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OCZ Octane SSD packs new Indilinx controller, 1TB capacity

By Jos ¬∑ 14 replies
Oct 20, 2011
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  1. OCZ's first solid-state drives based on the Indilinx Everest platform have been officially revealed. The new Octane series includes two models: one with a SATA 3.0 (6Gbps) interface and synchronous…

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  2. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    This is OCZ's first dividend from the Indilinx acquisition. Hopefully the performance numbers are for real along with the $166 price tag for the 128GB drive. It's about time for SSD manufacturers to start lowering their prices to make the solid state disk more of a mainstream item.
  3. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 513   +8

    I wonder if prices would go down if they used lower capacity chips and make 3.5" drives, also if the speed went lower i wouldn't mind, something like a 1TB 3.5" drive that gives 100MB/S speeds would be welcomes by a lot of people.
    And by a lot of people i mean the people who know that raw speeds isn't all, its also about not having those HDD readers going crazy when you are multitasking big loads.
  4. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,102   +870

    I've always wondered that as well? I don't mind the drive being in a 3.5" size and surely if the die size doesn't need to be as small it would cost less and therefore lower prices?
  5. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,952   +203

    Nope, price is related to the wafer size, which is directly proportional to the die size.
    A 300mm wafer can only fit so many dies with a physical size of Xmm and that therefore controls the cost...
  6. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,102   +870

    Dang it! :) It was worth a try ;)
  7. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,245   +414

    how dare you bring logic into this :p
  8. So how much would one of these beauties go for?
  9. SammyJames

    SammyJames TS Enthusiast Posts: 167

    Well, if a 128 GB drive costs $166, then multiply that x 8 -- and you'll get roughly $1,200 for a 1TB drive. All things considered, that isn't BAD -- it's just way-more expensive than what you'd pay for a similiar-capacity HDD. However, I could easily see myself buying a 128GB drive -- even TWO of them -- and I would feel good about the purchase. Right now, many 64 GB SSDs are going for as much as $150. So this is a step in the right direction.

    Give it about six months, and almost everyone will be either buying an SSD or strongly considering it.
  10. SammyJames

    SammyJames TS Enthusiast Posts: 167

    I was going to do some research on this, to see how prices had changed on HDDs since, say, 2005 or 2006. But the data, though probably out there, is scant. The point is that eventually, when everyone and his dog owns an SSD, we'll be able to buy them just as we do with HDDs today. And someday, HDDs will probably cease to be manufactured anymore.

    Just like floppy disks -- er, I mean, uh...
  11. Zecias

    Zecias TS Booster Posts: 202

  12. SammyJames

    SammyJames TS Enthusiast Posts: 167

    Ha. I know that this will seem EXTREMELY geeky, but let's face it -- sure, $99 sounds like a great deal for a 120GB SSD. However, the link that you point to shows a SATA II drive -- whereas the fastest drives are now SATA III. It makes a difference -- we're talking about ~3 Gb/s versus ~6 Gb/s. We're talking close to twice the speed, with fewer memory bottlenecks, et cetera.

    Two seemingly-similar SSDs can have completely different specifications. Read the fine print, and don't just buy something because it seems "cheap and fast." Don't forget about the controller too -- SandForce is considered to be very good, but apparently even OCZ may be on the verge of making that technology obsolete.
  13. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 513   +8

    And how about overproduction's?, i remember watching those 1GB chips going for less than 65 cents U.S. dollars (or am i?, to much candy), also the hi capacity chips tend to be more "expensive" to produce. The market is such a singularity.
  14. It really is amazing how far OCZ has come in 10 years. They went from being a reseller screwing end users on memory, motherboards and cpus to buying big memory companies for multi-millions. Everyone seems to have forgotten their past though.
  15. Rebates?......really? You have a better chance of being attacked by a bear and getting hit by a bus In the same day than ever seeing you rebate from most place's.
    But If your happy with the pre-rebate price go for It, the 60GB sata ll for $59(pre-rebate) looks like a good deal.

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