1TB OCZ SSD Coming Later This Month

Subject: Storage | May 2, 2012 - 08:34 AM |
Tagged: ssd, ocz, Octane, mlc, 1TB

According to a recent press release, OCZ Technology Co. is going to up the Octane ante with a 1TB solid state drive. Coming in at an MSRP of $3,238 USD (approx. 260,000 yen), the SSD features 1TB of synchronous MLC flash, 512MB of DRAM, and an Indilinx Everest controller bundled in a 2.5” form factor.

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The SATA 3 (6Gbps) OCT1-25SAT3-1T SSD not only brings gobs of storage, but puts up some respectable performance numbers. It is capable of 460MB/s sequential reads and 330MB/s sequential write speeds. Also, it can deliver a maximum of 24,000 4K read IOPS (input/output operations per second) and 32,000 4K random write IOPS [the translation may be off here, I was expecting to see the higher IOPS reflected as 4K reads and not writes]. Other drive features include TRIP support, ECC (error correction), AES-256 drive encryption, SMART diagnostics, and a MTBF (mean time between failures) of 1,200,000 hours.

The 1TB SSD is slated for a mid-May release and will come with a 3 year warranty. You know, my birthday is coming up in a couple months... (hehe)

May 2, 2012 | 11:04 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Why would a normal consumer buy this when you can get 2 512gb drives for less then half of this?

May 2, 2012 | 12:55 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

heh they probably wouldn't. Especially since they could raid 0 those 2 512 for some screaming performance. Still, 1TB in a 2.5" SSD has a certain allure.

May 2, 2012 | 12:36 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

FYI: The B in MTBF means between NOT before.

May 2, 2012 | 12:57 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

Thanks for the correction, I suppose that does make more sense.

May 2, 2012 | 01:52 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

am I reading this correctly?

the drive costs $3,200 ?

May 2, 2012 | 04:08 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

Possibly, that's an estimate based off the Japanese price in the press release, it may well be cheaper in the US or other countries and not a direct currency exchange thing.

May 3, 2012 | 07:33 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

"33MB/s sequential write speeds" doesn't sound right

May 5, 2012 | 05:22 AM - Posted by Tim Verry

whoops! Thanks for finding the typo, I totally missed that one. Even a slow hard drive is faster than that ;)

May 3, 2012 | 08:32 PM - Posted by Kusanagi (not verified)

still needs to be a lot cheaper, though. however, i'd love to have this in my build.

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