OCZ has launched the latest SSD, the RevoDrive 350 Series, utilizing the PCI Express interface. Current SATA SSDs are saturating the SATA interface’s 6 Gbps bandwidth so the faster PCIE interface is needed in order to achieve higher performance. According to OCZ, the RevoDrive 350 can deliver three times the performance of SATA SSD. Utilizing PCI Express Gen 2 x8 interface, the card takes up to four LSI SF-2282 processor and uses 19nm in-house Toshiba NAND (kind of expected as OCZ is part of Toshiba now). It has a rated sequential read up to 1.8GB/s and up to 140,000 4K random write IOPS.
The new RevoDrive 350 also comes with OCZ’s proprietary “Virtualized Controller Architecture (VCA) 2.0 to deliver highly efficient performance aggregation while reducing the burden on host resources.” The VCA 2.0 essentially makes the RevoDrive 350′s multi-controller design to appear and at as a single drive to the host system so that drive-level management software such as secure erase, SMART, and TRIM willb e supported (something that a lot of RAID SSD cannot do).
The RevoDrive comes a rather good looking integrated heatsink for added thermal dissipation. It will support both Linux in addition to Windows. It is backed by 3-year warranty. For storage capacity, users can choose among 240GB, 480GB, and 960GB but the PR has no pricing information available.
Newly Enhanced PCIe SSD Product Line Utilizes Premium Toshiba Flash, Offering a High Performance yet Cost Effective Storage Solution
SAN JOSE, CA – April 24, 2014 – OCZ Storage Solutions – a Toshiba Group Company and leading provider of high-performance solid state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced the RevoDrive 350 Series with workstation-grade design capabilities and maximum performance for professional content creation, multimedia, and extreme gaming applications. Achieving three times the performance of SATA-based SSD solutions, RevoDrive 350 is based on proven performance architecture and features 19nm Toshiba NAND to complete OCZ’s portfolio transition to in-house flash, offering a high-performance yet cost-efficient SSD solution for bandwidth-intensive client applications.Using the PCI Express Gen. 2 x8 interface and up to four LSI® SF-2282 processors to offer more available bandwidth than the previous generation, RevoDrive 350 features up to 1.8GB/s sequential speeds and up to 140,000 4K random write IOPS, delivering SSD RAID performance without the hassle in an easy-to-deploy, single card solution. Enabling both performance and functionality for applications ranging from scientific computing to extreme gaming systems, this workstation-class storage product accelerates application performance and takes full advantage of today’s multithreaded processors and software, supporting up to 50GB of host writes per day for 3 years to provide leading endurance for media professionals over less robust consumer SSDs.
“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.”
VCA 2.0 effectively makes the RevoDrive 350’s multi-controller design appear and act as a single drive to the host system to enable drive-level management features such as secure erase, SMART, and TRIM. In addition to mass data storage, the RevoDrive 350 can also be used as bootable device, promoting ultra-fast system boot-ups.
Improving on the previous generation, RevoDrive 350 features a sleek integrated heatsink that provides a more stable and cooler thermal SSD environment, and includes optimized drivers redesigned from the ground up with new Linux support in addition to Windows® OS. Available in 240GB, 480GB, and 960GB capacities, RevoDrive 350 provides ample space, and comes backed by a 3-year warranty.For more information, please visit ocz.com/consumer