Sequential Read/Write Speed

Using the 6-22-2008 build of Iometer I ran a 3 minute long 128KB sequential test over the entire span of the drive. The results reported are in average MB/s over the entire test length. All requests are 4K aligned.

Iometer - 128KB Sequential Read

The Intel ICH10R controller actually offers better performance here by a good amount. Even the old Z-Drive m84 is a bit faster than the new Revo, perhaps due to the use of four controllers in RAID-0 on that drive.

Iometer - 128KB Sequential Write

Write performance is a similar story. The two Vertex 2s in RAID-0 are faster thanks to Intel’s highly optimized RAID controller. The RevoDrive is still no slouch and what we’ll look at next is the real world impact of these results.

Installation and Early Issues Random Read/Write Speed
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  • orangpelupa - Friday, June 25, 2010 - link

    "It'll offer up to twice the performance of a Vertex 2 SSD for only $20 more when it ships in July."

    lol i read that wrong.

    and though the SSD only priced @ $20 >_<
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  • HollyDOL - Friday, June 25, 2010 - link

    Nice reading, thanks for another SSD review.

    btw, on Installation and Early Issues you have a typo:

    I headed into the Silicon Image BIOS, asked to recreate the array, specified the entire 233GB

    should be 223GB ;-)
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  • Rajinder Gill - Friday, June 25, 2010 - link

    Thanks for point that out, it's fixed.

    -Raja
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  • TonyB - Friday, June 25, 2010 - link

    would have been nice to see this thing saturate the PCIe 4x bus on sequentials (1GB/s?). but alas we get a hardly faster if not equal device similar to the Crucial C300 on a sata3 channel.

    i'll pass thanks.
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  • Phate-13 - Friday, June 25, 2010 - link

    Recently encountered a very interesting ssd, seems like crucial launched a new ssd, 64GB version. And at $150, it's a bargain for it's performance. It's not only cheaper then an Intel Postville per Gigabyte, it's also seems to be faster.

    http://www.crucial.com/store/partspecs.aspx?IMODUL...

    (Didn't know where else to put this tip.)
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  • therealnickdanger - Friday, June 25, 2010 - link

    Wow, that is fantastic! I guess I never even thought to look for a smaller C300 model, but 64GB is really all that I need. @ $150, that's clearly the BEST deal around! Two of those in RAID-0 is $300 and would destroy the Revo or Z! Reply
  • vol7ron - Friday, June 25, 2010 - link

    You must not read any articles here.

    In order of occurrence (later to newer):
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/2909
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/2974/crucial-s-reals...
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/3694/crucial-release...
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/3704/crucial-realssd...
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  • Phate-13 - Friday, June 25, 2010 - link

    You must only read the titles of the articles here.
    1. The 64GB version is new, and a lot cheaper then the 128GB version. The 128GB costs more then double that of the 64GB.
    2. If your not trying to point out that it is not new, but the fact that there are problems with it, read the last article:
    "The update should go live while I'm out of the country, but it looks like by the end of this month things should finally (hopefully?) be safe for C300 owners. "
    It's been two months, so things should be ok by now.

    So if you got some information about CURRENT affairs, that would be appreciated, and for the rest, that is interesting reading material for people who are interested in the ssd indeed, but for the rest, I know that already. The only thing I'm interested in right now if there still are those problems.
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  • Qapa - Saturday, June 26, 2010 - link

    Hi Anand,

    Can you give us an update indicating if everything is working fine by now or if there are still problems?

    Of course, more problems can appear later on but just to know if, for now, it seems to be ok...

    Thanks,
    Qapa
    Reply
  • Trisagion - Friday, June 25, 2010 - link

    Can anybody please tell me the <b><i>name</i></b> of that connector above the SI chip? I know it's an expansion slot for a daughter board, but what is it called? It's driving me crazy! Reply

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