OCZ Unveils RevoDrive 350 PCIe SSD for Professional Workstations and Extreme Gaming Applications

Newly enhanced PCIe SSD product line utilizes Toshiba Flash and offers up to 1.8GB/s sequential speeds. By ChannelPro

OCZ Storage Solutions has introduced the RevoDrive 350 Series with workstation-grade design capabilities and performance for professional content creation, multimedia, and extreme gaming applications. Boasting three times the performance of SATA-based SSD solutions, RevoDrive 350 features 19nm Toshiba NAND to complete OCZ’s portfolio transition to in-house flash, offering a high-performance, yet cost-efficient SSD solution for bandwidth-intensive client applications.

Using the PCI Express Gen. 2 x8 interface and up to four LSI SF-2282 processors, RevoDrive 350 features up to 1.8GB/s sequential speeds and up to 140,000 4K random write IOPS, and supports up to 50GB of host writes per day for 3 years.

“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,” says Daryl Lang, senior vice president of product management for OCZ storage solutions.

VCA 2.0 makes the RevoDrive 350’s multi-controller design appear and act as a single drive to the host system to enable drive-level management features such as secure erase, SMART, and TRIM. The RevoDrive 350 can also be used as bootable device, promoting fast system boot-ups.

Improving on the previous generation, RevoDrive 350 features an integrated heatsink that provides a more stable and cooler thermal SSD environment, and includes optimized drivers redesigned with new Linux support in addition to Windows OS. Available in 240GB, 480GB, and 960GB capacities, the RevoDrive 350 comes backed by a 3-year warranty.