SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of RevoDrive X2 vs SSDNow V300

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 60 GB 16x higher capacity
Much faster 4k random write 203.72 MB/s vs 33.3 MB/s More than 6x faster 4k random write
Significantly faster 4k random read 251.97 MB/s vs 38.7 MB/s More than 6.5x faster 4k random read
Much lower 4k random read access time 0.99 ms vs 6.46 ms 6.5x lower 4k random read access time
Significantly faster 512K sequential read 658.53 MB/s vs 235.27 MB/s More than 2.8x faster 512K sequential read
Significantly faster 512K sequential write 671.29 MB/s vs 468.69 MB/s Around 45% faster 512K sequential write
Much lower 4k random write access time 1.23 ms vs 7.51 ms 6.1x lower 4k random write access time
Significantly higher AS SSD score 1,190 pts vs 306 pts Around 4x higher AS SSD score
Much higher MTBF 2,000,000 hours vs 1,000,000 hours 2x higher MTBF
Faster AS SSD ISO copy 354.95 MB/s vs 113.54 MB/s Around 3.2x faster AS SSD ISO copy
Significantly faster power consumption (Idle) 4.3 Watts vs 0.64 Watts Around 6.8x faster power consumption (Idle)
Front view of Kingston SSDNow V300

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Kingston SSDNow V300

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Much faster windows 7 boot-up time 8.3 s vs 16.8 s 2x faster windows 7 boot-up time
Much faster photoshop lens filter 56.7 s vs 72.8 s More than 20% faster photoshop lens filter
Much thinner thickness 7 mm vs 23 mm 3.3x thinner thickness
Significantly lighter 77 g vs 130 g More than 40% lighter

Benchmarks Real world tests of RevoDrive X2 vs SSDNow V300

4K Random Read

RevoDrive X2
251.97 MB/s
SSDNow V300
38.7 MB/s

4K Random Write

RevoDrive X2
203.72 MB/s
SSDNow V300
33.3 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

RevoDrive X2
16.8 s
SSDNow V300
8.3 s

4K Random Read Access Time

RevoDrive X2
1.23 ms
SSDNow V300
7.51 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

RevoDrive X2
0.99 ms
SSDNow V300
6.46 ms

Reviews Word on the street

RevoDrive X2  vs SSDNow V300 

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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