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OCZ RevoDrive PCI-Express x4 80GB PCI Express MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) OCZSSDPX-1RVD0080.RF
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  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Seems fast will update once I get all updates and my system setup.After I posted my other review my wife and on wentout toa friends house. I came back home and everything came together in my mind and it all seemed to fall into place.

Cons: Still deducting 2 eggs because there was nothing included except for the drive really, no direction, nothing. Two times my BIOS changed without reason to original settings but now that I formatted my old drive it seems to be behaving better.

Other Thoughts: Found drivers online, just download and uncompress them to a flash drive. Got the drive turned on in my BIOS and installed driver during windows installation. Everything seems fast. I had to take out one of my video cards in order to have a 4x PCIe but it mat be worth it. Not sure I ever needed the crossfire to begin with, really noticed little difference with being in 1080p

OCZ RevoDrive PCI-Express x4 80GB PCI Express MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) OCZSSDPX-1RVD0080.RF
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  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

Pros: None so far. I list my tech knowledge as somewhat low because I have no experience with PCI-e based drives but have somewhat high knowledge on most other things dealing with hardware.

Cons: This was basically a box inside a box with the drive, a sticker and a bunch of advertisement papers. There were no instructions, no driver disc, nothing. I tried doing a cold bot with just this drive and my system recognized it as a RAID controller but I was unable to boot Windows that way so I hooked my previous spin drive back up and tried to just install the drive in a pre-exiting boot as a secondary drive and Windows failed to install the drive. I went to the OCZ site to try to get an installation program or drivers and so far my search has come up empty as they seem to only have listing for newer versions of the RevoDrives. Starting to feel like this may have been a waste of time and potentially money.

Other Thoughts: I wasn't sure if my older motherboard was PCI-e bootable. I believe it is by the fact the drive showed up in BIOS as a RAID and was on the boot list. I have better than average tech knowledge on most things but this was new ground for me. I'm going to try to see if I can get help from tech support and if not I am hoping Newegg may allow me to exchange this on another drive that is SATA II/III based.

Foxconn Brazos AT-5570 AMD A45 (Hudson D1) 1 x 204Pin SO-DIMM AMD Radeon HD 7290 Black Mini / Booksize Barebone System
  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

Pros: This will be taking some things to extremes for durability. I am putting everything external besides RAM and on its own power supply.

Cons: AT-5570
SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Edimax EW-7822UAC Wireless AC1200 Dual-band USB 3.0 Adapter
Logitech K400 HTPC keyboard
Thermaltake Silver River 5G ST0024Z Aluminum 2.5
G.SKILL 4GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1066
Rosewill RHB-630 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub
Rosewill RRC-126 Windows Media remote
SiliconDust HDHomeRun PRIME

Other Thoughts: As far as the SiliconDust HDHomeRun PRIME not sure which computer it will be hooked to as I do have a full blast htpc/game system in my house. I also have 6 TB of network storage along with over 100 GB of cloud storage, Netflix, Hulu Plus, Red Box Instant and A**zon Prime. So I may not even add the HDHomeRun. If I do I will have to get cable TV again but it was just added as an example of taking the system to the fullest capability.


Dwayne T.'s Profile

Display Name: Dwayne T.

Date Joined: 08/28/11

  • Reviews: 11
  • Helpfulness: 6
  • First Review: 12/01/12
  • Last Review: 12/27/13
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