OCZ launches new version of PCIe SSD, RevoDrive X2

By Mike · 31 replies
Oct 29, 2010
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  1. Back in June we covered OCZ's unveiling of the RevoDrive, a PCI-Express SSD aimed at high-performance setups. Designed to eliminate the traditional SATA connection bottleneck and take advantage of the PCIe interface's higher transfer rates, the drive was capable of writing 540MB/sec with 75,000 IOPS. Now just four months later we have the release of the RevoDrive X2. This new version bumps performance up to 740MB/sec and 120,000 IOPS, three times the throughput of other high-end SATA based solutions according to OCZ.

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  2. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    Way out of my price range for home use but the performance must be amazing.
  3. Demons

    Demons TS Enthusiast Posts: 54

    I would love one of these as my boot drive but I don't think I have the money... would be nice though... how about in next year's giveaway!
  4. kazarm

    kazarm TS Rookie Posts: 29

    I will just wait for the new Sandforce SF-2000 controller on a normal SATA SSD.
    It is capable of 60.000 IOPS and 500 MB/S for just a fraction of the price of this one.
  5. highlander84

    highlander84 TS Booster Posts: 108   +30

    Wonder how long it will take this to become affordable for the home users. Great idea and the speeds are amazing.
  6. TwiztidSef

    TwiztidSef TS Rookie Posts: 49

    I didn't think SSD's would progress this quickly. The price is way high but for what it is, i can understand why. The only problem I see really is that you can only fit so many of these in a computer. Alot more SATA drives would be able to fit in a computer. I am sure you can get that performance if you raided them properly. I saw a demo of a large SATA SSD raid in which they copied a DVD (4.3 GB) from one directory to another in less than 3 seconds.

    Anyway, utilizing this technology in different ways is great because it will fit someones needs. I can't wait till motherboards come with like a 20 GB chip on them for OS or BIOS or something.

    **Off Topic** - Why don't they build a utility to download an OS into BIOS? I know their changing the BIOS standard, but i just want to see that feature for open source stuff and microsoft if they would agree with that.
  7. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,654   +1,092

    It's still way too expensive for normal people to buy. Performance? it's better to put 2 normal SSD's in raid for a fraction of the price.
  8. Neojt

    Neojt TS Addict Posts: 223   +56

    i want one this is soo cool
  9. Colonel Lance

    Colonel Lance TS Enthusiast Posts: 46

    I think the idea is cool, especially now that it's bootable, but SSDs REALLY need to come down in price for anyone but an absolute die hard performance centered gamer or maybe a business would ever buy the large capacity ones.

    As it stands now it's only really feasible (monetarily) to buy a small, 16-160GB SSD to use for your OS and maybe your essential programs. At least it is for me.
  10. frodough

    frodough TS Rookie Posts: 90

    great gadget! i cant wait till the day when everything is just a simple plug on the board minus all the wires!
    and the back panel will only have just usb's and hdmi's and sata's if even less. that would be awesome
  11. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,144   +911

    You do realise the BIOS is usually around 8MB in size right? I don't think Windows would fit "Into" the BIOS chip some how.

    I think I know what your getting at though, Motherboards with a decent amount of On-board Flash Memory for an OS?

    Also, this does already exist on some Asus Motherboards, you can load instantly into a Linux based OS just to quickly get on the web etc...
  12. xcelofjkl

    xcelofjkl TS Rookie Posts: 86

    I read an article that Intel, along with samsung and toshiba?, are teaming up to standardize PCIe SSDs, which severely outpace SATA SSDs. <1ms access times anyone?
  13. Elitassj4

    Elitassj4 TS Rookie Posts: 24

    Well, this is something new.First time when i hear about this.The future's bright.
  14. alinsaviuc

    alinsaviuc TS Rookie

    Lovely but too expensive.
  15. prototip

    prototip TS Rookie

    Too bad TRIM is not supported on this amazing drive :(
  16. edison5do

    edison5do TS Rookie Posts: 231

    Remember that this is a enterprice market product, its intended for that purpose, even if enthusiast or the "I need to have it" minded go for it.
  17. CyberChrist

    CyberChrist TS Rookie

    I dream of the day where I can get such speeds for a reasonable price. I feel that my current RAID 0 setup is quite quick I couldn't imagine how this would feel. Hopefully prices on these SSDs come down just as quick as possible.
  18. Storagebox

    Storagebox TS Rookie Posts: 17

    my SDD is fast enough, idk what ill do with that kind of speed, and i dont find alot of motherboard with 4x pcie, most of them are 16x and i dont like to use one of them in case i want to sli or Crossfire
  19. whiteandnerdy

    whiteandnerdy TS Member Posts: 69

    if i had that kind of cash burning a hole in my pocket I'd get one. the performance is amazing but it's a little too much for a home setup.
  20. "I read an article that Intel, along with samsung and toshiba?, are teaming up to standardize PCIe SSDs, which severely outpace SATA SSDs. <1ms access times anyone?"

    Current SSD's already give you less than 1ms access times what are you smoking?
  21. Richy2k9

    Richy2k9 TS Enthusiast Posts: 515

    hello ...

    humm, too expensive but fantastic concept, it's now in my wishlist, anyone lovin' me please check & gift, thanks.

  22. Just spent $100 on scratch offs, I'll get one of these by the end of the week!
  23. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,484   +45

    I'll say "forget about it," most of us can't afford these for another 10 years.
  24. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    Those speeds are remarkable.
  25. Nevercheck

    Nevercheck TS Rookie

    are these only pciex1 or are there any pciex16??

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