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Over the last few months, we have taken a look at a couple of OCZ-built products that leverage the company's SuperScale Storage Accelerator with VCA (Virtualized Controller Architecture) 2.0. The first product to arrive was the RevoDrive 3 X2, which is a high-end, PCI Express SSD targeted at ultra-enthusiasts and workstation customers. Then came the extreme OCZ Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSD, which caters to the enterprise. If you'd like to learn more about the technology behind VCA 2.0 and OCZ's Superscale Storage Accelerator, we strongly suggest perusing those two articles. While they're designed for completely different target markets, the OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 and Z-Drive R4 have a number of things in common. As we've mentioned, they both leverage OCZ's SuperScale Storage Accelerator with VCA 2.0, they both interface with a system through PCI Express, and they both feature SandForce SF-2200 series storage controllers paired to various amounts of MLC NAND flash memory. The latest OCZ product to hit the lab, the RevoDrive Hybrid also shares these traits, but its flash memory is paired to a 1TB traditional hard drive.
Ever the SSD innovator, OCZ's PCIe-based RevoDrive is a bit of corker. While the SATA 3Gbps and SATA 6Gbps interfaces are still along way off causing major bandwidth problems for mechanical hard drives, the same cannot be said for SSDs. And for manufacturers wanting to bring out faster performing drives both now and in the not too distant future, these interfaces are increasingly causing storage bottleneck problems. What's needed is a completely fresh way of looking at how you get data on and off the drive and, for that matter, what you perceive as a storage drive anyway. One of the leading manufacturers in this quest to use something other than the standard I/O interfaces is OCZ. The RevoDrive 120GB, is a storage drive that uses the motherboard's PCIe bus to overcome the performance issues with the SATA I/O interface. Basically the way to think of it is as two 60GB OCZ Vertex 2E drives with the external cases removed and the memory chips placed on a PCB which has a PCI-E x4 interface (but don't worry if your board doesn't have one, it'll fit into a spare x16 PCI-E slot) together with a couple of SandForce controllers and a RAID controller.
|OCZ Technology RevoDrive 110 GB PCI Express 4 GB-s Slim Solid State Drive OCZSSDPX-1RVD0110||$104.54||See it|
|OCZ Technology RevoDrive 110 GB PCI Express 4 GB-s Slim Solid State Drive OCZSSDPX-1RVD0110||$114.65||See it|
|OCZ Technology RevoDrive Series 50 GB PCI-Express x4 Solid State Drive (SSD) OCZSSDPX-1RVD0050||$169.99||See it|
|OCZ Technology RevoDrive 230 GB PCI Express 4 GB-s Slim Solid State Drive OCZSSDPX-1RVD0230||$215.99||See it|
|OCZ Technology RevoDrive 230 GB PCI Express 4 GB-s Slim Solid State Drive OCZSSDPX-1RVD0230||$221.48||See it|
|OCZ Technology RevoDrive Series 50 GB PCI-Express x4 Solid State Drive (SSD) OCZSSDPX-1RVD0050||$241.76||See it|
|OCZ Technology RevoDrive Series 50 GB PCI-Express x4 Solid State Drive (SSD) OCZSSDPX-1RVD0050||$247.5||See it|
|OCZ Technology RevoDrive OCZSSDPX-1RVD0120 120 GB Solid State Drive - Plug-in Module - PCI Express||$473.62||See it|