OCZ Reveals New Bootable PCIe SSD

Thursday OCZ Technology Group announced the launch of its new bootable RevoDrive X2 PCI-Express SSD. Building upon the original 1st-generation RevoDrive, the new version boasts speeds up to 740 MB/s and up to 120,000 IOPS, almost three times the throughput of other high-end SATA-based solutions.

According to OCZ, the new SSD gets its "edge" by bypassing the SATA II bottleneck and utilizing a PCIe x4 interface. It also improves on the previous version's design by incorporating four Sandforce-1200 controllers (instead of two) while maintaining the same onboard RAID 0 layout. However unlike other competing solutions, the drive is bootable, allowing for super-fast startups.

"Building on the success of the original design, we are excited to introduce the RevoDrive X2, which delivers both increased performance and capacity, making the RevoDrive X2 a viable option for a wide spectrum of applications that include professional graphic design, multimedia rendering, and workstations," said Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ Technology. "With our recently announced new state-of-the-art SSD manufacturing facility in Taiwan, OCZ will continue to be at the forefront of developing and deploying game-changing solid state storage solutions."

The RevoDrive X2 PCI-Express SSD comes in six capacities--100 GB, 160 GB, 240 GB, 360 GB, 480 GB and 960 GB. Drives with capacities of 100 GB to 160 GB offer read speeds up to 740 MB/s and write speeds up to 690 MB/s. Drives with capacities ranging from 240 GB to 960 GB offer read speeds up to 740 MB/s and write speeds up to 720 MB/s. All six are compatible with Windows XP 32/64, Vista 32/64 and Windows 7 32/64.

OCZ said the drives are now available through its global channel.

We also reported on Angelbird's Wings SSD, which has the ability to remove or add spare SSDs and also comes bootable out of the box.

  • longshotthe1st
    As Ali-G says, "Booyakasha!"
  • Pyroflea
    Ver' nice, how much?
  • burnley14
    Any idea on cost? Or should I even ask . . . .
  • mdillenbeck
    What I've been waiting for... at least, until I get sticker shock and buy a traditional drive.
  • kelemvor4
    First ssd I've really been interested in. I bet it's prohibitively expensive though. How much, Toms?
  • JerseyFirefighter

    yah..no thx k bai... Ill wait for my puter to boot up and write large files to disk
  • restatement3dofted
    burnley14Any idea on cost? Or should I even ask . . . .
    NCIS (Canadian retailer) has them ranging from CAD $461 for the 100GB model up to CAD $3,330 for the 960GB drive. Quite an investment.

    E: See http://ncix.com/products/index.php?minorcatid=1275&subminorcatid=1134
  • silmarilwest
    Sounds awesome but...
    Do they support TRIM?
  • toofly
    $3,300 for the 1tb flavor. =/ wow.
  • joex444
    If you have to ask, you can't afford it.