Falcon Northwest Smitten with OCZ's RevoDrive X2 SSD

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News Posted: Tue, Dec 7 2010 9:24 AM
In case you missed it, we spent plenty of hands-on time with OCZ's new RevoDrive X2 Solid State Drive device and posted our evaluation last month (you can check it out here). Short and to the point, we walked away "completely and thoroughly impressed," and it looks like we weren't the only ones. Falcon Northwest, makers of high end gaming rigs, has now qualified the RevoDrive X2 for use in its Mach V and Talon series of desktops, OCZ tells us.

"We've been looking for a bootable, solid-state PCI Express storage solution for years" said Kelt Reeves, President of Falcon Northwest. "Before OCZ introduced the RevoDrive, other brands we'd tested ran too hot, were too small, too slow, weren't bootable and were always too expensive. With the new RevoDrive X2 series, OCZ has set a new bar for cost per gigabyte, performance and size in PCI Express storage. They offer cold, silent, wickedly fast performance in sizes for every budget."

Those are kind words from an enthusiast grade company with a reputation on the line, though well deserved. OCZ's RevoDrive X2 SSDs sport four (yes, FOUR) SandForce 1200 controllers underneath the hood to push read and write speeds up to 740MB/s and 720MB/s respectively, as well as 600MB/s sustained writes and 120,000 IOPS for random write 4KB (aligned). In other words, this is one fast family of SSDs.
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EHarler replied on Wed, Dec 8 2010 1:41 AM

Great piece of hardware indeed. I can't wait for this technology to become mainstream (thus cheaper).

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Still dont know why they cant make them comparable to the Caustic1 cards? Just put a couple GPU's in there to help your rsystem render in realtime?

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