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OCZ PCI-E 120Gb SSD HDD £243.98 @ ebuyer

£243.98 @ Ebuyer
Focusing on both performance and affordability for consumers, the RevoDrive PCI-Express SSD is designed to accommodate a wide range of computing environments beyond everyday use to video-editing and o… Read More
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Focusing on both performance and affordability for consumers, the RevoDrive PCI-Express SSD is designed to accommodate a wide range of computing environments beyond everyday use to video-editing and other multi-media creation and management applications.

Moving beyond the bottleneck of SATA II, the RevoDrive features a PCI-E interface to deliver superior speeds. Designed for high-performance gaming PCs and workstations, the RevoDrive has the unique capability to run both Windows and your essential applications and games to not only provides a more responsive PC experience, but promote a cooler, quieter, and more energy efficient conditions compared to traditional mechanical hard drives.
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1 Like #1
This is my first post so please be gentle, This hard drive works down the PCI-E slot so no need for the limitations of SATA2 or to wait for SATA3 for blazing speeds, I totally want Santa to bring me one of these 8)
#2
Website states:
Read = 540MB/s, Write = 490MB/s 65,000 IOPS

If like me you're curious to compare to SATA alternatives.
#3
Good price but just needs a bit more for great price. Maybe 210/220.

Awesome Speeds though, of course.
1 Like #4
On the other hand, spend an extra £90 or so and get even faster drives

740MB/s read & 690 MB/s write. Yes, that should do nicely.
#5
spraint
On the other hand, spend an extra £90 or so and get even faster drives740MB/s read & 690 MB/s write. Yes, that should do nicely.

Unfortunately I have Quad SLI GTX 295's and a PCI Ex RAID Controller so PCI Expresses are non existent.

I'm gonna have to stick with standard SSD's in RAID soon to come even close to that.
3 Likes #6
Avoid: This card is just 2x60GB RAIDed.
Consequently TRIM isn't supported, so you will see significant performance degradation over time.

Review->here

Explanation of why TRIM is so important->here

It's a somewhat flawed product.
#7
Unfortunately I have Quad SLI GTX 295's and a PCI Ex RAID Controller so PCI Expresses are non existent.


Just out of curiosity. What game did you have trouble running to warrant such overkill? (With the obvious exception of Delta Force which will never ever run well)
#8
Avonius
Unfortunately I have Quad SLI GTX 295's and a PCI Ex RAID Controller so PCI Expresses are non existent.
Just out of curiosity. What game did you have trouble running to warrant such overkill? (With the obvious exception of Delta Force which will never ever run well)

It's just the sheer power of these babies in action! They're beasts, that's it!

Now, need to upgrade to 580's. Probably start with the one and then....

I also wnat RAID SSD's but the cost! I probably need too bring back bank robberies in fashion. How else can normal people afford these things?
#9
TehJumpingJawa
Avoid: This card is just 2x60GB RAIDed.Consequently TRIM isn't supported, so you will see significant performance degradation over time.Review-> hereExplanation of why TRIM is so important-> hereIt's a somewhat flawed product.

I think you might have a point there as I have read about degradation in RAID with the exception of the Sandforce Controllers.
#10
Now, we need TRIM support on RAID arrays!

Can you even imagine?!
#11
Can most motherboards boot from a PCI-E? - my present MB does not have the option
#12
No TRIM, so pretty much not very useful.
2 Likes #13
All these SSD deals remind me of when IDE drives cost a fortune.
:p
http://imgur.com/2ZRWv.jpg
1 Like #14
Moneyspider
Can most motherboards boot from a PCI-E? - my present MB does not have the option


It'll be built into the card...

I was going to get one of these (especially seeing the benchmarks) but the lack of trim I suppose will cause problems. I don't understand why they couldn't just utilize the bandwith of the PCI-E, do away with the raid 0 and then not have any issues. oh well back to the waiting game.... :(


Edited By: titanwars on Nov 22, 2010 11:41: Those aren't pillows..
#15
It's just the sheer power of these babies in action! They're beasts, that's it!


