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New OCZ SSD Line Offers 1 TB, "Instant On" Support

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OCZ has introduced a new line of SSDs based on the Indilinx Everest controller, offering a max capacity of 1 TB.

Thursday OCZ Technology announced the Indilinx Everest-based Octane SATA 3.0 and SATA 2.0 series of SSDs. The company is claiming "world's first" by offering a 1 TB capacity SSD in a compact 2.5 inch format, and "record-breaking" access times of up to 560 MB/s of bandwidth and 45,000 IOPS.

"Until now SSDs have been tailored for specific applications, forcing users into a product which maximizes performance for a narrow band of applications, but is significantly lacking in others," said Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ Technology. "The Octane Series solves this problem by providing the highest level of performance across varied workloads including mixed file sizes and mixed compressible and uncompressible data, all while nearly doubling NAND flash endurance."

According to the company, the Octane series features proprietary page mapping algorithms that allow for steady mixed-workload performance. There are also a number of details unique to Indilinx including latency reduction technology which allows read access times as low as 0.06ms and write access times down at 0.09ms, enabling "fast boot" in consumer applications.

On a more technical level, the Octane version, connecting via a SATA 3 interface (6 Gb/s), will have read speeds of up to 560 MB/s and write speeds up to 400 MB/s, and the SATA 2-based Octane-S2 (3 Gb/s) will have read speeds up to 275 MB/s and write speeds up to 265 MB/s. The Octane model will also deliver up to 45,000 random read 4K IOPS and the Octane-S2 up to 30,000 random read 4K IOPS.

As for other features, the Octane series will sport up to 512 MB of DRAM cache, a dual-core controller (CPU), dynamic and static wear-leveling, background garbage collection, TRIM support, SMART reporting and more. An advanced BCH ECC engine also enables more than 70 bits correction capability per 1KB of data, the company said.

"Octane SSDs also come equipped with Indilinx's proprietary NDurance technology, increasing the lifespan of the NAND flash memory, ensuring the most consistent and reliable performance as well as minimizing performance degradation even after the drive's storage capacity is highly utilized," OCZ reports. "In addition, Octane series drives support AES and automatic encryption to secure critical data."

The OCZ Octane SSD Series will be available on November 1, 2011 in 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB capacities. Pricing is currently unavailable.

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    bennaye , October 21, 2011 4:15 PM
    "New OCZ SSD Line Offers 1 TB, "Instant Bankrupt" Support"

    Fix'd.
  • 24 Hide
    Pyree , October 21, 2011 4:09 PM
    Now the capacity is beginning to catch up. So when will the price start to catch up the mechanical HDD?
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    borden5 , October 21, 2011 4:10 PM
    anyone wonder how much 1tb ssd gona cost ?
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  • 24 Hide
    Pyree , October 21, 2011 4:09 PM
    Now the capacity is beginning to catch up. So when will the price start to catch up the mechanical HDD?
  • 21 Hide
    borden5 , October 21, 2011 4:10 PM
    anyone wonder how much 1tb ssd gona cost ?
  • 35 Hide
    bennaye , October 21, 2011 4:15 PM
    "New OCZ SSD Line Offers 1 TB, "Instant Bankrupt" Support"

    Fix'd.
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    Anonymous , October 21, 2011 4:18 PM
    I didn't realize SSDs were geared for better performance in certain applications, and cruddy for others. Shows what I know.
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    Pyree , October 21, 2011 4:18 PM
    Well, older SSD are approaching $1 per GB, so the 1GB drive is expected to be at least $1000. 1TB Pcie SSD are around $3000-4000.I will estimate SATA 1TB SSD around the $1600-2200 price range. I lean towards the higher end of the price range I estimated.
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    Pyree , October 21, 2011 4:20 PM
    Oh wait! geek.com says it is going to be $1300. Quite affordable per GB for an SSD.
  • 2 Hide
    kjsfnkwl , October 21, 2011 4:20 PM
    This will easily $2000+, I'm going to say that right now. An average speed 250 gb SSD for say, $100 would be ten times the breakthrough that this is.
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    bak0n , October 21, 2011 4:22 PM
    What I want to know is why aren't there any 3.5", or 5.25" ssds!?
  • 3 Hide
    Pyree , October 21, 2011 4:22 PM
    kjsfnkwl, it is going to be $1300
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    BulkZerker , October 21, 2011 4:26 PM
    if they kick that 1tb out for less than $600 I'm gonna ******* buckets!

    *ninja'd*

    Aww $1300+ ? Damn!

    Oh well guess I can live with a 128 version when it comes out.
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    nordlead , October 21, 2011 4:28 PM
    bak0nWhat I want to know is why aren't there any 3.5", or 5.25" ssds!?

    There are 3.5" SSDs. OCZ sells them and they are available on newegg. They have to up 1TB in capacity.
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    Pyree , October 21, 2011 4:29 PM
    @bak0n

    No consumer class HDD is 5.25 for a long time I think. So I don't think company wants to introduc it back.

    There are 3.5 inch SSD. Search Vertex 2 3.5 on google.

    But there is little point. Make it one size fit all is easier.

    Due to advances in NAND process, you increase density in the same space and process mature to bring down the cost.

    Once a new process is matured, it will cost equal or less than the older process.

    Stuffing old lower density chip in bigger case to give you same storage capacity increase the cost because of older process yield less GB per material.
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    CaedenV , October 21, 2011 4:29 PM
    bak0nWhat I want to know is why aren't there any 3.5", or 5.25" ssds!?

    Because flash is small, you don't need that kind of space to fit a TB of information. They reason that you have not seen higher capacity in the past is because the cost would be astronomical and nobody would buy it (they have been available for a few years as PCIe cards).
    @$1300 this would be a relative steal!
    I love my wife's Solid3 drive, when I upgrade next year I hope to pay
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    stevelord , October 21, 2011 4:29 PM
    Adapter/kits for 3.5'' bays should be industry standard. Bad enough SSDs are expensive as it is. I had to do some kind of funky vertical install in my case for my two Vertex 3s. ;) 
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    one-shot , October 21, 2011 4:30 PM
    Are BSoDs still am extra feature? I didn't want that feature in my last OCZ SSD. Apparently the BSoD feature came standard for me. *sad face*
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    mb2bm55 , October 21, 2011 4:43 PM
    just in time for a good price cycle to bring it down by next summer when windows 8 comes out. glad everything is falling into place for a next gen rig
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    back_by_demand , October 21, 2011 4:43 PM
    nordleadThere are 3.5" SSDs. OCZ sells them and they are available on newegg. They have to up 1TB in capacity.

    So if they can do 1Tb in a 2.5" now, does that mean the 3.5" form factor can equal or beat the current highest capacity of HDD?
    ...
    Speed
    Capacity
    Price
    ...
    HDD had 2 out of 3, if SSD can get 2 out of 3 then surely price isn't far behind?
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    Device Unknown , October 21, 2011 4:54 PM
    I still prefer the revo-drives for performance.But yeah 1 tb capacity for 1300 isnt that bad. Not for a SSD. Of course "I" cant afford it but I know developers, designers and cad workers that can, and will get one or more of these.
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    drwho1 , October 21, 2011 4:55 PM
    1TB would be amazing, if prices were Earthbound.
    But prices will be most likely Astronomical.
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    house70 , October 21, 2011 4:55 PM
    mb2bm55just in time for a good price cycle to bring it down by next summer when windows 8 comes out. glad everything is falling into place for a next gen rig

    Don't hold your breath on it. For some reason, SSD prices did not come down as expected after all this time.
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