OCZ RevoDrive Review: SSD RAID + PCI-Express
SiSoft Sandra 2010
For our next set of tests, we used SiSoft SANDRA, the the System ANalyzer, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant. Here, we used the Physical Disk test suite and provided the results from our comparison SSDs. Drives were erased prior to the run and tested in a non-partitioned state.
Of our three standard SSDs it's the Corsair F100 that turns in the highest overall scores—but none of the single-drives hold a candle to the Revo. Its real-world usefulness could be debated, but Sandra clearly likes what the Revo is serving. Compared to the GSkill Phoenix Pro the OCZ drive scales impressively—its MB/s transfer rate is 70 percent higher, while read performance jumped a whopping 85 percent.
We also kept an eye on drive write latency to see if the RevoDrive's additional controllers were penalizing the drive's performance. If they are, it's not by much—the C300 clocks up a surprising win here, but the Revo's 240ms access latency is still faster than the F100's 270. Based on our other results, it's clear that the penalty, if any, isn't enough to heavily impact the Revo's muscle.