OCZ Reveals RevoDrive 3 Max IOPS Editions

The Max IOPS RevoDrive 3's are based on the PCI Express x4 interface (PCIe-to-SAS controller) and utilizes OCZ's Virtual Controller Architecture (VCA) 2.0. As discussed in The OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 Preview: Second-Gen SandForce Goes PCIe, VCA "reduces CPU overhead by implementing queue balancing algorithms, and it improves direct memory access". In addition, it adds TRIM and SCSI Unmap support, which are designed to help with minimizing write amplification and maintain performance.

The RevoDrive 3 Max IOPS comes in three capacities, 120 GB, 240 GB and 480 GB, and offers performance of sequential read and writes speeds up to 1000 MB/s and 950 MB/s, with 4KB random write performance of up to 140,000 IOPS. The original RevoDrive 3 offers performance of sequential read and writes speeds up to 1025 MB/s and 925 MB/s, with 4KB random write performance of up to 130,000 IOPS.

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The RevoDrive 3 X2 Max IOPS comes in three capacities; 240 GB, 480 GB and 960 GB. The RevoDrive 3 Max IOPS offers performance of sequential read and writes speeds up to 1900 MB/s and 1725 MB/s, with 4KB random write performance of up to 245,000 IOPS. The original RevoDrive 3 X2 offers performance of sequential read and writes speeds up to 1500 MB/s and 1300 MB/s, with 4KB random write performance of up to 230,000 IOPS. 

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"The new RevoDrive 3 Max IOPS solid state drives further expand on our original PCIe series, and are designed to deliver even more bandwidth for the most demanding applications," said Daryl Lang, VP of Product Management, OCZ Technology Group. "Engineered to leverage the benefits of multi-threaded processors and applications, the Max IOPS provides both the performance and features required by clients to address the most intensive workloads common in high performance computing and workstation environments."

You can learn more about the RevoDrive 3 Max IOPS and RevoDrive 3 X2 Max IOPS at their product pages.

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  • teodoreh
    halcyonLeave it to OCZ to make the totally drool-worthy device that is gotta be overkill but that I gotta have for my system (Mac Pro) that it won't even work in.


    Hahaha Mac Pro.
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  • sayakbiswas
    BUT I have only 2 kidneys!!! and i can sell only one of them :(
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  • sayakbiswas
    BUT I have only 2 kidneys!!! and i can sell only one of them :(
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  • gmcizzle
    ...dare I even ask the price for these?
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  • Anonymous
    OCZ needs to focus on the Hybrid, if they make a proper hybrid(no dodgy software, and a bit more speed). it has quite a high chance of dominating the market. i mean look at the current 1 TB hybrid not bad for the price, but the software is just so bad i cant work with it.

    but if they made it beter, and more reliable then i might just buy one, but their current software is useless, and horribly implemented.
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