In terms of bandwidth, PCI Express blows the doors off of both SATA 3Gb/s and SATA 6Gb/s interfaces, and OCZ appears hellbent on filling as much as the PCI-E pipeline as it can. Enter OCZ's new RevoDrive 3 and RevoDrive 3 X2 solid state drives. Armed with an advanced data management feature-set based on OCZ's proprietary Virtualized Controller Architecture (recently updated to version 2.0 ), these drives are trained not to break a sweat in multithreaded applications.
Underneath the hood, the new RevoDrive line offers OCZ's exclusive command queuing and queue balancing algorithms, both of which are handled by the onboard processing core for higher performance; TRIM support; SCSI unmap support; and consolidated SMART support with advanced features IT pros will find handy for monitoring, analyzing, and reporting device attributes.
In terms of raw performance figures, the RevoDrive 3 offers up to 1GB/s sequential read and 925MB/s sequential write speeds, and up to 130,000 IOPS. The RevoDrive 3 X2 kicks things up a notch and is rated at up to 1.5GB/s sequential read and 1.25GB/s sequential write speeds, and up to 230,000 IOPS.
The RevoDrive 3 is available is 240GB and 480GB capacities, and the RevoDrive 3 X2 in 240GB, 480GB, and 960GB capacities.
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