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
||OCZ Octane 512 Gigabyte
||Intel 29 F32B08JCME3
480 MB/s reading, up to 330 MB/s writing
up to 26'000 IOPS write
up to 35'000 IOPS read
||< 0.1 ms
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.
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.
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