OCZ Octane 512GB SSD review
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 12/04/2011 02:00 PM [ 0 comment(s) ]
The following images were taken at high-resolution and then cropped and scaled down. The camera used was a Canon 450D 12 MegaPixel.
And though the photo would make you think otherwise, it's of course a perfect fit for laptops. This SSD would bring a whole lot of performance into that laptop alright, all at low power consumption at 1~2 Watts and virtually no heat.
And there it is, this is the 2.5" SATA III 512 GB version. You should easily be able to place it somewhere in your chassis. Small and light-weight. This drive chunks out peak read and write speeds over 560 MB/sec, crazy stuff.
You do need to connect it to a proper SATA 3 (6G) controller though, the best ones can be found on the Intel series 6 chipset based products (H67/P67/Z68/X79). Some other motherboards will use an additional controller from JMicron or Marvell, these will all result in lower overall performance.
When we look at the connectors, we spot the standard power and Serial ATA connectors. This drive is SATA 3 compatible, which typically requires a specific SATA3 cable by the way. A proper SATA 6G cable is recommended and should be delivered with your motherboard. We did try, and we never ever had issues with a standard SATA2 cable either.
After testing the OCZ Octane, we can only agree, the names does the product justice. The Indlinx Everest based SSD is massively impressive and can compete with the best SSDs on the market.