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OCZ Introduces Octane SATA 6Gbps & Octane-S2 SATA 3Gbps SSDs

OCZ Introduces Octane SATA 6Gbps & Octane-S2 SATA 3Gbps SSDs

New 2.5 inch High-Capacity Octane SSDs Leverage the Indilinx Everest Platform to Deliver Superior Performance and Endurance for a Wide Range of Workloads

SAN JOSE, California - OCZ today launched the Indilinx Everest-based Octane SATA 3.0 and SATA 2.0 SSD series, striking the ideal balance between capacity, physical size, and speed. In addition to being the world's first SSD to achieve up to a 1TB capacity in a compact 2.5 inch format, OCZ's Octane SSD series combines high-speed data transfer rates with record-breaking access times to provide a superior user experience and improved application performance.

The Octane series leverages the cutting-edge Indilinx Everest platform to deliver up to 560MB/s of bandwidth and 45,000 IOPS and is optimized for the complete spectrum of file types and sizes. In particular, the Octane's proprietary page mapping algorithms allow for steady mixed-workload performance, mirroring real world conditions across a wide range of applications. The Octane series also includes a number of advanced features unique to Indilinx, including innovative latency reduction technology, enabling both read and write access times as low as 0.06ms and 0.09ms respectively, the lowest of any commercially available SSD. This enhances application responsiveness and enables features such as "fast boot" in consumer applications.

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. In addition, Octane series drives support AES and automatic encryption to secure critical data.

Octane Product Features:

  • 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 <b>
  • Strong performance at low queue depths (QD 1 – 3)
  • Up to 8 channels with up to 16-way Interleaving

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