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  • Death666Angel - Monday, January 23, 2012 - link

    I hope it gets better and cheaper! But the 128GB version seems to be 3Gbps and it costs about the same as the OCZ Solid 3 / Agility 3 120GB which have much better performance. And I think the 120GB is the sweet spot as long as prices remain above/about 1$/GB. :-9 Reply
  • Kristian Vättö - Monday, January 23, 2012 - link

    The 128GB version is SATA 6Gb/s as well. At least it's rated for 470MB/s read and 210MB/s write.

    http://www.ocztechnology.com/ocz-octane-sata-iii-2...
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  • Death666Angel - Monday, January 23, 2012 - link

    Ah, my bad, I just noticed that there is an Octane S2 line vs. Octane. I just found the Octane S2 line since I went by price/GB. The Octane S2 is the one similar to the Solid3/Agility3 in price and has SATA Gbps3. But the Octane with SATA Gbps 6 is 20% more expensive.
    To justify that, you need to really hate SF controllers. :D The Crucial m4 is slightly cheaper (6€) while Samsung 830 is 12€ more expensive.
    Considering that I thought this controller was supposed to give OCZ more of an edge price-wise, I don't think it has succeeded. :-)
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  • DanNeely - Monday, January 23, 2012 - link

    The problem is most of the SSD price is still the flash chips themselves; until that changes the main cost differentiator between controllers on consumer SSDs is the ability to charge more for faster benchmark scores and higher perceived reliability. Reply
  • Kristian Vättö - Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks, I have updated the article. Reply
  • gevorg - Saturday, January 28, 2012 - link

    I hope OCZ didn't sacrifice reliability to meet these big performance improvements. Reply

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