A few months back, OCZ acquired Indilinx. Ever since, we’ve been wondering if the next generation Indilinx offering could stand up to the competition, who has made leaps and bounds since the first generation SSD controllers were released.
It appears that wait is over, well mostly at least. While OCZ’s new Octane series does not officially launch until tomorrow, we’ve been authorized to give our readers a sneak peek:
From our peek inside we were able to derive that OCZ is using IMFT Synchronous flash memory – the same present in OCZ’s Vertex line. There’s also a lot of it – our sample is the first 512GB 2.5" SSD being tested in our labs.
…and for those curious on performance, I’ve also been allowed to sneak a bench out to you. If you’re only able to speak about an SSD with a single benchmark, ATTO is probably the way to go:
Pushing 350 MB/sec writes and 540 MB/sec reads, with very good IOPS performance at 4K (roughly 45k write IOPS).
This new offering from Indilinx/OCZ is looking very good so far. More to follow once the OCZ Octane officially launches tomorrow!
Note: It appears OCZ’s Octane product page is live. Hit the link below to check it out.