Power Consumption

As we saw in our Samsung SSD 830 review, power consumption of these 512GB drives can be quite high. The Octane is no exception. At idle the Octane uses a little less power than the 830, but still more than any of the other smaller drives we have:

Drive Power Consumption - Idle

Under load the Octane is competitive with sequential write power draw (likely due to its suboptimal sequential write speed in Iometer), but during heavy random writes the drive consumes noticeably more power. We can't draw many conclusions here compared to drives at other capacities, but at least compared to the Samsung SSD 830 the Octane draws less power.

Drive Power Consumption - Sequential Write

Drive Power Consumption - Random Write

Performance Over Time & TRIM Final Words
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  • pandemonium - Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - link

    Thanks for the article. That was quite interesting hearing about your personal interactions with OCZ and your perceptions. Of course, the number crunching data is always appreciated as well! Reply
  • Locut0s - Thursday, November 24, 2011 - link

    IMO they really only turned a new leaf with their SSDs and their decision to abandon memory sales. All of which was in the last few years. Reply
  • Beenthere - Thursday, November 24, 2011 - link

    I'm not sure they've ever "turned a new leaf"... ? Their SSDs also have issues which is why people should WAIT for 6 months or so to see how many firmware updates are required and if they actually fix all of the OCZ SSD Octane issues discovered. Reply
  • FunBunny2 - Friday, November 25, 2011 - link

    Yeah, and then get a huge discount at Newegg!! Reply
  • lancid81 - Thursday, November 24, 2011 - link

    Which SSD do you use for your personal computer at home Anand ? or i guess the
    real question is if you had to purchase an SSD with your own cash..which would you go for?

    Thanks for all the great reviews
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  • Anand Lal Shimpi - Thursday, November 24, 2011 - link

    My personal system(s) all use SSDs I recommend. It's a part of the review process to be honest. I put in months of use case testing on top of the normal review to help me formulate exactly these types of opinions.

    I've got both the Intel SSD 510 and Samsung SSD 830 in my main work computer at this point. If I had to spend money on one right now it'd probably be the Samsung.

    Take care,
    Anand
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  • jihe - Thursday, November 24, 2011 - link

    OCZ, now that's three letters I'd like to avoid at all costs. Reply
  • ppro - Thursday, November 24, 2011 - link

    I just post a link to this anadtech post and they removed the post on ocz forum... go and try... they even ban your account.

    NO OCZ anymore... awful customer support + BSOD on all series 3 OCZ drives
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  • Beenthere - Thursday, November 24, 2011 - link

    There have been lots of issues in both the OCZ and Corsair forums when they get over-protective of even mentioning a competitors brand/product. I understand the challenges and bickering that can occur in these forums but the moderation of these forums leaves a LOT to be desired IME and is often counter-productive to supporting the brand. Reply
  • TinHat - Friday, November 25, 2011 - link

    BeHardware - by Marc Prieur
    Published on November 16, 2011
    http://www.behardware.com/articles/843-1/component...

    Components returns rates - SSD's (page 7), Memory (page 4)
    If i'm reading this article right, I see from the stats provided by Behardware that OCZ still have very poor return rates for their SSD drives currently at 4.2%. In contrast Intel has a ultra low 0.1% return rate whilst Corsair (their nearest competitor) has only 2.9% fail rate. I appreciate this could be attributed to the controller bug nightmare that seemed to drag on forever but how do they explain why other competitor brands, using the same chip, seemed to have no problems at all? In addition to this why their memory return rates are the highest to date at 6%?

    If these stats are to be believed then OCZ product failure rates are still not very reassuring, especially when you consider the prices of their products and all the consumer hasstle when dealing with component failures. Intel and Kingston seem to be the better bet at this time.
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