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The controversy surrounding OCZs lack of inclusion of the Revo 3×2 240GB SSD in its product specifications is about to come to an end. The SSD Review has just received word from Jessica Luken, Global Marketing Director of OCZ, that the Revo 3×2 240GB version is prepping for release and has a product code of RVD3X2-FHPX4-240G – 84202402723. Can you say 200,000 IOPS for under $700?Most likely the result of our Revo 3×2 review title, “1.5GB/s Read 1.25GB/s Write As Little As $699“
, The SSD Review was flooded with e-mails asking for confirmation after OCZ initially posted Revo 3×2 information, listing only 480 and 960GB configurations of the Revo 3×2. Results of our queries at that time resulted in the quote “Down The Road” and threads flooded the internet with the theme, ‘What happened to the Revo 3×2 240GB?






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there is 8 cores on that test pc,dual quad core opty's?
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HOLY SMOKIN DRIVE BATMAN!

$699 FOR A 240G...


http://thessdreview.com/our-reviews/...-iops-for-699/





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Edited by ZO6ssd - 7/29/11 at 9:38am
    
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All I can say is HOLY SERVER BATMAN!

That thing would be the sweetest LAMP/FTP/Mail server!

Price tag however is beyond the price anything I would invest in, I am going to wait to see what the Intel 720 has to offer. OCZ in my book has problems with SSDs and reliablity.
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Thanks for the link and I have been using the drive for some time now. The hook to me is the comparison to an enthusiast ssd from an enthusiasts perspective as he will be buying the best. The difference is $140 from the premium 240GB SSD line which is going around $550 to the $699 Revo 3x2.

Is the $150 premium worth the performance bump? (550/520 to 1500/1250) Personally, I think they will do very weill with this price point with any serious gamer and enthusiast.
Edited by TheSSDReview - 7/29/11 at 9:50am
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I want one
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Wow! With that kind of speed, I'm going to stop using a CPU and memory and just use a Revo attached to my monitor.
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Wow! With that kind of speed, I'm going to stop using a CPU and memory and just use a Revo attached to my monitor.
DDR3 is, at minimum 5x faster as a RAM drive, likely even faster if you factor out the overhead of being run as a RAM drive inside an OS. I tried it once, something in the neighborhood of 7GB/s. Gigabytes, not gigabits.
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Love the performance but have they solved the problems from the previous revo's:
- lack of motherboard support to boot from it
- OCZ's poor reliability
- No linux support

TRIM + RAID is nice though, I wish there was a 360 gig version though.

I really like the idea of being able to run without a cabled hard drive for purposes of clean internals or SFF builds, however I'd be reluctant to use this for swap purposes.
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Love the performance but have they solved the problems from the previous revo's:
- lack of motherboard support to boot from it
- OCZ's poor reliability
- No linux support

TRIM + RAID is nice though, I wish there was a 360 gig version though.

I really like the idea of being able to run without a cabled hard drive for purposes of clean internals or SFF builds, however I'd be reluctant to use this for swap purposes.
Revo 3x2 is not RAID but rather SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) which OCZ believes is going to be the true beauty of this drive. The drive supports TRIM completely, however, MS does not as of yet as SCSI was thought to outdated when Win 7 came out. OCZ is stating that they are working with MS in order to have an update where TRIM will be completely enabled and, realistically, there is no reason foreseeable that this won't occur.

For those familiar with the Revo series, SandForce processors do a great deal to eliminate the need for TRIM for the most part. You can speak with many Revo and Revo x2 owners who are very happy with their drive and will be the first to state that their drives still run at full performance without TRIM.

SF works very well with ITGC (Garbage Collection) automatically through its firmware.

IMHO, the second these drives are released, they will be impossible to get simply because of the question I raised above with respect to enthusiasts and the significant performance bump for the extra $150. The key target for this specific drive is the enthusiast who, for the most part, invests heavily in his hobby.
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