OCZ Octane 

Released December, 2011
  • 256 GB
  • 2.5" SATA III
  • 512 MB

But choice is a fine thing, so we're pleased and impressed in equal measure to find OCZ has come up with something unique for the new OCZ Octane 512GB and indeed the rest of the new Octane and Petrol SSD families.
by Tech Radar (Dec, 2011)
OCZ also points out that the drive is designed to provide better overall performance on all file sizes rather than a small spectrum.
by Legit Reviews (Dec, 2011)

Features Key features of the OCZ Octane

random read

35,000 IOPS
840 Pro
100,000 IOPS
840 EVO
98,000 IOPS

random write

25,000 IOPS
840 EVO
90,000 IOPS
840 Pro
90,000 IOPS

sequential read

480 MB/s
Vertex 4
560 MB/s
Vertex 3
550 MB/s

sequential write

310 MB/s
840 EVO
520 MB/s
840 Pro
520 MB/s

Reviews Word on the street for the OCZ Octane

You can tell the difference by the label colors on the drives: orange for SATA III and blue for SATA II; ours was the speedier former.

The OCZ Octane 512GB offers high capacity, SATA 6Gbps performance, but at what price?


8.0 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Capacity 256 GB
Cache 512 MB
Interface SATA III
Interface speed 6 Gbit/s
Controller Indilinx Everest
Memory type MLC
NAND process size 25 nm
Maximum shock force 1,500G

form factor

Form factor 2.5"
Mfg warranty 3 years
Thickness 9 mm
Weight 83 g

manufacturer performance

Sequential read 480 MB/s
Sequential write 310 MB/s
Random read 35,000 IOPS
Random write 25,000 IOPS
Power consumption (Idle) 1.15 Watts
Power consumption (Active) 1.98 Watts
MTBF 1,250,000 hours
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