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OCZ releases 1TB 2.5in SSD

by Alistair Lowe on 26 October 2011, 15:51

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Recently OCZ announced its new 2.5 inch high-capacity Octane line of SSDs, utilising Indilinx Everest technology with capacities of up to 1TB.

The new disks are powered by a dual-core ARM CPU and include up to 512MB of DDR3 RAM. Available sizes will be 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB, coming in both SATA 3.0 and SATA 2.0 flavours.

OCZ Specifications

- Dual Core CPU 
- Up to 512MB DRAM cache
- 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB models
- High sequential speeds:
   Octane (SATA 3.0) Read: 560MB/s; Write: 400MB/s
   Octane-S2 (SATA 2.0) Read: 275MB/s; Write: 265MB/s
- High transactional performance - Optimized for 4K to 16K compressed files

   Octane (SATA 3.0) 45,000 random read 4K IOPS
   Octane-S2 (SATA 2.0) 30,000 random read 4K IOPS
- Industry-low latency:
   Read: 0.06ms; Write: 0.09ms
- Strong performance at low queue depths (QD 1 – 3)
- Up to 8 channels with up to 16-way Interleaving
- Advanced BCH ECC engine enabling more than 70 bits correction capability per 1KB of data
- Proprietary NDurance™ Technology: increases NAND life up to 2X of the rated P/E cycles
- Efficient NAND Flash management: Dynamic and static wear-leveling, and background garbage collection
- Boot time reduction optimizations
- NCQ support up to 32 queue depth
- End-to-end data protection (AES)
- TRIM support
- Industry standard SMART reporting

Powered by the now-OCZ-owned Indilinx Everest technology, OCZ is claiming to have eliminated performance weaknesses inherent in SSDs such as file compression, with optimisations for 4 to 16K page sizes. The technology also brings up-to twice the typical NAND life, an exceptional internal bandwidth of 200 million transfers per second and up to 50 per cent faster boot times, according to OCZ; we suspect the disks learn to bulk-cache boot data to DRAM

OCZ Octane SSD

 

If these drives live up to expectations, as OCZ claims, there may no longer be any weighing up of pros and cons when looking to purchase laptop storage; aside from budget. OCZ SSDs are starting to offer compelling reasons for purchase, because they can deliver the capacity, consistent and much-improved performance, lower power consumption and ruggedness ideal for a portable environment.

We can’t wait to test OCZ drives sporting the Everest platform. Expect retail availability of the 2.5in Octane line from November 1st.

 



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If only they were £100 each lol
dual core CPU? 512MB DRAM? So my hard drive can run Android now?
The new disks are powered by a dual-core ARM CPU and include up to 512MB of DDR3 RAM.
Why would they need this amount of processing power - or are OCZ busy trying to create a new combined cpu/memory/storage unit?

Bet these are going to cost £1000+ - which is waaaaaaayyyyyyyy out of my price range.

Actually what I'd like is some kind of high-capacity but not necessarily high-IOPS drive - mainly to provide a very low power/no-noise storage device for a media streaming box. Oh, and given the low IOPS requirement it'd have to be cheap - say £200 for 500MB or better, (although obviously £100 for that 500MB would be preferable).

Dreaming aside, it's nice to see “consumer” SSD's hit the 1TB mark - didn't take them long did it?! :rolleyes:
crossy
Why would they need this amount of processing power - or are OCZ busy trying to create a new combined cpu/memory/storage unit?

Probably something to do with all the compressing and uncompressing of files.
In that case why only 512MB of cache, surely given the price tags of these it wouldn't be too much of a stretch to have 1 or even 2 GB