OCZ RevoDrive X2 240GB – PCIe SSD Review
Application and game loading performance
These tests are very simple tests, but very important to some users of SSDs.
We simply started an application or game, and measured the time taken for the application or game to fully load and start.
Application loading times
Adobe Fireworks CS3
The OCZ Vertex 2 made short work of loading Fireworks CS3, and back in May when I reviewed the Vertex 2, I could never imagine any SSD loading Fireworks CS3 any faster than a shade over 4.5 seconds. The RevoDrive X2 has smashed the already impressive load time of the Vertex 2, and loads Fireworks CS3 in under 2 seconds.
Corel PaintShop Pro 12
Again, the OCZ RevoDrive X2 smashes the previous record, and is more than twice as fast as its nearest competitor when loading Corel PaintShop Pro.
Games loading times
FAR CRY 2
Far Cry 2 is a game that doesn’t really load that much more quickly with a fast SSD. However, the RevoDrive X2 has managed to shave a couple of seconds off the previous fastest loading time.
The OCZ RevoDrive X2 is yet again the winner, and once again managing to shave a couple of seconds off the previous record.
For those who say that RAID 0 doesn’t make a lot of difference to the loading times of games and applications, these results tend to prove otherwise. The RevoDrive X2 is basically 4 SSDs in a RAID 0 configuration, and in some cases it’s more than twice as fast as even the fastest single SATA SSD.
Now let’s head to the next page for some real world tests….