Roll-your-own hybrid drive with this SSD upgrade from OCZ

Upgrade your large capacity spinning drive with this special 2.5″ SSD and Integrated Dataplex™ Caching Software from OCZ

This drive/software combo looks intriguing, at least in theory, especially if it’s just one big cached bootable C: drive you wind up with (it appears so).
Looking forward to hearing from others as to how it (well) it actually works, but this appears to be the closet we have to a follow-on to 2010′s Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid that maxed out at 500GB.

Engadget article
OCZ Specifications Site
RevoDrive manual (manual meant for their PCI version, but may pertain to 2.5″ version as well)
OCZ Synapse Product Sheet

Sep 27 2011 Update:
Yes, it appears it’s just one drive letter, OCZ apparently gets their software from
http://nvelo.com/products.html

It also appears Diskeeper is in this same SSD caching software for OEMs space
http://www.diskeeper.com/products/oem/technologies/expresscache

Oct 09 2011 Update:
Here’s another company (in beta) with read/write caching:
http://www.romexsoftware.com/en-us/fancy-cache/


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  • NickSettler

    This is free doenloadable cache software: VeloSSD from http://www.elitebytes.com

    • tinkererguy

      This sure sounds promising, hoping to hear what others think of it, or ways to set up a test bed somewhere to try it, hmm….Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention, NickSettler!