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OCZ Introduces its Speedy RevoDrive 350 PCIe SSDs

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.

Capacity240 GB480 GB960 GB
Sequential Read MB/s1000 MB/s1800 MB/s1800 MB/s
Sequential Read MB/s950 MB/s1700 MB/s1700 MB/s
Random Read IOPS45,00090,000135,000
Random Write IOPS80,000140,000140,000

"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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Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He covers hardware news on all components and peripherals.
  • NightLight
    gotta have one
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  • pbrigido
    Bootable? Or is this a non issue now with newer PCIe SSDs?
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  • mouse24
    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
    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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  • 2Be_or_Not2Be
    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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  • Freakboi_pa
    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
    13170341 said:
    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
    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
    Must sell kidney.... Must have speed....
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  • Christopher1
    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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