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how come noone talks about revodrives?

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http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820227578

seems like a good deal... specs look great... what's up with the hate?
    
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1) Cost much more per GB.
2) Uses a PCIe slot while SATA ports are more avalaible.
3) Motherboard compatibility issues.
4) Native controller RAID of SSDs can be faster
5) No TRIM
6) Sequential performance gains... not random performance.

The RevoDrive is 2x60GB SandForce SSDs + controller + PCIe adapter.

You can get 2x60GB SandForce SSDs for around $220 or a single 120GB SandForce for under $200.
Edited by DuckieHo - 4/13/11 at 6:34am
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Agreed. It's an awesome boost to performance if you have the PCI-E x4 available.

If I was to buy a SSD to boost my other hard drives, I'd buy a Revodrive. Not a Vertex 2 nor 3.
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Aren't the larger ones 4SSDs and a RAID controller? Pretty bad-ass.
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Agreed. It's an awesome boost to performance if you have the PCI-E x4 available.

If I was to buy a SSD to boost my other hard drives, I'd buy a Revodrive. Not a Vertex 2 nor 3.
Agreed? You just disagreed with me.... just because it goes into a PCIe slot does not make it better.

A Vertex 3 is better than a RevoDrive in most usage.

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Aren't the larger ones 4SSDs and a RAID controller? Pretty bad-ass.
Yeah, but for the price you could easily come up with a faster setup.
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hate how you can't rep moderators... so friggin helpful. thanks!
    
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Agreed? You just disagreed with me.... just because it goes into a PCIe slot does not make it better.

A Vertex 3 is better than a RevoDrive in most usage.


Yeah, but for the price you could easily come up with a faster setup.
I agreed with OP...
I meant that it required a PCI-E x4 slot, which some people don't have. Eventually if they've blocked it by graphics cards etc. ..


Compared to a Vertex 2, the Revo is performing better.
In my country, the Vertex 3's are more expensive than the Revodrive's and about the same performance anyway

.. Also, I do not own a USB 3 port. But that would be irelevant.
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But the Revo is more expensive than 2 Vertex 2s - which is what it is. 2 Vertex 2s on an ICH10R is faster and cheaper than a Revo - so it isn't a good deal. The Vertex 3 is faster, and will probably drop in price quite quickly so it's more in line with other SSDs once the supply issues start to get sorted out. They are attracting quite a premium at the moment, but this likely won't be the case in a month or 2.
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Because they are stupidly expensive? Still, it's the first step to becoming mainstream
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