OCZ's really firing on all cylinders this week at Computex
. Aside from
breaking records with their Z-Drive, they're also combining an SSD and
HDD on a single PCIe card for one of the most awe-inspiring desktop
storage solutions that we've seen in quite some while. The new RevoDrive
Hybrid improves upon the older RevoDrive design by stuffing a pair of
storage solutions onto a single card, giving users the best of both
worlds: capacity and speed.
The 2.5" drive on the board is (reportedly) not crafted by OCZ, but
that's hardly anything to gripe about. The fact that it's real and
working is astounding in itself. The SSD portion can use multiple
SandForce controllers arranged in a RAID 0 array to serve as a cache for
the HDD. The company's still working out the details regarding what HDD
will be situated on the final product, but both 5400RPM and 7200RPM
models are being considered.
In order to handle the split, OCZ
relies on Dataplex software from
Nvelo, and the system can work with as much as 120GB SSD. The company is
really showcasing this more as a prototype; there are tons of details
that aren't yet available, and lots of questions that remain unanswered.
But either way, we're excited about where this could take us; hopefully
we won't have to choose between size and speed for much longer.