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Thread: OCZ Introduces RevoDrive Series of PCI-Express SSDs

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    Default OCZ Introduces RevoDrive Series of PCI-Express SSDs

    OCZ announces RevoDrive, a bootable PCI-E SSD with killer 500MB/s Read speeds, possibly TRIM support.

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    Looks interesting, still small storage at a huge price though 240gig for 700 bucks ouch

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    Quote Originally Posted by smduff View Post
    Looks interesting, still small storage at a huge price though 240gig for 700 bucks ouch
    In comparison to SATA based SSDs, not that much of a premium, as a C300 in 256 GB is $626 ($2.44 per pre-formatted G and a C300 in 128GB is $354 ($2.77 per Gbyte).

    Edit... just checked Newegg's current prices, then at $727 for 240 GB = $3.03/GB, and $374 for 120 GB = $3.12/GB. So you're paying arond $0.59/GB premium for the 240GB drive and $0.39/GB for the 120GB drive, to have the equivalent speed of 2x C300 in RAID in both sequential speed and IOPS, in a single PCI device.

    IF you get TRIM support on that PCI device, then it's worth the price premium. If you don't, then it's more expensive than two smaller drives in RAID for no addl. benefit. Furthermore, If you can link two of those 120GB together in RAID and still somehow get RAID support, then that thing would be just killer. So, to me, the bottom line on its viability is - native TRIM support or not?

    It seems that, at the present moment, that it still doesn't have TRIM support, and the reviews on Newegg show questionable reliability. So, price is not the issue, it's more like, what's the point? If a PCI -E controller is cheaper than a SATA one, then these drives should ultimately be cheaper than a SATA SSD.
    Last edited by eido.cohen; 11-08-2010 at 03:19.

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    they are pieces of junk and are failing everyone check out the ocz forum. in fact they have been recalled and returned with a wire HAND soldered on only to fail again SO DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT GETTING ONE YET!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eido.cohen View Post
    In comparison to SATA based SSDs, not that much of a premium, as a C300 in 256 GB is $626 ($2.44 per pre-formatted G and a C300 in 128GB is $354 ($2.77 per Gbyte).

    Edit... just checked Newegg's current prices, then at $727 for 240 GB = $3.03/GB, and $374 for 120 GB = $3.12/GB. So you're paying arond $0.59/GB premium for the 240GB drive and $0.39/GB for the 120GB drive, to have the equivalent speed of 2x C300 in RAID in both sequential speed and IOPS, in a single PCI device.

    IF you get TRIM support on that PCI device, then it's worth the price premium. If you don't, then it's more expensive than two smaller drives in RAID for no addl. benefit. Furthermore, If you can link two of those 120GB together in RAID and still somehow get RAID support, then that thing would be just killer. So, to me, the bottom line on its viability is - native TRIM support or not?

    It seems that, at the present moment, that it still doesn't have TRIM support, and the reviews on Newegg show questionable reliability. So, price is not the issue, it's more like, what's the point? If a PCI -E controller is cheaper than a SATA one, then these drives should ultimately be cheaper than a SATA SSD.
    THATS RIGHT NO TRIM

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    Maybe that's why we haven't received our sample yet. Sounds very promising but not quite there yet.

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    It's too much expensive and has a very limitated space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor Affonso View Post
    It's too much expensive and has a very limitated space.

    Victor, welcome to the PureOC forums!

    Very limited space? Well... depends. As an O/S + programs drive for a consumer, it has more than enough space in around 230 formatted GB. Even if you add games into the mix, the space is still enough for most gamers. As a server drive for high IOPs applications/data-sets that can fit within the space it is better than even multiple hard drives. Conversely, as a data drive for multimedia, sure the space is not enough.

    Too expensive? Not for the purposes I outlined above. For $160 you can get a 2 TB raid 0 set of hard drives, with increased chance of failure, or a 1 TB raid 1 set. The 60 GB SSD will be faster than either - for all file sizes, sequential or random, read or write, and have orders of magnitude better seek time. And it is plenty of capacity for an O/S drive.

    Until you have actually used a modern SSD like one of the Sandforce drives with the new firmware, you can't accurately judge their value.

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    Yes, with SSDs the capacities are smaller, so they're not for data. They're for the operating system and programs. Just store all your data on a separate, regular hard drive, and you'll be AMAZED how fast your system becomes. Like going from a Hyundai to a Porsche

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