OCZ announced the RevoDrive 350 Series with maximum performance for professional content creation, multimedia, and extreme gaming applications.
Achieving three times the performance of SATA-based SSD solutions, RevoDrive 350 is based on performance architecture and features 19nm Toshiba NAND to complete OCZ's portfolio transition to in-house flash. Using the PCI Express x8 (2nd generation) interface and up to four LSI SF-2282 processors to offer more available bandwidth than the previous generation, RevoDrive 350 features up to 1.8GB/s sequential speeds and up to 140,000 4K random write IOPS, delivering SSD RAID performance without the hassle in an easy-to-deploy, single card solution.
Enabling both performance and functionality for applications ranging from scientific computing to extreme gaming systems, this workstation-class storage product accelerates application performance and takes full advantage of today's multithreaded processors and software, supporting up to 50GB of host writes per day for 3 years to provide endurance for media professionals over less robust consumer SSDs.
"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."
VCA 2.0 effectively 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. In addition to mass data storage, the RevoDrive 350 can also be used as bootable device.
Improving on the previous generation, RevoDrive 350 features an integrated heatsink that provides a cooler thermal SSD environment, and includes optimized drivers redesigned from the ground up with new Linux support in addition to Windows.
Available in 240GB, 480GB, and 960GB capacities, RevoDrive 350 provides ample space, and comes backed by a 3-year warranty.