OCZ Technology Launches 'RevoDrive X2,' a Second Generation, Bootable PCI-Express Solid State Drive for the High-Performance Computing Market
New PCIe SSD Product Delivers Both Faster Speed and Increased Capacity for High-Performance Computing Applications
SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 28, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) and memory modules for computing devices and systems, announces the launch of The RevoDrive X2 PCI-Express SSD, a follow-up to the successful launch of the first RevoDrive, with increased performance and capacity to serve high-performance computing consumers. The RevoDrive X2 upgrades the original architecture to deliver unprecedented speed up to 740MB/s and up to 120,000 IOPS, nearly triple the throughput of other high-end SATA-based solutions with a substantial reduction in the total cost of ownership (TCO) to the consumer. The product is available now through OCZ's global channel.
"The original OCZ RevoDrive SSD was designed to be the first high-performance, bootable PCIe SSD solution and has become a popular choice for demanding computing applications that require faster, more reliable storage," said Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ Technology. "Building on the success of the original design, we are excited to introduce the RevoDrive X2, which delivers both increased performance and capacity, making the RevoDrive X2 a viable option for a wide spectrum of applications that include professional graphic design, multimedia rendering, and workstations. With our recently announced new state-of-the-art SSD manufacturing facility in Taiwan, OCZ will continue to be at the forefront of developing and deploying game-changing solid state storage solutions."
The RevoDrive family gets its edge by eliminating the SATA II (3Gbps) bottleneck and leveraging a PCIe x4 interface to exploit the full potential of current flash technology. Like the original RevoDrive, the X2 uses an onboard RAID 0 design, but it also employs four SandForce-1200 controllers versus two in the original to maximize data access and bandwidth. In addition to promoting a faster, more responsive PC experience, the RevoDrive X2 is bootable, unlike competing PCIe solutions, to ensure quicker start-ups and load times compared to mechanical hard drives, a major plus for workstation PCs.
The RevoDrive X2 thrives in a wide range of computing environments including demanding database and server applications as well as multi-media creation and management. Available in 100GB to 960GB capacities, the OCZ RevoDrive X2 provides ample room for data warehousing, applications, multimedia files, and operating systems.
Additionally, the X2 provides the superior durability, energy efficiency, and reliability of SSDs.
The RevoDrive X2 has been designed with increased performance and capacity compared to the first generation RevoDrive, which received worldwide acclaim just a few months ago upon its launch. Quotes from industry leading trade press include:
"The RevoDrive is an absolute breath of fresh air to the PCIe SSD field." -- PC Perspective
"The price is right and the performance is high; who could ask for anything more?" -- Tweaktown
"The Revo has set a new bar for both SSDs and RAID-based PCI-Express storage cards." -- Hot Hardware
"...by far the best performing SSD we have tested to date." - Techgage
"OCZ is on a roll. While most SSD manufacturers are content to just slap the latest controller and some NAND into an enclosure and call it a day, OCZ has been pumping out innovative products." -- Maximum PC
About OCZ Technology Group, Inc.
Founded in 2002, San Jose, CA-based OCZ Technology Group, Inc. ("OCZ"), is a leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of high-performance and reliable Solid State Drives (SSDs) and premium computer components. OCZ has built on its expertise in high-speed memory to become a leader in the SSD market, a technology that competes with traditional rotating magnetic hard disk drives (HDDs). SSDs are faster, more reliable, generate less heat and use significantly less power than the HDDs used in the majority of computers today. In addition to SSD technology, OCZ also offers high-performance components for computing devices and systems, including enterprise-class power management products as well as leading-edge computer gaming solutions.
For more information, please visit: www.ocztechnology.com.
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