If you need fast, not SATA 6Gb/s fast but PCIe 4x fast and don’t mind spending a lot of money, say $4/GB or so to start, then check the OCZ RevoDrive X2 out. In the tests where this RAIDed SSD drive doesn’t win it is arguable that the benchmark its self is just unable to handle the ridiculous read and write speeds this drive can reach. The only drawback, as Think Computers is quick to point out, is no TRIM support.
"OCZ is no stranger to creating some of the fastest solid state drives available. We know this from our reviews of the original RevoDrive and the Vertex 3 drive. Today OCZ has sent us their X2 version of the RevoDrive, which is to be faster and available in larger capacities. It boasts max speeds of 740MB/s read and 720MB/s write and capacities of up to 960GB. If you are a person that always needs to have some of the fastest components available in your system then the RevoDrive X2 is for you. Let’s see if it will become the fastest solid state drive we have tested to date!"
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- MemoRight FTM-25 240GB SandForce Solid State Drive @ Tweaktown
- The Crucial m4 (Micron C400) SSD @ AnandTech
- OCZ Vertex2 60GB SATAII Solid State Drive Review @ eTeknix
- Crucial m4 256GB (C400) SSD Review @ HardwareHeaven
- iStorage diskGenie 128GB SSD Review @ Tech-Reviews
- The Drobo FS in-depth, Part 1: what it is, how it works @ Ars Technica
- Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB Hard Drive @ Benchmark Reviews
- ingston HyperX MAX3.0 External HDD Review @ t-break
- Zalman ZM-HE350 U3 Hard Drive Enclosure Review @ Techgage
- Icy Dock MB877SK-B Tray-less 3.5" SATA Aluminum Hard Drive Mobile Rack @ Hi Tech Legion
- Western Digital Scorpio Black 750GB 2.5-inch Hard Drive @ Tweaktown
- Raidmax Aeolus @ techPowerUp