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If you look online at places like Newegg and Amazon the reviews are pretty low in number and in rating, but these reviews are all based off the first generation of this product. The original Firmware for the SSD had problems that needed to be worked out that much is obvious and after the SandForce problems they have moved forward and use their own OCZ SuperScale Storage Controller /VCA 2.0 (Virtualized Controller Architecture) to control the OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid This seems to have fixed any of the previous performance and other issues as this latest revision has worked very well for me in many different environments and seems to be a really interesting way to get close to RAID 0 SSD performance, but with a whopping 1TB of playing field instead of 128GB or even 512GB of SSD RAID that costs the same if not more depending on the drives.
Not everyone is going to be down with this new OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid as the SSD purists will want to stay away from any moving parts, and the traditionalists will want to just stick with the lower priced HDD, which leaves a niche customer base of target users who want to embrace new technology at its bleeding freaking edge. I have always been the type of guy who wants to seek out and play with the latest electronics, so for me this kind of product is not only interesting it something I would buy just to try it out and see if it lives up to the hype. You do need to enable the system to cache your actively used programs and to do this you will need to open the programs or games you use the most a few time, I suggest five. This makes the system recognize those programs as the most important and enables the caching, which also makes them open faster and therefore make them work more efficiently when using them.
Most people don’t even use that much space on their system, but for others large storage is the holy grail of their system, but for most users a 1TB drive is going to be quite enough for both your games and your programs with a bit of room to spare. Video editing can be shortened in time as well as the faster drive efficiency allows better transfer and rendering times. Like other reviewers have stated the more times you open any said program the faster it opens until it plateaus at a certain point, which makes sense. This also goes for Windows boot times as well, which after about five restarts almost shortens the time by half of the original boot without the Cache enabled. Programs like Photoshop can really take advantage of this type of configuration and you will be pleased at the difference in rendering or adding effects to a picture or scene after trying the program before you enable the Caching and after. The only drawback to this product is really the price as at $470.00 many would be users are left without the funds for such a beastly thing for their system. On the other hand if your system is your drug and you want a really nice fix the new OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid 1TB solution is something I think you will be interested in. Let me sum this up for you in a few words as possible. The new OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid RC2 1TB is one of the fastest and most interesting devices of its kind, it needs no messy cables and utilizes a more or less unused PCIe 4X slot on your motherboard offering performance competing with two SATA3 SSDs in RAID 0 for under $500.00. The OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid gets a solid Hot Product Award, as it is the bleeding edge technology that every tech junkie needs a fix of and actually works as described.