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Old April 24, 2014, 01:18 PM
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Searching the word document that was used for editing, Bootable was mentioned 8 times in the review. :) ;)
Ha! OK, I'll admit I skimmed the review more than read every page because I'm at work.

So, it's bootable but do you need a raid driver prior to loading windows on it, or is it accessible natively like a SATA drive?

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Old April 24, 2014, 01:53 PM
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Was hoping it was going to be an M.2 based board like the Plextor M6E, just not so slow. SATA 6Gbps is so long in the tooth.

Do you guys include the RAID bios initialization in the Windows boot? My Revodrive 3 is the slowest SSD at booting I have ever owned due to how long the initialization takes. By moving away from it, my machine boots significantly faster.
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Do you guys include the RAID bios initialization in the Windows boot? My Revodrive 3 is the slowest SSD at booting I have ever owned due to how long the initialization takes. By moving away from it, my machine boots significantly faster.
+1 to this. With UEFI + Windows 8, it's painful how much the RevoDrive3 impacts my bootup. That being said, the X79 chipset in itself isn't the quickest either though.
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Yes and no lowfat.

For the win 7 testing yes that was fully boot time, for partial and full drive testing...no (would have skewed the results away from what is being tested: performance droop...and the initialization basically takes the same no matter how full). For the record...I do not recommend this tank for vista. Way to much hassle to get it work.

But yes, in typical ocz fashion the longest part of the boot time is waiting for it to initialize. Its kinda like "poke it with a stick...yup...it is working....OH there we go....brrrrraaaaappp windows is loaded and the virus scan is DONE" type deal.

Personally, if someone makes a m.2 + pcie x4 that actually uses a x4 capable controller - not x2 like Plextor - it would be the best of all worlds: near classic pcie seq speeds, decent small file performance, no cpu overhead worth talking about...and dirt cheap in comparison. Hopefully that happens soon'ish!
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So m.2 storage is the new rage?
Maybe a review of the Mushkin Scorpion Deluxe?
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