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OCZ Releases New Enhanced IOPS Firmware for Octane Series SATA 3.0 SSDs

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced the release of new enhanced IOPS firmware (v1.13) for the Octane SATA 3.0 Series SSDs. The random write performance has been significantly improved, in some capacities over double that of the previous specifications, for users looking to push their SSD performance to new heights.

    For all Octane SATA 6Gb/s models, the improved IOPS made possible by this new firmware allow for greater transactional performance, especially during small file and random access speeds in everyday computing applications. When compared to the previous revision, random write IOPS performance doubles across nearly all capacities when tested in IOmeter 2008:


    OCZ strives to offer the fastest, highest performing solutions on the market and continues to support customers by offering firmware innovations to their storage investments. The new enhanced IOPS firmware will begin shipping in the next batch of drives to resellers, and the upgrade file will be made available to existing customers via the company's website.
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  2. trickson

    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Sure are nice! I just wonder when SSD will be priced as low as regular hard drives. Seems to me they should start getting them prices down and make SSD mainstream.
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  3. jihadjoe


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    Pretty much never.

    Even as NAND technology evolves and SSD prices come down, HDD platter density will also be making improvements and will also come down. It all boils down to how they store data: SSDs require a memory structure for each bit stored, whereas HDDs (and optical media) will store the same bit using a simple magnetic pit. New platter manufacturing tech involving salt is also set to increase HDD capacity by 6x in the near future. SSDs will always have much smaller sizes than HDDs, or for similar sizes will always be more expensive.

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