OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 240 GB Reviewccokeman - November 30, 2011
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In the world of computing, everyone likes a computer that can start up and shut down quickly. The ability to boot into your system as fast as possible allows you to start your set tasks that much quicker. Not to mention the older you get, the greater the chance you'll forget what you wanted to use the computer for in the first place! The sweet spot is about 30 seconds or less. While fast boot and shut down times are possible with conventional hard drives, it can be very difficult to attain this "golden" 30-second time. This should be easier with the speed of an SSD, but the only way to tell is to test it out. To run the startup test, I used a stopwatch to calculate the number of seconds it took from pressing the power button on the case, to having a fully-functioning desktop. For the shutdown test, I began timing from the click of the shutdown button in the start menu, and stopped when the system power was off.
The RevoDrive 3 X2 delivered startup and shutdown times that were comparable to the fastest drive in the comparison. Startup speed for the RevoDrive 3 X2 is quick at 27 seconds, while shutdown is on par with the other drives at 4.0 seconds. There is no doubt that it is a quick booting drive.