OCZ Launches its new NVMe-powered RevoDrive 400 at CES 2016

By CIOReview | Tuesday, January 19, 2016
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FREMONT, CA: Toshiba’s acquisition of OCZ has pushed the company to focus further on performance and expanding the market share in the rapidly growing arena of enterprise storage. A provider of software solutions, OCZ introduced several new products, the highlight being its new RevoDrive 400 NVMe PCI Express SSD. It is based on Toshiba’s NVMe controller technology and the motherboard being coupled with up to three M.2 slots, it enables users to quickly make its storage subsystem.

The new RevoDrive 400 is built as an M.2 form factor product with an additional PCIe x4 add-in card which is similar to Kingston’s HyperX Predator. This move to M.2 form factor allows RevoDrive 400 to be installed in desktops and laptops. OCZ gives RevoDrive 400 a speed of around 2.4 GB/sec for reads and 1.6 GB/sec for writes while IOP are rated as 210K for reads and 140K for writes.

The ATTO DiskBenchmark test reported mush faster speed compared to factory specifications, peaking at 2.69 GB/s for reads and 1.6 GB/s for writes. The system used for testing at CES 2016 featured Intel Core i7 6700K, 16GB DDR4 (Single-Channel) and multiple OCZ SSDs – RevoDrive 400 M.2, RevoDrive 400 PCIe, as well as OCZ Arc 100, Vector 180, and Trion 150 SATA-based solid state drives.

RevoDrive 400 will be launched to market in 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB and 1TB capacity, enabled by Toshiba’s most advanced MLC NAND Flash memory. The 512 GB version comes with 476.94 GB of formatted capacity, and 64-bit version of CrystalDiskMark Sequential Q32TR1 test finished with 2.6 GB/s read and 1.56 GB/s write.