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OCZ RevoDrive 350 480GB PCIe SSD Full Review - Revo Drives Toshiba Flash

Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: OCZ Storage Solutions

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging

Introduction:

OCZ's RevoDrive series has been around for quite some time. We reviewed the first of the series over four years ago, and they just kept coming after that initial launch

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The full line of (now legacy) Revo / Z-Drive series products.

With the recent acquisition by Toshiba, it was only a matter of time before OCZ revamped the RevoDrive line with their new flash. It just makes sense, as Toshiba can be obtained much more readily (and cheaply) since they are now an in-house source for OCZ. With the Vector 150 and Vertex 460 already driving 19nm Toshiba flash, we now have the RevoDrive 350:

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We suspected they might also count this as an update to the Revo line and not just a flash swap, so with a sample to test, let's see what's what!

Read on for our full review!

Specifications:

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Note the performance is roughly halved on the 240GB model, presumably because it comes equipped with half the number of SandForce controllers and flash packages. More detail vailable direct from the OCZ RevoDrive 350 spec page.

Packaging:

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The new RevoDrive 350 comes well packaged, with a driver mini-CD. I'd recommend downloading the most recent driver straight from OCZ instead of blowing the dust off of that old cup-holder.

June 30, 2014 | 05:47 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Allyn, great review as always. What was your reasoning behind adding the P3700 instead of the P3500 which, as you said, is the competition here? Unless I am mistaken, the IOPS on the OCZ RevoDrive are ~2x that of the P3500 drive.

Also, how soon is NVME support expected to arrive for motherboards? Would x99 platform would a reasonable guess?

Thanks!

July 1, 2014 | 08:22 PM - Posted by Allyn Malventano

The P3500 has not yet been sampled, so we have no P3500 figures to include (yet!).

June 30, 2014 | 11:14 PM - Posted by PCPerFan (not verified)

This drive is amazing. :drool:

July 1, 2014 | 06:07 PM - Posted by VSG (not verified)

Hey Allyn, any thoughts on if OCZ has driver priorities for Win 7 at this point? Most enthusiasts and benchers are on Windows 7. Having benchmarks (2D and 3D, not SSD)on this drive would be pretty amazing.

July 1, 2014 | 08:23 PM - Posted by Allyn Malventano

Well, OCZ prioritized Window 7 development enough to include a special filter driver to add TRIM support to 7. They could have opted to support TRIM under only Windows 8 and up, but didn't, which is telling.

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