1TB PCIe SSD 3X the performance of SATA

Solid state drive vendor OCZ Technology is pushing the limits SSDs can achieve.

They have just announced the latest SSD in their RevoDrive product line: the OCZ REVODRIVE X2 PCI-EXPRESS SSD.

RevoDrive X2

RevoDrive X2 SSD PCI-Express faster than SATA (Click to zoom)

The new RevoDrive X2 PCIe has four PCIe lanes giving it a maximum throughput rate of 740MB/sec. It also has four SandForce-1200 high-end controllers; compared to its predecessor which used two. Just like the original RevoDrive, the new RevoDrive X2 uses an onboard RAID 0 design which boosts its performance even further.

It comes in various capacities from 100GB to 960GB (1B) with performance speeds broken down into the following:

100GB-160GB Max Performance

  • Read: Up to 740 MB/s
  • Write: Up to 690 MB/s
  • Sustained Write: Up to 550 MB/s
  • Random Write 4KB (Aligned): 100,000 IOPS

240GB-960GB Max Performance

  • Read: Up to 740 MB/s
  • Write: Up to 720 MB/s
  • Sustained Write: Up to 600 MB/s
  • Random Write 4KB (Aligned): 120,000 IOPS

The RevoDrive X2 can be used either as a storage device or a primary boot drive which means faster startup times for your PC. Pricing starts at $464. The 240GB version goes for $669 while the 480GB has a price tag of $1,397.

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