Founded in 2002, San Jose, California-based OCZ Technology got their start in the RAM memory market. In 2007, they decided to expand their product line and acquired PC Power & Cooling, whose products included power supplies. When the solid state drive technology started to emerge, OCZ was there too. In September 2010 OCZ announced the RevoDrive, which was one of the first bootable PCIe drives for the enthusiast market.
Today we are taking a look at the OCZ RevoDrive 350 PCIe 480GB SSD. This is OCZ’s first PCIe product after the Toshiba acquisition. OCZ has chosen four of the LSI SandForce SF-2282 controllers and it uses the same Toshiba 19nm Multi-Level Cell (MLC) Flash as the Vector 150 and Vertex 460 SSD, all in a rather compact PCIe form.
OCZ’s take on the RevoDrive 350 Series PCIe 480Gb SSD
RevoDrive 350 Series at a Glance
- Supporting intensive consumer workstation environments for developers, media
- designers, and performance gamers
- Utilizing the latest generation of 19nm Toggle flash for superior speeds and the
- best bang for the buck
- Rated for 50GB/day of host writes for 3 years
- Eliminating the SATA bottleneck to deliver 1.8GB/s of bandwidth and 140,000
- 4KB random write IOPS
- RAID without the hassle, get a RAID 0 configuration with the stress-free
- installation of a single drive
- Available in 240GB to 960GB capacities
- Compatible with Windows®, Linux support planned
- 3-year warranty
Break the Bottleneck
Imagine the faster file transfers, snappier boot ups, and system responsiveness that make SSDs superior to hard drives, and then multiply that by 3X to achieve the incredible speeds of the PCIe-based RevoDrive 350. Free up the bandwidth and see the productivity potential your workstation or performance gaming system was missing for so long.
There’s more below the surface of its incredible speeds. With OCZ’s Virtualized Controller Architecture (VCA) technology, the multi-controller RevoDrive 350 is seen by the host as a single drive to enable TRIM command support, SMART health monitoring, and easy firmware updates. Plus, it’s bootable as a direct-attach device to launch applications in a snap.
Don’t be Afraid to Write
As a media professional, you write a lot more data than the average user. The RevoDrive 350 has you covered, supporting up to 50GB of host writes per day for 3 years to provide leading endurance over less robust consumer SSDs.
Keep Thermals in Check
That sleek new casing isn’t just for looks. RevoDrive 350 keeps its cool even during the most intensive applications or heavy multitasking with an improved alloy housing to effectively dissipate heat.
Specifications are up next.