OCZ Octane 512GB review

The first fruits of the OCZ/Indilinx partnership

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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

Tech Specs

Product TypeSolid State Drive
Product FamilyOctane
Drive InterfaceSATA
Drive Width2.5"
Drive Interface StandardSATA/600
Brand NameOCZ Storage Solutions
Drive TypeInternal
Storage Capacity512 GB
Maximum Read Transfer Rate535 MBps
Maximum Write Transfer Rate400 MBps
Height9.3 mm
Width69.6 mm
Depth99.8 mm
ManufacturerOCZ Storage Solutions, Inc.
Product NameOctane MLC Solid State Drive
Product LineOctane
Manufacturer Part NumberOCT1-25SAT3-512G
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.ocztechnology.com
Marketing Information

Combining high-speed data transfer rates with record-breaking access times, OCZ Octane SSDs are designed to provide a superior user experience and improved application performance. Octane leverages the cutting-edge Indilinx Everest platform and is optimized for the complete spectrum of file types and sizes, with proprietary page mapping algorithms mirroring real world conditions across a wide range of applications.

The Octane series also includes advanced features unique to Indilinx, including latency reduction technology to enhance system responsiveness and enable instant-on boot-ups, and proprietary NDurance technology to increase the lifespan of the NAND flash memory and minimize performance degradation. In addition, Octane drives support AES and automatic encryption to secure critical data, bringing unique enterprise features within the reach of enthusiasts. Octane SSDs also deliver the energy efficiency, durability, and reliability that traditional hard drives cannot provide.

Weight (Approximate)83 g