Wednesday, July 13th 2011

OCZ Introduces RevoDrive 3 Series PCI-Express SSDs

OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today launched the RevoDrive 3 and RevoDrive 3 X2 lineup of SSDs. Designed to deliver maximum throughput in multithreaded applications, the new RevoDrive 3 incorporates an advanced data management feature-set based on OCZ’s proprietary Virtualized Controller Architecture (VCA) technology, providing both the performance and features required by the intensive workloads common in high performance computing and workstation environments.

The RevoDrive 3 provides unique benefits to users by incorporating features from the VCA 2.0 flash virtualization software that allow certain direct memory access (DMA) and data management functions. Included in this feature-set are OCZ’s exclusive command queuing and queue balancing algorithms, which can be handled by the onboard processing core for higher performance and reduced burden on the host resources. VCA 2.0 is also the only virtualization layer in the industry with TRIM and SCSI unmap support to enhance sustained performance and provide greater endurance by significantly reducing the overhead associated with garbage collection. Furthermore, VCA also offers consolidated SMART support and provides system administrators with advanced features for monitoring, analyzing, and reporting device attributes.

“OCZ RevoDrive 3 PCIe SSDs use our VCA 2.0 technology to deliver superior performance and functionality for everything from scientific computing to high availability clustering,” said Daryl Lang, Vice President of Product Management of OCZ Technology. “This exciting new workstation-class storage product accelerates application performance and takes full advantage of today’s multithreaded processors and software, providing customers with greater throughput in an easy-to-deploy, single card solution.”

With its all-new architecture, the RevoDrive 3 shatters its predecessor’s performance record and is faster than comparable solutions that are up to ten times the price. Available in two different models, the Revo3 delivers up to 1.5GB/s of bandwidth and up to 230,000 IOPS (4K random write) under HPC or workstation workloads with a single-card solution. Additionally, the Revo3 X2 960GB offers ample capacity for users in media development and management looking for more storage room.
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13 Comments on OCZ Introduces RevoDrive 3 Series PCI-Express SSDs

#1
btarunr
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OCZ didn't give out a press-shot, but this is what the X2 drive looks like (image courtesy Tom's Hardware):

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#2
[H]@RD5TUFF
AND finally TRIM support! I get that it's Windows fault for not having it sooner, all the more reason it BETTER be in Windows 8!
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#3
happita
This thing is just an all out monster!! The only thing holding me back from using 1 of their RevoDrive's is the compatibility with a wide variety of set ups. I've read my fair share of good and bad reviews on these PCI-E drives.
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#4
Hayder_Master
I see a review about revodrive 3 x2 yesterday in tomshardware.
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#6
Velvet Wafer
LOL, it again does not support trim directly, as its an ATA command.... for PCIe, there is a similar feature called "Unmap", which is luckily also included in their new SuperScale controller.... of course, Win7 and companions, dont support Unmap in their native driver stack....
OCZ says they are working on the Problem... again?
Sounds much too familiar to me. i guess i wont need such a half finished product, even tho the speeds are tempting.
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#7
n-ster
I wish they had a 120GB version
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#9
Jizzler
Taking a cue from Mozilla, and skipping an entire version? (Revodrive 2). Despite my hang up on their naming convention, nice! I'll take one.
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#10
DeerSteak
I wonder if it'll BSOD once it hits that maximum throughput, like the Vertex 3. ;)

OCZ is not a vendor I'd ever buy an SSD from (or anything else for that matter). Wish Corsair or Intel would get on this bandwagon and show them how it's done.
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#11
Trackr
So now it's about speed vs. capacity again.

C300 256GB for 400$ or RevoDrive 3 120GB for 400$.
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#12
n-ster
by: Trackr
So now it's about speed vs. capacity again.

C300 256GB for 400$ or RevoDrive 3 120GB for 400$.
there are no 120GB models AFAIK
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#13
Horrux
I'm waiting for a big lump of cash to fall in my lap, or for these things to get cheaper, but damn they are monstrous. Insta-boot, anyone?
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