OCZ Technology Announces the High Performance RevoDrive Hybrid Storage Solution

Subject: Storage | August 31, 2011 - 01:29 PM |
Tagged: revodrive, PCIe SSD, ocz, hybrid ssd

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."

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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.

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August 31, 2011 | 01:56 PM - Posted by Mark (not verified)

hardware version of the Intel solution hmmm, a $100 ssd plus a $50 HD combined to create a $500 hybrid solution ...I dunno, lets see a review but it seems mighty pricey.

August 31, 2011 | 03:06 PM - Posted by JSL

I cant see any 'Smart' people actually purchasing this waste of money, when purchasing seperate components will get you more for less. Maybe its a price premium because of the Algorithm Or maybe the PCB? I still think it's about as functional (not very) as that samsung hybrid drive from last year.

August 31, 2011 | 04:25 PM - Posted by Equicawrica (not verified)

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August 31, 2011 | 07:48 PM - Posted by pdjblum

Interested in seeing what Allyn will find and what conclusion he will reach when he inevitably reviews it.

August 31, 2011 | 08:26 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

hehe, yeah we have him working hard on the SSD Decoder, so looks like OCZ just gave him even more work LOL

August 31, 2011 | 07:56 PM - Posted by deeppow (not verified)

Exactly who is in charge of marketing and product development in OCZ? Why do they think anyone will buy one other than a total lack of expertise?

Survival based on public stupidly can happen but not a good strategy for business.

August 31, 2011 | 09:42 PM - Posted by James (not verified)

Now what would be cool here is to take the same kind of "hybrid storage" architecture and take a regular revo drive and put a sata 3 port on it. THAT would be cool.

September 1, 2011 | 07:25 AM - Posted by mark (not verified)

at least its 1 slot wide lol

September 1, 2011 | 11:14 AM - Posted by Adam (not verified)

I want to see numbers including average boot tiems and game level load times compared to just a regular SSD.

September 2, 2011 | 10:56 AM - Posted by dreamer77dd

a ssd for your OS and browser, pc games ect. and a place to store your photos, documents, and others things you dont look at everyday in one package. I kind of thinking of it as a home server in your pc. i dont know if the price tag will make sense but i understand the idea. It's an all in one package. Now if they only made motherboards with 30 pci express slots. I am running out of room for all that i want to do.

September 2, 2011 | 11:11 PM - Posted by Angry (not verified)

.....Hmm, after waiting for this thing to come out for so long. I kinda expected to to be cheaper, and Id would be perfectly happy with a 500gb model.

....Man, I didnt expect that steep price.

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