OCZ Octane 512GB SSD review
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 12/04/2011 02:00 PM [ 0 comment(s) ]
And here's the PCB. This 6Gbps storage unit makes use of Intel 25nm MLC synchronous NAND, its actually very similar to what a Vertex 3 uses. OCZ shipped out the 512GB version which has a good sixteen NAND ICs with four 8GB die per package.
To the top left you can see one of the two DRAM chips cache split into two 256MB chips, thus equaling to 512MB.
As stated you'll see both 6Gbps and 3Gbps versions of the drive, the 6Gbps part is what we have on hands though.
And there it is, the Everest controller. The Everest is OCZ Indilinx's first 6Gbps controller the first SSDs series using it thus is the OCZ Octane SSD.
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.