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Pros: Fast!!! - I built my computer specifically to do HD 1080P Video Rendering. The Revodrive 3 X2 Max is the best money I ever spent on a single computer part... I am rendering a 38 min 1080P Video in Adobe Premier CS4 - NTSC 29.97 drop frame, Quality 5, widescreen 16x9, Single Pass, Min Bit rate 25.1 Max 30.... Completed video rendering in 19 minutes 20 seconds... Video File size Almost 6 gig completed.. With conventional hard drives it could take several hours or more to complete the same task... I had the Revodrive2x as my primary drive before and I was still rendering same video and settings 38 min video took 40 min to complete so I was happy with that but the extra 21 minutes I am saving with the 3x is amazing
Cons: If you don't do your research then it can be a real task to install as primary drive. Make Sure the motherboard can boot to PCI if you plan on running this as your C Drive... Tech Note!!! If you use the Driver CD that comes with this drive make sure you take the cd out imediatly after the driver has loaded or you will see an error that windows cant be installed.. If the CD is still in the CD Rom then you will see that error. It Such a simple thing you would think that Microsoft would put a message like REMOVE CD. but no I felt like a complete idiot when I figured out what the problem was... I hope this helps someone save an hour or 2 of problem solving...
Other Thoughts: I am Running an i7 990x - 24 gig Ram - GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD7 Mobo - Primary Drive OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 Max - Secondary Drive OCZ RevoDrive X2 and a bunch of SATA drivesREAD FULL REVIEW
Pros: With my old computer I had 4 300 gig WD raptors Raid 0 and had 8 gigs ram Corsair Ram and it would take about 2 hours possibly 3 hours to render "18" minute clip in full HD 1920 - THIS ONE RENDERS JUST OVER 40 HD FRAMES IN ONE SECOND I CAN RENDER A "60" MINUTE VIDEO IN "55" MINUTES WITH THIS REVO X2
Cons: MORE SPACE FOR LOWER PROCE WOULD BE NICE IM KINDA BUMMING I PAID $675 AND NOT ITS $554 OH WELL MAYBE I GET ANOTHER ONE AT $554 TEMPTING
Other Thoughts: I spent months researching what to purchase for rendering video in Adobe Premier CS5 I broke out and built a new computer. with THE revo x2 240 AND the I7-990x and 24gig Kingston Hyperx and GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD7 mother board I AM Loving how fast it is...LOVEIT!!!READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD7 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: Great board. I spent a ton of time trying to figure out if this board would work for Boot to PCI-E and if the OCZ Revo X2 240 Gig card would work as the System Drive I gambled and it worked... I just wanted someone to save some time YES It works
If you have mobo Revision 1 Update bios to F8G
If you have Mobo Revision 2 Update Bios to FC
Install OCZ card in bottom PCI-E Slot (Bottom Blue Slot)
Monitor 1 - Dell UltraSharp U3011 30"
Monitor 2 - 24" Dell UltraSharp Monitor
Intel Core i7-990X Extreme Edition Nehalem 3.46GHz
Kingston HyperX 24GB DDR3 1600 PC3 12800
CORSAIR Hydro H70 Cooler ( I Love this thing)
Antec TruePower Quattro Series TPQ-1200 Power Supply (Make sure your case has plenty of room even though it's modular there are a ton of cables that are not)
LG Blueray Burner & HP DL DVD Burner
Qty 2 VelociRaptor 600GB SATA 6.0Gb/s in Raid 0
Qty 2 Western Digital RE4 1.5TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s For Storage drives (Non Raid)
Cons: Flawless install of everything - Sure would have liked more than 2 of the SATA 6Gb/s slots really put a limit on my storage drives but there are a ton of 3Gb/s slots.
Maybe next time they will put 8 SATA 6Gb/s slots and 2 of the slower ones Oh Well everything else is Gerat.
Other Thoughts: Installing the OCZ Revo X2 240gig PCI Solid State drive in this motherboard.
1: Download the Drivers from OCZ web (32bit or 64bit what ever you need) unzip them to a USB drive or Burn to CD
2: Download most current Bios Update and install (if you already have it then continue.
3: Start Computer Set Bios to boot to CD first (Default is Hard Drive the Set to boot to hard drive 2nd) Restart
4: (Make sure no other drives are plugged in) Start computer when you see drive options screen (if oyu have a USB it will be the only thing that shows up it's ok! Click Browse then locate the OCZ drivers on USB or CD then choose a driver (I chose top one) when drivers are done installing it will show up as a drive you can install windows on
5: At this point continue windows install as you would any other drive (if you have a decent Cd or DVD rom install will take maybe 8 minutes)
Very fast I love this motherboard it's cool looking and works perfectly!!! & got to love Newegg for fast shipping