Review Conclusion

A lot of times, systems can get speedy if we do away with the bottleneck. OCZ RevoDrive breaks from tradition by channeling the data through the PCIe bus on existing motherboards. From the benchmarks, we can see that it easily breaks the 300MB/s record of SATAII, bringing it closer to the theortical limits of the SATAIII (6Gbps). In fact, the most impressive would be the IOPS achieved at 83,000 IOPS for 4K Random Write.

This is all achieved using 2 SandForce controllers with SiliconImage controller running a software RAID 0 solution. Although performance is impressive, we believe there should be better RAID 0 out there that can push the performance to another level.

As we can see from the performance, it surpasses the Vertex II by at least 50%. As Vertex II is still using a SATA2 interface, even if it is in a RAID 0 array, the OCZ RevoDrive will still be able to surpass the performance.

Of course, the choice is yours, if you prefer to have your own RAID 0 array of two Vertex II or you want a better performer like the OCZ RevoDrive.  As it is a PCIe card made for PC, it won’t work on the Mac. For it’s performance, we give it our Gold Award.


OCZ RevoDrive  USD 329 (120GB), 
OCZ Vertex II USD 157 Vertex II (60GB), 2 @ USD 314


– Up to 75,000 IOPS in random 4K aligned random writes
– RAID 0 out of the box

– Pricing
– PC Only