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OCZ Octane 512GB

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Posted January 17, 2012 by Jake in Storage, HDs & SSDs

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Introduction

Over the last couple of years or so we’ve looked at many Solid State Drives that feature various technologies in the attempt to boost speed and performance. Some have been successful, some have not. But there’s no mistaking the fact that SSDs are becoming increasingly popular with each passing month. Big improvements in controller technology and performance increases have also been accompanied by dropping prices, making these drives far more affordable to consumers who want to experience life in the fast lane on their computer.

OCZ’s newest SSD is the Octane. The Octane is the first drive to feature the brand new Everest Controller by Indilinx. About 9 months ago OCZ bought Indilinx planning to develop their own proprietary controller. Well that day has come. Available in both a SATA II and SATA III models with capacities of 128GB, 256GB, 512gb and the first available consumer 1TB model. Performance is listed at up to 535MB/s read and 400MB/s write with 37,000 IOPS at 4k random read aligned disk access for 512GB SATA III version we will be testing today.

The OCZ Octane SSD contains OCZ’S own proprietary controller based on the new Indilinx Everest design. This new controller is available in both SATA II and SATA III versions. The version we will be testing today is SATA III that uses a SATA 6G interface, able to take advantage of the insane speeds offered by the new standard. At 512GB capacity, this drive looks to be spacious and fast, satisfying not only the top performance that enthusiasts crave but also the capacity many are looking for in an SSD. OCZ is responding the consumer/enthusiast’s growing demand for a fast and super reliable drive that performs as well with incompressible data as it does with compressible data. OCZ is also responding to the demand for a drive that retains its performance in a peak condition over time as well as greatly extending the life span of the nand with their new Proprietary Indilinx Ndurance Technology.

This drive looks to be a really great addition to the vast offerings from OCZ and reinforces OCZ’s position as a leader in SSD technologies.

Founded in 2002, San Jose, California-based OCZ Technology Group, Inc. has built on its expertise in high-speed memory to become a dominant player in the manufacturing and distribution of solid state drives (SSDs), a disruptive, game-changing technology that is replacing traditional rotating magnetic hard disk drives (HDDs). SSDs are faster, more reliable, run cooler, and use significantly less power than the HDDs used in the majority of computers today. In addition to SSD technology, OCZ also offers high performance components for computing devices and systems, including enterprise class power management products and industrial power accessories.

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