SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of 830 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 Samsung 830

Reasons to consider the
Samsung 830

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Much faster windows 7 boot-up time 10.5 s vs 16.8 s Around 40% faster windows 7 boot-up time
Significantly larger cache 256 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all SSDs, 256 MB cache is just OK
Much faster photoshop lens filter 55.2 s vs 72.8 s Around 25% faster photoshop lens filter
Significantly lighter 61 g vs 130 g 2.1x lighter
Much thinner thickness 7 mm vs 23 mm 3.3x thinner thickness
Front view of OCZ RevoDrive X2

Reasons to consider the
OCZ RevoDrive X2

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Much higher capacity 960 GB vs 64 GB 15x higher capacity
Much faster 4k random write 203.72 MB/s vs 44.96 MB/s More than 4.5x faster 4k random write
Much faster 512K sequential write 671.29 MB/s vs 147.78 MB/s More than 4.5x faster 512K sequential write
Much lower 4k random write access time 1.23 ms vs 5.56 ms 4.5x lower 4k random write access time
Higher AS SSD score 1,190 pts vs 641 pts More than 85% higher AS SSD score
Faster 512K sequential read 658.53 MB/s vs 521.05 MB/s More than 25% faster 512K sequential read
Higher MTBF 2,000,000 hours vs 1,500,000 hours Around 35% higher MTBF
Faster AS SSD ISO copy 354.95 MB/s vs 195.14 MB/s More than 80% faster AS SSD ISO copy
Significantly faster power consumption (Idle) 4.3 Watts vs 0.08 Watts Around 55.2x faster power consumption (Idle)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Samsung 830 vs RevoDrive X2

4K Random Read

Samsung 830
225.52 MB/s
RevoDrive X2
251.97 MB/s

4K Random Write

Samsung 830
44.96 MB/s
RevoDrive X2
203.72 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

Samsung 830
10.5 s
RevoDrive X2
16.8 s

4K Random Read Access Time

Samsung 830
5.56 ms
RevoDrive X2
1.23 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

Samsung 830
1.11 ms
RevoDrive X2
0.99 ms

Reviews Word on the street

Samsung 830  vs RevoDrive X2 

8.5
8.0
Controller speed has been improved, and the SATA interface upgraded to the 6GB/s SATA 3.0.
Samsung 830

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