We just spent some time trudging through the Technology Showcase at IDF 2010 and came across a hot product in the Sandforce booth.
As most of you probably know, Sandforce produces the controllers used in some of the hottest solid state drives currently on the market. And you probably also know that OCZ has worked very closely with Sandforce and have brought a number of products to market based on the company’s controllers.
While looking though the booth, we caught a glimpse at the upcoming OCZ RevoDrive X2, which is a PCI Express-based SSD that features four Sandforce controllers in what’s essentially a 4-way RAID configuration--it looked like the existing RevoDrive, but with a daughterboard attached with two additional controllers and some additional NAND. The RevoDrive X2 also sports Intel NAND flash memory. The model that was on display in the booth reportedly offers max read speeds in the 740MB/s range with writes approaching 730MB/s. And 4K random writes are rated at up to 120,000 IOPS.
To corroborate the specs, a RevoDrive X2 was installed in a system running IOMeter, as you can see in the images above, the X2 broke the 107,000 IOPS mark. Wow.
We’ll have more from the Technology Showcase a little later.