OCZ Octane 512 GB with Indilinx Controller

Published by Marc Büchel on 02.03.12
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Since OCZ has bought Indilinx we haven't heard a lot about Indilinx and their SSD controllers. Until now: with the Octane OCZ/Indilinx shows the successor of the successful Indilinx Barefoot based drives. For review we got the 512 Gigabyte version of the new OCZ drive which offers sequential transfer rates of 480 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

Model OCZ Octane 512 Gigabyte
Capacity 512 Gigabyte
Memory Synchronous NAND Flash
Technology Intel 29 F32B08JCME3
Throughput up to 480 MB/s reading, up to 330 MB/s writing up to 26'000 IOPS write
up to 35'000 IOPS read
Accesstime (read) < 0.1 ms
Acoustics no noise
Warranty 3 Years

Behind the scenes

Basically the Octane from Intel is a 512 Gigabyte SSD, which uses an Indilinx IDX300MOO-BC controller and synchronous NAND Flash memory from Intel. These have been manufactured using a 25 nanometer process and the individual chips have 29 F32B08JCME3 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.


Included in delivery you find the SSD itself, a cover, a small manual and a sticker. OCZ really tries to keep costs as low as possible. Therefore it's no wonder that they don't want to score with bilstering fast performance, instead they god for a low price point. Especially the SATA II Version of this drive comes with a very competivie price tag.

Page 1 - Introduction / Specs Page 7 - Random read KByte/s
Page 2 - Impressions Page 8 - Sequential write ops
Page 3 - How do we test? Page 9 - Sequential read ops
Page 4 - Sequential write KByte/s Page 10 - Random write ops
Page 5 - Sequential read KByte/s Page 11 - Random read ops
Page 6 - Random write KByte/s Page 12 - Conclusion

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