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1TB Revo Drive Hybrid drops to $159.99

OCZ is slashing prices on its 1TB Revo Drive Hybrid, and Amazon is the first retailer to go live with the new pricing. Amazon is listing the drive at $159.99 versus an MSRP of $495.00. The previous low for the drive was $199 a little over a week ago.
 
The Revo Drive Hybrid features a PCI-E interface and combines 128GB of MLC flash with a 1TB HDD. It offers read speeds of up to 910 MB/sec and write speeds of up to 810 MB/sec.

 
Tiger Direct and Newegg are expected to match Amazon's pricing within the next few hours if you have a preference for those retailers.

You can read a review of the drive from Hot Hardware.


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RE: No thanks
By anactoraaron on 8/25/2012 9:11:38 PM , Rating: 0
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2) Lots of people on Newegg have been reporting issues with it crapping out after a week or two.


This statement applies to just about every OCZ product-especially their SSD's. They make nothing but junk from my few experiences with them - including the infamous Vertex 2 drive (and yet another RMA being sent this week).

They couldn't get me to take this drive for free. Nothing is worth the kind of trouble you get buying an OCZ product.


RE: No thanks
By StevoLincolnite on 8/25/2012 11:39:53 PM , Rating: 2
My Vertex 2 has been fine, had it for a couple of years now, guess it's just the pick of the lottery, but when I upgrade again it will probably be another OCZ drive based on price/capacity and the experience I have had with my current one.


RE: No thanks
By semo on 8/26/12, Rating: 0
RE: No thanks
By Mitch101 on 8/26/2012 11:17:19 AM , Rating: 5
I see no reason to spend $159.00 on a hybrid product with a less than stellar track record.

For $85.00 I can get a Top Rated 120gb SSD from Crucial, Intel, or Samsung. Then add $75.00 get a 1.5TB hard drive with a good reliability rating.


RE: No thanks
By bsd228 on 8/27/2012 8:20:19 PM , Rating: 2
This thread has deteriorated, fair or not, into a review of OCZ reliability, not specific to this actual product.

But the reason why one might want to buy this over a top rated 120gb SSD + a drive is that this is on the PCI bus and has twice the performance that a top 6gbs SATA drive can do.

Disappointing to read that it only works as a boot device. I'd consider it for a high performance scratch space at that price, but I don't want to reconfigure a system to try it out.


RE: No thanks
By LedHed on 8/26/2012 8:58:15 PM , Rating: 2
I've been running an OCZ Agility 3 for almost a year now with not a single issue and impressive performance. If OCZ was producing junk I don't think Seagate would have been looking to buy them out.


RE: No thanks
By AMDftw on 8/27/2012 8:04:27 AM , Rating: 2
Same here. I have 5 Agility's drives currently. 4 of them are in raid and one in my work laptop. Looks more like operator error to me. Stop flashing over to the lastest and greatest firmware. If it works leave, it alone.


RE: No thanks
By tastyratz on 8/28/2012 2:47:58 PM , Rating: 2
Well now careful with that statement.
Seagate DID after all buy Maxtor.

From my personal experience - my agility has ALWAYS been quirky and I am considering an RMA as lately.

like it or not the ocz drives are either great or full of problems - but if you buy an intel or a crucial there is no black marked track record. Many people never have a problem with ocz - but their number of failures and firmware bombs do not compare to top tier ssd competition. They make a drive that's fast, cheap, and "generally" ok for most people.

This particular drive is something I had been pitching for years. Whether or not it's perfectly executed I think it's great that it even exists and I would love to see it more common place. It's not perfect by needing to be a boot drive - but the logistics of what gets written to ssd and what to disk really is a difficult controller to program. It needs to be predictive and analyze live data where hard drives mostly wrote more raw in the past.


RE: No thanks
By Sazabi19 on 8/27/2012 1:21:20 PM , Rating: 2
I've had nothing but good experiences with them. Started out using their DDR2 Platinum series memory, then their PSU's (tunable rails was an awesome idea), and now I have a 128 gig Vertex 3 that has been working flawlessly since the day I got it. I've not had problems with any of their devices and find them to be a very good company with customer support (I had a pair of RAM fail, they overnighted me a new pair and paid for shipping on my old back to factory for diagnosis) and quality of products. OCZ and Asus are 2 companies you will find my builds a lot.


RE: No thanks
By anactoraaron on 8/27/12, Rating: 0
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