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OCZ RevoDrive 80 GB PCI Express Solid State Drive Review Rev. 2.0
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OCZ RevoDrive 80 GB PCI Express Solid State Drive

OCZ Technology has one of the most extensive SSD line-ups in the industry. They not only offer solid state drives in the traditional 1.8", 2.5" or 3.5" hard disk drive form factors, but also less common upgrade paths like PCI Express and USB 3.0.

Their PCI Express family alone offers three different product segments :

  • Maximum Performance / Enterprise : OCZ Z-Drive R3
  • Performance / Enterprise : OCZ Z-Drive R2
  • Mainstream : OCZ RevoDrive and OCZ RevoDrive X2

Today, we will be looking at the OCZ RevoDrive 80 GB solid state drive, which is one of their mainstream PCI Express solid state drives. It features the following key features :

  • Superb 4K random writes up to 70,000 IOPS

  • PCI Express interface for superior speeds of up to 540 MB/s

  • Onboard RAID 0 for twice the throughput

  • 2 million hours MTBF

  • 3 years warranty

Let's find out how well this drive performs!

For more details, read our Comprehensive Review!

To discuss about this review, head over to the forum thread!

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Comprehensive Review



Formatted Capacity

• 80 GB


• Dual SandForce SF-1222 SSD controllers
• Silicon Image SiI 3124 PCI-X-to-SATA RAID controller
• Pericom PCI-X-to-PCI Express bridge controller

NAND Flash Type

• Intel 29F32G08AAMDB Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND

Cache Buffer

• None

Performance Enhancements

• Onboard RAID 0 (64 KB Stripes)


• PCI Express x4 Rev. 1.1

Maximum I/O Transfer Rate

• 8.0 Gbits/s

Internal Data Transfer Rate

• 540 MB/s (maximum read)
• 450 MB/s (maximum write)
• 350 MB/s (maximum sustained write)

Average Seek Time

• 0.1 ms

Input And Output Per Second (IOPS)

• Random 4K Write : 70,000 IOPS (Aligned)

Power Consumption

• 8.0 W (Read/Write)
• 3.0 W (Idle)

SATA Hotplug Capability

• No

NCQ Support

• Yes

TRIM Support

• No (Due to onboard RAID)

Maximum Height

• 125.08 mm
• 4.924 inches

Maximum Width

• 21.59 mm
• 0.85 inches

Maximum Length

• 181.07 mm
• 71.29 inches


• 106 g

Power Requirements

• Powered by the PCI Express x4 bus

Ambient Temperature

• 0 °C to 70 °C (Operating)
• -45 °C to 85 °C (Non-Operating)

Maximum Shock

• 1500 G

Maximum Vibration

• NA

Drive Acoustics

• 0 dBA


• Up to 24 bytes correctable per 512-byte sector


• Read : Unlimited
• Write : NA


• 2,000,000 hours


• 3 Years Limited Warranty


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