It ain't easy being the littlest sibling in a family of SSDs

Subject: Storage | February 23, 2012 - 06:19 PM |
Tagged: Octane, Indilinx Everest, Octane 128GB, ocz, 6gbps

The trade offs with SSDs are a little harsh compared to HDDs, where size does not impact performance to a large degree only the physical location of the data.  The price per gigabyte tends to be a little higher than larger models but again is relatively close.  With an SSD you not only take a noticeable hit to performance with the smaller models you also pay a big premium on the price per gigabyte.  That said, some people simply cannot afford $300+ for an SSD over 200GB. 

For those who want SSD performance for a reasonable price of admission, the 128GB OCZ Octane is worthy of consideration.  There have been no reports of drive failure but at the same time The Tech Report could only find 10 user reviews so it is possible that the sample size is too small to make a definitive conclusion.  If you don't draw that conclusion the Octane becomes a little less attractive as competitor's drives tend to be cheaper to buy, even if you lose 8GB of space.  Check out the full review before you go shopping for a small SSD.

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"We were impressed by OCZ's Indilinx-powered Octane SSD when we reviewed the 512GB version last year. Now, we have the 128GB model in-house to see if the Octane's appeal extends to the sweet spot."

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February 23, 2012 | 07:22 PM - Posted by Octavean (not verified)

Actually, I've seen some older 240GB SATA II SSD models going for about as low as ~$200.

February 24, 2012 | 06:37 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Friends don't let friends buy OCZ.

February 25, 2012 | 02:05 PM - Posted by General Plumbing (not verified)

It,s quite helping for me.I bookmark it for future reference.General Plumbing

August 15, 2012 | 04:40 PM - Posted by FiremanSam (not verified)

Don't get the OCZ octane. I've had the displeasure of having four of these drives. Three of them failed - if this next one fails I'm getting my money back.

You may as well save your bits to a roll of toilet paper and store it in a hurricane - your data will be safer.

The experience I have have with these drives has enabled me to appreciate the good old HDD, that near inaudible whir of the platters letting me know that everything is OK. I'll never get another SSD as long as I can get a HDD.

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