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Old April 24, 2014, 05:59 AM
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OCZ’s PCI-E SSDs may not have grabbed many headlines over the years but the new RevoDrive 350 aims to change that in a big way. *It is ultra fast and surprisingly "affordable".

Read more here: OCZ RevoDrive 350 480GB PCI-E SSD Review



Sort of putting the horse before the carriage though...we have an M6e review ready to go and it had to be pushed back for this one. But the M6e results are included.
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Old April 24, 2014, 07:59 AM
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This thing is SICK!

I take it game/map load times are not an issue with this thing?
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Great review! And an absolutely amazing product. It's a tempting offering at the high end level. I'd go so far as considering it for a gaming rig...

My only problem (and it's going to sound ridiculous) is that OCZ decided to make a product that's only going to be purchased by the upper end of consumers, a lot of which are gamers. But they decided to make this drive, which will stand out in plain site on all systems, the most hideously green/aluminum color scheme ever. Obviously that's of little concern for high end workstations, but for consumer PC's that have a lot of attention spent to ensuring everything looks good, this is going to stick out like a sore thumb.
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That is true. Considering the "heat rises" mantra, the PCB's rear will actually get quite hot which would have made a secondary heatsink a practical solution.
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Are these bootable drives?
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Old April 24, 2014, 09:45 AM
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Yes, it was mentioned several times in the review. :) :)
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Old April 24, 2014, 09:56 AM
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Are these bootable drives?
Yeah, that's what makes it such a bloody attractive option! A bootable OS drive that runs at these speeds, WITH enough space for all your primary applications... a beautiful thing.

Throw in a 60GB SSD scratch disk for Adobe CC and the like, and I would be in heaven.
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Yes, it was mentioned several times in the review. :) :)
I must have skimmed over this line "for a high performance bootable PCI-E drive it is actually quite reasonable"
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Searching the word document that was used for editing, Bootable was mentioned 8 times in the review. :) ;)
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Shame that it's green PCB. The RevoDrive3 X2 that I have is black PCB...

And it's a bit out of my price range, hopefully products similar to this come down to a more reasonable $1/GB range.
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