OCZ’s new Octane SATA 3 SSDs will be available in sizes up to 1TB, though you can expect to pay a pretty penny for it; not that a 1TB HDD is inexpensive right now. It uses a pair of new Indilinx controllers and sports 512MB of SYNC DDR3 SDRAM to help those controllers work to peak effectiveness. It uses OCZ’s proprietary NDurance technology to add to the longevity of the drive, a topic near and dear to the SSD enthusiasts heart even if we have yet to see significant failure rates; though certainly the decrease in performance early SSDs showed is both a concern and very much real. SSD Review had no qualms handing it a Top Value award at the end of their review.
You can also catch Al’s review of this same drive at the top of our page.
"Our review today will be a long awaited look at the OCZ Octane 6Gbps 512GB SSD. Eight months ago, OCZ bought Indilinx with full intention of spreading their wings in the development of their own proprietary controller based on the Indlinx Everest design. OCZ has spoken of higher incompressible data performance, quicker disk access as well as better sustained write performance in a consumer driven SSD that will be immediately available in capacities up to 1TB."
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- OCZ Octane 512GB SATA III SSD Launch Review @ HardwareHeaven
- OCZ Technology Octane 512GB @ Tweaktown
- Patriot Pyro SE 120GB Solid State Drive Review @ eTeknix
- OCZ Synapse Cache SSD 64GB Review @ Real World Labs
- Samsung 470 Series 256 GB SSD @ Kitguru
- Corsair Performance pro SATA 3 256GB SSD Review @ The SSD Review
- ADATA S511 240GB @ Legion Hardware
- Patriot Pyro SE 240GB & Wildfire 240GB @ kitguru
- ADATA 16GB S102 USB 3.0 @ Funkykit
- Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 64 GB @ Kitguru
- LaCie 5Big Network 2 Professional 5-bay RAID Server @ TechwareLabs
- QNAP TS-219 PII @ Bjorn3D
- Samsung MB-MS8GA 8GB microSDHC Card Review @ Tech-Reviews
- Understanding Wireless Storage: Kingston Wi-Drive and Seagate GoFlex Satellite @ AnandTech