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OCZ's consumer accessible PCIe SSD line is the RevoDrive, but if you're an enterprise customer and want a custom configuration OCZ will build you a Z-Drive. To show you how far OCZ is willing to go, it announced a brand new Z-Drive at Computex: the R4 88.

Take eight SF-2281 controllers, put them all in a RAID-0 on a PCIe x8 card with an as-of-yet unknown controller and you've got the Z-Drive R4 88:



OCZ will be offering two types: the C Series and the R Series. The C Series has less over provisioning and lacks any polymer capacitors for power loss protection, while the R Series has more NAND set aside as spare area and comes equipped with some form of protection against sudden power loss.

OCZ had a 3U Colfax server with multiple Z-Drive R4 88s running an Iometer 4KB random read test, the end result was a single server that delivered more than 1 million IOPS. The drive is spec'd for up to 2.9GB/s reads and 2.7GB/s writes. Obviously as an 8-way RAID-0 there are reliability concerns and I'm not exactly sure the type of enterprise customer that would deploy such a thing, but it's a neat drive to look at nonetheless.
Source: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4383/c...z-zdrive-r4-88
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I'm not even impressed with all that new stuff anymore.
It's just a bunch of GB/S for idiotic prices.



I would love to have one but I will wait about 10 more years so it gets "affordable"
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over/under is 15k
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I'm not even impressed with all that new stuff anymore.
It's just a bunch of GB/S for idiotic prices.



I would love to have one but I will wait about 10 more years so it gets "affordable"
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over/under is 15k
Exactly, most I'll spend on a SSD for myself is around $120 for a good 64GB drive then use a 1TB Spinpoint F3 for storage.

It's still nice to look at, considering most of us here are into hardware.
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what are all those things sticking off the outside of the case part of the card?
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I'm not even impressed with all that new stuff anymore.
It's just a bunch of GB/S for idiotic prices.



I would love to have one but I will wait about 10 more years so it gets "affordable"
It's not for the average consumer.
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Eh just get 2 and put em in a raid 1.
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I think the SSD with speed between 500mb/s to 1gb/s read/write is really fast. We don't need higher than that. Why waste 2gb/s?
    
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As a consumer I personally cannot see any justification or need for the Revodrive's produced by Ocz. I will be perfectly content with the Vertex 3 Max Iops. There should always be the distinction of necessary/viable and simply unneeded.
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As a consumer I personally cannot see any justification or need for the Revodrive's produced by Ocz. I will be perfectly content with the Vertex 3 Max Iops. There should always be the distinction of necessary/viable and simply unneeded.
Like I said, it's not for the consumer.
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