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Overall they are fine, if you can find one for a good deal. The Revodrive 3 X2s on Tigerdirect are all over priced right now, the non X2 Revodrive 3 240gb for $199.99 isnt to bad though, but if you have a motherboard with sata 6gb/s you can just buy two drives and set them in raid 0 for cheaper. Revodrive 3s run warm(especially in Sli) if you dont have airflow going to it, a few users at the Ocz forums used this compatible fan on the Revodrive 3 to keep them cool http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/F310RF-12LB/563-1129-ND/1165523

The cheap Ocz Revodrives being sold at newegg are the original Revodrive series which are the equivalent of a single sata 6gb/s ssd since it uses two raided sata 3gb/s drives, they are still fine for older systems, i got an original Revodrive 120gb running on my old 780i since the Nvidia sata controller isnt good and the Silicon image one built into the Revodrive is faster. I only bought my Revodrives because they were cheap on amazon for the space they had.
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And that is exactly why I hate taking pictures now lmaosmiley.gif
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well i was looking though OCN gallery and saw that (thats what brought me here) and I was like what in the world was that posted for and I found my answer lol I was just like 0_0
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i want sata express SSDs.
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Bit of an older product at this point, but still one of the better ones: http://www.fusionio.com/products/iodrive-octal/

Cost more than every system I own combined though.
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Overall they are fine, if you can find one for a good deal. The Revodrive 3 X2s on Tigerdirect are all over priced right now, the non X2 Revodrive 3 240gb for $199.99 isnt to bad though, but if you have a motherboard with sata 6gb/s you can just buy two drives and set them in raid 0 for cheaper. Revodrive 3s run warm(especially in Sli) if you dont have airflow going to it, a few users at the Ocz forums used this compatible fan on the Revodrive 3 to keep them cool http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/F310RF-12LB/563-1129-ND/1165523

The cheap Ocz Revodrives being sold at newegg are the original Revodrive series which are the equivalent of a single sata 6gb/s ssd since it uses two raided sata 3gb/s drives, they are still fine for older systems, i got an original Revodrive 120gb running on my old 780i since the Nvidia sata controller isnt good and the Silicon image one built into the Revodrive is faster. I only bought my Revodrives because they were cheap on amazon for the space they had.

A Revo drive makes sense on a board like that, and are useful in many situations.

One of their main problems is they were not understood by many of the people that bought them. I recall Newegg customer reviews that said, "... you have to download a driver...", which was a bad thing to them. Some of the problem lies with OCZ, or at least the marketing staff, that did not describe them properly, not wanting to scare purchasers. IMO, that made matters worse for the Revo's. Also the fact that many mother boards cannot boot from these devices (my old Intel made G45 chipset board could), which really is the main thing hurting their success.
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