If you are like us here at Futurelooks, you spend a decent amount of time playing video games. The one thing we all can agree on hating about video games is load times. Loading the game during initial startup, loading a new level, loading the game world when go through a door... it's all so frustrating. Well, the new OCZ RevoDrive 350 PCIe SSD can save you hours of time with its blazing fast throughput.
The OCZ RevoDrive 350 PCIe SSD will bring your workstation or gaming system to a whole new level of performance thanks to up to four LSI SF-2282 controller. Clocking in at 1.8 GB per second sequential read/write speeds and a blistering 140,000 random 4k IOPS, no single drive will come close. It would take a complex RAID array of several standard SSDs to reach these kinds of performance levels.
So, why waste more time building a complex RAID array when you can just pop in a RevoDrive 350 in 240 GB, 480 GB, and 960 GB capacities? Set it as your boot drive, use it as the load drive for your games or professional applications, or just use the RevoDrive as a scratch drive for digital editing. Add in your 3 year warranty and you have a nice package. More details below.
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OCZ Launches the RevoDrive 350 PCIe SSD for Professional Workstations and High Performance Gaming Applications
Newly Enhanced PCIe SSD Product Line Utilizes Premium Toshiba Flash, Offering a High Performance yet Cost Effective Storage Solution
April 24, 2014 - OCZ Storage Solutions - a Toshiba Group Company and leading provider of high-performance solid state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced the RevoDrive 350 Series with workstation-grade design capabilities and 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 proven performance architecture and features 19 nm 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 to offer more available bandwidth than the previous generation, RevoDrive 350 features up to 1.8 GB/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 multi-threaded processors and software, supporting up to 50GB of host writes per day for 3 years to provide leading 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, promoting ultra-fast system boot-ups.
Improving on the previous generation, RevoDrive 350 features a sleek integrated heatsink that provides a more stable and cooler thermal SSD environment, and includes optimized drivers redesigned from the ground up with new Linux support in addition to Windows® OS. Available in 240 GB, 480 GB, and 960 GB capacities, RevoDrive 350 provides ample space, and comes backed by a 3-year warranty.
For more information, please visit ocz.com/consumer