Legit Storage Reviews
OCZ RevoDrive 120GB PCI-Express SSD Review
|Date:||Wed, Jul 28, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Joe Evans -|
OCZ RevoDrive - Drivers, RAID & Boot
For those using a single card, drivers are still needed for the OCZ RevoDrive to operate properly and be seen by Windows. You can download these drivers on OCZ's website and you'll need to burn them to disk or place them on a USB drive to load during the Windows install process. If you do not perform this step, the Windows installation application will not recognize the RevoDrive as a valid choice for installation.
If you try to access the RevoDrive as a secondary drive from another instance of Windows, you'll need to go to device manager, expand the Storage Controllers node, right-click on the RAID device (it should show as not working properly) and choose "Update Driver Software...". Browse for the folder where the drivers are stored and Windows will take care of the rest.
When your BIOS boots, you'll see a new screen showing the RAID configuration of the RevoDrive. At this point, you can access the RAID utility.
The RAID array is already configured for you but if you want to make changes, this is the place to do it. There should really be no need to mess with this for most users but it's a nice, user-friendly tool at your disposal if needed. While we are on the subject of installation, you can use any available PCI-E slot except for the x1 slot and it is as simple as popping it in the slot and securing it with a single screw just like any other PCI-E device.
Next Page - OCZ RevoDrive - Test System
Page 1 - OCZ RevoDrive - Introduction
Page 2 - OCZ RevoDrive - Closer Look
Page 3 - OCZ RevoDrive - Drivers, RAID & Boot
Page 4 - OCZ RevoDrive - Test System
Page 5 - ATTO & AS-SSD Synthetic Benches
Page 6 - HD Tach & CrystalDiskMark Synthetic Benches
Page 7 - PCMark Vantage Synthetic Benchmark
Page 8 - OCZ RevoDrive - Real World Testing
Page 9 - Capacity, Final Thoughts & Conclusions