Believe me, I understand the need to upgrade and overclock and benchmark. But do you just build these systems for a hobby in itself? The only reason to have such hardware is to render huge amount of stuff on Maya of Max. But you would be better with a quadro for that.
#16
hello,

i am really interested in buying it because of the reading (mostly) and writing speed. i need it for rendering c4d (program like maya or max) but you all said that it will degrade in time. what does degrade in time? the memory space?
1 Like #17
alijam150
hello,

i am really interested in buying it because of the reading (mostly) and writing speed. i need it for rendering c4d (program like maya or max) but you all said that it will degrade in time. what does degrade in time? the memory space?


anyone feel free to correct me on this, I think because it uses raid 0 on a SSD it can't use trim, trim is needed for deleting sectors on SSDs to be used again quickly. So performance wise over time it'll be working it's socks off to free up all the sectors which will be a major hit in performance, thats my understanding at least but I expect to corrected shortly by someone more knowledgeable on the matter :p
#18
so buying two ssd for 180 pound will it give the same performance as this ssd gives and they have trim support but if raid it then is not right?
1 Like #19
alijam150
so buying two ssd for 180 pound will it give the same performance as this ssd gives and they have trim support but if raid it then is not right?


To my understanding you can't use trim on a raid setup, I'm new to it all though so please don't quote me on anything, prob best looking on google..
#20
alijam150
so buying two ssd for 180 pound will it give the same performance as this ssd gives and they have trim support but if raid it then is not right?

No TRIM support for RAID arrays currently, from what I know, even if the SSD's have TRIM.

But I hear they are workin on it.
#21
alijam150
hello,i am really interested in buying it because of the reading (mostly) and writing speed. i need it for rendering c4d (program like maya or max) but you all said that it will degrade in time. what does degrade in time? the memory space?

If you only need read and write then you don't need this drive.

Get 4 Sammy F4's 320GB in RAID 0 like I have and you will have a Max Read of 540 MB/S and a Max Write of 519MB/S.

I have mine on a 3ware 9650SE 4 Lane Controller.
#22
if i want a fast reading and writing what do you advice me. i need them because high detail in creating 3d models in cinema 4d. it takes long till the details is being given to the rendering engine. i need high reading and writing so if i add 1 sdd with 250mb read/write it will work faster but what if i need 500 or 750mb read/write. can i do that only by adding more ssd to desktop computer or do i need to raid them? to get more reading/writing speed?
#23
that controllor you are talking about? what does it do? and is that 200 pound?
#24
other question but not about pc. why do you have number 313 behind your name? because that is a special number in my religions
#25
alijam150
other question but not about pc. why do you have number 313 behind your name? because that is a special number in my religions

It's a special number to me also.
#26
alijam150
that controllor you are talking about? what does it do? and is that 200 pound?

There are 2 types of RAID: Software RAID and Hardware RAID.

If you want a true RAID Setup it has to be hardware. The controller I have is actually £200 if you buy it used. New is about £325, then you need the BBU for the controller which is £90 and the SATA cable at £25. Expensive, YES, but it is one of the best.
#27
alijam150
if i want a fast reading and writing what do you advice me. i need them because high detail in creating 3d models in cinema 4d. it takes long till the details is being given to the rendering engine. i need high reading and writing so if i add 1 sdd with 250mb read/write it will work faster but what if i need 500 or 750mb read/write. can i do that only by adding more ssd to desktop computer or do i need to raid them? to get more reading/writing speed?

Not all SSD's perform well under a RAID array.

As far as I know the ones that perform best are the ones that have the Sandforce Controller. That is your best bet.

SSD costs a lot of money so, it is best for you to really think about how much space you need on the disk (don't be greedy) because that's just throwing money away.

If 128GB is enough for work then you need 2 64GB SSD's in RAID 0 but if 64GB is enough then it's even better because you can have 2 32GB in RAID 0 which will be relatively cheap.
#28
alijam150
if i want a fast reading and writing what do you advice me. i need them because high detail in creating 3d models in cinema 4d. it takes long till the details is being given to the rendering engine. i need high reading and writing so if i add 1 sdd with 250mb read/write it will work faster but what if i need 500 or 750mb read/write. can i do that only by adding more ssd to desktop computer or do i need to raid them? to get more reading/writing speed?

