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OCZ RevoDrive 350: a cost-effective PCIe SSDs for workstations & gaming

OCZ RevoDrive 350

In case you missed, OCZ got acquired by Toshiba last year however they still seem to be fully in the SSD business as they have just announced the RevoDrive 350 series of PCIe SSDs. These are cost-effective yet high-performance drives running 19nm Toshiba NAND. OCZ is putting out the RevoDrive 350 as best solution for professional content creation, multimedia and extreme gaming applications. It has workstation grade design capabilities.

OCZ RevoDrive 350

The OCZ RevoDrive 350 is equipped with four LSI SF-2282 SandForce series SATA controllers offering up to 1.8 GB/s sequential speeds and 4K random write IOPS up to 140,000. This amazing performance is delivered over the PCIe 2.0 x8 interface. It delivers hassle free RAID experience and performance over an easy to install single card solution. Thanks to the VCA 2.0 technology deployed in the RevoDrive 350, it appears as a single drive to host system which enables the features such as secure erase TRIM and SMART.

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.

According to OCZ, the RevoDrive 350 is good for up to 50 GBs of host writes per day for 3 years straight. This results in around 58 TB. That’s well enough for general consumers any way you look at it.

The RevoDrive 350 is available in capacities of 240GB, 480GB and 960GB costing 530 USD, 830 USD and 1230 USD respectively. All the drives come with 3 year standard warranty.

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