SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of RevoDrive X2 vs HyperX 3K

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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Significantly higher capacity 960 GB vs 480 GB 2x higher capacity
Significantly faster 4k random write 203.72 MB/s vs 109.63 MB/s More than 85% faster 4k random write
Faster 4k random read 251.97 MB/s vs 128.52 MB/s More than 95% faster 4k random read
Faster 512K sequential write 671.29 MB/s vs 507.56 MB/s More than 30% faster 512K sequential write
Much higher MTBF 2,000,000 hours vs 1,000,000 hours 2x higher MTBF
Faster 512K sequential read 658.53 MB/s vs 527.41 MB/s Around 25% faster 512K sequential read
Higher AS SSD score 1,190 pts vs 758 pts More than 55% higher AS SSD score
Lower 4k random read access time 0.99 ms vs 1.94 ms Around 50% lower 4k random read access time
Lower 4k random write access time 1.23 ms vs 2.28 ms More than 45% lower 4k random write access time
Significantly faster power consumption (Idle) 4.3 Watts vs 0.46 Watts Around 9.5x faster power consumption (Idle)
Front view of Kingston HyperX 3K

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Kingston HyperX 3K

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Much faster windows 7 boot-up time 9.7 s vs 16.8 s More than 40% faster windows 7 boot-up time
Much faster photoshop lens filter 56.3 s vs 72.8 s Around 25% faster photoshop lens filter
Much thinner thickness 10 mm vs 23 mm 2.4x thinner thickness
Lighter 97 g vs 130 g More than 25% lighter
Higher PCMark vantage score 25,396 pts vs 23,101 pts Around 10% higher PCMark vantage score

Benchmarks Real world tests of RevoDrive X2 vs HyperX 3K

4K Random Read

RevoDrive X2
251.97 MB/s
HyperX 3K
128.52 MB/s

4K Random Write

RevoDrive X2
203.72 MB/s
HyperX 3K
109.63 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

RevoDrive X2
16.8 s
HyperX 3K
9.7 s

4K Random Read Access Time

RevoDrive X2
1.23 ms
HyperX 3K
2.28 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

RevoDrive X2
0.99 ms
HyperX 3K
1.94 ms

Reviews Word on the street

RevoDrive X2  vs HyperX 3K 

8.0
8.0
You might be wondering why OCZ is investing in an alternative to the SATA I/O interface just when everyone else is climbing on the SATA 6Gbps bandwagon.
RevoDrive X2

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