SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of RevoDrive X2 vs 525

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

4K Random Read, 4K Random Read Access Time and 512K Sequential Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

4K Random Write, 4K Random Write Access Time and 512K Sequential Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

Windows 7 Boot-up Time, Photoshop Lens Filter and AS SSD ISO Copy

Benchmarks

How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

PCMark Vantage and AS SSD Score

No winner declared

Too close to call

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of OCZ RevoDrive X2

Reasons to consider the
OCZ RevoDrive X2

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Much higher capacity 960 GB vs 120 GB 8x higher capacity
Much faster 4k random write 203.72 MB/s vs 76.84 MB/s Around 2.8x faster 4k random write
Significantly faster 4k random read 251.97 MB/s vs 74.5 MB/s Around 3.5x faster 4k random read
Faster 512K sequential write 671.29 MB/s vs 499.34 MB/s Around 35% faster 512K sequential write
Much lower 4k random read access time 0.99 ms vs 3.36 ms 3.4x lower 4k random read access time
Significantly higher AS SSD score 1,190 pts vs 501 pts Around 2.5x higher AS SSD score
Faster 512K sequential read 658.53 MB/s vs 527.27 MB/s Around 25% faster 512K sequential read
Significantly higher MTBF 2,000,000 hours vs 1,200,000 hours More than 65% higher MTBF
Significantly lower 4k random write access time 1.23 ms vs 3.25 ms 2.6x lower 4k random write access time
Slightly faster AS SSD ISO copy 354.95 MB/s vs 288.99 MB/s Around 25% faster AS SSD ISO copy
Significantly faster power consumption (Idle) 4.3 Watts vs 0.25 Watts Around 17.2x faster power consumption (Idle)
Front view of Intel 525

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Intel 525

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Much faster windows 7 boot-up time 10 s vs 16.8 s More than 40% faster windows 7 boot-up time
Much lighter 8 g vs 130 g 16.2x lighter
Much faster photoshop lens filter 56.4 s vs 72.8 s Around 25% faster photoshop lens filter
Much thinner thickness 4 mm vs 23 mm 6.2x thinner thickness
Higher PCMark vantage score 25,127 pts vs 23,101 pts Around 10% higher PCMark vantage score

Benchmarks Real world tests of RevoDrive X2 vs Intel 525

4K Random Read

RevoDrive X2
251.97 MB/s
Intel 525
74.5 MB/s

4K Random Write

RevoDrive X2
203.72 MB/s
Intel 525
76.84 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

RevoDrive X2
16.8 s
Intel 525
10 s

4K Random Read Access Time

RevoDrive X2
1.23 ms
Intel 525
3.25 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

RevoDrive X2
0.99 ms
Intel 525
3.36 ms

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