OCZ (now a subsidiary of Toshiba) have brought back the RevoDrive name, introducing a new product to the PCI-E SSD family. The RevoDrive 350 combines up to four controllers via RAID and combines them with 19nm Toshiba NAND flash to provide insane throughput numbers.
Interestingly, they aren’t using their own controllers for this drive. Instead, they went back to SandForce, and are using their 2282 controllers. There must be a good reason for this, but I’m not sure what it is.
Pure throughput is said to be up to 1.8 GB/s, and random 4K write IOPS up to 140K.
The RevoDrive 350 is available in 3 capacities, and here are the priced based on a review we found:
240 GB – 529 USD 2.20 / GB
480 GB – 829 USD 1.72 / GB
960 GB – 1299 USD 1.35 / GB
It seems pretty reasonable for a PCI-E drive, but as cumbersome as it would be, you could buy four SATA drives and use them in RAID 0 yourself to save quite a bit of money. There are only a handful of reviews out there, and nobody thought to make this comparison, so it’s tough to say if it would be worth it.
Anyway, you can check out OCZ’s product page for more info, or check out the reviews linked from that page.