Computex 2010 – OCZ is up to their usual tricks at Computex this year, revealing products that turn heads, as well as ones that people can actually afford.
In the latter category is the Revo drive, a solid-state drive that connects directly to the PCI-E bus, rather than through SATA. They had a product like this before, but the difference is that this is one people can actually afford. Maybe.
Using a Sandforce SF-1200 controller, connecting directly through PCI-E gives this beast read/write times of around 540 MB/s. It will be available in sizes between 128-480GB for around $400-600. A far cry from their current PCI-E lineup, which sells for between $1000-3000
If you’re the type that doesn’t mind dropping that much on SSD storage, perhaps OCZ’s new HSDL data interface will interest you.
This card drops into a PCI-E slot, and connects via some drive connectors you may or may not find familiar (they are SAS connectors, used in enterprise devices). This little card opens drives up to transfer rates of 20 Gb/s. They were only showing prototypes at Computex (they also had a single port card) but they could become available in as little as 6 months. No word on price of course, but expect it to be in the “oh my god” range. Photo by Engadget.