OCZ PCI-Express SSD Special

Published by Marc Büchel on 05.12.12
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Area of Application and Performance


OCZ's RevoDrive 3 X2 is their fastest PCI Express card we're having a look at today. According to the manufacturer sequential throughput rates of more than 1 Gigabyte per second can be reached using this drive, which we've been able to confirm during our tests. Although those drives are available since more than a year, single controller drives are still not capable of reaching such speeds by quite a margin. Therefore the RevoDrive 3 X2 can be recommended for workloads which benefit from exceptionally high throughput rates. So far we haven't been talking about the IOPS: in this case we have to say they are on an impressing level too. For random reads we measured almost 190'000 IOPS at 4k block size which is amazingly fast. Especially in multimedia workstations this expansion card will be able to accelerate processes.


Capacities   240 GB, 480 GB, 960 GB
Interface PCI Express 2.0 x4
Form Factor Full height
Boot Device Yes
240 GB Performance Read: up to 1500 MB/s
Write: up to 1225 MB/s
IOPS: up to 200'000 at 4K
480 GB Performance Read: up to 1500 MB/s
Write: up to 1250 MB/s
IOPS: up to 230'000 at 4K
960 GB Performance Read: up to 1500 MB/s
Write: up to 1300 MB/s
IOPS: up to 230'000 at 4K


  Toppreise.ch Geizhals.at
RevoDrive 3 X2 240 GB CHF 494.45 EUR 454.78
RevoDrive 3 X2 480 GB CHF 732.65 EUR 671.75
RevoDrive 3 X2 960 GB CHF 1'173.30 EUR 1'110.77

OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 - Performance

If you want to compare performance values of the OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 with more than 50 other SSD's we recommend to have a look at our SSD Charts: SSD Charts: 52 SSDs
Sequential write
Blocksize Throughput
4k 1'128'777 KB/s
16k 1'267'387 KB/s
32k 1'290'256 KB/s
64k 1'291'447 KB/s
128k 1'288'648 KB/s
256k 1'291'486 KB/s
Sequential Read
Blocksize Throughput
4k 804'525 KB/s
16k 1'168'743 KB/s
32k 1'236'022 KB/s
64k 1'345'655 KB/s
128k 1'438'453 KB/s
256k 1'460'560 KB/s
Random write IOPS
Blocksize Throughput
4k 189'164 KB/s
16k 79'284 KB/s
64k 14'203 KB/s
96k 11'902 KB/s
128k 4'174 KB/s
Random read IOPS
Blocksize Throughput
4k 160'832 KB/s
16k 47'147 KB/s
64k 16'426 KB/s
96k 12'569 KB/s
128k 4'234 KB/s

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