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OCZ Introduces its Speedy RevoDrive 350 PCIe SSDs

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OCZ's new RevoDrive 350 PCI-Express SSDs are truly fast.

OCZ has announced its new line of RevoDrive drives, the RevoDrive 350 PCIe SSDs. These units are the fastest SSDs that OCZ manufactures and, in order to actually achieve the speeds they are rated at, they run over a PCI-Express 2.0 x8 interface (a standard SATA3 (6 Gb/s) interface is not nearly fast enough).

The RevoDrive 350 PCIe will come in three capacities: 240 GB, 480 GB, and 960 GB. The full sequential read and write speeds of the units are unlocked from the 480 GB model and upwards, as the 240 GB model is a little slower than the rest of the team.

Capacity
240 GB
480 GB
960 GB
Sequential Read MB/s
1000 MB/s
1800 MB/s1800 MB/s
Sequential Read MB/s950 MB/s1700 MB/s1700 MB/s
Random Read IOPS
45,000
90,000
135,000
Random Write IOPS
80,000
140,000
140,000

"The new RevoDrive 350 is built using proven technology with the added benefit of utilizing in-house premium Toshiba flash and OCZ's proprietary Virtualized Controller Architecture (VCA) 2.0 to deliver highly efficient performance aggregation while reducing the burden on host resources," said Daryl Lang, Senior Vice President of Product Management for OCZ Storage Solutions." This next generation PCIe SSD is the ideal solution for performance-minded users looking to maximize both bandwidth and density for the complete gamut of gaming, content creation and workstation applications."

The units will consume about 9.5 W when running idle and about 14 W when active. Pricing for the 240 GB unit is expected to be $529, while the 480 GB and 960 GB units will set you back $829 and $1299, respectively. All of the drives come with a three-year manufacturer warranty.

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    N.Broekhuijsen , April 25, 2014 11:02 AM
    OCZ's new RevoDrive 350 PCI-Express SSDs are truly fast.

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    NightLight , April 25, 2014 11:19 AM
    gotta have one
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    Freakboi_pa , April 25, 2014 11:55 AM
    Hmmm little high priced right now. Just bought the Asus RAIDR, like it, but it doesn't offer those speeds! Hmmmmm
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    pbrigido , April 25, 2014 11:20 AM
    Bootable? Or is this a non issue now with newer PCIe SSDs?
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    2Be_or_Not2Be , April 25, 2014 12:16 PM
    Who exactly is buying these OCZ drives? Their consumer line has garnered quite the bad reputation for reliability over the years, so who is trusting their so-called "enterprise" line is any better? Especially when you can get enterprise drives w/amazing performance like the Samsung XS1715, an ultra-fast NVMe PCIe SSD up to 1.6TB. Dell is putting them into their massive PowerEdge R920; I don't know who is using OCZ drives in the enterprise.
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    mouse24 , April 25, 2014 11:47 AM
    Don't worry guys, its only almost $2 Per GB... But I guess if you need them, you need them.
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    Freakboi_pa , April 25, 2014 12:22 PM
    I agree 2Be_or_Not2Be I owned 3 OCZ drivers, and 2 failed within a year of buying. OCZ did replace them, and to this day one sits on the shelf, another is used for 2 games, but backups are run monthly of it. I have NO faith in their products. Switch to a Samsung and it's been running strong for over a year. of course, this is now just a "programs" drive, since buying my RAIDR.
    Although lately, I don't put much faith in Samsung's tech, since I have a TV and Home Theater that are both giving me issues, and the home theater is only a few months old... been serviced by Samsung under warranty, but still has issues. =/
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    ssdpro , April 25, 2014 12:26 PM
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    Bootable? Or is this a non issue now with newer PCIe SSDs?


    Definitely. The original Revo, Revo3 and this drive are all bootable.

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    dgingeri , April 25, 2014 12:51 PM
    They make those too pricey. What happened to making stuff for us regular folk? Do I have to go hunt down a Plextor M6e now?
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    BranFlake5 , April 25, 2014 8:20 PM
    Must sell kidney.... Must have speed....
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    Christopher1 , April 25, 2014 8:45 PM
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    Must sell kidney.... Must have speed....

    If you have to sell a kidney to get this thing, skip it for now. The uber-speeds of this thing won't be noticeable even during most gaming sessions with large MMO's like Tera Online.
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    cst1992 , April 26, 2014 2:14 AM
    The speeds of SSD's are now reaching old RAM speeds. At this rate, this'll make RAM obsolete, and startup/shutdown instant.
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    Klangfarben , April 26, 2014 7:45 AM
    Am I missing something here? I purchased an OCZ Revodrive 3 X2 Max IOPS 960GB PCI SSD 3 years ago that has the same specs. Besides the price, I can't see anything different from this newer offering. I'm not sure why anyone would consider this over the Samsung or Micron PCI SSD offerings.
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    dingo07 , April 27, 2014 12:04 AM
    OCZ went out of business last year - how are they still making drives???
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    LordConrad , April 27, 2014 4:20 AM
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    OCZ went out of business last year - how are they still making drives???

    OCZ was bought and is now owned by Toshiba.
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    cliffro , April 27, 2014 4:23 AM
    Quote:
    OCZ went out of business last year - how are they still making drives???


    Toshiba bought their SSD assets.

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    Pherule , April 27, 2014 8:44 AM
    Need to win the lotto so I can put two of those 960GB's in raid 0
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    mapesdhs , April 27, 2014 6:14 PM
    I own more than 30 OCZ drives, never had a problem with any of them. People
    keep banging on about ancient historical fw issues. For grud's sake move on;
    even Intel had issues at one point, or has everyone forgotten their bricked 8MB
    problem?

    Even now with so many newer models out, the Vertex4 and Vector are excellent SSDs.

    Ian.

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    jurassic512 , April 29, 2014 3:05 AM
    Can't wait to see real world tests compared to the SATA III RAID0 SSD's you tested.
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