SSD performance is more multi-discipline decathlon than single-distance time trial.

A drive that delivers impressive peak performance doesn't always deliver the goods in random access workloads, for instance.

While the new OCZ Octane 512GB doesn't post first place in every race, its solid performance across the board certainly puts it in medal contention.

Sequential read performance (compressible data)

OCZ octane benchmarks

Sequential write performance (compressible data)

OCZ octane benchmarks

Sequential read performance (incompressible data)

OCZ octane benchmarks

Sequential write performance (incompressible data)

OCZ octane benchmarks

4K random read performance

OCZ octane benchmarks

4K random write performance

OCZ octane benchmarks

File decompression performance

OCZ octane benchmarks

Game installation performance

OCZ octane benchmarks