OCZ Computex 2010 – RevoDrive, HSDL Interface and Vertex 2Tue, Jun 01, 2010 - 9:00 AM
OCZ RevoDrive Bootable PCIe SSD Card
OCZ is also unveiling the RevoDrive, a bootable PCI-Express based SSD designed for high-performance gaming PCs and workstations. With speeds up to 540MB/s read, 530MB/s write, and 75,000 IOPS, the RevoDrive can accommodate a wide range of computing environments beyond everyday use to video-editing and other multi-media creation and management applications.
The OCZ RevoDrive that we saw on display used Intel NAND Flash and a pair of Sandforce SF-1200 series controllers. The connection on the middle of the card is for expansion should one purchase this card and want to add more NAND Flash.
The back of the OCZ RevoDrive is bare with the exception of 16 additional Intel NAND Flash chips on the back of the card.
The picture above is great as it shows the size of the OCZ Z-Drive R2 that we showed you at CES 2010 compared to the RevoDrive that is being shown here at Computex 2010. The RecoDrive is much smaller, more affordable and still able to pack a serious punch. Since it is using the Sandforce SF-1222 controller it will be available in capacities of 120GB to 480GB with a price point that has yet to be determined. OCZ said they are still finalizing the product, but that it will only be 15-20% more than a
high end 2.5″ solution. Timeframe is around 4 weeks.