OCZ Preps Shipments of 1 TB Octane SSD

The drive will include 512 MB DRAM cache and deliver a maximum bandwidth of 460 MB/s in read processes and 330 MB/s for write processes. The drive tops out at 32,000 IOPS when reading random 4 KB data blocks and at 24,000 IOPS when writing 4 KB blocks.

The drive will be offered for a suggested retail price of 260,000 yen, which translates to about $3,240. There is no official launch date for the U.S. yet, but several retailers are already offering the drive for pre-order and some are promising delivery within 7-days. Pre-availability prices in the U.S. for the OCT1-25SAT3-1T drive are between $2,600 and $3,100.

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  • drwho1
    Let me know when they hit $100
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  • Marfig
    Ugh! Feels like 1989 all over again. Great drives at incredibly expensive prices.

    Not sure when we can expect $ per GB to fall down on SSDs to more manageable levels. But the promise of cheaper SSDs is starting to become old. Interesting also that they had to curb their enthusiasm for a fast drive to keep the price from skyrocketing. At 460/330 this isn't exactly within the typical 5xx MB/s of current offers.

    At its price range this single drive is more expensive than 5 240GB drives, which raises considerably the $/GB. Naturally it's a whole lot more convenient. But the question exists: Exactly what manufacturing process justifies these premium prices?
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  • futuramafan
    thats more than my entire computer, it would be cool to have such a massive ssd, but...thats expensive
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  • drwho1
    Let me know when they hit $100
    24
  • Marfig
    Ugh! Feels like 1989 all over again. Great drives at incredibly expensive prices.

    Not sure when we can expect $ per GB to fall down on SSDs to more manageable levels. But the promise of cheaper SSDs is starting to become old. Interesting also that they had to curb their enthusiasm for a fast drive to keep the price from skyrocketing. At 460/330 this isn't exactly within the typical 5xx MB/s of current offers.

    At its price range this single drive is more expensive than 5 240GB drives, which raises considerably the $/GB. Naturally it's a whole lot more convenient. But the question exists: Exactly what manufacturing process justifies these premium prices?
    18
  • futuramafan
    thats more than my entire computer, it would be cool to have such a massive ssd, but...thats expensive
    14