s, 4KB Random Write (Aligned): 65,000 IOPS
- Power Consumption: Idle 3Watts Active 8Watts, OS Compatability: Windows XP 32/64 bit
Top Customer Reviews
Technology is outstripping user capabilities. Unless you're crunching massive files of one kind or another, more processing power in your CPU, video card, or RAM isn't going to help you see an increase in speed. What WILL see an increase in speed - the right hard drive. Getting the fastest hard drive read/write capabilities simply means the computer's going to crunch those numbers that much faster.
Except one small thing - SATA still bottlenecks speeds. I know, the concept of "bottleneck" when it comes to how much data can get shoved through the pipe is vastly beyond anything from two years ago, but the speed of data transfer is still the key ingredient.
Hard drives don't often have a direct connection to the motherboard, but that's why a PCI-Express card is a brilliant form factor. Considering that I've got my seven SATA slots maxed with DVD drives and hard drives, adding another hard drive was going to require upgrading one drive over another.
The issue really boils down to interface and speed. Yep, a 2.5 SSD drive is going to knock the socks off your old 7200RPM drive when it comes to speed, but at the same time, it still uses the same SATA cables. Even a SATA III cable isn't going to provide the same speed of interface that a PCI-Express SSD would - the interface jacks directly into the motherboard connections. And therein lies the price difference.
For comparison's sake, I originally looked at this and a comparable 2.Read more ›
Another reviewer stated it was difficult to install and you had to mess with the bios to get it to work.
Its is not difficult at all and what ever issues he may have experianced is likely unique to his system.
Its not plug and play only in the fact that the hardware is newer then the operating system and you have to load drivers during windows installation. Thats the case with any new technoligy.
The only bios setting that needs to be changed is you do have to set the boot order of the drives in the bios if you plan on having more then a single drive, this too is to be expected by default PC's most are set to boot to the onboard drive controller first. There is no other configurations that need to change to acomidate for this drive.
Once you have the bios boot order set proper and boot the windows install dvd loading the drivers for the device it will install just like any other hard drive only way way way way faster.
Its an expensive piece of hardware, and you should have some idea as to what you are doing if you are willing to invest in bleeding edge technoligy, but it is not rocket science and its not difficult and it is nothing short of OMG fast.
The only big drawback is the price, I waited for Amazon to drop the price, but never happened and still priced well above the $[...] MSRP.
So I bought from Newegg and after the [...] and free shipping my total cost was $[...]
Do your homework before buying this product. Its an excellent product, but make sure your Motherboard will support it and you have a free PCI slot for it. NOTE: It will not work properly in a 1x slot, and read the OCZ Revodrive specs carefully.
If you work with CS5 it will load up lighting fast.
First thing you have to do if you want to use it as your boot drive is load the drivers and a flash drive or burn a dvd with the drivers from their web site.
I did that and it didn't work. Then I read on some message boards and tried the following and it was able to install win 7 on my new drive.
1. I updated my bios on my motherboard. (This probably did the trick, my bios was from 2008).
2. Removed all sata cables for other Hard drives.
3. When the motherboard booted up, there's a raid controler screen where I deleted the existing partion, or erased it and re-created.
It was probably just the Bios update that did it though. It's not that hard to do, go to the asus website and find the drive, put it on a flash drive and do it on motherboard setup mode.
It's sort of a pain to do all this, but it's the only way a PCI express card is gonna work. And it pays off with the speed you get.
The other thing you need to know is this is a PCI-Expres 4 slot. I had to take my 2nd video card out, because I didn't have another other pci-e x4 slots. I had an extra x2 slot, but not x4-x16. It will work on x4, x8 or x16. I really wasn't using the extra video card, so no big deal for me. Many motherboards don't have an extra x4+ slot though.
as for my disk speeds. Win 7 performance test gives it a 7.9/7.9.
There are many different tests so who knows what's correct, but what I got on a bench mark:
Sequential Read: 452.3 MBytes/Sec
Sequential Write: 147.4
Random Seek + RW: 407.7
On a real test by diskbench:
Read File: Depended on the file, but some i got a range up to 760MB/s
Create File Batch: about 150MB/s
Create File; about 162MB/s
Copy File: 380MB/s
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This drive was a beast when I bought it back in 2010 before SATA3 SSDs hit the market. I've used it as my primary drive for the last 3 years. Read morePublished on July 30, 2013 by Chris Pollio
This is the fastest SDD so far. It loads game as quick as light. Strongly recommended. I am looking for another Sata SDDPublished on January 14, 2013 by Long Vo
I love this thing, its soooooo lightening fast, so much better than my Solid States even.
I boot windows in 10 seconds from turning my computer on.
This product is GOLD. while the new sata III ssd's match this in IO, they don't match it for random IO.Published on July 9, 2012 by Professor
super fast drive. However, it didn't last long, but I got the money back fine. It definitely worth the money, but don't expect super fast drive to be super reliable. Read morePublished on February 1, 2012 by Amazon Customer
After 6 months of trouble it has crashed and won't wake up.
The reliablilty is poor, poor, and the support is no where to be found. Read more
it did burn out after 2 years but the company did send me a new one, I have since learned that SSD's are not a long lived item so be ware! Read more
i'm purchased this item not from amazon and i like to comment that this thing is fast... when it work. Read morePublished on September 30, 2011 by Jose Barazarte
Amazing speed!!! It was a little tricky setting it up. If you are like me and dont want to re-install the OS, install the RAID drivers from the site than create an image.Published on September 19, 2011 by Linda Najarian