It hasn’t even been 2 days since our exclusive news that Super Talent was going to enter the PCIe SSD arena that OCZ ups the ante once more which officially makes them one tough act to follow.
Today, OCZ officially announced the upgrade to their Revo 3 and Revo 3×2 lines with the release of MaxIOPS editions for both levels of PCIe SSD. It hasn’t been six months since our review of the OCZ RevoDrive 3×2 that left enthusiasts in awe with performance scores of 1.5GB/s read and 1.25GB/s write and 200,000 IOPS at 4k aligned random write disk access.
Get ready for it because this RevoDrive 3×2, not only promises a high of 245,000 IOPS but also, they have pushed the bar just a bit with performance of 1.9GB read and 1.7GB write disk speeds. The RevoDrive 3 has also been increased to 1000MB/s read and 950MB/s write with 140,000 IOPS at 4k aligned random write disk access.
“The new RevoDrive 3 Max IOPS solid state drives further expand on our original PCIe series, and are designed to deliver even more bandwidth for the most demanding applications,” said Daryl Lang, VP of Product Management, OCZ Technology Group. “Engineered to leverage the benefits of multi-threaded processors and applications, the Max IOPS provides both the performance and features required by clients to address the most intensive workloads common in high performance computing and workstation environments.”
It is a given that OCZ will up the memory to that of Toshiba Toggle mode or IMFT synchronous NAND flash memory which might account for an increase when testing highly incompressible data. It wouldn’t, however, account for this much of an increase in advertised specs, these normally being the result of testing with compressible data which is normally unchanged as we up the caliber of NAND flash memory.
We have a note in for elaboration of the performance jump as well as possible pricing and we hope to have a review up for you soon! You gotta know enthusiasts are already drooling over the thought of a reasonably priced 240GB Revo 3×2 MaxIOPS SSD!