OCZ Octane Series SATA600

  • OCZ Octane Series SATA600
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Based on 19 scores, 56 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    7
  • Good:
    9
  • Average:
    3
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Very good performance.
  • Impressive 542/356 MBps read/write transfer speeds.
  • Automatic AES data encryption.

Cons:

  • Expensive.
  • Not routinely faster than competing drives.

Expert reviews and ratings

By APH Networks on -

Recently, one of the malls nearby the University of Calgary hired a team of new security guards, and began a hardcore crackdown on students parking on their property and going to school. One time, a friend of mine who lives in the houses behind the...

By Hardware Canucks on -

On paper, the Octane 512GB is a promising drive. It boasts an all new controller architecture that looks to be adaptable to a wide range of scenarios, comes equipped with OCZ’s legendary customer support and has some lofty specifications. That...

By Neoseeker on -

It was nice to test something new in the form of OCZ Octane SSD, as the majority of SSDs entering our labs on a daily basis are all powered by the SandForce controller and only vary in the type of NAND flash being used. The Octane series however is an...

By VR-Zone on 80

The few days of working with the Octane drive had left us with mixed feelings. The Octane 512GB drive is a very well made product, fitting for everyday use in an enthusiast’s system. With the use of high quality Intel synchronous NAND flash memory...

By Legion Hardware on -

Without a doubt the OCZ Octane is a fast SSD, but is it the fastest? Well the short answer is no. That said, we do not believe the Octane needs to be the fastest SSD on the planet to be a success. Rather OCZ need to focus on creating a stable and...

By CDRinfo on -

Earlier this year OCZ acquired Indilinx, one of the first SSD controller makers to really make a splash in the enthusiast community. Some months later, OCZ debuted its first drive based on an Indilinx design: The Octane series of SSDs. Based on...

By Kitguru.net on 80

OCZ are without a doubt the leaders of the Solid State revolution, and today we look at the Octane 512GB which is based around a unique Indilinx Everest controller. Hang on a minute, haven’t we done this already I hear you ask? Well yes, we have...

By Atomic MPC on 77

There’s a bit too much Ethanol in this...

By PC Mag on 80

The OCZ Octane (512GB) solid-state drive marks the reunion of OCZ and Indilinx, and is a fine performer in many situations—if not during intense writing tasks....

By Benchmark Reviews on 88

IMPORTANT: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. While we each do our best to...

By X-bit Labs on -

The OCZ Octane cannot blow you away with its performance. It is inferior to the latest SandForce- and Marvell-based SSDs across most of real-life tests. The synthetic benchmarks provide the explanation: the Octane is too slow at random-address...

By Overclockers Club on -

Does OCZ's Octane drive equipped with their in-house designed and built INDILINX Everest series NAND controller have what it takes to compete with the SandForce steam roller? Yes and no! It keeps up with the massive read speeds in many of the...

By TweakTown on -

The results from today's re-test of the OCZ Octane 512GB drive really weren't what I expected to see when I started. I hoped that some of the magic OCZ found for Everest II would somehow start to appear in Octane's Everest controller, but...

By TweakTown on 89

OCZ Technology's Octane 128GB is a solid state drive with all of the benefits of solid state drive technologies that make them the absolute best upgrade for a computer today. For most users any of the tier 1, 2, 3 or 4 drives will be enough to...

By Bit-tech.net on 70

While we’d hoped for a return to form for Indilinx, its new Everest drive controller lags behind the competition when it comes to performance. The new v1.13 firmware sees the OCZ Octane 512GB deliver sequential and random speeds notably slower...

By StorageReview on -

OCZ leveraged the benefit of owning their own controller to quickly roll out an update to their Octane line of SSDs that optimized their performance for 4K writes. OCZ easily accomplished that goal, driving an increase of 138% in the 128GB model and...

By MyCE on 100

Let us summarise the most important positive and negative points below:Positive:Silky smooth operation as a system drive. Excellent sequential reading and writing performance. Very good 4K random I/O performance at low queue depths. SATA 6Gbps...

By Pureoverclock on -

As we've said before and we'll continue to preach at any opportunity we get, the biggest bottleneck in modern systems is the traditional plattered hard drive; after using an SSD in your system you'll wonder how you ever survived without one...

By HEXUS.net on 70

It's hard work choosing the right high-speed SSD, isn't it? Extreme SandForce solutions tout supreme out-and-out performance, Intel's drives are widely regarded as some of the most robust (and they come with a five-year warranty), while...

By AnandTech on -

An SSD State of the Union Update I'm very pleased with the level of acceptance of SSDs today. When the X25-M first hit the market and even for the year that followed, any positive SSD recommendation was followed by a discussion of how many...