OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid PCI-Express Ready To Launch

The enticing SSD/HDD hybrid from OCZ that we mentioned earlier this summer, the RevoDrive Hybrid PCI Express, is ready to launch. One can be yours for $499.99 (MSRP).

The RevoDrive Hybrid is built to offer SSD performance and HDD storage capacity; specifically, 100GB SSD and 1TB HDD, in a PCIe form factor. The magic is in the Dataplex software, which is tasked with dynamically balancing which data should be run from the SSD and which from the HDD. The software will eve learn user behavior to effectively improve its own performance over time.

The drive boasts up to 910MBps bandwidth and 120,000 IOPS (4k random write) as well as OCZ’s proprietary Virtualized Controller Architecture (VCA) 2.0.

OCZ Technology Announces the High Performance RevoDrive Hybrid Storage Solution
Innovative Drive Combines Incredible SSD Performance and HDD Capacity in a Single 1TB Solution

SAN JOSE, CA - Aug. 31, 2011 - OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced the release of the RevoDrive Hybrid PCI Express (PCIe) storage solution. Designed to dramatically accelerate applications and system responsiveness, the RevoDrive Hybrid's superior combination of SSD and hard disk drive (HDD) technology is a revolutionary step forward for high-performance, economical storage.

The RevoDrive Hybrid integrates the benefits of both SSD and HDD technology into a single solution to offer both enhanced responsiveness and ample storage capacity. The drive comes bundled with Dataplex™ caching software which dynamically manages the use of the 100GB SSD with the 1TB HDD for superior overall storage performance. This combination creates an environment where the most frequently used "hot" data stays on the ultra-fast SSD, while the "cold" data remains on the larger capacity HDD. Advanced caching algorithms learn user behavior and adapt storage policies to ensure optimal performance for each individual user, maximizing productivity for the most demanded programs and applications. In addition, the drive not only eliminates the SATA bottleneck unleashing ground-breaking bandwidth up to 910MB/s, but also features up to 120,000 IOPS (4K random write) for high transactional workloads delivering true SSD-level performance. Finally, the RevoDrive Hybrid provides unique benefits to users by incorporating features of OCZ's proprietary Virtualized Controller Architecture (VCA) 2.0.

"The RevoDrive Hybrid leverages the best attributes of both solid state drives and traditional hard drive technology to deliver dynamic data-tiering on a single easy to deploy PCIe storage drive," said Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ Technology Group. "Leveraging Dataplex software to efficiently manage frequently accessed data delivers superior performance and capacity, making the RevoDrive Hybrid the ideal solution for high performance computing and media content creation."

The all-new OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid 1TB comes backed by a three-year warranty and will be available worldwide for an MSRP of $499.99, delivering the industry's best price per GB for SSD-level performance.