Since OCZ has bought Indilinx we haven't heard a lot about Indilinx and their SSD controllers up to the moment when they released the Octane. Some time ago OCZ sent us their 512 Gigabyte version of the Octane and now they provided a sample of their 1 Terabyte SSD. This drive offers sequential transfer rates of up to 460 Megabyte per second write and 330 Megabyte per second read. Regarding the radom performance the manufacturer promises 26'000 IOPS when writing 4k blocks an 35'000 IOPS when reading 4k blocks.
Specifications / Delivery
||OCZ Octane 1024 Gigabyte
460 MB/s reading, up to 330 MB/s writing
up to 24'000 IOPS write
up to 32'000 IOPS read
||< 0.1 ms
First things: the Octane with 1024 Gigabyte
capacity isn't a drive that is made to break sales records. The manufacturer
really has no illusions at this point. At a price of 2'500 Swiss Francs (about
2100 Euros) OCZ is well aware that a very limited number of customers will
actually buy this drive. But in fact, that's not the point. You might think now,
what the heck is this all about then? OCZ sees itself as an innovative an
leading company in the SSD market. With the 1 Terabyte Octane they want to
underline this point and in fact they are the first company to release a 1
Teraby SSD in the mainstream market.
Basically the Octane
from OCZ is a 1024 Gigabyte SSD, which uses an Indilinx IDX300MOO-BC controller and synchronous NAND Flash memory from
These have been manufactured using a 25 nanometer process and the individual
chips have 2FA18NW289 written on them. This indicates that the memory cells
are specified for 5'000 P/E cycles and the memory itself is connected to the
controller via ONFi 2.x standard.
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