Thursday, October 20, 2011

Icy News: OCZ Octane SSD Announced

"OCZ has announced their latest family of SSDs, the Octane. Leveraging the Indilinx Everest platform and SATA 6Gb/s interface, the OCZ Octane delivers read speeds up to 570 MB/s and writes of 400 MB/s. It's not all about performance though, the Octane is the first 2.5" SSD to hit the 1TB capacity mark and that's within a 7.5mm height. 
Within the processor and firmware combination, OCZ is also promoting several software benefits of the Octane. Indilinx nDurance increases NAND life two times longer than the 3,000-5,000 PE write cycles currently seen for 2Xnm NAND, pushing the lifespan back into the ranges we saw at the 3xnm die size. "Fast Boot" technology delivers 50% speedier boot times and there are no data compression limiations as in SandForce-equipped models, so users can expect better performance with certain operations with media files and the like..." - via StorageReview
Using the new Indilinx Everest platform, it seems that the Octane can read and write pretty quickly. But the most important thing is the 7.5mm height! If this would be the new standard, it could bring up more possibilities with hardware design. What do you all think about this? It should be releasing soon, so will you purchase? Let us know!

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