OCZ Technology Introduces Next Generation RevoDrive

👤by Tony Le Bourne Comments 📅13.07.2011 23:25:43


OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today launched the RevoDrive 3 and RevoDrive 3 X2 lineup of SSDs. Designed to deliver maximum throughput in multithreaded applications, the new RevoDrive 3 incorporates an advanced data management feature-set based on OCZ’s proprietary Virtualized Controller Architecture (VCA) technology, providing both the performance and features required by the intensive workloads common in high performance computing and workstation environments.

The RevoDrive 3 provides unique benefits to users by incorporating features from the VCA 2.0 flash virtualization software that allow certain direct memory access (DMA) and data management functions. Included in this feature-set are OCZ’s exclusive command queuing and queue balancing algorithms, which can be handled by the onboard processing core for higher performance and reduced burden on the host resources. VCA 2.0 is also the only virtualization layer in the industry with TRIM and SCSI unmap support to enhance sustained performance and provide greater endurance by significantly reducing the overhead associated with garbage collection. Furthermore, VCA also offers consolidated SMART support and provides system administrators with advanced features for monitoring, analyzing, and reporting device attributes.

“OCZ RevoDrive 3 PCIe SSDs use our VCA 2.0 technology to deliver superior performance and functionality for everything from scientific computing to high availability clustering,” said Daryl Lang, Vice President of Product Management of OCZ Technology. “This exciting new workstation-class storage product accelerates application performance and takes full advantage of today’s multithreaded processors and software, providing customers with greater throughput in an easy-to-deploy, single card solution.”

With its all-new architecture, the RevoDrive 3 shatters its predecessor’s performance record and is faster than comparable solutions that are up to ten times the price. Available in two different models, the Revo3 delivers up to 1.5GB/s of bandwidth and up to 230,000 IOPS (4K random write) under HPC or workstation workloads with a single-card solution. Additionally, the Revo3 X2 960GB offers ample capacity for users in media development and management looking for more storage room.

RevoDrive 3 X2 Accolades:
The RevoDrive 3 and X2 are designed with increased performance and capacity compared to the previous generation, and recently received worldwide acclaim from industry-leading trade press:

“What happens during periods of intense IO activity? The RevoDrive 3 X2 excels.” – AnandTech

“Anyone truly serious about storage performance should not be without this drive.” – PC Perspective

“The RevoDrive 3 X2 continues OCZ's tradition of delivering innovative technology.” – Tom’s Hardware

“…it's almost impossible to beat the performance that this PCIe SSD offers.” – Storage Review

Available now in capacities ranging from 120GBs to 960GBs through OCZ’s global distribution channel, the OCZ RevoDrive 3 and RevoDrive 3 X2 provide ample space for data warehousing, applications, multimedia files, and operating systems with the superior durability, energy efficiency, and reliability of SSDs. The RevoDrive 3 comes with a three warranty.


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