OCZ's RevoDrive Hybrid Mixes HDD, SSD And PCIe To Create Face-Meltingly Fast Speeds

Brad Chacos

If you’re looking for the blazing-fast read/write speeds of a solid state drive combined with the massive storage capacities of traditional models, OCZ just announced a hybrid drive with your name on it. The RevoDrive Hybrid does more than just mash-up a 100GB SSD and a 1TB HDD, it also tosses PCIe transfer technology into the mix, allowing it to achieve data transfer speeds much faster than the SATA-sporting Seagate hybrids on the market.

How fast is fast? OCZ claims the RevoDrive Hybrid achieves 910MB/s sequential read rates and 120,000 IOPS with 4K random writes.  A large part of that efficiency comes courtesy of the software packed into the hard drive. We’ll let OCZ explain it :

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.

Sounds pretty spiffy. If the RevoDrive Hybrid strikes your fancy, you can pick one up for $500. To help sweeten the pot, it's backed by a three year warranty.

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