SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of Vector vs RevoDrive X2

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 Vector

Reasons to consider the
OCZ Vector

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Much larger cache 1,024 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all SSDs, 1,024 MB cache is just OK
Much faster windows 7 boot-up time 10 s vs 16.8 s More than 40% faster windows 7 boot-up time
Faster 4k random read 380.71 MB/s vs 251.97 MB/s More than 50% faster 4k random read
Much faster photoshop lens filter 56 s vs 72.8 s Around 25% faster photoshop lens filter
Much thinner thickness 7 mm vs 23 mm 3.3x thinner thickness
Lighter 115 g vs 130 g More than 10% lighter
Lower 4k random read access time 0.66 ms vs 0.99 ms Around 35% lower 4k random read access time
Front view of OCZ RevoDrive X2

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OCZ RevoDrive X2

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Significantly faster 4k random write 203.72 MB/s vs 100.6 MB/s More than 2x faster 4k random write
Significantly higher capacity 960 GB vs 512 GB Around 90% higher capacity
Significantly faster 512K sequential write 671.29 MB/s vs 382.44 MB/s More than 75% faster 512K sequential write
Faster 512K sequential read 658.53 MB/s vs 531.4 MB/s Around 25% faster 512K sequential read
Significantly higher MTBF 2,000,000 hours vs 1,300,000 hours Around 55% higher MTBF
Lower 4k random write access time 1.23 ms vs 2.48 ms 2x lower 4k random write access time
Faster power consumption (Idle) 4.3 Watts vs 0.9 Watts More than 4.8x faster power consumption (Idle)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Vector vs RevoDrive X2

4K Random Read

Vector
380.71 MB/s
RevoDrive X2
251.97 MB/s

4K Random Write

Vector
100.6 MB/s
RevoDrive X2
203.72 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

Vector
10 s
RevoDrive X2
16.8 s

4K Random Read Access Time

Vector
2.48 ms
RevoDrive X2
1.23 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

Vector
0.66 ms
RevoDrive X2
0.99 ms

Reviews Word on the street

Vector  vs RevoDrive X2 

8.5
8.0
If that seem incremental, going on insignificant, bear in mind that numbers above 500MB/s for peak throughput are hammering up against the maximum capabilities of the SATA6Gbps interface.
Vector

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