OCZ RevoDrive 350 PCI Express SSD Review
OCZ has now replaced the RevoDrive 3 series with an almost completely re-designed product that we'll be looking at today. The RevoDrive 350 is based on the same OCZ VCA 2.0 (Virtualized Controller Architecture) technology as the previous generation but is now enabled with a PCI Express X8 card interface and up to 4 LSI SandForce SD-2282 SSD processors, along with 19nm Toshiba NAND Flash. The good news is, not only is the new RevoDrive 350 faster at 1.8GB/sec claimed bandwidth for sequential reads and 1.7GB/sec for sequential writes, but it's also significantly more affordable, at literally half the price of the previous gen RevoDrive 3. Let's take a closer look at the new RevoDrive 350 from OCZ...
|Max Read: up to 1800MB/s
Max Write: up to 1700MB/s
Random Write 4KB, (4K Align,QD32): 140,000 IOPS
Seek Time: 0.1ms
Supports Windows TRIM, Garbage Collection
Windows Bootable Device
Windows 7,8,8.1 32/64-bit, Linux Support Planned
Interface: PCIe 2.0 x8
19nm Multi-Level Cell (MLC) Flash
Power Consumption: Idle 9.5W, Active 14W
Operating Temp: 0°C ~ 55°C
|Air Flow Required: 300LFM @ 55°C
Storage Temp: -45°C ~ +85°C
Shock Resistant up to 500G
SuperScale Processor with VCA 2.0
LSI SandForce SF-2282 NAND Controller
Rated for 50GB/day of host writes for 3 years under typical client workloads.
MTBF: 2 million hours
Note: Specifications are for 480GB model. Different specs may apply depending on model/capacity. Full list specs here.
OCZ's RevoDrive 350 will be available at the following capacities and price points:
Up to 1.8GB/sec of throughput and 140K IOPS; good mother of glorious bandwidth, let's take a closer look at what makes the RevoDrive 350 tick.