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OCZ Technology RevoDrive 120GB PCIe Solid State Drive - The OCZ Technology RevoDrive

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| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Jul 28, 2010 3:43 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%      Manufacturer: OCZ Technology

The OCZ Technology RevoDrive

 

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Here we get our first look at the OCZ RevoDrive. There is a lot going on with this side of the card and we can follow the traces to see how the card operates.

 

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On the back there is very little to see other than the sixteen Intel flash chips.

 

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Our sample was a retail drive, but a revision one model. Here we see that OCZ has made some changes. Most likely a second revision will come along that removes this wire and replaces it with a trace on the PCB.

 

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Let's play connect the dots. The hip bone is connected to the...

 

From the PCIe connector signals are routed through a Pericom PCI-X bridge chip. From there the signal goes to a Silicon Image Sil3124 RAID controller.

 

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The Sil3124 allows for up to 1064MB/s of bandwidth to a PCI-X host. From there the signal is routed to two SandForce SF-1200 controller chips that can pretty much be considered Vertex 2 drives.

 

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Since the Silicon Image RAID controller is a fully functional and fully configurable RAID device, you are able to fine tune your RAID configuration.

 

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