Review: OCZ's RevoDrive 350 PCI Express SSD Tears Up Benchmarks With Reckless Abandon

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OCZ's RevoDrive series has been a popular enthusiast and workstation-class storage product family for years now.  The last time we looked at an OCZ RevoDrive, the RevoDrive 3 X2 offered smoking-fast performance and bandwidth of up to 1.5GB/sec for reads and 1.25GB/sec for writes, thanks to its PCI Express-based design, which basically comprises four Sandforce-based SSDs on a single card...  Since then, OCZ was acquired by Toshiba and has been going through its product stack, revamping their SSD portfolio with fresh re-designs based on Toshiba NAND Flash memory...

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.
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Dave_HH replied on Thu, May 15 2014 2:47 PM

This is a REALLY nice PCIe SSD and it's crazy fast. Nice work OCZ!

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"couple of odd valleys in both read and write bandwidth at the 256MB and 1024MB marks for the RevoDrive 350"

*KB not MB.

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realneil replied on Thu, May 15 2014 8:11 PM

Outrageous drive, and a good review too.

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OMG. I'll just skip right over the SSD phase...

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I will try to put this as politely as possible. I am becoming aroused.

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Dave_HH replied on Sat, May 17 2014 8:54 AM

Thanks, corrected that typo.

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Glad to hear OCZ didn't mess around succedding the RevoDrive 3 X2; it's impressive that it's significantly cheaper than the the RevoDrive 3 X2.

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SDKev858 replied on Wed, Jun 25 2014 5:35 PM

I would love to test one of these drive out.

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