By the way if you only need read and write (like I said before) 4 Sammy F4's in RAID 0 will give you approx. 500MB/S read and write. If access time of the drive matters then it's useless. You better off with the SSD choice.

4 Sammys would only cost about £120 for all of them giving you an array of 1.16TB.
#29
what do you mean with " if the access time of the drive" then is useless but going to a ssd is better choice?

and instead of spending around 300 pound for that card you are talking about? can i not use this sata cable to connect it direct to the motherboard

LSI CBL-LSI8087-SATA-1M

can i know what the 313 number means to you?what is that special for you?
i am interested
#30
alijam150
what do you mean with " if the access time of the drive" then is useless but going to a ssd is better choice?and instead of spending around 300 pound for that card you are talking about? can i not use this sata cable to connect it direct to the motherboard LSI CBL-LSI8087-SATA-1M can i know what the 313 number means to you?what is that special for you?i am interested

You shouldn't spend £300 for something you don't know about. Do some reading on it, and you will learn the difference between that £300 controller and plugging in a SATA cable to your motherboard.

That SATA cable can't be plugged in to a motherboard. It is specifically made for that controller.

And about the number, you should understand from my last reply (VERY SPECIAL).

There is no other number for me, just that one.
#31
The problem with RAID 0 is that is multiplies EVERYTHING including access times. So if the access times of the Sammy are 8.9ms then having 4 like I have in RAID 0 will make it have slow access times.

SSD's on the other have the fastest access times in history, so even in RAID they are still super fast. They also cost super money.
#32
ok so i have 4 ports to connect my hard drives, one is the dvd and one is connected to my hard drive and two empty places and there is a like a sata port beside those 4 ports. now i can add two more hard drive to get my speed to 200 mb read/writing ? or does it need a special controller to connect those hard drives to the computer to get faster speed?

thank you very much for your help
#33
alijam150
ok so i have 4 ports to connect my hard drives, one is the dvd and one is connected to my hard drive and two empty places and there is a like a sata port beside those 4 ports. now i can add two more hard drive to get my speed to 200 mb read/writing ? or does it need a special controller to connect those hard drives to the computer to get faster speed?thank you very much for your help

No worries.

For 200MB/S Read and write you will only need 2 of these drives:

Sammy F4 320GB

Also, you don't need a RAID Controller like mine. Just plug them in to your motherboard with normal SATA Cables.
#34
alijam150
ok so i have 4 ports to connect my hard drives, one is the dvd and one is connected to my hard drive and two empty places and there is a like a sata port beside those 4 ports. now i can add two more hard drive to get my speed to 200 mb read/writing ? or does it need a special controller to connect those hard drives to the computer to get faster speed?thank you very much for your help

Oh, I almost forgot. You need to have a motherboard that enables software RAID to be able to have those speeds.

What's your motherboards model and brand?
#35
i being search for my motherboard model but i can find it on the motherboard. it is dell xps studio 435t/9000 desktop pc. that is all i can find. i try mayorgreeks . evers program but it does not tell what is the name of the motherboard? or brand?
#36
you know that samsung hard drive has 16mb cache but there are some hard disk has 32mb cach or 64 mb cache does it make different with speed because i can get a 1.5tb with 64mb for 50 pound which is better in space then 320gb. what do you think?
#37
sorry for asking so many question but does the rpm speed makes a different?
#38
alijam150
you know that samsung hard drive has 16mb cache but there are some hard disk has 32mb cach or 64 mb cache does it make different with speed because i can get a 1.5tb with 64mb for 50 pound which is better in space then 320gb. what do you think?

No.

The Sammy F4 320GB is the fastest mechanical non Raptor drive in the World!

It's faster than raptor's on read and write by miles! Just slower on access times.
#39
alijam150
sorry for asking so many question but does the rpm speed makes a different?

Not really. How a drive performs has to do with everything inside. Not just one aspect.

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