Looking for PCI-e SSD, but before I buy, What is coming out?

Hello,

I want a PCI-e SSD, but I'm worried about buying one now and something better comes out soon down the road. Can anyone tell me if there is any upcoming PCI-e SSDs coming out this year for which I should hold my wallet for?
240GB is preferred.
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  1. The only ones I know of are OCZ. Intel has finally gotten a PCI-E SSD but the price is quite insane almost $2000 http://www.anandtech.com/show/5743/intels-ssd-910-400800gb-mlchet-pcie-shipping-in-1h-2012.

    OCZ RevoDrive X2 240GB PCI-E ($299.99)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227661

    OCZ RevoDrive 3 PCI-E 2.0 ($449.99)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-227-740

    The RevoDrive 3 series has X2, Max IOPS, X2 Max IOPS. Prices get higher as the performance goes up.

    For the time being, it doesn't look like more PCI-E SSD will be made by different brands.

    Is there as reason for PCI-E SSD? They are quite expensive compared to enclosed SSDs.
  2. Thanks for the information.

    I want PCI-e SSD because I upgraded my motherboard and cpu maybe a year and a half ago, and my motherboard is sata 2 so I don't want to upgrade my motherboard so soon for sata 3. On top of that, I read that PCI-e is slowing becoming the trend with newer SSDs so I thought I would get something that is "future proof" for a couple of years. I was thinking of theOCZ Revodrive x2 240gb you mentioned, but I'm worried about how reliable it is after reading so many negatives and I've owned many computer parts from various companies but none from OCZ and I don't think I want to take the chance with revodrive right now.

    PS: I'm postive sata 2 SSDs are good and fast enough, but when I buy something I look for longevity, reliability and the newest stuff first. It's a quirk I have.

    Any more information for upcoming PCI-e SSDs guys?
  3. Dont worry bout the negatives that they get . just take the chance and know what you are dealing with .

    ps OCZ are reliable and normally have a 2-3 yr warranty
  4. the reviews are arent good, only good rating on newegg, many negatives are the BSODs. The only good rating is for the 120gb revodrive which i believe is one of the earliest revodrives and I need 240gb...
  5. The BSODs are due mainly to motherboard incompatibility.

    Here's a guide to show which motherboards will and will not work with the RevoDrive 3 and RevoDrive 3 X2: http://www.ocztechnology.com/displaypage.php?name=revodrive_moboguide
  6. guess ill keep this thread alive because i don't want to get an revodrive.

    no pci ssd drives to look forward to or what?
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