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OCZ RevoDrive

Discussion in 'Hardware, Software & Troubleshooting' started by BITE_ME, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. BITE_ME

    BITE_ME Bye-Bye

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    If I get one of these.
    Do I still need to install a harddrive?
     
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    You would not need a hard drive, as the RevoDrive is bootable. However, cost versus performance is still fairly high. Over six hundred bucks for a 240GB drive? A 480GB RevoDrive goes for over $1200. No thanks. Unless you absolutely need to reduce latency to almost nil, a RevoDrive is a waste of money.
     
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    I clicked a link on Tom's.
    They have one for $200.00 @ neweggs.
    I was thinking about doing a car PC.
    So I only need about 25gb for maps and stuff.
     
  4. Bi()ha2arD

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    Overkill much for a car PC?
     
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    Phopojijo A Loose Screw

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    Revodrives are more useful for servers and stuff like that. I mean they are impressive drives but its rare that a user would need fast writes as well as fast reads... and not that fast reads.
     
  6. BITE_ME

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    No moving parts, will be easy to put a fan on it to keep cool.

    PS. Most GPS's are slower then my cars ;)
     
  7. Bi()ha2arD

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    TBH a SSD doesn't get hot.
     
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    _Lynx Strategic Military Services Staff Member

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    Well, the only reason I know of is recording HD-video. 720p@60fps is too high for a typical 7200 drive even when using MJPEG. Velociraptor would suffice though.
     
  9. BITE_ME

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    I'm in California, and no AC in the car.
    So it will get very hot.
    It just seams that cooling a board would be easily better then cooling a metal box.
     
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    Well, what I meant was the SSD doesn't produce heat, so it doesn't really need cooling. But if it gets really hot in the car, installing a fan would probably not be a bad idea.
     
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    So I could make car porn.

    Sweet :D
     

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