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OCZ Adds 1 TB Capacity to Octane Series

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  1. btarunr

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    OCZ introduced a new high capacity variant of its Octane consumer SSD series, the OCT1-25SAT3-1T. Built in the 2.5-inch form-factor with SATA 6 Gb/s interface, the new Octane variant provides 1 TB of unformatted capacity. Based on the Indilinx Everest processor, the drive packs 25 nm MLC NAND flash, and utilizes 512 MB of DRAM cache. It is rated to provide sequential transfer speeds of up to 460 MB/s (reads), 330 MB/s (writes), with 4K read/write random access performance of up to 24,000 IOPS and 32,000 IOPS, respectively. All modern consumer SSD features are present, including TRIM, NCQ, ECC, and 256-bit AES data-encryption. Slated for mid-May, the Octane 1 TB by OCZ won't exactly be cheap.

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  2. Dj-ElectriC

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    Price? i guess that still cheaper than gas...
     
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    I predict US $2000.
     
  4. christ87 New Member

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    if that thing cost $2000 USD, in my country i would be 6500 - 6800.
     
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    :O thats one lakh rupees here.

    better buy some lottery tickets
     
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    HTF does the Octane 512GB costs $899 if the Vertex 4 costs $649 ?
     
  7. christ87 New Member

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    Anyway it seems like, larger capacity of SSD, would result decrease in RW speed, and in terms of its price tag, its not worth go to for SSD with such capacity, i assume.
     
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    arround 1.5K euros...
     
  9. bobmilkman New Member

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    I've always wondered why people buy larger SSDs instead of RAID0ing two smaller ones
     
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    Because no TRIM over RAID, and write performance will drop like a rock very soon.
     
  11. bobmilkman New Member

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    Sandforce Garbage collection is quite good, I've been running raid0's vertex 2's for more than a year and more recently agility 3's. Never had any big problems with degradation. And if necessary, you could just secure erase and re-image.
     
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    Yeah, I’m forced to agree there. Although I’ll add that there are SSD units using controllers other then Sandforce that have aggressive enough garbage collection to fair well in a RAID configuration over time. Those who doubt this should read the following article:

    http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Storag...SSD-Review-JMicron-JMF618-Makes-Appearance/Fr

    I’ve been running an SSD RAID 0 array for some time now and haven’t noticed a significant drop in performance. The last configuration was a 4x60GB 240GB SSD RAID 0 configuration. Principally using JMicron-JMF618 controller via Kinston SSDNow V Series SNV-S2 64GB units (and one OCZ Agility 60GB).

    I think some of the thinking that goes into the idea that performance drops inevitably and quickly without TRIM may have been applicable to first gen SSD units and aren’t necessarily applicable now to modern SSD units. That’s not to say TRIM isn’t a welcome addition if you can make use of it.

    Sandforce controller based SSD units can get overloaded under certain circumstances and the performance may not recover even after secure erasing but that is independent of whether it is run in a RAID configuration. Also worth noting about larger capacity of a Sandforce based SSD units:

    http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Storage/Corsair-Force-Series-3-and-Force-Series-GT-SSD-Full-Review

    For what its worth, performance of my 4x64GB SSD RAID 0 array in HD Tune was something like 890MB/s max sequential reads. This is on Intel SATA 3G ports on an ASUS P67 Pro.
     
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    Well, that is just the right size that I could make use of them. Now I just have to wait for the price to be under $500 at least.
     
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    My last 240GB SSD was $150 after $20 rebate. If I had a total of 4 of them it would cost $600 USD. I would pay about ~$600 for a 1TB SSD (SATA 6G) but I too would prefer it to be under ~$500.
     

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