High Octane drives from OCZ
Subject: Storage | December 12, 2011 - 11:14 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: ocz, Octane, Octane 512GB, Indilinx Everest, Indilinx Barefoot, ssd, sata 6Gbs
As has been covered on the front page before, OCZ is making their new Octane lineup of SSDs a little confusing for the enthusiast. If you are not careful you can end up with the non-SATA 6Gbs S2 model. The new Octane series does offer an advantage to those using non-compressible data, the Indilinx controller does not do the same compression technique which SandForce uses which will make the performance of this drive consistent regardless of the data being manipulated. As you might expect Legit Reviews testing does see the top speeds of the new Octane lagging behind SandForce based drives in some cases but the overall performance is neck and neck with Intel as they also do not compress data. Check out the full review to see a return to Indilinx and a renewal of competition for SandForce controllers.
"It's interesting to see how OCZ is marketing these Octane new Solid State Drives. They are 'Indilinx infused' vesrus 'SandForce driven'. Indilinx drives have nDurance technology while SandForce has DuraClass technology. I can't help but be reminded of the movie Coming To America where Cleo McDowell comments on his feud with McDonald's: "Look... me and the McDonald's people got this little misunderstanding. See, they're McDonald's... I'm McDowell's. They got the Golden Arches, mine is the Golden Arcs. They got the Big Mac, I got the Big Mick. We both got two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions, but their buns have sesame seeds. My buns have no seeds..."
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- Corsair Force GT Series 240 GB and Corsair Force 3 Series 240 GB Solid State Drives @ X-bit Labs
- Samsung 830 SATA III 6Gbps 128GB SSD @ XSReviews
- Silicon Power Velox V30 60 GB SSD @ techPowerUp
- Samsung 830 SATA3 SSD 256GB @ OC3D
- Patriot Pyro SE 120GB & 240GB Review @ OCC
- ADATA S510 120GB Solid State Drive @ kitguru
- Patriot Pyro SE Solid State Drive @ Benchmark Reviews
- SSD Components and Make Up - An SSD Primer @ The SSD Review
- Kingston Earth Angel USB Drive @ HardwareBistro
- SilverStone RVS02 SATA Enclosure @ Phoronix
- G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile HDD @ Tweaktown
- QNAP TurboNAS TS-419P II NAS Server Review @ Real World Labs
- Synology DS212 NAS Review @ Tech-Reviews
- Cyberlink Power2Go Review @ Hi Tech Legion
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