OCZ Octane 512GB SSD Review

It was a year ago when OCZ decided to acquire Indilinx, a major designer and manufacturer of SSD drive controllers, revealing the company’s medium-to-long term business plan to focus a large percentage of their operations on the SSD drives market. Today we are going to examine the fruits of that merger by testing and reviewing the Octane, the first Indilinx-based drive which found its way into our labs after Indilinx was acquired by OCZ.

It was a year ago when OCZ decided to acquire Indilinx, a major designer and manufacturer of SSD drive controllers, revealing the company’s medium-to-long term business plan to focus a large percentage of their operations on the SSD drives market. Today we are going to examine the fruits of that merger by testing and reviewing the Octane, the first Indilinx-based drive which found its way into our labs after Indilinx was acquired by OCZ.

 

Manufacturer features and specifications

  • Available in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB capacities
  • Interface: SATA 6Gbps / Backwards Compatible 3Gbps
  • 512MB Onboard Cache
  • Indilinx Infused™
  • TRIM Support
  • Background Garbage Collection Support
  • Boot Time Reduction Optimization
  • AES and Automatic Encryption
  • SMART Support
  • Proprietary Indilinx Ndurance™ Technology
  • Low-Latency Seek Time: 0.06ms Read; 0.09ms Write
  • Slim 2.5" Design
  • 99.8 (L) x 69.63 (W) x 9.3 mm (H)
  • Lightweight: 83g
  • Operating Temp: 0°C ~ 70°C
  • Ambient Temp: 0°C ~ 55°C
  • Storage Temp: -45°C ~ +85°C
  • Low Power Consumption: 1.98W active,1.15W standby
  • Shock Resistant up to 1500G
  • RAID Support
  • MTBF: 1,250,000 hours
  • 3-Year Warranty
  • Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7 (32/64 bit), Linux, Mac OSX

 

512GB Max Performance

  • Max Read: up to 480MB/s
  • Max Write: up to 330MB/s
  • Random Write 4KB: 26,000 IOPS
  • Random Read 4KB: 35,000 IOPS