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OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid pairs 100GB SSD with 1TB hard drive

updated 07:05 pm EDT, Thu September 1, 2011

Hybrid storage hits $499 price point

OCZ has introduced its latest storage system, the RevoDrive Hybrid, which pairs an solid-state drive with a standard disk drive. The hybrid storage is geared for desktop computers, build upon a PCI Express card rather than utilizing typical drive connectors. Operating system files and applications can be stored on the 100GB SSD for faster speeds, while the HDD provides an additional 1TB of capacity for other content.

Dataplex caching software is claimed to automatically optimize the storage allocation to take advantage of the hybrid configuration. Algorithms monitor user behavior to determine which data should be placed on the SSD for fast access.

The use of a PCI Express card brings maximum bandwidth capabilities of 910 MB/s, which is theoretically faster than the 768 MB/s (6 Gb/s) SATA 3.0 connections used by many standalone SSDs. The hardware is also claimed to support up to 120,000 IOPS for random write operations using 4K blocks.

The RevoDrive Hybrid will be available with an MSRP of $500, however the company has yet to announce a specific launch date. [via Engadget]

by MacNN Staff



  1. facebook_Robert

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    It just never works to expect a certain response rate, and at seemingly random times to hit a slow patch because that file is not on the SSD 'cache' yet.

    I'd rather spend the money on a larger SSD. And look if I do have files that I rarely access and don't need on the fast SSD, and if they are so large that they would otherwise fill up my valuable SSD space - then I'll put those files on a traditional hard drive.

    That's exactly how my iMac with 1TB+256GB SSD works today. 256GB has the entire system on it, and then you have a second device "Macintosh HD 2" with 1 TB of space, and you can place your large, rarely accessed files out there to your hearts content.

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