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OCZ Reveals RevoDrive 3 Max IOPS Editions

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OCZ Technology has released its MAX IOPS versions of the RevoDrive 3 and RevoDrive 3 X2 SSDs based on a PCI Express x4 interface

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 , November 10, 2011 9:36 AM
    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 , November 10, 2011 7:08 AM
    BUT I have only 2 kidneys!!! and i can sell only one of them :( 
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    sayakbiswas , November 10, 2011 7:08 AM
    BUT I have only 2 kidneys!!! and i can sell only one of them :( 
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    gmcizzle , November 10, 2011 7:11 AM
    ...dare I even ask the price for these?
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    Anonymous , November 10, 2011 7:52 AM
    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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    halcyon , November 10, 2011 8:04 AM
    I have a liver, healthy, I, I...can I live without it?...I don't even have a PC (I've got a Mac), but me want this...I'll build a PC around it.
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    alyoshka , November 10, 2011 8:09 AM
    Yeah, I agree with DDC, they really need to work on their Hybrid Wonder, it has great potential and is much much faster than the Seagate Hybrid or others.
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    JOSHSKORN , November 10, 2011 8:09 AM
    I wonder how much 1 kidney, my appendix, my tonsils, my spleen and my gallbladder would go for. Maybe that'll get me one of those drives.
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    halcyon , November 10, 2011 8:20 AM
    JOSHSKORNI wonder how much 1 kidney, my appendix, my tonsils, my spleen and my gallbladder would go for. Maybe that'll get me one of those drives.

    It might get you one, if you throw in $100US, but probably not the X2 edition. :??: 
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    nikorr , November 10, 2011 8:27 AM
    Fast one indeed!
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    halcyon , November 10, 2011 8:59 AM
    Leave 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.
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    teodoreh , November 10, 2011 9:36 AM
    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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    halcyon , November 10, 2011 10:20 AM
    teodorehHahaha Mac Pro.

    "laugh it up fuzz ball...laugh it up." - Han Solo

    See, though I can't have a RevoDrive 3 X2 Max IOPS right now I can have this...and the this isn't too bad. What I'd lose in performance I'd gain in cross-platform and drive flexiblity.

    ...besides, I hate to toot my own horn but the Mac Pro certainly isn't slowing anything down.
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    halcyon , November 10, 2011 10:34 AM
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    actually this is cheap considering a raid card + SSD's to have the same performance and storage costs way more then this.


    Oh, you saw the price? I must've overlooked that. :heink: 
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    Anonymous , November 10, 2011 12:40 PM
    the price is the only reason that hold my down. too bad.
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    x Heavy , November 10, 2011 2:13 PM
    Welp, I guess SSD is dead and time to learn how to raid 0 a few of these new Revos.
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    ap3x , November 10, 2011 3:35 PM
    I just bought the Revodrive 3 X2 and so far it is pretty nice. I have it bottlenecked though because it is installed in a PCIe 4x 1.1a slot instead of the 16x 2.0 slot like recommended but I will get to that later. So far I like it.

    Hopefully in the near future Windows 7 or 8 will be able to pass trim commands to it. Right now, it supports trim but when the command is sent Windows just drops it.
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    ap3x , November 10, 2011 3:39 PM
    halcyon"laugh it up fuzz ball...laugh it up." - Han SoloSee, though I can't have a RevoDrive 3 X2 Max IOPS right now I can have this...and the this isn't too bad. What I'd lose in performance I'd gain in cross-platform and drive flexiblity....besides, I hate to toot my own horn but the Mac Pro certainly isn't slowing anything down.



    Mac Pro is a blazing box and there is a way to get the RevoDrive to work on it. there are custom kext files that you can download to make it work. All you have to do is install OSX on a regular drive, install the custom kext so that it will see the Revodrive then do a bit copy from the main drive to the revodrive, then change the boot drive in disk utility and boom, boot right off the Revo.
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    fulle , November 10, 2011 4:20 PM
    I didn't understand the need for products like this, until I plugged my OCZ SSD with a 500 MB/s rated read speed into a Sata3 6GB/s port in a Z68 motherboard, and was shocked to see it running at 330MB/s read speed instead, because it was limited in bandwidth by the mobo. I did a bit of research, found out this was typical, and suddenly I'm looking at stuff like OCZ Revo drives as legit purchases, instead of silly niche stuff for crazy storage obsessed people.

    Anyway, dropping about 200 bucks on a lower capacity Revodrive for a cache drive seems like an interesting idea. There's some compatibility issues, of course. Some motherboards don't work with a Revo drive at all, others require you to run it in only certain PCIe ports, and actually quite commonly, the onboard Raid controller needs to be disabled. So, be sure to check OCZ's webpage, and checkup on your motherboard's compatibility before getting one of these.
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    halcyon , November 10, 2011 4:44 PM
    ap3xMac Pro is a blazing box and there is a way to get the RevoDrive to work on it. there are custom kext files that you can download to make it work. All you have to do is install OSX on a regular drive, install the custom kext so that it will see the Revodrive then do a bit copy from the main drive to the revodrive, then change the boot drive in disk utility and boom, boot right off the Revo.

    Saaaawwweeeeetttt, I'll look into that.
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    ap3x , November 10, 2011 5:02 PM
    fulleI didn't understand the need for products like this, until I plugged my OCZ SSD with a 500 MB/s rated read speed into a Sata3 6GB/s port in a Z68 motherboard, and was shocked to see it running at 330MB/s read speed instead, because it was limited in bandwidth by the mobo. I did a bit of research, found out this was typical, and suddenly I'm looking at stuff like OCZ Revo drives as legit purchases, instead of silly niche stuff for crazy storage obsessed people.Anyway, dropping about 200 bucks on a lower capacity Revodrive for a cache drive seems like an interesting idea. There's some compatibility issues, of course. Some motherboards don't work with a Revo drive at all, others require you to run it in only certain PCIe ports, and actually quite commonly, the onboard Raid controller needs to be disabled. So, be sure to check OCZ's webpage, and checkup on your motherboard's compatibility before getting one of these.


    I actually took a risk. I bought it, spent 699.00 of the 240gb thinking I had PCIe 2.0 on my Asus Commando board. It was not on the list either and I had PCIe 1.1a. There were some firmware and bios updates that seemed to stabilize everything so people are not getting the BSOD's like before. Well, put it in my 4x slot, system saw it, loaded the driver and now I am typing this to you guys with it as my boot drive. Windows 7 HD score went up to 7.9. I do know it is not where near it's potential right now because of my 5 year old board but it is stable, fast and I have no issues.
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    fulle , November 10, 2011 6:45 PM
    Hmm. IIRC PCIe 1.1a would be 250MB/s per lane, right? So an 4x slot would provide a 1000MB/s data rate.... which would actually bottleneck a OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2. Isn't that crazy? 1000MB/s isn't fast enough?!
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