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Oct 20, 2011

OCZ Pushes Access-Time Boundaries With Octane and Octane-S2 SSDs

OCZ Technology's pushing SSDs on step further this morning, with the introduction of the Octane SATA 6Gbps and Octane-S2 SATA 3Gbps SSDs. These guys promise "record-breaking access times" and up to 1TB of capacity, with Indilinx Everest internals playing things out on the inside. Oddly enough, the company claims that this is the world's first SSD to hit 1TB, but in fact, we saw the first one from pure Silicon way back in early 2009. At any rate, the company claims that these guys can deliver up to 560MB/sec of bandwidth and 45,000 IOPS, and they rely on a proprietary page mapping algorithms allow for steady mixed-workload performance. 

The Octane series also includes a number of features unique to Indilinx -- including latency reduction technology -- enabling both read and write access times as low as 0.06ms and 0.09ms, respectively. Aside from that 1TB flagship, there will also be 128GB, 256GB and 1TB models, and while no pricing details are being outed just yet, we're told to expect around $1.10 to $1.30 per gigabyte. Interested? They'll start shipping on November 1st.
 
 

3 comments:

Adam said...

1TB? That's not bad

Blunders From 6 Foot 2 said...

I'll be interested once the price comes down a little. At least $1,000 for a 1TB SSD? Not bad, but too much for me...

YeamieWaffles said...

Same as the guy above me. This is an excellent product but the price needs to seriously go down before I consider buying it.