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OCZ RevoDrive - Any problems?

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So I got to looking and it seems this has the same performance, give or take, as the Vertex 3 but since it uses the PCIe slot I don't have to worry about sata 2 or sata 3 bandwidth. This would thus, theoretically, give me the rated speeds all the time, correct? I checked and my motherboard does support boot over pcie so I'm good on that front. Any drawbacks to this drive?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227578
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as you can see here:


you will get about 10Gbps using PCIe x4. so, you don't gain much over just using the vertex 3. get whatever is cheaper, unless you don't have the space for the hard drive form factor. either will work great
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My understanding is that the Revodrive x2 has a better IOPS rating than the vertex 3 (100k vs 60k), which will make it feel much snappier. Someone should correct me if this isn't true.
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well the extra bandwidth of the PCIe slot will definately help with burst speeds, either way, you will see very high speed and snappiness
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OCZ RevoDrive are not worth it due to:
1) More expensive that SATA SDD
2) Only boost less important sequential performance
3) No TRIM possible
4) PCIe slots are less avaliable that SATA
5) Wake from sleep bug.
6) Possible motherboard incompatiblities
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